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Specialized Diverge E5 Comp 2018

Specialized Diverge E5 Comp 2018

  • Top of the range Diverge E5
  • Future Shock front suspension
  • Shimano 105 Specialized Diverge

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Specialized Diverge E5 Comp 2018

This is the 2018 Specialized Diverge go-anywhere road bike further upgraded with Future Shock front suspension, Shimano 105 gearing and Tektro Spyre disc brakes.

Upgrades over Specialized Diverge E5

  • The Diverge features a new, more off road capable version of the Specialized Future Shock which made its debut on the 2017 Bike of the Year Specialized Roubaix
  • Here, a 20mm-travel lightweight suspension cartridge, enclosed above the head tube and below the stem, effectively isolates you, the rider, from shock when you ride over rough roads, gravel and tracks
  • Smoother shifting Shimano 105 STI 2x11 shifters are the world's best sellers for good reason
  • TRP (Tektro Racing Products) Spyre disc brakes deliver confidence-inspiring all-weather performance
  • Unlike the majority of mechanical disc brakes, which only have one moving piston, TRP Spyre disc brakes have two
  • Both pistons move equally against the rotor. The result: more consistent and even braking performance, less likelihood of brake rub and less maintenance required

Same as Specialized Diverge E5

Specialized's go-anywhere 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, every 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 full 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 a traditional QR quick release
  • 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 Specialized Diverge E5 Comp

'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 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.

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 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.'

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Technical Data

Specialized Diverge E5 Comp 2018 
FRAMESpecialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
FORKDiverge disc, FACT carbon fiber, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRONT WHEELAxis Elite Disc
REAR WHEELAxis Elite Disc
INNER TUBES700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
TYRESEspoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
CRANKSETPraxis Alba 2D
CHAINRINGS48/32T
SHIFT LEVERSShimano 105
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano 105 braze-on
REAR DERAILLEURShimano 105, 11-speed
CASSETTEShimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
CHAINKMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKETektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc
REAR BRAKETektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
TAPESpecialized S-Wrap
STEMSpecialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
SADDLEBody Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTSpecialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy rack mount seat collar, 31.8mm
PEDALSNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

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