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Specialized Diverge Ltd Carbon 2021 - Gravel Bike

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Whether your goal is to escape on gravel back roads, far from cars and crowds, or drop the hammer at the front of your favorite gravel race, no bike does it better than the new Diverge. It’s quite simply the fastest, most capable - and just maybe the most fun - bike we’ve ever made, delivering a ride that’s quick and lively under power, but stable and confidence inspiring when the terrain gets rough. From Future Shock 2.0 and all-new gravel geometry, to internal storage and category leading tire clearance, the new Diverge represents everything we’ve learned over more than 40 years of riding road, gravel and dirt. The Diverge writes an entirely new chapter in the gravel bike category, so you can dream up entirely new rides. It’s the ultimate getaway vehicle.

• With a FACT 9r carbon frame, the Diverge Expert frame is incredible capable and race bike light. Pin it for your local dirt climb KOM, or grind up a giant back country peak, the light and lively Diverge will get you there faster.
• Speed, control and confidence - Future Shock 2.0 is the ultimate technology for the gravel rider. With 20mm of axial compliance and a hydraulic damper, Future Shock 2.0 suspends the rider not the bike. This keeps you confident and in control, able to keep the power down and stay off the brakes over rough dirt roads and in thick loose gravel, all while keeping your hands, arms and neck fresh. Since Future Shock 2.0’s damper is adjustable, you’ll be ready for the rough stuff and efficient on smooth pavement.
• We tossed gravel geometry ‘status-quo’ out the window. The new Diverge has the most progressive geometry we’ve ever created for a drop bar bike, giving riders a capable and stable bike in the dirt, that still feels responsive and nimble on the road. We’ve increased the frame’s reach, introduced a slacker head tube and a longer offset fork. All this creates incredible confidence with a planted feeling in the dirt, while spec’ing shorter stems keeps the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively. We’ve kept the bike’s BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if that’s your jam.
• We’ve given the Diverge plenty of rack mounts, including fork and top tube mounts, to ensure you can take what you need, no matter how far you plan to go, or how long you plan to stay out.
• Nothing unlocks a bike’s capability like tire clearance, so we gave the new Diverge a whopping 47mm of tire clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1” with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a drive side chain stay utilizing a solid beam of carbon behind the chain rings we’ve created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.
• The more capable your bike, the bigger your rides get, so Diverge borrows SWAT internal storage from the legendary Stumpy. The SWAT door lets you utilize space in the down tube to store tools, a flat kit, nutrition and even our SWAT Jacket. It keeps weight off your body, low in the bike for better handling, and makes you more self-sufficient, so get out there. SWAT’s got your back.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Specialized Diverge FACT 9r carbon, SWAT™ Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Fork:Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
Stem:Future Stem, Pro
Bars:Easton EC70 AX Carbon, 16-degree flare
Front Brake:Campagnolo Ekar, hydraulic
Rear Brake:Campagnolo Ekar, hydraulic
Rear Mech:R Campagnolo Ekar, 13-speed
Shifters:Campagnolo Ekar, hydraulic brake levers, 13s mechanical shifting
Speed:13
Rims:Roval Terra CL
Front Tyre:Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready, Transparent Sidewall, 700x38c
Rear Tyre:Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready, Transparent Sidewall, 700x38c
Seat Post:Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset
Saddle:Body Geometry Power Pro
Chainset:Campagnolo Ekar, EK13X8, 38T
Chain:Campagnolo Ekar, 13-speed
Pedals:Resin Platform

Diverge Sizing & Geometry

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Specialized Diverge 2021 Size Chart

Size

Height (cm)

Height (inches)

44cm

142 – 152

4’8”-5’0”

49cm

152 - 163

5’0” – 5’4”

52cm

163 - 170

5’4” – 5’7”

54cm

170 – 178

5’7” – 5’10”

56cm

175 – 180

5’9” – 6’0”

58cm

180 – 188

5’11”-6’2”

61cm

> 188

> 6’2”

 

Specialized Diverge Carbon 2021 Geometry

 

49

52

54

56

58

61

Crank length

165mm

170mm

172.5mm

172.5mm

175mm

175mm

Stem length

80mm

90mm

100mm

100mm

110mm

110mm

Seatpost length

330

330

380

380

380

380

Saddle width

155mm

155mm

143mm

143mm

143mm

143mm

Handlebar width

400mm

400mm

420mm

420mm

440mm

440mm

Reach

365mm

374mm

383mm

392mm

401mm

410mm

Top tube length, horizontal

529mm

542mm

558mm

573mm

589mm

605mm

Stack

571mm

577mm

592mm

610mm

634mm

659mm

Wheelbase

1019mm

1026mm

1032mm

1042mm

1059mm

1076mm

Chainstay length

425mm

425mm

425mm

425mm

425mm

425mm

Front center

607mm

614mm

620mm

630mm

647mm

664mm

Bb drop

80mm

80mm

80mm

80mm

80mm

80mm

Bb height

270mm

270mm

270mm

270mm

270mm

270mm

Seat tube angle

74°

73.75°

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

Head tube angle

70°

70.5°

71.25°

71.75°

71.75°

71.75°

Seat tube length

390mm

430mm

470mm

500mm

530mm

560mm

Head tube length

99mm

104mm

116mm

133mm

159mm

185mm

Bike standover height

700mm

725mm

754mm

779mm

805mm

832mm

Fork rake/offset

55mm

55mm

55mm

55mm

55mm

55mm

Fork length, full

389mm

389mm

389mm

389mm

389mm

389mm

Trail

69mm

66mm

61mm

57mm

57mm

57mm

 

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Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Gravel Bike Guide

Gravel Bike Guide

What is a Gravel bike?

Gravel bikes, sometimes called adventure bikes, sit somewhere on a sliding scale from what is essentially a drop-bar mountain bike, to something that looks like a traditional road or cyclocross bike.

Comfort based geometry – Most gravel and adventure bikes prioritise rider comfort over outright speed.

Long wheelbase - Continuing the frame design thread, gravel and adventure bikes tend to have a long wheelbase. Increasing this distance helps spread rider weight, increasing stability.

Low bottom bracket – A low bottom bracket (BB) another common gravel bike feature designed to increase the stability of a gravel bike, helping the bike feel more planted.

Generous tyre clearance – Large tyre clearance is yet another concession gravel bike designers pay to ride comfort and stability. Most models come shod with 32mm tyres but with room for much, much wider rubber.

Disc brakes – Drawn by disc brakes' increased stopping power, easier modulation and reduced maintenance it’s no surprise to see bike brands use them on gravel bikes.

As with most bike types, gravel models tend to be unisex. By switching out contact points, or simply adjusting them, it's fairly easy to cater for riders of different shapes. That said, some brands do offer specific women's gravel bikes.


Gravel bikes vs mountain bikes or road bikes: why choose a gravel bike?

Want to throw the in the odd bridleway on your favourite road loop? Don’t fancy going mountain biking, but like the idea of escaping road traffic? Dream of hopping on train for a weekend’s bikepacking? Love road and mountain, but only room for one bike at home? Hanker after a bike that can get you to work quickly Monday to Friday, before enjoying some off-road action at the weekend? Gravel bikes fit each of these scenarios and more!

Gravel bikes are perfectly suited to touring and bikepacking, most have mounts for full-length mudguards, racks and multiple bottle cages. They are incredibly versatile bikes made from either steel, aluminium, titanium or carbon, fitted with slick narrow tyres they will not hold you back on the road, and with knobbly tyres they will not fail to make you grin on the trails, often compared to riding rigid MTB’s back in the day the ride feel is exhilarating and fun, though high end Gravel bikes are thoroughly modern with 1x drive trains, carbon fibre and hydraulic disc brakes, Gravel bikes are now a class of their own.

 

Are there different types of Gravel bikes?

Catering for different types of cycling, Gravel bikes have diversified into two types;

 
road race bikes

Aggressive Gravel bikes

Some Gravel bikes have a lower and more aggressive riding position, similar to a cyclocross bike but with even wider tyres and luggage/mudguard compatibility, these bikes make the perfect “one bike” as with a set of slick/narrow tyres they are perfect for a sportive and casual road events.

aero race bikes

Relaxed Gravel bikes

With a more comfortable geometry giving a more upright position this style of gravel bike is better suited to touring and bikepacking. The taller riding position makes it easier to handle off-road. What they lack in flat out speed they make up for in comfort on the long-distance days.


What type of Gravel bike should I buy?

If you are coming from an MTB background a more relaxed and comfortable Gravel bike might suit you best, as you might aspire to ride rough terrain and see how far away from the smooth road you can get. A serious road rider might prefer a more aggressive Gravel bike that has a familiar geometry to a standard road bike. As ever it depends on the type of riding you intend to do.

 
fitness cycling on a road bike

Fitness training, commuting, All-road

Aggressive gravel bikes are very versatile, they make the perfect fast commuters with their capability to take racks and full-length mudguards, some road racers will find they make the perfect winter training bikes, while others will find them the perfect one bike for commuting, training and once fitted with slick tyres will perform in any tarmac event admirably.

long distance cycling on a road bike

Long distance, Off-road, adventure

Relaxed gravel adventure bikes were made for this exact purpose, the comfortable geometry lending themselves perfectly to big multi-day trips carrying luggage. Wide tyres with large volume add comfort and speed off the tarmac, we are constantly surprised by what these bikes can handle, hydraulic brakes give powerful stopping power even on the hoods, wide range cassettes can tame the steepest gradients.

 

What should I look for when buying a Gravel bike?

Frame and fork

Suspension – A gravel bike with suspension? Are you sure? Yes! Suspension is one of several attributes used to distinguish certain gravel bikes from one another. Most designs involve the use of shock absorbing materials or elastomers in the frame to soak up the bumps, with more extreme models running a front suspension fork, albeit with less travel than a traditional mountain bike.

Dropper post – Dropper post on a gravel bike? Again – are you sure? Yes, yes we are! As off-road descents get steeper and more technical, the more a rider needs to shift their weight over the rear wheel and lower to the ground. A dropper post scoots the saddle out of the way enabling the rider to tackle the descent with confidence. Whilst they’re not a common feature of gravel bikes today, we can certainly see them becoming more popular in future!

Frame mounts – Gravel and adventure bikes are the perfect partner for bikepacking trips. If you’re buying something to go on this kind of trip it’s a good idea to take stock of your chosen model’s frame mounts. Three bottle cage mounts are perhaps the bare minimum for water carrying requirements. And if you’re going to be using an extra-large frame bag which covers the traditional bottle cages, look for a bike whose forks include mounts too!

 


Gears

Chainset – If running 2x or 3x gravel bikes will often have compact or smaller chainrings as top speeds will not be that of standard road bikes, but steep climbs sometimes laden with luggage will require easier gearing. Mid to high-end gravel bikes borrow from MTB technology and use reliable, light and efficient 1x set ups. With no front derailleur and a large wide range cassette, a climb taming ratio is available without sacrificing too much top end speed, but the ease of use, reliability and weight saving is invaluable.

Cassettes – Bikes with a 2 or 3x chainset will often still have a larger cassette than a road bike to still give a wide gear range. 1x gravel bikes will usually have at least a 40 tooth cassette though now 42 and even more teeth are common on high-end gravel bikes.

 

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel sizes – Gravel bikes roll on one of two wheel sizes. Most use standard 700c road wheels, with some using the 650b (27.5”) standard. Teaming a 650b wheel with 47mm tyre is the equivalent of running a 700c wheel with 30mm tyre but with the added benefit of an increase in contact with the ground. Some gravel bikes are compatible with both wheel standards, enabling you to pop a pair of 700c’s in for a swashbuckling road ride, before substituting in the 650b’s for a rough and tumble hack.

Thru axles – The majority of gravel bikes uses thru axles. Stronger and less prone to flex over rough terrain than quick release skewers, they’re also less likely to accidentally come loose whilst riding. A rough standard has been set, with most models using 12x142 rear and 15x100 front.

Tubeless – A tubeless setup promises an increase in puncture protection and an ability to run lower air pressures as well as a faster ride thanks to lower rolling resistance. If running tubeless is important to you, be sure to choose a gravel bike with tubeless compatible wheels and tyres.

Gravel bike disc brakes
 

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