Men's Diverge Expert
$4,000.00
Part No.  

Men's Diverge Expert

$4,000.00
Part No.  128841
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Men's Diverge Expert
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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If you're like us, the last thing that you want is your bike holding you back from having the ride of your life. If you see rough roads or flowy singletrack, we want you to ride it, not think, "That looks fun, but I can't do it on this bike." We're tired of our fun being restricted, and that's why we developed the new Diverge Expert. Now, you can get out there and not only explore new roads, but entirely new rides—we promise that the bike won't be a limiting factor.

With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tire clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed a FACT 9r carbon frame that's one of the lightest in the category.

Next up, we moved away from a traditional 'cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn't been seen before—Open Road Geometry. We know what you're thinking, "it's just another marketing term," but for the Diverge, we truly did develop an entirely new geometry. With a touch less hyperbole, you can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road.

And while riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure, there's only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn't lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won't be surprised by under steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock, the Diverge's version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles.

To add to its multifaceted talents, we topped it off with three water bottle mounts, mounts for racks and fenders, and our Road SWAT™ kit that fits a tube, CO2, CO2 head, valve extender, and money clip. So while it's one of the most smile-inducing bikes you'll ever ride, it's equally adept at commuting or even bikepacking.

The Diverge Expert features a no compromise build, with a full SRAM Force 1 groupset with hydraulic disc brakes, Roval SLX 24 rims laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs, and fast-rolling 700x38mm Trigger Pro tires.

  • The FACT 9r carbon frame features our adventure-bound Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive suspension with 20mm of travel, and front/rear thru-axles, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure.
  • The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling, rigidity, and an overall light weight.
  • The fast-rolling, 2Bliss Ready Trigger Pro tires are perfect for adventure. The fast-rolling center keeps resistance low on the road, while the shoulder knobs dig into corners in the dirt. And with this 2Bliss Ready design, you're able to run lower pressures for more grip & traction, while all but eliminating the risk of pinch flats.

Technical Specifications

FRAMESET
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 31.2mm
FORK Specialized FACT carbon, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRAME Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat mount disc, BB386
DRIVETRAIN
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM BB386, 68mm, no spacer
CHAIN KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
CRANKSET SRAM Force 1
CASSETTE SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM Force 1 hydraulic, 11-speed
CHAINRINGS 42T X-Sync
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM Force 1, long cage, 11-speed
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
TAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
SEATPOST S-Works FACT carbon, 20mm offset
HANDLEBARS Specialized Expert Hover, alloy, 75x125mm
STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Force, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE SRAM Force, hydraulic disc
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
WHEELS
INNER TUBES 700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve w/ extender
FRONT TIRE Specialized Trigger Pro, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 700x38mm
REAR TIRE Specialized Trigger Pro, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 700x38mm

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Diverge - Geometry

  48 52 54 56 58 61
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 70mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
Reach 360mm 367mm 373mm 379mm 385mm 392mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 524mm 532mm 549mm 561mm 575mm 589mm
Stack 569mm 574mm 592mm 613mm 639mm 662mm
Wheelbase 997mm 1004mm 1004mm 1011mm 1025mm 1036mm
Chainstay Length 419mm 419mm 421mm 421mm 421mm 421mm
Front Center 593mm 599mm 597mm 604mm 618mm 629mm
BB Drop 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm
BB Height 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Head Tube Angle 70.8° 71° 71.9° 72.5° 72.5° 72.8°
Seat Tube Length 405mm 440mm 473mm 500mm 525mm 555mm
Head Tube Length 140mm 145mm 158mm 178mm 205mm 228mm
Bike Standover Height 704mm 726mm 752mm 776mm 801mm 815mm
Fork Rake/Offset 55mm 55mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Fork Length, Full 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm
Trail 64mm 62mm 62mm 58mm 58mm 56mm

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