The new Specialized Diverge is here and there’s a flat bar option that definitely isn’t just a MTB

Major refresh and adoption of Future Shock 2.0 brings the Specialized Diverge bang up to date.

The new 2021 Specialized Diverge Pro Carbon gravel bike

The Specialized Diverge has received a comprehensive refresh for model year 2021, gaining the latest-generation Future Shock 2.0 suspension on select models, an update to more progressive long, slack and low geometry, and increased tyre clearances, bringing the bike bang up to date. 

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The new Diverge is available in nine different models, starting at £949 / $1,100 for the cheapest alloy version, and rising to a heady £8,899 / $10,000 for the top-flight S-Works model.

Specialized is also launching the Diverge Evo – a stretched out, even slacker and generally more radical version of the Diverge designed for rowdier riding… oh, and it ditches drop bars in favour of flat bars. 

The launch of the new Diverge comes off the back of the enormous and well-documented growth of gravel riding across the world. 

So large is the gravel market that Specialized now expects it to be larger than any other category in the very near future. 

Five things you need to know

  • Future Shock 2.0 introduced on select models
  • Revised geometry for improved off-road performance
  • Tyre clearance increased to 47mm (700c) / 2.1in (650b)
  • Flat bar Diverge Evo also launched
  • 11 models in total from £949 / $1,100 to £8,899 / $10,000

Diverge gets Future Shock 2.0

Future Shock 2.0 on 2021 Diverge
High-end models in the new Specialized Diverge line-up get the latest Future Shock 2.0 suspension.
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The headline news from this launch sees top-tier versions of the new Diverge adopt the same hydraulically-damped version of the Future Shock as used on the newest Roubaix.

The Future Shock 2.0 is an adjustable coil suspension cartridge housed in the fork steerer. It offers 20mm of travel, allowing the cockpit to move up and down relative to the frame and fork.

The Future Shock 1.5 – which is used on cheaper versions of the bike – has swappable springs (soft, medium and firm), but does not feature the hydraulic damper or adjuster. 

We’ve written at length about why Specialized opted for this system rather than a conventional telescopic fork but, in brief, it is a lighter overall setup that does not significantly affect handling. 

It is also only designed to smooth out rough roads and trails, reducing upper body fatigue, rather than taking big hits on rocky descents, like a mountain bike suspension fork

Riders on 2021 Specialized Diverge
We have found the Future Shock system to be remarkably effective in testing.
Jojo Harper / Specialized

In our experience to date, the system does live up to the hype – it has been shown to be impressively effective in testing on both the Roubaix and previous-generation Diverge, and is universally liked here at BikeRadar.

Every carbon model of the Diverge is equipped with Future Shock, though only the S-Works Diverge, Diverge Expert Carbon, Diverge Pro Carbon and Diverge Comp Carbon feature the latest version of the damper. 

All other models feature the Future Shock 1.5.

The two cheapest aluminium models – the Diverge Elite E5 and Diverge Base E5 – do not have either version of the Future Shock.

Epic-inspired geometry

The new frameset has been redesigned with a new longer fork offset (55mm), a slacker head tube angle, a considerably longer overall wheelbase, a very slightly higher bottom bracket and increased reach on all sizes.

For anyone that has been following trends in contemporary mountain bike geometry, this will all be familiar stuff (with the exception of the higher bottom bracket).

On mountain bikes, ever longer reach, slacker head tubes and lower overall geometry has been shown to significantly improve stability and speed off-road. The same is true on gravel bikes.

The press release for the Diverge goes as far as to say that the geometry of the new bike was directly inspired by the latest-generation of Specialized’s Epic cross-country hardtail

The crossover between the two disciplines is increasingly clear – just look at the Diverge Evo below – and the Lauf Anywhere is another example of a gravel bike with contemporary geometry.

Breaking down the numbers, the reach of the bike has grown by around 10mm across all sizes.

Increasing reach while reducing stem length means that riders are less pitched over the front wheel, improving control in steep terrain.

The bike is available in sizes 44cm through to 61cm on cheaper models, narrowing down to 49cm to 61cm on higher-tier models. 

The head angle has also slackened by roughly one degree compared to the outgoing model, ranging between 70 degrees on the smallest size up to 71.75 degrees on the largest sizes. 

This, in combination with the increased offset of the fork, should improve the overall stability of the bike. 

Lastly, the bottom bracket has been lifted by 5mm to 80mm with the aim of eliminating pedal strikes when using 650b wheels

2021 Specialized Diverge geometry table

The geometry table below applies to versions of the bike equipped with Future Shock. The geometry table for the Diverge Evo is also different. Refer to Specialized’s listings for the most up-to-date geometry information.

Frame size (CM) 44 49 52 54 56 58 61 64
Stack (mm) 568 571 577 592 610 634 659 684
Reach (mm) 357 365 374 383 392 401 410 419
Head Tube Angle (degrees) 69.5 70 70.5 71.25 71.75 71.75 71.75 72.25
BB Height (mm) 270 270 270 270 270 270 270 270
Trail (mm) 72 69 66 61 57 57 57 54
Front Center (mm) 604 607 614 620 630 647 664 675
Chainstay Length (mm) 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425
Wheelbase (mm) 1016 1019 1926 1032 1042 1059 1076 1088
Top Tube Length, Horizontal (mm) 515 529 542 558 573 589 605 628
Seat Tube Length (mm) 363 390 430 470 500 530 560 590
Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 74.5 74 73.75 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73
Crank Length (mm) 165 165 170 172.5 172.5 175 175 175
Handlebar Width (mm) 380 380 400 420 420 440 440 440
Stem Length (mm) 60 60 70 80 90 100 100 110

Cleared for shredding

2021 Specialized Diverge tyre clearance
The 2021 Diverge has clearance for chunky tyres up to 47mm (700c) or 2.1in (650b).
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The new Specialized Diverge has clearances for 47mm wide tyres with 700c wheels or 2.1in tyres with 650b wheels. 42mm was the previous max tyre width on the last generation of the bike. 

These clearances are quoted with a 6mm gap around each side of the tyre at the stays and fork crown. This means, as always, you’ll likely be able to squeeze in something a touch chunkier if you’re feeling bold. 

The generous clearances also mean the bike is able to run tyres up to 42mm wide with mudguards. 

It’s a rare treat to see a modern carbon drop-bar bike with mudguard eyelets, so hats off to Specialized here – it’s an addition that broadens the Diverge’s versatility even further.

Solid carbon yoke Diverge 2021
A solid carbon plate is used to improve clearance.
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To accommodate larger tyres, as well as both single and double cranksets, Specialized has developed a funky solid carbon yoke that sits on the driveside chainstay. 

While this yoke adds a touch more weight, the brand says it developed this to avoid using a raised or dropped chainstay, which are commonly used on gravel bikes to improve clearances. 

The driveside chainstay also features an in-built rubber protector to stave off chain slap. The chainstay length has grown to a consistent 425mm across all sizes and models.

SWAT goes gravel

The Comp, Expert, Pro and S-Works versions of the Diverge feature Specialized’s now-signature SWAT down tube storage box. 

Taking full advantage of the bike’s voluminous down tube, the SWAT box offers a lidded storage area near the bottom bracket.

We’ve used this on other Specialized bikes and it really is one of those things you’ll wish more bikes had as soon as you’ve used it. 

The Diverge Evo – a new category is born (maybe?)

2021 Specialized Diverge EVO flat bar gravel bike
A new category is born… maybe.
Specialized

The Diverge Evo is a rowdier version of the new bike designed for more aggressive riding, with a longer and lower geometry, and flat bars rather than drops. 

Yes, it’s almost as if flat bars make sense for improving off-road control. Who would have thought?

The Evo name is used by Specialized across all categories to define more left-field or – for the lack of a better description – rad options in its line-up. 

The Diverge Evo is no different. Compared to the vanilla Diverge, the bike features a lower stack, a longer reach (roughly 30mm longer), a lower bottom bracket and a 70-degree head angle across all sizes.

Specialized says it decided to launch the bike after seeing a number of riders converting the previous-generation Diverge to flat bar. The bike should also appeal to riders looking for something like the latest Sirrus X (which also has Future Shock), but with more aggressive geometry. 

When pressed on what category the Diverge Evo lives in, Specialized – a brand that, by its own admission, likes to name everything – insisted it still very much sits within the “still evolving” spectrum of gravel.

In which category would you place the bike? Old school mountain bike? Gravel+? We’re personally going for ‘aggressive performance hybrid’.

BikeRadar’s take | Is the future of gravel bikes just a mountain bike?

We can already hear the comments…
“We worked out flat bars are great for riding off-road years ago!”
“This is just an old-school mountain bike!”
“Specialized is just marketing old ideas!”
“Change makes me angry!”. 

While all of this is potentially true, talking about the Diverge Evo is exactly what Specialized wants you to do.

Just look at the internet-breaking hubbub that the launch of the Canyon hover bar created, firmly cementing the Grail in the collective consciousness of the gravel riding masses.  

A flat bar gravel bike with chunky tyres (a hybrid by any other name) is hardly as innovative as the hover bar, but it’s still going to be a totally divisive and intriguing bike, sure to make a splash.  

Even if the bike is a total marketing coup, it doesn’t mean that producing something like this isn’t a risk. Dven with Specialized’s enormous clout, the Diverge Evo is a weird bike that straddles niches and that could be a hard sell for many shops. 

Then again, we could easily have said exactly the same thing about gravel bikes a short time ago, so maybe this really will be the future of gravel riding. Maybe they’ll call it mountain biking? 

Cynicism aside, we think the bike will be a total hoot to ride and hope to try one out soon.

2021 Specialized Diverge Evo geometry table

Frame size Small Medium Large
Stack (mm) 580 607 632
Reach (mm) 395 420 440
Head Tube Angle (degrees) 70 70 70
BB Height (mm) 265 265 265
Trail (mm) 69 69 69
Front Center (mm) 639 674 703
Chainstay Length (mm) 432 432 432
Wheelbase (mm) 1057 1092 1121
Top Tube Length, Horizontal (mm) 56 600 627
Seat Tube Length (mm) 470 500 530
Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 73.5 73.5 73.5
Crank Length (mm) 165 170 172.5
Handlebar Width (mm) 750 750 750
Stem Length (mm) 60 70 80

2021 Specialized Diverge range overview

The 2021 Specialized Diverge range encompasses 11 bikes and one S-Works level frameset. 

The two cheapest models – the Diverge Elite E5 and Diverge Base E5 – use an aluminium frameset and do not feature Future Shock suspension in any form. 

The two Diverge Evo builds also use an alloy frameset, but feature Future Shock 2.0.

Every other build is based on a carbon frameset, with the grade of carbon and included features rising as you go up through the range. 

Notably, the new Diverge is also the first non-electric bike from Specialized to ship with Shimano’s gravel-specific GRX groupset

2021 Specialized S-Works Diverge

Specialized Diverge S-Works
The top-flight 2021 Diverge gets a dreamy build (and a heady price tag to match).
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  • Frameset: S-Works Diverge FACT 11r carbon, SWAT Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Fork: Future Shock 2.0 w/ damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Easton EC70 AX Carbon, 16-degree flare
  • Stem: S-Works Future Stem w/ integrated computer mount
  • Tape: Roubaix S-Wrap
  • Saddle: Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fibre rails, carbon fibre base, 143mm
  • Seatpost: X-Fusion Manic Dropper, 50mm travel
  • Shifters: SRAM Red eTap AXS Hydraulic
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
  • Crankset: SRAM RED AXS, 42t
  • Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
  • Wheelset: Roval Terra CLX, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD hub, 21h, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes
  • Tyres: Specialized Pathfinder Pro, 2Bliss Ready 700 x 38mm
  • Price: £8,899 / $10,000 / AU$14,000

2021 Specialized Diverge Pro Carbon

The new 2021 Specialized Diverge Pro Carbon gravel bike
The 2021 Specialized Diverge Pro Carbon.
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  • Frameset: Specialized Diverge FACT 9r carbon, SWAT Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Fork: Future Shock 2.0 w/ damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Easton EC70 AX Carbon, 16-degree flare
  • Stem: Future Stem, Pro
  • Tape: Roubaix S-Wrap
  • Saddle: Specialized Power Pro
  • Shifters: Force eTap AXS Hydraulic
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle AXS
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
  • Crankset: SRAM Force AXS
  • Chain: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
  • Wheelset: Roval Terra CL, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth, DT for Roval 350 hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes
  • Tyres: Pathfinder Pro, 2Bliss Ready 700 x 38mm
  • Price: £5,999 / $6,700 / AU$10,500

2021 Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon

2021 Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon
2021 Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon.
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  • Frameset: Specialized Diverge FACT 9r carbon, SWAT Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Fork: Future Shock 2.0 w/ damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
  • Stem: Future Stem, Pro
  • Tape: Roubaix S-Wrap
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Power, hollow titanium rails, 143mm
  • Shifters: Shimano GRX RX815 hydraulic brake levers, 11-speed electronic shifting
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano GRX RX817 Di2, 11-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano XT, 11-speed, 11-42t
  • Crankset: Shimano GRX RX810-1
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm inner width, tubeless-ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru-axle hub, centrelock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples
  • Tyres: Pathfinder Pro, 2Bliss Ready 700 x 38mm
  • Price: £4,499 / $4,800 / AU$7,200

2021 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon

2021 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon
This is the cheapest model to feature the Future Shock 2.0.
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  • Frameset: Specialized Diverge FACT 9r carbon, SWAT Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Fork: Future Shock 2.0 w/ damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
  • Stem: Future Stem, Comp, w/integrated computer mount
  • Tape: Roubaix S-Wrap
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
  • Shifters: Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic brake levers, mechanical shifting
  • Front derailleur: Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano GRX RX810, 11-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t
  • Crankset: Shimano GRX RX810-2
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm inner width, tubeless-ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru-axle hub, centrelock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples
  • Tyres: Pathfinder Pro, 2Bliss Ready 700 x 38mm
  • Price: £3,399 / $3,800 / AU$5,700

2021 Specialized Diverge Sport Carbon

2021 Specialized Diverge Sport Carbon
How can you not fall in love with that yellow finish?
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  • Frameset: 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, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
  • Stem: Future Stem, Comp, w/integrated computer mount
  • Tape: Roubaix S-Wrap
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
  • Seatpost: Carbon, single-bolt, 30.9mm
  • Shifters: Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic brake levers, mechanical shifting
  • Front derailleur: Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano GRX RX810, 11-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-34t
  • Crankset: Shimano GRX RX600
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm inner width, tubeless-ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru-axle hub, centrelock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples
  • Tyres: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700 x 38mm
  • Price: $2,900, international pricing TBC

2021 Specialized Diverge Base Carbon

2021 Specialized Diverge Base Carbon
The Base Carbon is the cheapest carbon version of the 2021 Diverge.
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  • Frameset: 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, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
  • Stem: Future Stem, Comp, w/integrated computer mount
  • Tape: Roubaix S-Wrap
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
  • Seatpost: Carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm
  • Shifters: SRAM Apex 1x HRD
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed
  • Cassette: Sunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t
  • Crankset: SRAM Apex 1x GXP
  • Chain: KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
  • Wheelset: Axis Elite Disc rim, 21mm inner width, tubeless-ready, Specialized sealed bearing thru-axle hubs, six-bolt disc, J-bend 14G stainless steel spokes, brass nipples
  • Tyres: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700 x 38mm
  • Price: £2,199 / $2,500 / AU$3,700

2021 Specialized Diverge Comp E5

2021 Specialized Diverge E5 Comp
2021 Specialized Diverge E5 Comp.
Specialized
  • Frameset: Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Fork: Future Shock 1.5 w/Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
  • Stem: Future Stem, Comp, w/integrated computer mount
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
  • Seatpost: Alloy, two-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
  • Shifters: Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic brake levers, mechanical shifting
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano RX812 GX, Shadow Plus, 11-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t
  • Crankset: Praxis Alba 40t
  • Chain: KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
  • Wheelset: Axis Elite Disc rim, 21mm inner width, tubeless-ready, Specialized sealed bearing thru-axle hubs, six-bolt disc, J-bend 14G stainless steel spokes, brass nipples
  • Tyres: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700 x 38mm
  • Price: £1,999 / $2,100 / AU$3,000

2021 Specialized Diverge Elite E5

Specialized Diverge E5 Elite
You get GRX but no Future Shock with the Diverge E5 Elite.
Specialized
  • Frameset: Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Fork: FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Stem: Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, four-bolt, 7-degree rise
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails
  • Seatpost: Alloy, two-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
  • Shifters: Shimano GRX RX400 hydraulic brake levers, 2×10-speed mechanical shifting
  • Front derailleur: Shimano GRX RX400, braze-on
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano GRX RX400, 10-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50-10, 10-speed 11-36t
  • Crankset: Shimano GRX RX600
  • Chain: KMC X10, 10-speed w/ reusable Missing Link
  • Wheelset: Axis Elite Disc rim, 21mm inner width, tubeless-ready, Specialized sealed bearing thru-axle hubs, six-bolt disc, J-bend 14G stainless steel spokes, brass nipples
  • Tyres: Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700 x 35mm
  • Price: £1,599 / $1,600 / Australian pricing TBC

2021 Specialized Diverge Base E5

2021 Specialized Diverge E5 Base
The Diverge E5 Base does not feature Future Shock.
Specialized
  • Frameset: Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Fork: FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Stem: Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, four-bolt, 7-degree rise
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails
  • Seatpost: Alloy, two-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
  • Brakes: Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
  • Shifters: 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
  • Crankset: Shimano Claris R200
  • Chain: KMC X8 w/ Missing Link, 8-speed
  • Wheelset: Axis Elite Disc rim, 21mm inner width, tubeless-ready, Specialized sealed bearing thru-axle hubs, six-bolt disc, J-bend 14G stainless steel spokes, brass nipples
  • Tyres: Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700 x 35mm
  • Price: £949 / $1,100 / Australian pricing TBC

2021 Specialized Diverge Comp E5 Evo

  • Frameset: 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 1.5 w/Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Stem: Future Stem, Comp, w/integrated computer mount
  • Grips: Specialized Trail Grips
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
  • Seatpost: X-Fusion Manic Dropper, 50mm travel
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
  • Shifter: SRAM NX, 11-speed
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM NX, 11-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t
  • Crankset: Praxis Alba M30, 1x direct-mount
  • Chain: KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
  • Wheelset: Axis Elite Disc rim, 21mm inner width, tubeless-ready, Specialized sealed bearing thru-axle hubs, six-bolt disc, J-bend 14G stainless steel spokes, brass nipples
  • Tyres: Specialized Rhombus Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700 x 42mm
  • Price: £1,599 / $1,600 / AU$2,500

Specialized Diverge Expert E5 Evo

2021 Specialized Diverge EVO on white background
2021 Specialized Diverge EVO.
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  • Frameset: 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 1.5 w/Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Handlebar: Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp
  • Stem: Future Stem, Comp, w/integrated computer mount
  • Grips: Specialized Trail Grips
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
  • Seatpost: X-Fusion Manic Dropper, 50mm travel
  • Brakes: Magura MT4 flat-mount, hydraulic disc, 160mm storm rotor
  • Shifter: Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed trigger
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano XT, 12-speed, 10-45t
  • Crankset: Praxis Zayante carbon 1x
  • Chain: Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm inner width, tubeless-ready, Specialized full sealed bearing thru-axle hub, centrelock disc, alloy freehub body, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples
  • Tyres: Specialized Rhombus Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700 x 42mm
  • Price: £2,399 / $2,600 / AU$4,100