Monstrous new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon adventure bike will tackle any epic ride

2017 Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon drop bar 275 adventure gravel bike

Diamondback has just upped the game by taking their versatile alloy Haanjo gravel bike platform, which comes in drop and flat bar iterations, and giving it a shapely new carbon frame with a bad ass 27.5 x 2.1 option spec’d with a mountain taming 3×9 Shimano drivetrain. Don’t worry, 2×11 700c builds are also offered…but, just look at this thing!

Pairing easy to maintain TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes, bar end shifters and HED Tomcat wheels, the 2017 Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon is ready for any epic backcountry ride. And perhaps the best part (besides the sick army green paint job) is the price…

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Diamondback has just upped the game by taking their versatile alloy Haanjo gravel bike platform, which comes in drop and flat bar iterations, and giving it a shapely new carbon frame with a bad ass 27.5 x 2.1 option spec’d with a mountain taming 3×9 Shimano drivetrain. Don’t worry, 2×11 700c builds are also offered…but, just […]

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All-new BH Ultralight EVO Disc marries disc brakes to 790g frame

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By blending the feathery frame construction of the latest Ultralight EVO road bike with the more recently introduced G7 Disc, the new BH Ultralight EVO Disc puts material where it needs to be to handle the altered braking forces while still hitting a 790g claimed frame weight. That’s only 90g more than the standard rim brake EVO model.

The bike uses flat mount disc brakes front and rear, allowing the use of either 140mm or 160mm rotors, with 12mm thru axles on both ends. Final specs, pricing and builds won’t be announced until Eurobike (late August), but we’ve got pics…

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By blending the feathery frame construction of the latest Ultralight EVO road bike with the more recently introduced G7 Disc, the new BH Ultralight EVO Disc puts material where it needs to be to handle the altered braking forces while still hitting a 790g claimed frame weight. That’s only 90g more than the standard rim […]

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Wickwerks looks out with new Sentinel dual-sided road chain guide

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If there’s one category of bike that’s not likely to go 1x anytime soon, it’s road. Which means there’s always that chance you’ll shift the chain right off the rings, which of course will happen when it’s most unfortunate (see: Murphy’s Law). So, Wickwerks has devised a solution that not only keeps the chain from falling off the inside and grinding into your sweet frame, but also one that prevents it from overshooting the large ring and wrapping around your crank…

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If there’s one category of bike that’s not likely to go 1x anytime soon, it’s road. Which means there’s always that chance you’ll shift the chain right off the rings, which of course will happen when it’s most unfortunate (see: Murphy’s Law). So, Wickwerks has devised a solution that not only keeps the chain from […]

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PC16: 2016/17 is Sugoi’s year for bold colors, massive storage, and even better visibility

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Depending on your comfort in lycra, you may not be stoked on drawing more attention to yourself. On the flipside, those who embrace it seem to be getting more and more bold with their color pallets and designs. You could argue the wave of bright, eye catching designs lend an additional level of visibility to cyclists. Designs like Sugoi’s new RS Training jersey. Yes, the pro-fit, full zip jersey is partially covered in sublimated roses, but you’ll have to get pretty close to make them out. At $80, the style is reasonably priced for a highly technical jersey. But to get the kit’s full effect, you’ll have to spring for the matching socks…

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Depending on your comfort in lycra, you may not be stoked on drawing more attention to yourself. On the flipside, those who embrace it seem to be getting more and more bold with their color pallets and designs. You could argue the wave of bright, eye catching designs lend an additional level of visibility to […]

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Am I not Specialized? Dispatches from the Sequoia adventure bike launch

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Editor’s Note: Yes, this is a long story, but it’s awesome. Even the Specialized folks liked it. *wipes nervous sweat from brow* But if you want just the tech facts (plus claimed weights and more), we have a Cliff’s Notes version here with additional info.

The first words out of anyone and everyone’s mouth when they got wind that I was at a Specialized product launch called “Adventure Camp” (aside from “Wait…wtf?!”) were, with few exceptions, “You drink the kool-aid yet?”

And the answer is: “Is that what the kids are calling moonshine these days?  Because in that case, yes… yes I did.” In fact…I drank so much of it the first night that I literally punched myself unconscious. Fist to head… head to pillow… Woke up with a throbbing temple and no clue where I was. Look, I’m not saying I have issues. I’m just saying… that… there’s like… this friend of mine, right? And he… like… sometimes, like… punches himself? In the face? To, like… stop… feeling so much? And he’s like… totally not me. Totally.

And sure, maybe there was a little kool-aid passed around during the initial presentation of the bikes and products the next morning; a story about how Specialized was born and bred on adventure and how the direction of the company had been hijacked by popular cycling… ostensibly pulled in a direction it had never intended to go by the uncontrollable tides of public opinion. But that was a mercifully brief offering. We’d heard these stories before, in their various iterations. What we really wanted to know was “When are we going to get to go ride bikes and shit?”

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Editor’s Note: Yes, this is a long story, but it’s awesome. Even the Specialized folks liked it. *wipes nervous sweat from brow* But if you want just the tech facts (plus claimed weights and more), we have a Cliff’s Notes version here with additional info. The first words out of anyone and everyone’s mouth when they got […]

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Easton EC90 SL carbon cranks are back – First look, actual weights & a ride!

2017 Easton EC90 SL crankset with carbon fiber arms and cinch chainring mounting

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It’s been more than half a decade since Easton has offered cranksets, but now they’re reaping the benefits of their merger with Race Face (and then Fox) and offering an all-new, ultralight EC90 SL crankset.

The new cranks share Race Face’s Cinch chainring mounting technology, making for easy swaps between the wide range of 1x chainrings offered. And those 1x rings suggest the crankset’s primary use is likely to be cyclocross and gravel, which makes sense after Race Face teased a CX option last year, but there are 2x chainring options, also. They also take share Race Face’s ultra lightweight carbon construction, making them very light.

Crank past the break for actual weights, all the tech details and more…

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It’s been more than half a decade since Easton has offered cranksets, but now they’re reaping the benefits of their merger with Race Face (and then Fox) and offering an all-new, ultralight EC90 SL crankset. The new cranks share Race Face’s Cinch chainring mounting technology, making for easy swaps between the wide range of 1x […]

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What should a Lawyer’s Bike look like? Probably something like this…

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Lawyer's Bike Milano, complete

You’ve gotta love a company whose philosophy is ‘the pursuit of perfection’, and at the risk of sounding stereotypical, you could probably guess they’re based in Italy. With a quick glance one can see that Seregno’s own Lawyer’s Bike takes the typical Italian pride in meticulous, high-quality construction and finishing quite seriously.

Every detail on their hand-built artisan bikes from welding to paint is carefully completed by skilled and experienced hands to create a polished, eye catching bicycle. As the name would suggest, these bikes are aimed at upscale professionals who commute or ride in urban settings, and want a noteworthy steed to be seen aboard.

Lawyer’s Bike currently has two single speed models available, and both feature Gates carbon belt drive systems for quiet and clean operation. Every frame is built to order (with stock geometry) and finished with the buyer’s choice of several key components. If you’d rather complete the build yourself, both models can also be purchased as a frameset…
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You’ve gotta love a company whose philosophy is ‘the pursuit of perfection’, and at the risk of sounding stereotypical, you could probably guess they’re based in Italy. With a quick glance one can see that Seregno’s own Lawyer’s Bike takes the typical Italian pride in meticulous, high-quality construction and finishing quite seriously. Every detail on […]

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Specialized and special paint for Kittel’s TDF stage winning S-Works Venge

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With the arrival of the Tour de France comes fresh gear and designs from brands attempting to gain the attention of the masses. Marcel Kittel is on an example of Specialized’s creativity with a unique color scheme on the S-Works Venge ViAS which he rode to an incredibly close victory over Bryan Coquard for stage 4.

Brush past the break to see it up close…

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With the arrival of the Tour de France comes fresh gear and designs from brands attempting to gain the attention of the masses. Marcel Kittel is on an example of Specialized’s creativity with a unique color scheme on the S-Works Venge ViAS which he rode to an incredibly close victory over Bryan Coquard for stage 4. Brush past the […]

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Friday Roundup – Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • WinWithTinkoff.com, a Tour de France sweepstakes project – Scicon bags is managing a contest campaign for the Tinkoff team throughout the Tour with new prizes available each day. With every Tour stage another of the team’s sponsors will show up with a new prize up for grabs. The list of brands putting in prizes is pretty big, with the total haul available valued at about 9000€. So far there’s been a heartrate strap, a pair of Oakleys, a Contador signed helemt, a carbon bar, special Contador edition Keo Blades, and a signed World Champion jersey. Today’s prize up for grabs is a fast rolling CeramicSpeed setup with a set of oversized pulleys, a UFO-treated chain, and a bottom bracket. Join in and enter to win every day at WinWithTinkoff.com

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WinWithTinkoff.com, a Tour de France sweepstakes project – Scicon bags is managing a contest campaign for the Tinkoff team throughout the Tour with new prizes available each day. With every Tour stage another of the team’s sponsors will show up with a new prize up for grabs. The list of brands putting in prizes is pretty big, with the total haul […]

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