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Specialized Diverge E5 2018

Specialized Diverge E5 2018

  • Specialized's go anywhere road bike
  • Dramatically upgraded for 2018
  • E5 alloy frame and carbon fork

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Specialized Diverge E5 2018

Specialized's do it all road bike upgraded for 2018 with an E5 alloy frame, more tyre clearance, full mudguard compatibility, 12mm thru axles and a threaded BB.

  • E5 is a unique-to-Specialized alloy of aluminium, silicon, copper, manganese, magnesium and zinc. E5 is more formable than conventional 6061 aluminium. This enables Specialized to specify every inch of tube so the frame is as light as possible where it can be and strong as possible where needs be. It truly is an elite alloy, Tour tested in France.
  • Just as important, Specialized has introduced a new frame design for 2018 they describe as Open Road Geometry
  • 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, the 2018 Diverge frame combines the nippy, responsive steering of an authentic road bike with the confidence-inspiring sure-footed comfort of the best touring bikes
  • The carbon fork perfectly matches the frame by offering that perfect blend of light weight, shock absorption and predictable point-and-shoot 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 Claris 2x8 STI dual control shifters deliver a wide range of smooth, consistent gear changes to help you over the steepest hills
  • Tektro cable operated disc brakes are proven, low-maintenance performers
  • The 2018 Diverge frame features new brake caliper flat mounts for a neater look, more in keeping with a road bike's aesthetics
  • Specialized Espoir Sport 700x30 tyres offer further proof that fatter tyres on road bikes don't just improve comfort, they can also be faster. More on this.
  • This year's Diverge is built with clearance for full mudguards
  • The Specialized Body Geometry Toupé Sport is one of our best proven saddles - more

Here's how Specialized describe the 2018 Diverge E5

The Diverge E5 is equipped with everything you need to head to work, take the long way home, and hit some fire roads on the weekend.

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 700x38mm 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-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.

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 Shimano Claris shifting, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and ultra-strong Axis Sport Disc wheels that are cased in fast-rolling Espoir Sport tyres.

  • Our Premium E5 aluminium frameset features our comfortable, but confidence-inspiring Open Road Geometry, Future Shock 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
  • The Shimano RS200 gearing, with 46/34Tt chainrings, provides precise shifts, and makes it easier to spin up those leg-burning climbs

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Lovely bike apart from the very noisy freewheelReview by Mike the Bike
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I bought this bike as a light touring bike for country-lane commuting and the occasional longer ride. It's beautiful, light, handles well and I was pleasantly surprised to get up steep hills without a granny gear (lowest is 34/34, I was used to 28/34). The only downer (and it's really annoying) is that the freewheel sounds like some kind of tractor. It's horribly loud and rather spoils the enjoyment of my long downhill section through the woods. (Posted on 18/10/2017)

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Technical Data

Specialized Diverge E5
2018
 
FRAMESpecialized E5 Premium aluminium, Open Road Geometry, threaded BB,
12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
FORKSpecialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
STEMSpecialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
TAPESpecialized S-Wrap
BRAKESTektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Claris, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Claris, long cage, 8-speed
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
CASSETTESunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t
CHAINKMC X8, 8-speed w/ Missing Link™
CRANKSETShimano RS200
CHAINRINGS46/34T
BOTTOM BRACKETThreaded
WHEESLSpecialized Axis Sport Disc
TYRESSpecialized Espoir Sport 700x30, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection,
SADDLESpecialized Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTAlloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware

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Our suppliers reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative will do all it can to maintain prices and specifications on this web site, however we do reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Similarly, despite the wonders of modern computers, it is realistic to expect the colour of any item bought to differ subtly from the image online.