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Specialized Diverge E5 2018 Women's Gravel Road Bike

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Overview

Why we stock this bike
By Heather, co-op member

If you’re looking for The One – that is, one bike that is equally good on smooth roads and rough trails, then you’ll fall in love with this bike! Specialized has been able to marry ‘open road’ geometry for agility and speed with fatter tyres and Future Shock suspension for confidence for dirt roads and cobbles.

Our verdict
  • Comfort 9/10
  • Versatility 9/10
  • Fun to ride 8/10
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Product Details

Specialized Women's Diverge E5 2018 Gravel Adventure Bike

Specialized's do it all women's road bike upgraded for 2018 with a mudguard compatible E5 alloy frame, more tyre clearance, 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 71 degree head tube and 74 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 a 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 Myth Sport is one of our most popular women's saddles

Here's how Specialized describe the 2018 Diverge E5

The Women's Diverge E5 is equipped with everything you need to head to work, take the long way home, or 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.

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 Claris groupset, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and a durable Axis Sport Disc wheelset that's been cased in our fast-rolling Espoir Sport Reflect tyres. Every touchpoint of the bike is also tailored specifically for women, from the handlebar width to the crankarm length to the renowned Myth Sport saddle.

  • The E5 Premium Aluminium frame features our adventure-bound Open Road Geometry and front/rear thru-axles, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure
  • FACT carbon fork
  • Featuring a reflective sidewall, two layers of our BlackBelt flat protection, and a durable compound, Specialized Espoir Sport tyres are an appropriate addition to the Diverge's adventure-ready heritage

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Technical Specifications

Specialized Diverge E5 Women's 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
WHEELSSpecialized Axis Sport Disc
TYRESSpecialized Espoir Sport 700x30, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection,
SADDLESpecialized Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, 155mm, Thin steel rails
SEATPOSTAlloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
Weight- weighed in our Edinburgh, Bruntsfield shop February 201848cm Frame: 10.6kg/23.37lb
Weight- weighed in our Leeds shop March 201852cm Frame: 10.98kg/24.21lb

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