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    Diverge Base E5

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    2021 Diverge Base E5

    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. With all-new gravel geometry 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 premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork the Diverge Base E5 delivers a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. Shimano's Claris 2x8 group gives a wide range of gears for any terrain, while Axis Elite alloy wheels and Road Sport 35mm tires provide an efficient ride on pavement with the versatility for hard pack dirt riding.

    Technical Specifications

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    DRIVETRAIN

    Shift Levers

    Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Claris, 8-speed

    Cassette

    Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t

    Crankset

    Shimano Claris R200

    Chainrings

    46/34T

    Bottom Bracket

    Shimano 68mm threaded

    Chain

    KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed

    WHEELS & TIRES

    Front Wheel

    Axis Elite Disc

    Rear Wheel

    Axis Elite Disc

    Front Tire

    Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

    Inner Tubes

    Presta valve, 48mm

    Rear Tire

    Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

    Suspension

    Fork

    FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-moun

    COCKPIT

    Handlebars

    Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp

    Saddle

    Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails

    SeatPost

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

    Stem

    Future Stem, Comp

    Tape

    Specialized S-Wrap

    FRAMESET

    Frame

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

    Seat Binder

    Alloy, 30.8mm

    BRAKES

    Rear Brake

    Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc

    Front Brake

    Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc

    * 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 Length165mm165mm170mm170mm170mm175mm175mm
    Stem Length60mm60mm70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm
    Handlebar Width360mm380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
    Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm400mm400mm400mm400mm
    Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
    Stack529mm545mm561mm578mm599mm618mm635mm
    Reach357mm365mm374mm383mm392mm401mm410mm
    Head Tube Length110mm125mm140mm155mm175mm195mm213mm
    Head Tube Angle69.5°70°70.5°71.25°71.75°71.75°71.75°
    BB Height270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm
    BB Drop80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm
    Trail72mm69mm66mm61mm57mm57mm57mm
    Fork Length, Full390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm
    Fork Rake/Offset55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm
    Front Center589mm598mm608mm615mm626mm641mm656mm
    Chainstay Length432mm432mm432mm432mm432mm432mm432mm
    Wheelbase1008mm1017mm1027mm1035mm1046mm1061mm1076mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal504mm521mm538mm554mm570mm584mm598mm
    Bike Standover Height680mm703mm723mm763mm789mm808mm834mm
    Seat Tube Length363mm390mm430mm470mm500mm530mm560mm
    Seat Tube Angle74.5°74°73.75°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
    Geometry

    Rider Reviews

    • 4.7
    • 9 Reviews

    Great value for money

    This is my first gravel bike and I've done so far about 1000 km on it. The bike is very good, delivers great value for money and I would highly recommend it especially for those, who would like to get the first gravel. Exceeded expectations! Great thing, super fast, can get you to where road bike can't. Very good for commuting.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Kirill

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    First Road/Gravel Bike

    I'm new to cycling and had no idea there was a thing called "Gravel Bikes" but I'm super happy I stumbled across this bike. I can go places my friends cannot on there true road bike's. I can ride just as fast as them or faster, super comfortable and overall super happy this is my first bike. I have put in over 1,000 miles in 3 months and just in love. Next bike (keeping this one) will be a Tarmac for sure.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Watts. T.

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    Diverge E5 Base 2021 amazing

    I bought this bike in January 2021 coming from a mountain bike background I wasn’t for a road specific bike . This bike is amazing , I’ve covered almost 6000 miles on mine , and I took part in a gravel race last weekend on mine and it was a real treat to ride .

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Paul

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    Love my Diverge, would buy it again!

    Drove over 150 miles to pick up mine; olive green. Loved it. I have a heavy duty mountain bike I use when I have an impulse to go off-road and use my Diverge mostly for road. Not disappointed at all as I ride frequently and long rides on the weekends on country roads that are less than optimal where I live. The Diverge handles everything and then some. Glad I took the leap and the long drive to pick up mine


    Name:
    Avid R.

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    absolutely buy this bike

    Phenomenal bike. My first gravel bike and im consistently smiling each time i ride it. Does very well on the pavement too with last weeks time of 30 miles in 105 minutes. Get the charcoal color if you want to enjoy that carbon look as you blast buy other people they will only assume you paid for the full carbon. Very pleased as the wife has the same bike but in green.


    Name:
    Mazeezee

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    Great bike with a little adjustment.

    I ride mostly on the road. The color in real life is NOT Orange. The tires on the bike are NOT the ones listed on the specs. They are the first thing I changed on the bike. The OE tires on mine were the Roadsport Endurant model that are on the pictured model at 700x35c. Changed to Panaracer Gravel King SK Knobby 700x38c. The stock saddle isn't the worst but I changed it to a Brooks B17 from my old bike that is just broken in. After about 700 miles so far and some minor adjustments to the shifting and brake cables I can say this is truly a great bike and I'm very happy with it.


    Name:
    Jav

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    salmon pink is not blaze orange

    the color ""BLAZE"" while orange in the online pictures, is actually SALMON PINK. its just not even close to the same in person, i just bought one of these based on the images from this site which show a clearly blaze orange bike. when i get to the shop 2 hours away, they wheel up a salmon colored hideous bike. my jaw dropped in disbelief, surely this was a mix up, but no its really just pink. and best of all, no one thought to tell me beforehand. JUST CALL THE COLOR SALMON it already has a name, and that name is not blaze. blaze is orange, like the pictures.


    Name:
    Fred

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    Like a magic carpet meets a monster truck

    This is the first gravel bike I've owned. I was riding a long travel 29"" enduro mountain bike before this. While I loved how well it smashed through the descents, I was feeling like it was really lacking on the climbs. Meet, the Diverge Base E5. NOTHING stops this bike on the uphills, it feels like a magic carpet meets a monster truck. I dont know why anyone would pick a full suspension mountain bike over this.


    Name:
    Lykra B.

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