The Diverge range was designed to make you want to take the long way back from work or even get up earlier to bank more miles in before work. It's also ideal for that weekend family ride where you want to do a bit of trail exploring with some gravel or tarmac sections as well. The Diverge whilst great on the road is designed to be just as good on the trail giving it high versatility for all your biking needs. It's the ideal 'one bike' for those looking for that one general bike they can do a bit of everything on, rather than having multiple bikes or being limited with where you can ride by choosing a road or off road specific bike. Built with flat-mount, mechanical, disc brakes the Base E5 provides reliable stopping power even in the very worst of conditions so you can be sure you'll always have control. The premium aluminum frame is built to provide strength and power all at minimal weight whilst ensuring you've got a reliable and sturdy base that's also backed by a lifetime's worth of use with Specialized's frame guarantee. The Fact carbon fork helps to reduce the overall weight of the bike whilst also improving the quality of steering, through the responsiveness of the bike. Finally, a Shimano Claris 8-speed groupset gets the job done, offering enough gears to spin up the hills and race down them for that weekend ride or week day commute.
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 have ever made, delivering a ride that’s quick and lively, but stable and confidence-inspiring when the terrain gets rough. With all-new gravel geometry and category-leading tyre clearance, the new Diverge represents everything Specialized has learned 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.
The Base E5
With a premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Base E5 delivers a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. Shimano’s Claris 2x8 group gives a wide range of gears for any terrain, while Axis Elite alloy wheels and Road Sport 35mm tyres provide an efficient ride on the pavement with the versatility for hard-pack dirt riding. Specialized has given the Diverge 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 machined alloy beam behind the chain rings Specialized has created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.
Frame - Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Fork - FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
Bottom Bracket - Shimano 68mm threaded
Seat Binder - Alloy, 30.8mm
Front Wheel - Axis Elite Disc, 21mm internal width, alloy rim, 23mm depth, 14g spokes, 24h
Rear Wheel - Axis Elite Disc, 21mm internal width alloy rim, 23mm depth, 14g spokes, 28h
Front & Rear Tyre - Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700x35mm
Inner Tubes - 700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
Crankset - Shimano Claris R200
Chainrings - 46/34T
Shift Levers - Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
Front Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 8-speed
Cassette - Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t
Chain - KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed
Front & Rear Brake - Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
Handlebars - Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape - Specialized S-Wrap
Stem - Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Saddle - Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails