Specialized 22 Diverge Expert

📸 View our gallery of studio photographs here in the Gloss Teal Tint colour scheme.

New season for 2022, the Specialized Diverge Expert ticks all the boxes in the way of the versatile and light carbon frameset we love, carbon gravel wheels and wireless eTap AXS shifting. Escaping the city to dirt and gravel seclusion has never looked so appealing!

Whether your goal is to escape on gravel back roads, far from cars and crowds, or drop the hammer at the front of your favorite gravel race, no bike does it better than the new Diverge. It’s quite simply the fastest, most capable - and just maybe the most fun - bike Specialized has ever made, delivering a ride that’s quick and lively under power, but stable and confidence inspiring when the terrain gets rough. From Future Shock 2.0 and all-new gravel geometry, to internal storage and category leading tyre clearance, the new Diverge represents everything Specialized has learnt over more than 40 years of riding road, gravel and dirt. The Diverge writes an entirely new chapter in the gravel bike category, so you can dream up entirely new rides. It’s the ultimate getaway vehicle.

With a FACT 9r carbon frame and Future Shock 2.0 the Diverge Expert will have you riding faster and more confidently over more terrain than you ever imagined possible. SRAM's wireless Rival eTap AXS 12-speed groupset delivers quick, crisp shifting and Roval Terra Carbon wheels mated to Pathfinder Pro 42mm tyres ensure performance across smooth pavement, dirt roads and gravel tracks. A Roval Terra seat post post keeps the Diverge Expert perfectly balanced for the ultimate ride.

  • With a FACT 9r carbon frame, the Diverge Expert frame is incredible capable and race bike light. Pin it for your local dirt climb KOM, or grind up a giant back country peak, the light and lively Diverge will get you there faster.

  • Speed, control and confidence - Future Shock 2.0 is the ultimate technology for the gravel rider. With 20mm of axial compliance and a hydraulic damper, Future Shock 2.0 suspends the rider not the bike. This keeps you confident and in control, able to keep the power down and stay off the brakes over rough dirt roads and in thick loose gravel, all while keeping your hands, arms and neck fresh. Since Future Shock 2.0’s damper is adjustable, you’ll be ready for the rough stuff and efficient on smooth pavement.

  • Gravel geometry ‘status-quo’ is tossed out the window. The new Diverge has the most progressive geometry Specialized has ever created for a drop bar bike, giving riders a capable and stable bike in the dirt, that still feels responsive and nimble on the road. The frame’s reach is increased, introduced a slacker head tube and a longer offset fork. All this creates incredible confidence with a planted feeling in the dirt, while spec’ing shorter stems keeps the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively. Specialized has kept the bike’s BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilise with 650b wheels if that’s your jam.

  • The Diverge boasts plenty of rack mounts, including fork and top tube mounts, to ensure you can take what you need, no matter how far you plan to go, or how long you plan to stay out.

  • Nothing unlocks a bike’s capability like tyre clearance, so Specialized gave the new Diverge a whopping 47mm of tyre clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1” with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a drive side chain stay utilizing a solid beam of carbon behind the chain rings Specialized created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.

  • The more capable your bike, the bigger your rides get, so Diverge borrows SWAT internal storage from the legendary Stumpy. The SWAT door lets you utilize space in the down tube to store tools, a flat kit, nutrition and even our SWAT Jacket. It keeps weight off your body, low in the bike for better handling, and makes you more self-sufficient, so get out there. SWAT’s got your back.

Specifications:

Frame

Specialized Diverge FACT 9r carbon, SWAT™ Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Fork

Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount

Handlebars

Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare

Stem

Future Stem, Pro

Handlebar Tape

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

Front Brake

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc 

Rear Brake

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc 

Shift Levers

SRAM Rival eTap AXS

Cassette

SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50t

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle AXS, w/ battery cover

Crankset

SRAM Rival 1

Chainrings

40T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA 68

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Front Wheel

Roval Terra CL, 25mm internal width, 32mm depth, 24h, Tubeless ready, DT for Roval 350 hub, Centerlock disc, DT Swiss Competition Race spokes

Rear Wheel

Roval Terra CL, 25mm internal width, 32mm depth, 24h, Tubeless ready, DT for Roval 350 hub, Centerlock disc, DT Swiss Competition Race spokes

Front Tyre

Pathfinder Pro Tubeless-Ready, Tan sidewall, 700x42

Inner Tubes

Presta valve, 48mm

Rear Tyre

Pathfinder Pro Tubeless-Ready, Tan sidewall, 700x42

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

Seat Post

Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

Seat Post Collar

Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm

Stowing Capabilities

Integrated SWAT door, internal storage system

Test Pedals

Not included on performance Specialized bikes such as this for environmental reasons. Pedals are an additional purchase, based on preference and riding style.

 

Geometry & sizing:

49

52

54

56

58

61

64

BB Drop

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

BB Height

270

270

270

270

270

270

270

Bike Standover Height

697

722

738

777

800

823

849

Chainstay Length

432

432

432

432

432

432

432

Crank Length

165

170

172.5

172.5

175

175

175

Fork Length, Full

390

390

390

390

390

390

390

Fork Rake/Offset

55

55

55

55

55

55

55

Front Center

607

614

620

630

647

664

675

Handlebar Width

380

400

420

420

440

440

440

Head Tube Angle

70°

70.5°

71.25°

71.75°

71.75°

71.75°

72.25°

Head Tube Length

99

104

116

133

159

185

209

Reach

365

374

383

392

401

410

419

Saddle Width

155

155

143

143

143

143

143

Seat Tube Angle

74°

73.75°

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

73°

Seat Tube Length

390

430

470

500

530

560

590

Seatpost Length

350

350

400

400

400

400

400

Stack

571

577

592

610

634

659

684

Stem Length

60

70

80

90

100

100

110

Top Tube Length, Horizontal

529

542

558

573

589

605

628

Trail

69

66

61

57

57

57

54

Wheelbase

1026

1033

1039

1049

1066

1083

1095

*Barring angle values marked by their degree symbol (°), all chart measurements above are listed in millimetres (mm).

Detailed below are the Diverge's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

44cm - 142cm to 152cm (4'8" to 5'0")

49cm - 152cm to 163cm (5'0" to 5'4")

52cm - 163cm to 170cm (5'4" to 5'7")

54cm - 170cm to 178cm (5'7" to 5'10")

56cm - 175cm to 180cm (5'9" to 5'11")

58cm - 180cm to 188cm (5'11" to 6'2")

61cm - 188cm to 196cm (6'2" to 6'5")

64cm - 196cm to 203cm (6'5" to 6'8")

WHY BUY FROM US?

With over 17 years experience offering quality bikes and service, you can rest assured we have deeply considered the quality of the products we sell and have the technical skills to assist if any possible problems arise.

Along with being the ‘local’ bike store to many riders in Auckland, we also have an extensive customer base of riders nationwide. Believe it or not we even have riders from overseas come to us for our quality products and expertise!

Lastly, we are riders ourselves. We are in this business because we are genuinely passionate about riding all types of bikes and are here to share our knowledge to help enhance your riding experience.

Why buy from us