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Specialized Diverge Comp 2018 Adventure Road Bike

£2,600.00

The Diverge Comp has been designed from the bottom-up to be a fully-fledged exploration machine. But now, it’s also equally adept at crushing dirt climbs as it is to cruising to the coffee shop or hopping into a local group ride.

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The Diverge Comp has been designed from the bottom-up to be a fully-fledged exploration machine. But now, it’s also equally adept at crushing dirt climbs as it is to cruising to the coffee shop or hopping into a local group ride. And while it might sound cliché in a landscape of bike claims chocked full with hyperbole, the Diverge Comp truly is one bike that does it all. A completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tire clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed a sub 900-gram FACT 11r carbon frame that’s one of the lightest in the category. Actually, it’s pretty damn light, even if your intent was more Polka Dot Jersey than hunter’s plaid flannel.

While riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure, there’s only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That’s because the wheelbase isn’t lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won’t be surprised by under steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock, the Diverge’s version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles.

Frame
Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thruaxle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat mount disc, BB386
Fork
Specialized FACT carbon, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
Front Derailleur
Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Shimano 105, 11-speed
Number of Gears
22
Shifters
Shimano RS505 disc
Chain set
Praxis Alba 2D, BB386
Cassette
Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
Chain
KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
Pedals
Supplied
Brakeset
Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc
Handlebars
Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole
Stem
Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Bar Tape
S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
Wheelset
Axis Elite Disc
Tyres
Specialized Trigger Pro, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 700x38mm
Saddle
Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Seatpost
Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm
Weight
No Weight Information Available

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Frame size

46, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61