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Women's Diverge Comp

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2018 Women's Diverge Comp

The Women's Diverge Comp has been designed from the bottom-up to be a fully-fledged exploration machine. But now, it's also equally adept at crushing dirt climbs as it is to cruising to the coffee shop or hopping into a local group ride. And while it might sound cliché in a landscape of bike claims chocked full with hyperbole, the Diverge Comp truly is one bike that does it all.

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 a FACT 9r carbon frame that's one of the lightest in its category.

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.

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.

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 105 groupset, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and an Axis Elite wheelset. Every touchpoint of the bike is also tailored specifically for women, from the handlebar width to the crankarm length to the renowned Myth Comp saddle.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat mount disc, BB386 Evo

WHEELS & TIRES

INNER TUBES

700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve

FRONT WHEEL

Axis Elite Disc

REAR WHEEL

Axis Elite Disc

FRONT TIRE

Specialized Trigger Pro, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 700x38mm

REAR TIRE

Specialized Trigger Pro, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 700x38mm

SUSPENSION

FORK

Specialized FACT carbon, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle

COCKPIT

STEM

Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

TAPE

S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel

SEATPOST

Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

SEAT BINDER

Alloy, 31.2mm

SADDLE

Myth Comp, Thin, 155mm, Hollow Cr-Mo

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm w/ Di2 hole

DRIVETRAIN

CRANKSET

Praxis Alba 2D, BB386

CHAINRINGS

48/32T

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano RS505 disc

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano 105, 11-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t

CHAIN

KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc

REAR BRAKE

Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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Crank Length165mm170mm170mm172.5mm
Handlebar Width380mm400mm400mm420mm
Stem Length80mm90mm90mm100mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm400mm400mm
Stack569mm574mm592mm613mm
Reach360mm367mm373mm379mm
Head Tube Length108mm128mm90mm95mm
Head Tube Angle70.8°71°71.9°72.5°
BB Height265mm265mm265mm265mm
BB Drop85mm85mm85mm85mm
Trail58mm62mm62mm64mm
Fork Length, Full390mm390mm390mm390mm
Fork Rake/Offset50mm50mm55mm55mm
Front Centre593mm597mm599mm604mm
Chainstay Length419mm419mm421mm421mm
Wheelbase1004mm1004mm1011mm997mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal524mm532mm549mm561mm
Bike Standover Height704mm726mm752mm776mm
Seat Tube Length405mm440mm473mm500mm
Seat Tube Angle73.5°73.5°74°74°
Geometry

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