SPECIALIZED Diverge 2019
|Options||54 Gloss Storm Grey/Rocket Red/Black -|
|Style||Hop on the dirt path down the street cruise through town to your favorite cafÃ© or go on a proper overnight adventure ride - whatever your plans may be the Diverge is here to let you do what you want.
The Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs we took your number one request into account - tyre clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm (or 650b x 47mm) tyres with plenty of room for mud too. Along with tyre clearance weight was a large factor in the development and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix we developed a FACT 9r carbon frame thatâs one of the lightest in its category.
Next up we moved away from a traditional âcross geometry instead opting for something that hasnât been seen before - our Open Road Geometry. You can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimetre lower than the previous Diverge a slacked-out head tube angle short chainstays and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt but also performs well on the road.
And while riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure thereâs only so much that wider tyres 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 isnât 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 wonât be surprised by under-steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock (found on the Roubaix) 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.
Adding to its multifaceted talents we topped it off with three water bottle mounts plus mounts for racks and fenders. So while itâs one of the most smile-inducing bikes youâll ever shred fire roads on itâs equally adept at bikepacking commuting or even a spin to your local brewery. For the spec we've made sure to add components that are not only durable but will perform over the long run - Shimano Tiagra shifting paired with hydraulic disc brakes 700x38mm Sawtooth tyres and durable Axis Sport Disc wheels.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc, BB386|
|Forks||Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra, GS cage, 10-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed|
|Shifters||Shimano RS405 Shifters, hydraulic disc, 10-speed|
|Chainset||Praxis Alba M30, PF30 50/34T|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, PF30|
|Chain||KMC X10 Extra Lightweight, 10-speed|
|Freewheel||SunRace, 11-34t, 10-speed|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
|Handlebars||Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 12-degree flare|
|Front Brake||Shimano RS405, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano RS405, hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||Shimano RS405, hydraulic disc|
|Rims||Axis Sport Disc|
|Front Hub||Axis Sport Disc|
|Rear Hub||Axis Sport Disc|
|Tyres||Sawtooth Sport, black, 700x38mm
|Saddle||Body Geometry ToupÃ© Sport, steel rails, 143mm|
|Seatpost||Carbon, single-bolt, 30.9mm|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|Grips||S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel|