DaYan ZhanChi

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Product Description

The DaYan ZhanChi is the fifth cube of the DaYan series and is quickly becoming one of the most popular in the market. Here's a breakdown:

  • Fast and light
  • Incredibly flexible with corner cutting
  • Turns easily click into place
  • Features built-in torpedoes that minimize popping
Long story short, it's been used in a ton of places by a ton of people. With this cube, there's no slowing down.

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Not completely satisfied with this product? We accept returns within 4 weeks (28 days) past the delivery date, for either store credit, or a full refund to the payment method — the choice is yours.

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Our Promise to You

All of our products are guaranteed to be free of defects, or we will replace and reship at no cost to you. Please contact us within 4 weeks (28 days) past the delivery date to report any issues with items you have purchased.

Please note that some new cubes when being used for the first few times may experience what is termed a "pop". This is when one or more parts of a puzzle pop out without any damage actually being done to any of the pieces. This also occurs from time to time during normal usage. Pops are typically not considered a defect if the parts which come off can be reassembled by hand.

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  • Free standard U.S. shipping (includes Hawaii, Alaska, and AFO/APO) (2-5 business days) is offered for orders with a subtotal of $45.00+. Free expedited shipping (1-3 business days) is offered at $75.00+.
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Product Specifications
Manufacturer DaYan
Type 3x3
Added 2018-09-11
Gross Weight 95g
Dimensions 57.0mm3

Customer Reviews

Based on 163 reviews
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Ethan B.
Great Cube

I got this and it was dry out of the box. I set it up and it performs great. I wouldnt recommend this cube to people who have a rough turn style. Ive had 2 pops in 10 solves but that is because I turn rough. Otherwise this is a great cube.

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Ethan B.
Great Cube

I got this and it was dry out of the box. I set it up and it performs great. I wouldn’t recommend this cube to people who have a rough turn style. I’ve had 2 pops in 10 solves but that is because I turn rough. Otherwise this is a great cube.

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Sebastian T.
Disappointed

This cube was my first aside from the classic Rubiks brand and it was surprisingly worse than my rubiks brand. The corner cutting was the only thing better but it was only slightly, I lubed it, changed tension, and tried everything I could think of to make it better but nothing worked all that well. The cube felt stiff just overall was poorly made.

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Felpix
Nostalgic, mostly.

This was my first speed cube from a few years back. It's pretty good, fast, light, but it pops on loose tensions too easily, and if you tighten it too tight, it feels gummy and stuck. No real balance. It's mainly a good starter cube, but there's definitely a lot better budget and starter cubes nowadays.

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Reagan H.
POPS

It's good but it pops so much. On recent 3x3s when you corner cut too much it just locks up, but when you corner cut to much on this cube it explodes.

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Customer
Good with setup

I got this cube as my first speed cube. and I loved it After setting it up with magnets and putting it at loose tensions, the cube feels amazing. the cube is fast but controllable. I have a small problem with the corner twisting but that is not a big deal. after I lubricate this cube, it will probably be my main.

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Eli P.
Amazing

This is my first cube. Before I bought this, I was using another brand. This DaYan ZhanChi is infinitely better in every aspect. The corner cutting is great and I love the color scheme as well. My only complaint is how loud it can be, but it is still much quieter than my old one.

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Lukas R.
Good starter cube, for most.. More for me.

This cube is a very great starter cube.I got this cube in early 2017. Considering everyone starts slow, I would reccomend to have it on tighter tensions and withought lube. Just to reduce popping and ensure a less stressful time while learing. If you really wish to lube it put a drop of maru or traxxas. only if you are having problems with the dry feeling of the cube withought lubrication. Once you are past that crazy learning stage and are ready to speed it up you should take apart the cube, then the core, and lubricate your peices screws, etc blah blah (use a tutorial :P) Anyways, I use my own special concotion of lube, so your resulsts may be different. I have my cube on very loose tensions, but I must of done somthing right, because my cube can corner cut over 45 degrees forward and maybe a little bit less than 3 fourths for reverse. I also never experience any corner twists. It is very fast and clacky but it doesn't feel dry and flows well. Heres the strange thing. I have a cubicle gans 356. But I can't decide which one is better for me. Yeah, thats right.( woops, forgot to mention that i don't have torpedos in on mine.) I do happen to have occasinal pops on this cube though. With all of this I would rate this cube a 4.6. but since you can't get into the tenths I rounded it to 5. After more cube searching this probably won't end up being my main when this is all over. But it definatley has the potential to be my backup. Hope you ejoyed my review!

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John C.
It's a Classic

The DaYan ZhanChi it not the best cube on the market, but it kicked off the speed cubing boom of the last 16 years. Regardless of what the naysayers will tell you, it's a great cube to learn on and solving on it is still enjoyable. If you're a collector, or you're just looking for a solid cube to start your collection, this is the cube to buy. Don't buy the ZhanChi 2017; it's not an improved version of the original, it's a completely new animal that noone wanted. Buy the real thing instead!

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Trekt N.
Got this thing to replace a Rubik's brand, used for 5 years, borderline acceptab

The health I've kept this thing wasn't too great either, this is a worst case scenario of all zhanchis, suffered through pickle juice, valve oil, drops, traxxas 50k, silicone, Vaseline, etc. So this is how it's been through the years, the plastic on the corners are starting to break off so some only have 2 legs and some have 1, one of which having 0 which required a creative solution to take one of the three pieces off another corner to replace part of the corner. It's very dry and crunchy now and I don't remember what it felt like before, I'd assume it was still scratchy since I was using this thing basically dry for a year. The stickers still look good with some chips. Center caps pop extremely often, though it only happens on one center and the rest kind of pop if I dropped it, the core is barely threaded because of the swaps, there's eaten plastic around the core and the center, also a bunch of screws and washers look disgusting because of the previous lubes. This was a good cube for only 2 years at most from 2012 to 2014 until you have to upgrade, in 2017 this is a bad bet because you have the QiYi thunderclap for 9 dollars which is a great upgrade to the zhanchi. Similar story with the guhong v2, both of which are good cubes