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Specialized Diverge E5 Sport 2018 Adventure Road Bike

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Specialized Diverge E5 Sport 2018 Gravel Adventure Bike

This is the 2018 Diverge go-anywhere road bike further upgraded with even smoother shifting Shimano Sora 2x9 STI gearing.

Same as Specialized Diverge E5 2018

This is 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, 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 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
  • 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 Sport
With the Diverge Sport, you'll be prepared for anything, from smooth tarmac to the loosest, roughest tracks out there. It's packed with all the same technologies as its pricier cousins, only its spec places an emphasis on reliable performance, not components so flashy you'll be eating nothing but top ramen for months.

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 Aluminum 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.

To add to its multi-faceted talents, we topped the new Diverge off with three water bottle mounts, and mounts for racks and fenders,-so while it's one of the most fun bikes you'll ever shred fire roads on, it's equally adept at bike packing, commuting, or even a spin to your local brewery. The spec, meanwhile, hits right on the money with a sturdy Shimano Sora groupset, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and a strong Axis Sport wheelset.

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Technical Specifications

Specialized Diverge E5 Sport 2018 
FRAMESpecialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Open Road Geometry, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
FORKSpecialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
WHEELSAxis Sport Disc
INNER TUBES700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
TYRESEspoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
CRANKSETPraxis Alba 2d
CHAINRINGS48/32T
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Sora
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Sora, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Sora, long cage, 9-speed
CASSETTESunrace, 9-speed, 11-32t
CHAINKMC X9, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™
BRAKESTektro Mira, 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
SEATPOSTAlloy, 2-bolt clamp
SEAT BINDERAlloy rack mount seat collar, 31.8mm
PEDALSNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
Weight- weighed in our Leeds shop February 201856cm Frame: 10.61kg/23.39lb

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