Specialized 22 Diverge Sport Carbon

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Performance, with margin in your budget to splash on cheese after a morning on Puhoi's backroads.

Gravel riding may be a ‘new’ sport, but the Diverge Sport Carbon has been developed thanks to over four decades of experience. It’s got the Future Shock 1.5 and a FACT 8r carbon frame for a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. With gravel-inspired SRAM Apex 1 1x11 shifting and DT Swiss G540 wheels the Diverge Sport’s as capable as it is versatile. With Kanza winning Pathfinder Pro 42mm tyres, you’re ready to ride as fast and as far as you want.

  • With a FACT 8r carbon frame, the Diverge Sport 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 1.5 is ideal technology for the gravel rider. With 20mm of axial compliance, Future Shock 1.5 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.

  • Gravel geometry ‘status-quo’ has been 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, while a slacker head tube and a longer offset fork is introduced. 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. We’ve kept the bike’s bottom bracket 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, with this in mind the new Diverge boats 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 solid beam of carbon behind the chain rings, tyre clearance is achieved without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.

Specifications:

Frame

Specialized Diverge FACT 8r carbon, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Fork

Future Shock 1.5 w/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, Comp

Tape

Roubaix S-Wrap

Seat Post

Carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

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

SRAM Apex 1x

Chainrings

40T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM GXP

Chain

KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-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

Pathfinder Pro 2BR, Tan sidewall, 700x42

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Rear Tyre

Pathfinder Pro 2BR, Tan sidewall, 700x42

Inner Tubes

700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve

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:

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 Sport Carbon'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")

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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.

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