Specialized 22 Diverge Expert E5 Evo

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Gravel riding is still evolving, still being defined. What's next? Hop on the new Diverge Expert EVO and you tell us. It's designed to get aggressive, to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible on a gravel bike. With flat bars and geometry even more progressive then the new drop bar Diverge you better hang onto your flannel. The reach significantly increased, head tube slackened  and the bottom bracket lowered, enough to put you 'in' the bike for a super planted feeling. From ripping technical single track to sailing down forest road descents, if you're looking for a partner to take your gravel riding to new levels, nothing's faster, more fun, or out-there than the Diverge EVO.

With a Premium E5 Aluminum frame and the latest Future Shock 2.0 with an adjustable hydraulic damper offering 20mm of travel, the Diverge Expert E5 is uniquely qualified to tackle aggressive trails at high speed. The bike’s build is MTB inspired, with SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 shifting and extra stopping power thanks to SRAM Level TLM brakes. An TranzX dropper post is standard, as well as the latest gravel tyre designed for incredible traction, the new Rhombus Pro 42mm, on DT Swiss G540 alloy wheels.

  • Premium E5 Aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform. When mated to our full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge EVO becomes a light, lively and versatile bike ready to tackle the most technical gravel and dirt as aggressively as you could wish.

  • Speed, control and confidence - Future Shock 2.0 is ideal technology for the gravel rider. With 20mm of axial compliance, Future Shock 2.0 is progressively tuned specifically for gravel riding. 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.

  • With the Diverge EVO, a progressive gravel geometry is taken to new levels. Lengthened is the frame 30mm over a drop bar Diverge (Size Medium), lowered the bottom bracket and slackened the head tube. This gives the Diverge EVO more confidence over technical terrain while keeping the cockpit comfortable with flat bars. It also allows for a short stem to make all that stability feel nimble and quick at the bars.

  • Nothing unlocks a bike’s capability like tyre clearance, so Specialized has given the Diverge EVO 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 machined alloy beam behind the chain rings, there's clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.

Specifications:

Frame

Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock suspension, 1x specific EVO geometry, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Fork

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

Handlebars

Specialized Alloy Minirise, 6.5mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp

Stem

Future Stem, Comp

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips

Seat Post

TranzX Dropper, 27.2mm, 90mm travel

Front Brake

SRAM Level TLM, hydraulic disc, 160mm CenterLine rotor

Rear Brake

SRAM Level TLM, hydraulic disc, 160mm CenterLine rotor

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Shift Levers

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Cassette

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

Crankset

SRAM Rival 1 Wide

Chainrings

38T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA 68 Wide

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Front Wheel

DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples

Rear Wheel

DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples

Front Tyre

Rhombus Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm

Rear Tyre

Rhombus Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Inner Tubes

Standard 40mm PV 700x32-50

Seat Post Collar

Specialized 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:

S

M

L

Crank Length

165

170

172.5

Stem Length

60

70

80

Seatpost Length

350

380

380

Saddle Width

155

143

143

Handlebar Width

750

750

750

Reach

395

420

440

Top Tube Length, Horizontal

456

600

627

Stack

580

607

632

Wheelbase

1057

1092

1121

Chainstay Length

432

432

432

Front Center

639

674

703

BB Drop

85

85

85

BB Height

265

265

265

Seat Tube Angle

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

Head Tube Angle

70°

70°

70°

Seat Tube Length

470

500

530

Head Tube Length

104

133

159

Bike Standover Height

732

754

774

Fork Rake/Offset

55

55

55

Fork Length, Full

390

390

390

Trail

69

69

69

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

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

Small - 154cm to 169cm (5'1" to 5'7")

Medium - 168cm to 180cm (5'6" to 5'11")

Large - 179cm to 191cm (5'11" to 6'3")

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