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Specialized Diverge E5 Sport 2018 Adventure Road Bike

£1,000.00

The Diverge Sport, you’ll be prepared for anything, from smooth tarmac to the loosest, roughest tracks out there.

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The Diverge Sport, you’ll be prepared for anything, from smooth tarmac to the loosest, roughest tracks out there. It’s packed with all the same technologies as its pricier cousins, only its spec places an emphasis on reliable performance, not components so flashy you’ll be eating nothing but top ramen for months. With 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 an E5 Premium Aluminium frame that’s plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable.

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.

Key Features

  • E5 Premium Aluminum Frame
  • FACT carbon Fork
  • Shimano Sora 18 Speed Gears
  • Tektro Mira mechanical disc brakes
  • Espoir Sport 700 x 30c Tyres
Frame
Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Open Road Geometry, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
Fork
Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
Front Derailleur
Shimano Sora, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Sora, long cage, 9-speed
Number of Gears
18
Shifters
Shimano Sora
Chain set
Praxis Alba 2d
Cassette
Sunrace, 9-speed, 11-32t
Chain
KMC X9, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™
Pedals
Supplied
Brakeset
Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc
Handlebars
Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem
Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Bar Tape
Specialized S-Wrap
Wheelset
Axis Sport Disc
Tyres
Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
Saddle
Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
Seatpost
Alloy, 2-bolt clamp

Additional Information

Frame size

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