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Diverge Expert Carbon


2021 Diverge Expert Carbon

Whether your goal is to escape on gravel back roads, far from cars and crowds, or drop the hammer at the front of your favorite gravel race, no bike does it better than the new Diverge. It’s quite simply the fastest, most capable - and just maybe the most fun - bike we’ve ever made, delivering a ride that’s quick and lively under power, but stable and confidence inspiring when the terrain gets rough. From Future Shock 2.0 and all-new gravel geometry, to internal storage 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 FACT 9r carbon frame and Future Shock 2.0 the Diverge Expert will have you riding faster and more confidently over more terrain than you ever imagined possible. Shimano’s new gravel inspired GRX Di2 1x11 group puts all your gears in reach with a quick click and DT Swiss G540 alloy wheels, mated to Pathfinder Pro 38mm tires ensure performance across smooth pavement, dirt roads and gravel tracks. A Roval Terra seat post post keeps the Diverge Expert perfectly balanced for the ultimate ride.

Technical Specifications

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Integrated SWAT door, internal storage system


Front Wheel

DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples

Rear Wheel

DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm inner width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, alloy freehub body, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples

Front Tire

Pathfinder Pro, 2Bliss Ready, transparent sidewall, 700x38mm

Rear Tire

Pathfinder Pro, 2Bliss Ready, transparent sidewall, 700x38mm

Inner Tubes

700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve


Shift Levers

Shimano GRX RX815 hydraulic brake levers, 11 speed electronic shifting


Shimano XT, 11-speed, 11-42t

Rear Derailleur

Shimano GRX RX817 Di2, 11-speed


Shimano GRX RX810-1



Bottom Bracket

Shimano Threaded BSA BB



Specialized Diverge FACT 9r carbon, SWAT™ Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Seat Binder

Alloy, 30.8mm



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


Body Geometry Power Expert


Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset


Future Stem, Pro


Roubaix S-Wrap



Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount

* 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 Length170mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm440mm
Stem Length60mm70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length330mm330mm380mm380mm380mm380mm380mm
Head Tube Length99mm104mm116mm133mm159mm185mm209mm
Head Tube Angle70°70.5°71.25°71.75°71.75°71.75°72.25°
BB Height270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm270mm
BB Drop80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm80mm
Fork Length, Full389mm389mm389mm389mm389mm389mm389mm
Fork Rake/Offset55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm55mm
Front Center607mm614mm620mm630mm647mm664mm675mm
Chainstay Length425mm425mm425mm425mm425mm425mm425mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal529mm542mm558mm573mm589mm605mm628mm
Bike Standover Height700mm725mm754mm779mm805mm832mm859mm
Seat Tube Length390mm430mm470mm500mm530mm560mm590mm
Seat Tube Angle74°73.75°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°73°

Rider Reviews

  • 4.7
  • 6 Reviews

Great bike! Noisy Suspension

This bike is significantly more capable than I expected and I want to love it with all my heart. However, you can really hear the future shock 2.0 when it gets going. Big rapid compressions make a pronounced squeak that fills me with regret because it makes the bike sound and feel much feel cheaper than is. The shop I bought it from switched out the innards and tried really hard to make it quiet but they eventually determined that the squeak is a normal noise caused by the dampening system. So if you prefer silence, the future shock 1.5 is probably a better choice. The electronic grx group set is very sexy and feels amazing in the cockpit, it can be adjusted on the fly too which is really cool, and battery seems to last forever, but it also seems a bit finicky and noisy. This was also also a lot to pay for a bike with aluminum wheels. Otherwise, the bike is perfect! Really fast and solid feeling, comfortable. Its almost a mountain bike and almost a road bike at the same time, does both tasks well. Down tube storage is fantastic!

Dad C.


Great ride for all surfaces

Mostly ridden on roads and packed bike trails. I am in my 50s average 14-15 mph no matter the ride. Guess I'm a sport touring exerciser 4 to 5 days a week 18 to 20 miles daily 40 to 50 milers weekends. Also do Iowa's Ragbrai 7 days annually. I like the secure feel of this bike and have Marathon Supreme 35s on it, I hate flat! Rolls great and they work well on unpaved surfaces. Love the Di shifting and 11 speeds is fine. Bike has nice handling not twitchy and when riding with friends kicking it up a notch or two pace wise is no issue. I had the 2019 Sport, great as well, but the Di shifting and Future Shock 2.0 are significant upgrades. I lucked out selling my 1yr old Sport $300 over my original purchase because of the covid-19 inventory shortage so pulled the trigger! No regrets. Only one small negative likely corrected if you buy now. Specialized had the seatpost collet wrong sized. I had mistaken temporary buyer's remorse because the post was dropping millimeters while riding causing knee pain and minor fatigue 3/4 through rides. Took the bike in after noticing I couldn't tighten the post enough to prevent side to side movement from a good side bump. Turned out Specialized had a bulletin out about the collet fit and had shops pulling current for previous model collets problem solved, major sigh of relief!




Love this bike. First gravel bike and it is beautiful and handles so well



Gave me everything I hoped it would

Wanted a single bike that I could use for everything but full on single track, and this is it. Futureshock, rear post flexibility, and big tires at lower pressure make everything feel very smooth, whether rough tarmac, uneven paved trail, or gravel. I no longer find myself steering round rough areas on the road - I can just ride straight on through. This is my first experience of electronic shifting, and I love the precise feel. Brakes are good, and have done a two day trip with rear racks mounted and everything felt extremely solid, both on tarmac and gravel.

Guy M.



Specialized absolutely has set the standard in the gravel world. With the new geometry specifications, flex, and of course the GRX components ... this bike is amazing. THANK YOU!

2 B.



The updates to this bike are amazing! The travel from the Future Shock 2.0 works in perfect harmony with the flex from the new Roval seatpost. The higher bb greatly reduces pedal strike. The slacker headtube chills out the handling and greatly reduces toe overlap. Can't say enough positive about this bike. Would absolutely purchase again