2016 Cannondale Touring The Diverge is the lowest cost carbon model at US $2600. With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. For US $1400 you can get the Diverge E5 Elite which uses 10-speed Shimano Tiagra gearing to achieve a rather low 26 gear inch climbing gear. 2016 Giant ToughRoad 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. 2017 Surly Troll The Diverge comes in two versions, both feature Future Shock and come equipped with dropper posts and Specialized's new Rhombus Pro 42mm gravel tyres. I can assist you with all kinds of resources, advice and inspiration! It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The 2019 Specialized Diverge may just suit you best. 2016 Advocate Lorax And 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. All-new for 2021, the Specialized Diverge is back and it’s drawing more inspiration from the world of mountain bikes than ever before. 2016 Cinelli Hobootleg Geo Costs are saved on this bike by using a 10-speed Shimano Tiagra groupset and a set of Axis Sport wheels. 2016 Salsa Deadwood This is the best-to-performance carbon model in the Diverge line-up. You’re getting a really capable frame and fork, a 1:1 climbing gear (26.8 gear inches), Claris 8-speed STI shifters and the same wheelset as the US $2600 Diverge Carbon model! The 2019 Specialized Diverge Sport Womens. 2017 Curve Grovel V2 2016 Kona Roadhouse and Sutra LTD Weighing in at 21 lbs and 2 oz for our 58cm test bike, it falls smack dab in the middle of the field in terms of weight. The 2019 Specialized Diverge E5 Elite Womens. This small shock absorber located below the stem offers 20mm of travel and is designed to isolate both vibrations and larger hits. The Bikepacking Bike Buyer’s Guide does the same thing, however, with a focus on lighter bikes and models with more off-road capability. But what if you want to pack light and stick mostly to the main roads? It’s great to notice too that the carbon fork takes a lot of the vibrations out of the road and you can really feel the saving in weight. 2016 Trek 920, 720, 520 & CrossRip 2020 KOGA WorldTraveller-S The Diverge Expert Carbon is a 1x bike, employing SRAM’s Force1 groupset to achieve a 40-42t climbing gear (26 gear inches). 2018 Surly Bridge Club 2016 Specialized AWOL You’re still getting the 20mm Future Shock and Shimano’s midrange 105 11-speed groupset. Specialized Diverge prices, sizes and availability The Diverge E5 Comp is available in five sizes: 44cm, 48cm, 52cm, 54cm and 56cm, covering a rough rider … Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, flat-mount disc Fork FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, flat-mount Axles Front: 12 x 100mm thru-axle Rear: 12 x 142mm thru-axle Rims/Wheels Axis Elite Disc, 21mm internal width, alloy rim, … And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. The 2018 Specialized Diverge E5 in Red. All About Touring Bike Brakes Sure, some work well as a road bike and a 'cross bike, while others are good at commuting and some short road riding, but until the Diverge, nothing out there was astute at every kind of riding subject. You can expect the Diverge Sport to weigh around 9.3kg (20.5lbs) and it’s available for US $3000. The £1,000 Specialized Diverge E5 Sport brings the US company’s latest adventure and gravel bike design down to an attractive price point and produces a package that works well in a multitude of uses. 2016 Kona Sutra You can expect the Diverge Sport to weigh around 9.3kg (20.5lbs) and it’s available for US $3000. Carbon Roval wheels (1350g!) 2019 Salsa Warbird Specialized have matched a Di2 road shifter with an XTR Di2 MTB derailleur to fit a larger cassette on the bike, and you could go to 46t if you needed the extra climbing gears (the current small gear works out to be 27.3 gear inches). Specialized makes many versions of their Diverge gravel bike and the Sport model we tested falls towards the lower end of the price spectrum for their carbon-framed models. 2016 Kona Big Rove And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. Along the way, he creates technical resources, in-depth reviews, inspirational videos, how-to guides and more. Specialized has incorporated their unique Future Shocksuspension design on th… The Diverge writes an entirely new chapter in the gravel bike category, so you can dream up entirely new rides. 2021 Specialized Diverge Comp E5 Evo. The Specialized Power Saddle improves comfort in most positions, even as you get more aggressive. Frame Materials for Bicycle Touring The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x38mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. This model employs the brilliant TRP Spyre cable disc brakes which are known to be the best cable brakes around. The S-Works Diverge is available as a cool camo frameset for US $4000 or you can get the complete bike for US $10,000. 2017 Bombtrack Beyond With a touch less hyperbole, you can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. 2018 Co-Op ADV 4.2 2016 Niner RLT9 2016 Jamis Aurora and Aurora Elite What’s the Difference between Cyclocross and Touring Bikes? * Specifications are subject to change without notice, Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages), 2018 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions, Trainer Usage Addendum to the Bicycle Owner's Manual, Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids, Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (English), Specialized Limited Warranty Policy for Bicycles, Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Open Road Geometry, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle, Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise, Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp, Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, 155mm, Thin, steel rails, Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware, Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm, Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors. 2018 Masi Giramondo Narrowing down a bike that can do it all used to be tough going. Rather, the Specialize… I once cycled around a velodrom, NEW SHIRT ALERT! If you've learned a thing or two from me, consider supporting my independent resources HERE. A new progressive spring ramps up through the travel to suit gravel roads. I'm here to help you travel the world by bicycle. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. 2017 Salsa Fargo Next up, we moved away from a traditional 'cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn't been seen before—Open Road Geometry. 2017 Specialized Diverge Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc FORK FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount The theme is how to travel sa. 2018 Kona Sutra Alee is a bike and travel addict who has cycled through 100+ countries and doesn't really have any plans of stopping. The Future Shock continues to be available on most Diverge models. Specialized’s flagship bike is the Diverge S-Works. Front & rear thru-axles are also included, making this Diverge the ultimate tool for your next adventure. 2017 Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon 2016 Genesis Tour de Fer Capturing a gravel bike nature that stands out amongst those that claim to have found that ‘Do-It All Philosophy’. The Diverge E5 Sport will weigh around 10.5kg (23.1lbs) and is US $1150. The Diverge Sport Carbon is spec’d with a Shimano 105 11-speed groupset and Praxis Alba cranks and 48/32t front chainrings, offering a 26 gear inch climbing gear. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our Future Shock into the Diverge design. The Diverge frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. All Diverge models have front and rear rack capability, along with mounting points for full fenders. 2016 Brodie Elan Vital 2017 Fuji Touring There are four different levels of Diverge frame, which are the same as the previous model year. Model range E5 Expert Evo With its off road capabilities and drop handlebars it would be easy to categorise the Diverge as a cyclo-cross bike, but Specialized is keen to stress that that’s where the similarity ends. Total weight is 9.80kg (21.6lbs) in size 54cm. 2018 Specialized Sequoia Let’s take a deeper look at the range and what each Diverge model can offer you. 2019 Specialized Sequoia There’s a third set of bidon mounts under the downtube; the two inside the frame use the 3-boss system so that you mount cargo cages for extra water or gear storage. 2018 Salsa Marrakesh 2018 Trek 1120. The 2019 Specialized Diverge The 2019 Specialized Diverge. 2016 Rawland Ulv and Ravn You notice it a bit on the hills, especially on really steep climbs, but at least that is offset by the fact that Specialized has gone for a gravel-friendly 48/32t Praxis chainset mated to … You can expect the Diverge Pro to weigh in at about 8.3kg (18.3lbs) and cost US $6700. What’s the Difference between Cyclocross and Touring Bikes? The top aluminium model (the Comp E5) features the Future Shock, while the rest of the aluminium models share the same aluminium frame and fork, albeit without the shock. 2018 Giant ToughRoad and ToughRoad GX and carbon Easton cranks, as well as a SWAT box (tube, co2, levers and multitool) complete the build and result in a weight under 8kg (17.6lbs) without the SWAT toolbox (56cm). Specialized's Diverge Base E5 Disc Gravel Bike offers a great-value performance package. 2018 Trek 920 You can expect the Diverge Expert to weigh in at about 8.5kg (18.7lbs) and cost US $5000. 2019 Cannondale Topstone The aluminium frames allow for 700c x 38mm. The sub-compact Praxis Alba crankset allows for a 26 gear inch climbing gear like the other models. For the tall folks, the Expert is one of the only models made in XXL size (64cm). You can expect the Diverge Carbon to weigh around 9.8kg (21.6lbs). 2018 All City Gorilla Monsoon With the Diverge EVO, we took our new progressive gravel geometry to new levels. It uses the more cost-effective 9R carbon layup like the rest of the Diverge models. It’s the ultimate getaway vehicle. The Diverge E5 is still a killer bike for the price. 2017 Trek CrossRip In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won't be surprised by under steer or sloppy handling. The Diverge Pro is an all-new model for this year. The 2019 Specialized Diverge Comp Womens. The 2018 Specialized Diverge is a bike series to be reckoned with! The maximum tyre size on the carbon frame is 700c x 42mm or 650b x 47mm. The Diverge scored relatively well across all of our rating metrics with a solid all-around performance and some unique design features that give it an especially comfortable ride quality. Despite being the most expensive Diverge NOT to have the Future Shock, the ability to run wide tyres will still make this bike a comfortable ride. I was desc, Thanks to everyone who has watched my latest film, The small towns and backroads of any country alway, New doco film!! 2018 Marin Four Corners 2018 Salsa Fargo Ti Frameset A 35mm dropper seatpost has been fitted to the S-Works with a handlebar-mounted remote in order to reduce your centre of gravity on technical descents. 2017 Specialized Sequoia Weight was a large factor in the development, so Specialized took some design cues from the Roubaix with an E5 Premium Aluminum frame that's plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable. Every touchpoint of the bike is also tailored specifically for women, from the handlebar width to the crankarm length to the renowned Myth Sport saddle. The Specialized AWOL is the bombproof long-distance touring rig and the Specialized Sequoia is the capable light-touring bike. All Diverge aluminium models come with 30mm wide tyres, presumedly so that they can be marketed as ‘capable’ road bikes too. We’ve given the Diverge plenty of rack mounts, including fork and top tube mounts, to ensure you … 2020 Salsa Marrakesh 2016 Basso Ulisse 2018 Kona Sutra LTD If you've learned something from him, you can support his mission to create the best bike travel content HERE. 2020 Cannondale Topstone The Praxis Alba sub-compact crankset yields a 32-34t climbing gear (26 gear inches) and the wheels are the same as those on the US $2600 Diverge Carbon. Specialized Diverge Base E5 Disc Gravel Bike 2021. The latest Specialized Diverge is very impressive to ride. 2017 Giant ToughRoad 2018 Fuji Touring Disc 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 Aluminum frame that's plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable. 2020 Kona Unit X The Verdict: The Specialized Diverge E5 Elite 2020 is … 2017 Marin Four Corners 2016 Bianchi Volpe and Lupo 2016 2018 Bombtrack Arise Tour Even its 10.29kg weight does little to dampen the fun, as the Diverge feels a lot more flickable than you'd expect. The frame also differs — it’s made with Specialized E5 alloy, but the top tube is 30 mm longer than the standard Diverge geometry (size medium). Like the S-Works, the Diverge Pro has electronic gearing. On the Pro is a 2x Ultegra Di2 drivetrain which has the same climbing gear ratio (1:1) as the S-Works but you have more top-end gearing thanks to that front 48t chainring (at 100RPM it’s 57km/h instead of 47km/h). The Roval carbon wheels are a notch down, hitting the scales at about 1500 grams. Believe it or not, the green, I’ve just put together a plan for 2021! 2017 Kona Sutra With the adventure category of bikes really taking off, Specialized has been working hard to make sure they hit every niche. Check out the Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide which compares touring bike steering, sizing, gear ratios, specification, pricing and more. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hi! 2018 Specialized Diverge The frame is constructed using Specialized’s own FACT9 carbon, which is a grade or two down from what you find on the range-topping S-Works model, but is still highly regarded and used across the Specialized ranges. The Diverge E5 Comp, however, is made for exploring new roads, commuting to class, and everything in between. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. It’s an apt name for Specialized’s ‘all road’ bike, a model that slots in alongside the burly AWOL and the do-it-all Sequoia, at the lighter end of the company’s Adventure range.. As is often the way with the Big S, there are several builds to pick from. Frameset: Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock suspension, 1x specific EVO geometry, … They use DT Swiss’s ultra-reliable ratchet hub system. The Diverge E5 Elite tips the scales at a touch over 10kg (22lbs). And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tyre clearance. We know what you're thinking, "it's just another marketing term," but for the Diverge, we truly did develop an entirely new geometry. The 2018 Specialized Diverge E5 The 2018 Specialized Diverge E5 in Black. 2017 Specialized AWOL Expect the Diverge E5 to weigh around 11kg (24.3lbs) and you can get your hands on one for just US $1100. 2016 Bombtrack Beyond Weight The Diverge Comp is relatively lightweight, but it does weigh a couple pounds more than the lightest bikes we tested. Against the opposition, though, it is a bit weighty and a fair chunk of money given the spec. The Diverge Comp Carbon is spec’d with a Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset and Praxis Zayante cranks and 48/32t front chainrings, offering a 26 gear inch climbing gear. Diverge: to separate from another route and go in a different direction, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary. Understand Bicycle Frame Geometry You can expect this bike to weigh around 9.0kg (20.5lbs). Both of these guides are updated annually with the latest models at no extra cost! 2018 Bombtrack Beyond For the spec, we wanted to make sure that it shifted crisply and braked smoothly mile after mile, so you'll find a Shimano Claris groupset, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and a durable Axis Sport Disc wheelset that's been cased in our fast-rolling Espoir Sport Reflect tires. 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. The Diverge Comp E5 is the only aluminium model available in the XXL (64cm) size and can be purchased for US $1900. Venturing onto skinny tyres to test the Specialized Diverge E5 Comp to see if it can take the gong for best commuter/gravel whip for those dedicated mountain bikers. The Women's Diverge E5 is equipped with everything you need to head to work, take the long way home, or hit some fire roads on the weekend. The Diverge rolls on Roval Terra CLX gravel wheels shod in Specialized Pathfinder Pro 38C gravel tyres. 2018 Salsa Journeyman With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. The new Diverge range comprises several models including a S-Works version with a frame that weighs a claimed 880g as well as E5 models with an … This is the best-to-performance carbon model in the Diverge line-up. The Diverge Comp is the other carbon model available in the XXL (64cm) size and can be purchased for US $3600. The new 11r frame (S-Works) weighs about 995 grams according to Specialized, about 75 grams more than the old S-Works frame. 2017 Salsa Vaya , The craziest thing happened to me! 2016 Masi Giramondo 2016 Marin Four Corners The best value-for-performance bike in the range has got to be the Diverge Comp E5. But the new 9r … You’ll find the carbon frames all use BB386EVO press-fit bearings, while the aluminium frames use threaded bottom brackets (!). For 2019, the Diverge Expert gets a Roval carbon wheelset as opposed to the aluminium wheelset of last year, however, the price has been adjusted to match. This gives the Diverge EVO more confidence over technical terrain while keeping the cockpit comfortable with flat bars. The Diverge Elite E5 utilizes our premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork for a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. Featuring a reflective sidewall, two layers of our BlackBelt flat protection, and a durable compound, the Espoir Sport tires are an appropriate addition to the Diverge's adventure-ready heritage. Uh-huh. Adding to its multifaceted talents, we topped it off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders. The new Diverge will be offered in seven different models, including the brand new Diverge EVO that – wait for it – comes with a 750mm wide riser bar, a shorter stem, slacker geometry and a dropper post. Buy now, pay later with Klarna. The premium Diverge S-Works has its own ’10R’ carbon layup while the rest of the carbon models share the same ‘9R’ carbon layup, all with the Future Shock. The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling, rigidity, and an overall light weight. With a premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork the Diverge Base E5 delivers a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. The 2019 Specialized Diverge Expert X1 Womens. The new Specialized Diverge is a complete overhaul of the previous generation of the US brand’s gravel-specific bike. 2019 Kona Sutra and Sutra LTD How much do dynamo hubs REALLY slow you down? Made for exploring new roads, commuting to class, and everything in between, the Diverge Comp E5 redefines how many functions one bike can fulfill. 2016 Fuji Touring It benefits from the same progressive geometry as the top models and pairs an E5 aluminium frame with a full carbon FACT fork, keeping the weight low and ensuring a lively, responsive ride that's stable over the rougher stuff and fast on the tarmac. Learn more. 2019 Specialized Diverge 2019 Jones Plus SWB 2016 Salsa Marrakesh Our Premium E5 aluminum frameset features our comfortable, yet confidence-inspiring, Open Road Geometry. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road. With the stock tyres it’s a solid and dependable road bike for road riding and commuting, but needs a tyre swap to open it up to more varied terrain, whereupon it’s decently 2017 Salsa Marrakesh , This @fern_bicycles rig is the first tourer I’ve, DID YOU KNOW? 2020 Kona Sutra and Sutra LTD 10 Ways Touring and Bikepacking Bikes Have Changed For 2019, The New 2019 Bombtrack Beyond Touring Bike Range, The New 2019 Specialized Sequoia Light Touring Bikes. Ben rode the Specialized Diverge E5 Comp for 6 months to find if it stacks up as a hot contender for your ultimate commuter or gravel sled. 2019 Trek 520 It comes with the ultra-flexy CG-R carbon seatpost with built-in elastomers to maximise comfort. This is a different frameset in terms of carbon layup and resin (called 10R) but it still shares the same frame geometry as the other carbon models. 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