Specialized 22' Diverge Comp E5

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Whether your goal is to escape on gravel back roads, far from cars and crowds, toe the start line at your first gravel race, or simply get the most versatile bike on the road or dirt, no bike is better than the new Diverge. It’s quite simply the fastest, most capable - and just maybe the most fun – alloy bike Specialized has ever made, delivering a ride that’s quick and lively, but stable and confidence inspiring when the terrain gets rough. From Future Shock 1.5 and all-new gravel geometry, to category leading tyre clearance, the new Diverge represents everything Specialized has learnt over the last 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.

Starting with premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork, we gave the Diverge Comp E5 our Future Shock 1.5 for a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. Shimano’s gravel inspired GRX 600 group shifts 1x11 gears smoothly on any terrain and Axis Elite alloy wheels with Pathfinder Sport 38mm tyres add even more capability and versatility.

  • Specialized's Premium E5 Aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform. Paired to their full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Comp E5 becomes a light, lively and versatile bike ready to attack any surface.

  • Speed, control and confidence - Future Shock 1.5 is ideal technology for the gravel rider. With 20mm of axial compliance, Future Shock 1.5 is progressively tuned to keep 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.

  • 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. Increased is the frame’s reach, introduced is 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. The bike’s bottom bracket is kept low to increase stability, but high enough to utilise with 650b wheels if that’s your jam.

  • The Diverge is given 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 the Diverge has been given a whopping 47mm of tyre clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1” with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a drive side chain stay utilising a machined alloy beam behind the chain rings, this generous tyre clearance comes without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.

Specifications:

Frame

Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Fork

Future Shock 1.5 with Smooth Boot, FACT carbon fibre, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount

Handlebars

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

Stem

Future Stem, Comp

Tape

Specialized S-Wrap

Front Brake

Sram Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor

Rear Brake

Sram Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor

Shift Levers

Sram Apex, hydraulic

Cassette

Sunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t

Rear Derailleur

Sram Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed

Crankset

Praxis Alba

Chainrings

40T

Bottom Bracket

Praxis 68mm BSA

Chain

KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed

Front Wheel

Axis Elite Disc - 700c

Rear Wheel

Axis Elite Disc - 700c

Front Tyre

Specialized Pathfinder Sport, Blackbelt Puncture Protection, 700x38c

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Rear Tyre

Specialized Pathfinder Sport, Blackbelt Puncture Protection, 700x38c

Inner Tubes

700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve

Seat Post

Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware

Seat Post Collar

Alloy, 30.8mm

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 2022 Diverge Comp E5's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

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")

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