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Diverge Comp E5

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Diverge Comp 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. 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, Comp

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
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.6
  • 16 Reviews

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.

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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!

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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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Yes!

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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!

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Yes!

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Spike R.

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