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    Diverge Comp E5

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    Diverge Comp E5

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    Whether your goal is to escape on gravel back roads, far from cars and crowds, toe the start line at your first gravel race, or simply get the most versatile bike on the road or dirt, no bike is better than the new Diverge. It's quite simply the fastest, most capable - and just maybe the most fun - alloy bike we've ever made, delivering a ride that's quick and lively, but stable and confidence inspiring when the terrain gets rough. From Future Shock 1.5 and all-new gravel geometry, to 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.

    Starting with premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork, we gave the Diverge Comp E5 our Future Shock 1.5 for a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. SRAM’s gravel-inspired Apex 1 group shifts 1x11 gears smoothly on any terrain and Axis Elite alloy wheels with Pathfinder Sport 38mm tires add even more capability and versatility.

    Technical Specifications

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    Frameset

    Frame

    Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

    Seat Binder

    Alloy, 30.8mm

    Suspension

    Fork

    Future Shock 1.5 w/Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount

    Cockpit

    Handlebars

    Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare

    Saddle

    Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

    SeatPost

    Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware

    Stem

    Future Stem, Pro

    Tape

    Specialized S-Wrap

    Brakes

    Rear Brake

    SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor

    Front Brake

    SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor

    Drivetrain

    Shift Levers

    SRAM Apex, hydraulic

    Cassette

    Sunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed

    Crankset

    Praxis Alba

    Chainrings

    40T

    Bottom Bracket

    Praxis 68mm BSA

    Chain

    KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed

    Wheels & Tires

    Front Wheel

    AXIS Elite Disc

    Rear Wheel

    AXIS Elite Disc

    Front Tire

    Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

    Rear Tire

    Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

    Inner Tubes

    700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve

    Accessories

    Pedals

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

    Geometry

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    495254565861
    Crank Lengthmm165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
    Handlebar Widthmm380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
    Stem Lengthmm60mm70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm
    Saddle Widthmm155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
    Seatpost Lengthmm350mm350mm400mm400mm400mm400mm
    Seat Tube Angle74°73.75°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°73°
    Fork Length, Full390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm
    Bike Standover Height697mm722mm738mm777mm800mm823mm849mm
    Wheelbase1095mm
    Seat Tube Length390mm430mm470mm500mm530mm560mm590mm
    Reach365mm374mm383mm392mm401mm410mm419mm
    Trail69mm66mm61mm57mm57mm57mm54mm
    Head Tube Length99mm104mm116mm133mm159mm185mm209mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal529mm542mm558mm573mm589mm605mm628mm
    Front Center675mm607mm614mm620mm630mm647mm664mm
    BB Height270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm
    Chainstay Length432mm432mm432mm
    Fork Rake/Offset55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm
    Stack571mm577mm592mm610mm634mm659mm684mm
    Head Tube Angle70°70.5°71.25°71.75°71.75°71.75°72.25°
    BB Drop80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm
    Geometry

    Rider Reviews

    • 4.4
    • 17 Reviews
     

    Chain Drops

    The specialized diverge comp bike is fine, but my chain drops constantly when going uphill. I’ve taken it in to my local dealer 7 times, each time they think it’s fixed, I go back out & chain drops. Very disappointing to spend good money on a good brand, and have this issue. I’ve read numerous reviews of this happening with this bike in particular. :(


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    Heather F.

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    Good bike but disappointing wheelset

    The bike is great, and it felt great for the first year. Then, after the first full service, the back wheel kept coming out of true and eventually spokes started snapping. Note that this isn't covered by warranty and you will likely need to upgrade your wheelset after the first year. I treated myself to a set of Roval C38s and it feels like a new bike again, but just note that you will likely need to put in this additional budget to keep enjoying the bike.


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    Thor

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    Great hybrid ride

    I'm 68 and ride on lots of gravel, some pavement, rail trails, and some very steep terrain in Vermont. My new Diverge tackles it all. It's pricey but I'm very happy with it. My only wish is that Specialized made a drop handlebar with more rise in it to give older riders a more upright posture.

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    Yes!

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    Timothy M.

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    Not impressed with the quality

    This is a replacement commuter bike as my old S-Works bike's frame snapped. I've now have appx 400 miles on it over the 6-weeks I've owned it. While it's finally starting to act like a normal bike, I shouldn't have had to take it to the bike shop for repairs so soon and often. 1) (20 miles in) Main bearing noise (shop tightened axle bolt ... fixed) 2) (40 - 200 miles) More noise that took a while to pin down (found the factory bolts keep loosening on the tube bag - locktite fixed them) 3) Chain that keeps coming off the front gear. (Once/week -- usually happens when trying to catch the light at the bottom of a valley on my commute). Not sure how to fix? (p.s. I also have been speaking with corporate about my old bike. Be sure to keep your receipt as they only keep the warranty card on file for 8-years -- and in their own words, "Warranty cards are used for emails to send marketing communications. It's not there to prove ownership for the lifetime frame warranty.")


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    Kent

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    Great gravel bike

    Great all around bike. I like the way it handles, very solid feel. Comfortable ride and I like the shock in the handlebars stem.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

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    Ron C.

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    Great Bike w/ updates

    Great bike. However, I (and others...search Diverge chain drop) had to change out components to stop dropping the chain off front chainring. Many have theories of issue...absolutely it does better when chain is properly sequenced with the Praxis chainring...but it will still drop with the right bump and a shift. Fixed it by replacing chainring, cassette, and chain to SRAM. Don't think all were required but was tired of messing around with the chain dropping so did it all at one time. 1x on my mountain bike is 100% bullet proof so I knew the Diverge could get there as well with the right combination of parts.

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    Yes!

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    Charlie

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    A great bike for winter

    A great bike for winter riding in the UK, especially with all the pot holes!

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

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    Guest G.

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    Wheels

    Great bike I have one for road and one for dirt I have made both bike tubeless with no problems with the OEM wheels different tire options. No leaks I use orange seal & Wisky tape. The bike is super 60 mph on the down hills running 38 slicks and climbs like a goat on and off the pavement. Perfect bike. I’m going to order the full suspension version ASAP.

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    Peter

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    Riding this bike has been

    Riding this bike has been a dream! I am 5'7", 30.5" inseam, my wingspan is 5'9". I have adjusted it to feel a bit smaller by moving the seat forward, I might look into getting a shorter stem as it is a teensy bit long for me. Other than that, the shifting is so smooth and speedy. The breaks work like a dream. I used to squeeze my regular breaks with all my might half way down the hill to stop in time. I haven't noticed the future shock, which might signal how great it is. The only drawback I would say is the seat it came with. It was so awful I had to change it out immediately.

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    Guest G.

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    Took this out for the

    Took this out for the first time last week and totally love it. It was an absolute pleasure to ride and made really short work of the hills. A lot more robust than my road bike, so I can extend my riding into the winter months now.

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    Yes!

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    Guest G.

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    Swiss Army knife of Bikes

    I was pleasantly surprised by this bike. Normally a road biker on an S-works with much higher end components. However, for the price point this is great. Worked nice both on and off road. Could tell the difference off road. The gearing on the 1X was nice and the bike was compliant at speed. Slightly slower than my road bike on road (about 2 MPH slower every 10 miles). However, lots of fun both on and off road. Nice change of pace when I want to ride gravel. Hesitated to ride and aluminum frame but the tire width made up for the aluminum frame. Lots of fun at the price point. I have the future shock 2.0 on my road bike but the Future shock 1.5 was nice on this platform. Nice ride for the price point!

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

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    Spike R.

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    $2500 and it cannot be made tubeless

    I've had this bike for about 6 months and put a lot of miles on it. I'm happy with the it overall but I am unhappy with the fact that it CANNOT be made tubeless. I bought new tires, taped the rims, had the sealant, stems and thought I was ready to go. However, once I seated the tires both rims leaked through the seam on the rim itself. No way for me to seal them. I would think for the price point it would be possible to make the wheels tubeless in this day and age. Somewhat dissapointed!!

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

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    Jeff A.

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    I love it…I’ve only ridden

    I love it…I’ve only ridden MTB and this is so so much fun.

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    Yes!

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    Alexander B.

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    This is my first gravel

    This is my first gravel bike so not in the best position to opine with experience on gravel riding and racing. What I was looking for was the gravel capability, improved comfort (compared to road bike) and a jump on and enjoy bike. This is simply a lovely bike, weight is pleasantly light, the 1x drive train with less complexity has provided the range I need and the headset suspension helps smooth some of the London bumps & heavier gravel paths. Thoroughly enjoyable - and the option to have my local bike shop get it ride ready from the get-go was a must have option.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

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    Neil I.

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    I’m not a hard core

    I’m not a hard core graveler so I can’t give a review based on that type of riding. I bought this for the 1x drive train and the headset suspension, being in my 50s with joint issues, this is what I need right now. Weight was also a consideration. That said, it’s a great bike, surprisingly light for a gravel bike. I ride a 49 and it comes in at just over 10kgs. There’s no rolling resistance. Swapping out the stem and adding spacers was also very easy. My only complaint is that I wished the website provided more specifics, I had to do a lot of my own research. Canyon’s website is a good example to follow. They made up for this with great customer service. Highly recommend!

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    Yes!

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    Kew E.

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    Great Bike

    I ordered the Diverge Comp E5 size 52. It's a beautiful bike. Pros: * Gearing, tires, frame mount points (for bikepacking), weight. Neutral: * Futureshock is okay. It's certainly better than nothing, but it's no Redshift Shockstop. Cons: * I've been a flat handlebar rider for decades. I was hoping I would be able to transition to drop handlebars. After trying for several weeks, I've decided that it's a great bike, but in the end wasn't an enjoyable ride for me. If you are used to road bikes and want to switch to gravel, this bike is highly recommended. If you are coming from MTB and want a gravel bike, look at the Diverge EVO instead. I ended up returning the Diverge Comp E5 and getting a Diverge EVO Comp. The EVO is nearly the same bike with a flat handlebar. Summary: Specialized Diverge is a great gravel bike, highly recommended. Consider carefully whether drop handlebars (COMP E5) or flat handlebars (EVO) is the better bike for you.

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    Yes!

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    Dave

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    I ordered the Diverge Comp

    I ordered the Diverge Comp E5 size 52. It's a beautiful bike. Pros: * Gearing is perfect. I live in a mostly flat area (Midwest US). I can occasionally use the top gear and hit 20+ MPH. There is only one really steep hill in the area and the granny gear was able to climb it. There is good graduation between each gear. None feels like a big jump one way or the other, and it's easy to shift up or down to hit the right gear for current conditions. * Tires are a nice pattern with a road-like center area and more gravel-like side pattern. 38 mm seems like the perfect width for this type of riding. * Frame mount points are excellent. I wanted this bike for bikepacking and there's a mount point for everything. The only surprising mount is for a back rack. That mounts to the seatpost screw vs. the frame itself. It makes adjusting the seat more complicated, but it works. * Weight is great. I'm used to bikes that weigh five to ten pounds more than this, and you can really tell the difference every time you lift it. You'll also feel the difference in your acceleration, and hopefully in your climbing. Neutral: * Futureshock is okay. It's certainly better than nothing, but it's no Redshift. Having had a Redshift seat post and stem for a couple of years now, I won't go without. Redshift seat post and stem can be added to the Diverge without any issues. Cons: * I've been a flat handlebar rider for decades. I was hoping I would be able to transition to drop handlebars. After trying both Cannondale Topstone and Specialized Diverge for several weeks each, I've decided that drop handlebars aren't for me. They're too low and too far forward. I end up having to stretch too much and have too much pressure on my hands to make long rides comfortable. I regularly do 40+ mile rides and did my first century ride last year. 30 miles was about as far as I could stand on this bike. It's a great bike, but in the end wasn't enjoyable for me. If you are used to road bikes and want to switch to gravel, this bike is highly recommended. If you are coming from MTB and want a gravel bike, look at the Diverge EVO instead. I ended up returning the Diverge Comp E5 and getting a Diverge EVO Comp. The EVO is nearly the same bike (same gears, same mount points, slightly different frame, different tires) with a flat handlebar. I've been able to adjust the EVO to be comfortable for me. If you live in a flat area the EVO Comp is fine. If you live in an area with steep slopes, consider the EVO Expert so you have more gear options. TL;DR: Specialized Diverge is a great gravel bike, highly recommended. Consider carefully whether drop handlebars (COMP E5) or flat handlebars (EVO) is the better bike for you.

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    Dave B.

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