EST. 1982

2018 Specialized Diverge E5 Comp / Graphite/Black

SPECIALIZED
Made for exploring new roads, commuting to class, and everything in between, the Diverge Comp E5 redefines how many functions one bike can fulfill. With a completely redesigned frame, the...
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Made for exploring new roads, commuting to class, and everything in between, the Diverge Comp E5 redefines how many functions one bike can fulfill.

With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tyre clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tyres with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tyre clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed an E5 Premium Aluminium frame that's plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable.

Next up, we moved away from a traditional 'cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn't been seen before—Open Road Geometry. We know what you're thinking, "it's just another marketing term," but for the Diverge, we truly did develop an entirely new geometry. With a touch less hyperbole, you can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road.

And while riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure, there's only so much that wider tyres with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn't lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won't be surprised by under steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock, the Diverge's version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles.

To add to its multifaceted talents, we topped this Diverge off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders, so it's equally adept at long trips as it is to short rides to the local brewery. The Diverge E5 Elite frame is topped off with a reliable Shimano 105 groupset, hassle-free mechanical-disc brakes from Tektro, and a durable pair of Axis Elite wheels.

Our Premium E5 aluminium frameset features our comfortable, but confidence-inspiring Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive suspension with 20mm of travel, and front/rear thru-axles, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure.

The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling, rigidity, and an overall light weight.

With Shimano 105 taking the reins on shifting, you'll experience crisp shifts for many miles to come.

 

FRAME
Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
FORK
Diverge disc, FACT carbon fiber, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRONT WHEEL
Axis Elite Disc
REAR WHEEL
Axis Elite Disc
INNER TUBES
700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
FRONT TYRE
Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
REAR TYRE
Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
CRANKSET
Praxis Alba 2D
CHAINRINGS
48/32T
SHIFT LEVERS
Shimano 105
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano 105, 11-speed
CASSETTE
Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
CHAIN
KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKE
Tektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc
REAR BRAKE
Tektro Spyre, 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 Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SEATPOST
Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER
Alloy rack mount seat collar, 31.8mm

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