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    Diverge STR Expert

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    Diverge STR Expert

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    With Future Shock suspension front and rear, the new Diverge STR delivers compliance without compromise. By suspending the rider—instead of the bike—Future Shock technology increases control and efficiency while decreasing fatigue, so you’ll be riding farther and faster over chunkier terrain than you believed possible. And the Diverge STR does this without the weight, sluggish pedal response, and inefficiency of other suspension systems. The Diverge STR Expert starts with our FACT 11r carbon frameset with front and rear Future Shock suspension. It’s built with SRAM’s Rival eTap AXS Eagle groupset for fast, efficient shifting with a 10-50 cassette to ensure you have the gearing to tackle any ride. The bike rolls on the Roval Terra C wheels with 42mm Tracer Pro tires. Adventure Gear alloy handlebars, an S-Works carbon seatpost, and Power Expert saddle complete the package making the Diverge STR the most capable Diverge ever.

    Technical Specifications

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    Frameset

    Frame

    Diverge FACT 11r carbon frameset with front and rear Future Shock suspension, SWAT™ Door integration, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

    Suspension

    Fork

    Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, 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 Expert

    Stem

    Future Stem, Comp

    Tape

    Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

    SeatPost

    S-Works Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

    Seat Binder

    Specialized Alloy, 33.3mm

    Brakes

    Rear Brake

    SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

    Front Brake

    SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

    Drivetrain

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM GX Eagle AXS, w/ battery cover

    Shift Levers

    SRAM Rival eTap AXS

    Cassette

    SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50t

    Crankset

    SRAM Rival 1 Wide

    Chainrings

    40t

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM DUB BSA 68

    Chain

    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

    Wheels & Tires

    Front Wheel

    Roval Terra C, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth, NEW DT 370 hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes

    Rear Wheel

    Roval Terra C, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth, NEW DT 370 Star Ratchet hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes

    Front Tire

    Tracer Pro 2BR, 700x42

    Inner Tubes

    Presta valve, 48mm

    Rear Tire

    Tracer Pro 2BR, 700x42

    Accessories

    SWAT

    Integrated SWAT door, internal storage system

    Weight

    Weight

    9.86kg (21 lb, 11.8 oz)

    Weight Size

    56

    * 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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    495254565861
    Crank Length165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
    Handlebar Width380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
    Stem Length60mm70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm
    Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
    Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm350mm350mm350mm
    BB Height270mm265mm265mm265mm265mm265mm
    Seat Tube Angle74.5°74.25°74°74°74°74°
    Fork Length, Full390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm
    Reach365mm374mm383mm392mm401mm410mm
    Seat Tube Length390mm430mm470mm500mm530mm560mm
    Stack569mm576mm593mm609mm633mm659mm
    Wheelbase1023mm1027mm1034mm1044mm1060mm1078mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal527mm556mm570mm586mm602mm540mm
    Trail69mm66mm61mm57mm57mm57mm
    Bike Standover Height704mm730mm753mm778mm804mm833mm
    Head Tube Angle70°70.5°71.25°71.75°71.75°71.75°
    Fork Rake/Offset55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm
    Head Tube Length100mm100mm115mm130mm155mm182mm
    BB Drop80mm85mm85mm85mm85mm85mm
    Front Center607mm612mm619mm629mm645mm663mm
    Chainstay Length429mm429mm429mm429mm429mm429mm
    Geometry

    Rider Reviews

    • 5
    • 6 Reviews

    Love it

    Great bike. I wanted a bike that I can ride on mainly cycle paths, canal paths and those annoying paths that everyone uses. Great gravel rides, not so much as there isn’t much of that around the southwest, it’s more like short sections of hard packed mud and rocks, or crappy ground, ground you don’t really want to take your 28mm road tyres on and worry about punctures. And this is perfect for it. Eats up the potholes, rolls over the rocks effortlessly. The future shock on the front works without you really noticing which is good, and to be honest, I thought, il ride with the rear shock closed because i didn’t want it feeling weird, but as soon as I opened it, felt odd for a couple minutes, and then I just left it open as I didn’t really notice it. It was great. Looked down a few times and could see it moving yet couldn’t feel it so that’s a good thing, working without being intrusive is a big kudos to spesh. Il probably swap the wheels to pathfinders as that will suit my rides better.


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    Korey

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    Diverge STR Blends Comfort and Perfomance to Great Effect.

    The Specialized brand, in my opinion is second to none, and this is clearly reflected in my purchase of the Diverge STR Expert. Cutting edge engineering went into the development of the Diverge STR and this is evident in the outcome when riding this very compliant gravel bike. The Diverge has always been one of the models in my quiver going back about a decade, and the STR is a big improvement, in my opinion, over the previous model. Compliance is key when it comes to comfort. The STR has them both in a great blend of performance and comfort. Definitely a great value, as I purchased this from the Specialized website on sale. Definitely recommended.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

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    Name:
    Jeffrey T.

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    Diverge STR Expert = PURE FUN!

    I've had this bike for a few weeks and I've put on about 200 miles. It's extremely fun and SUPER FAST! Most fun bike ever.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Verified Buyer

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    Name:
    Clinton S.

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    Just Wow - perfect for the English Canal towpaths

    Having spent 10 years looking for the perfect Canal towpath bike I discovered the STR, I did have a zertz Diverge so I knew the bike was going to be good....but not that good :-) Having now covered 200 miles on the English canal network I can simply say CHAPEAU Specialized, this bike is incredible. The 2.0 future shock is fantastic upfront (I put a spot of hyper green paint on the dial to see if locked off or not) but the rear futurshock just wow. I have it set in the stiff position for the road and have dialed in the rear a lot but still have lots of movement when the switch is in the open position. Even with the axs Dropper its still super comfy on the real bumpy stuff (the tow path). The 47mm tyres are a real compliment to the ride. Its no wonder the likes of Ian Boswell and Laurens ten Dam raced the STR in this years unbound, the bike is fast comfortable and really strangley is super lively in the sprint and climbs.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Stef B.

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    Fast Fun

    This bike is everything I've been waiting for - fast on smooth surfaces, nimble on technical single track, comfortable with extra mounts for bike packing. Yes it is pricey, and no I'm not road racing on it nor am I clearing jumps, but I am pushing it on everything in between, and having a sweet time of it :-). Waited 30 years for a bike that could meet my needs, and finally it's arrived. My only concern, will the tech hold up over the years, as I do tend to keep my bikes for a long time. I'll be pre purchasing some spare components just in case, and I might even get a second set of wheels, one for gravel, one for single track. This bike is a significant financial investment, and it's paying me back in some fast fun days in the saddle.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Allison

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    Super bike

    I use to ride long gravel road and hard mud trail back on the 90 with « vintage mountain bike ». This Diverge STR is still rigid climbing hills without any pumping effect of either the front or rear suspension. On the other hand rolling fast on bumpy back country gravel road is a pure pleasure. Vibrations being dampened by both suspension without removing the sensation of fast road cycling. This is is a pure pleasure to ride.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Alain B.

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