If you believe that a wandering heart and a healthy sense of exploration shouldn't come at the cost of five mortgage payments, we're with you and so is the new Diverge Pro.
The Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires or 650b x 47mm tires. Along with tire clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed a sub 900-gram FACT 9r carbon frame that's one of the lightest in the category. Actually, it's pretty damn light, even if your intent was more Polka Dot Jersey than hunter's plaid flannel.
Next up, we moved away from a traditional 'cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn't been seen before—our Open Road Geometry. 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 tires 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 (found on the Roubaix), 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.
For the spec, you'll find the intersection of high performance and pure grit, with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset, hydraulic disc brakes, a Praxis Zayante Carbon crankset, and carbon Roval CL32 Disc wheels.
- The FACT 9r carbon frame features our adventure-bound Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive 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 and a light overall weight.
- Shimano's Ultegra Di2 with hydraulic disc brakes not only offers exceptionally smooth, crisp shifts, but it provides incredible stopping power and modulation.
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Praxis, PF30|
|CHAIN||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|CRANKSET||Praxis Zayante Carbon|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Ultegra Di2 Shilft Lever Kit, ST-R8070|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on|
|CASSETTE||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-32t|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra RD-8050 Di2, Shadow Design, GS 11-speed|
|FORK||Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Phenom Pro, Carbon Rail, 143mm|
|SEAT BINDER||Diverge collar for carbon frames|
|TAPE||S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel|
|SEATPOST||S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm|
|HANDLEBARS||Easton EC70 AX Carbon Adventure Bar, 16-degree flare|
|STEM||Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt|
|REAR WHEEL||Roval CL32 Disc|
|INNER TUBES||Presta valve, 48mm|
|FRONT TIRE||Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm|
|REAR TIRE||Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm|
|FRONT WHEEL||Roval CL32 Disc|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano Ultegra 8070, flat-mount disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano Ultegra 8070, flat-mount disc|
|PEDALS||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors|
|FRAME||Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc, BB386|
Diverge - Geometry
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||524mm||532mm||549mm||561mm||575mm||589mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74°||74°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°|
|Head Tube Angle||70.8°||71°||71.9°||72.5°||72.5°||72.8°|
|Seat Tube Length||405mm||440mm||473mm||500mm||525mm||555mm|
|Head Tube Length||90mm||95mm||108mm||128mm||155mm||178mm|
|Bike Standover Height||704mm||726mm||752mm||776mm||801mm||815mm|
|Fork Length, Full||390mm||390mm||390mm||390mm||390mm||390mm|