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Diverge Elite E5


2021 Diverge Elite 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.

The Diverge Elite E5 utilizes our premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork for a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. Shimano's gravel inspired GRX 400 group shifts 2x10 gears smoothly on any terrain and Axis Elite alloy wheels with Road Sport 35mm tires provide an efficient ride on pavement with the versatility for hard pack dirt riding.

Technical Specifications

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Shift Levers

Shimano GRX RX400 hydraulic brake levers, 2x10 speed mechanical shifting

Front Derailleur

Shimano GRX RX400, braze-on

Rear Derailleur

Shimano GRX RX400, 10-speed


Shimano CS-HG50-10, 10-Speed 11-36t


KMC X10, 10-speed w/ reusable Missing Link™


Shimano GRX RX600



Bottom Bracket

Shimano 68mm threaded



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



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


Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails


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


Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise


Specialized S-Wrap


Front Wheel


Rear Wheel


Front Tire

Specialized RoadSports, 700x35c

Inner Tubes

Presta valve, 48mm

Rear Tire

Specialized RoadSports, 700x35c



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

Seat Binder

Alloy, 30.8mm

* 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.


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Crank Length165mm165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Stem Length60mm60mm70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm
Handlebar Width360mm380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm400mm400mm400mm400mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Head Tube Length110mm125mm140mm155mm175mm195mm213mm
Head Tube Angle69.5°70°70.5°71.25°71.75°71.75°71.75°
BB Height270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm
BB Drop80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm
Fork Length, Full390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm
Fork Rake/Offset55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm
Front Center589mm598mm608mm615mm626mm641mm656mm
Chainstay Length432mm432mm432mm432mm432mm432mm432mm
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°

Rider Reviews

  • 4.8
  • 5 Reviews

Great all-rounder - 5 Stars of Fun

It is the heaviest bike I own but it doesn't feel like it. It rides much lighter than it actually is. The comfort, handling and versatility make it my most fun bike to ride. Explore places and trails you wouldn't go with a road bike and still ride paved roads to get there. The bike excels at both. Loaded up for multi day bikepacking/camping trips, it really shines. It is solid, smooth, comfortable yet you still can ride at a decent pace to put some miles behind you. Mine came with 700x38 Pathfinder Sport which are probably the best all around tires for road, gravel or trail, adjusting the pressure to fit the surface. Consider rounding up on the size if you have long legs. 4,000 miles - No regrets. This bike is an absolute joy to ride. I take it everywhere so naturally it gets knocked around a bit, used but never abused. Carbon would hold me back although it would ride smoother. Not worth the trade off to me. This bike is built to ride rain or shine and it it does so superbly!

Would Recommend?



Love My Bike

Kickass bike that only rides SMOOTHER the more weight you put on it. I use mine for touring and have put many many kms on it. Very lightweight and truly goes ANYWHERE...long distances, dirt roads with big rocks, mud etc I call it my orange Cadillac.

Would Recommend?



Quality fun bike

I got the orangeish color and wow, it's stunning. The paintwork is very impressive. The grx400 drivetrain is super nice, and the hydraulic disk brakes are a big upgrade. I ride mostly road and it does seem a tad bit slower than my older trek 1500 with 23's, but that's expected. I'll gladly trade a little speed for versatility! The internal cable routing is also great. Plenty of mounting points for bottle cages, fenders etc. Overall it just screams quality and is super fun to ride.

Mr B.


Great Bike

Great bike , highly recommended , although at the price should have had the future shock fitted

A2 B.


Rating = Skill+Opinion

Picked up the Specialized D-Elite E5 at LBS so the first thing if Specialized is out of a tire it'll come with a different tire, mine came with RoadSport 35mm as noted on the LBS website not Pathfinder on the Specialized website. Color on websites doesn't do the Orange Satin finish justice, SWEEEET! I picked up the 52cm and will probably replace stock drops with 44cm Woodchippers since the stock is pretty narrow for my 5'6"" frame. Kudos to Specialized for the clear frame protectors, especially located on chainstay and downtube, mounts are numerous and gears to barkes flawless. After the first 27 miler, not 2 miles to finish back went flat and that was 50% hard, soft, rubble, rocky desert blown course and thorn was barely noticeable at the exterior but could be felt interior of the tire. Not sure why Specialized chose a wheel that isn't recommended to go tubeless due to leaks but for the extra weight, I added sealant to the tubes, and YES the cores were removable. FYI, if ya haven't read it anywhere, bike shop mechanics are not recommending using this wheelset tubeless due to leaks. Fun, light (for me), fast Great Color and decent components for the price; Thanks Specialized for my first Specialized.