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Specialized Diverge Comp 2019 Adventure Road Bike

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Specialized Diverge Comp Gravel Road Bike 2019

A top spec including Shimano Ultegra 2x11 gearing with hydraulic disc brakes helps you make the most of this go-anywhere carbon road bike.

  • With its full FACT carbon frame with Future Shock suspension, the Diverge Comp takes some of the best ideas that made the Specialized Roubaix the 2017 Bike of the Year
  • Then subtly tweaked the design to make the Diverge Comp even more capable over more challenging mixed terrain
  • Specialized's Future Shock suspension features a 20mm-travel lightweight suspension cartridge, enclosed above the head tube and below the stem
  • Future Shock effectively isolates you, the rider, from shock when you ride over rough roads, gravel and tracks
  • Specialized introduced a new Diverge frame design for 2019, which they describe as Open Road Geometry and this has continued into the 2019
  • With its 72 degree head tube and 73.5 degree seat tube angles (size 54cm), its low bottom bracket, its short chainstays, its skinny, shock-absorbing drop seatstays and its short wheelbase, every 2018 Diverge combines the nippy, responsive steering of an authentic road bike with the confidence-inspiring sure-footed comfort of the best touring bikes
  • The full carbon fork perfectly matches the frame by offering that perfect blend of light weight, shock absorption and predictable point-and-shot steering
  • 12mm through-axles beef up the crucial wheel to frame / fork interface, whilst being as convenient and easy to use as traditional QR quick releases
  • Shimano Ultegra 2x11 shifting
  • The matching Shimano hydraulic disc brakes are a revelation - more on this
  • Clearance for full mudguards

Here's how Specialized describe the Specialized Diverge Comp

'The Diverge Comp has been designed to be a through-and-through exploration machine. It's equally adept at crushing dirt climbs as it is to cruising to the coffee shop or hopping into a local group ride. And while it might sound cliché in a landscape of bike claims chocked full with hyperbole, the Diverge Comp truly is one bike that does it all.

The 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 (or 650b x 47mm) 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 a FACT 9r carbon frame that’s one of the lightest in its category.

Next up, we moved away from a traditional ‘cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn’t been seen before—our Open Road Geometry. 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-centimetre 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 (found on the Roubaix), 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.

Adding to its multifaceted talents, we topped it off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders. For the spec, we wanted to make sure that it shifted crisply and braked smoothly mile after mile, so you'll find a Shimano Ultegra groupset, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and a DT R470 Disc wheelset.

  • The FACT 9r carbon frame features our adventure-bound 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 and a light overall weight.
  • Shimano's no-fuss Ultegra shifting with hydraulic disc brakes provides precise shifting and plenty of stopping power.

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Technical Specifications

Specialized Diverge Comp 2019 
FrameSpecialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc, BB386
ForkSpecialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
ShiftersShimano Ultegra Disc R8020
Rear DerailleurShimano Ultegra R8000, Shadow Design, 11-speed
Front DerailleurShimano Ultegra R8000
ChainsetPraxis Zayante 48/32T
Bottom BracketPraxis, PF30
ChainShimano Ultegra, 11-speed w/ Quick Link
Cassette / FreewheelShimano CS-HG8000, 11-34T
WheelsDT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
TyresSawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm
BrakesShimano Ultegra 8070, flat-mount disc
Brake leversShimano Ultegra Disc R8020
HandlebarsSpecialized Adventure Gear Hover; 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12d flare
Grips / TapeS-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
StemSpecialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
SaddleBody Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SeatpostS-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm

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