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Men's S-Works Diverge

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2018 Men's S-Works Diverge

While the fun may begin where the road ends, you still need a bike that'll get you there—one bike that shreds singletrack and crushes through road miles with equal expertise. Sure, some have tried to make their 'cross bikes more "road-capable" (whatever that means), and others have made their road bikes more "adventure-ready," but we created one bike that makes no compromises between the two. The S-Works Diverge redefines the possibilities for adventure on a drop-bar-bike.

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 sub 900-gram FACT 11r carbon frame that's one of the lightest in the category. Actually, it's pretty damn light, even if your intent was more Polka Dot Jersey than hunter's plaid flannel.

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.

For the S-Works Diverge, we handpicked the spec for the lightest, most unique build on an adventure bike. We left the shifting and braking up to Shimano, but did so in a non-traditional way. We paired an XTR Di2 derailleur with R785 Di2 shifters and hydraulic-disc brakes. We then added an Easton EC90 SL Carbon crankset, featherweight Roval CLX 32 Disc wheels, and topped it off with our carbon Command Post XCP that features 35mm of travel.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat mount disc

SUSPENSION

FORK

S-Works FACT carbon, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle

COCKPIT

HANDLEBARS

S-Works Carbon Hover Drop, 125x75mm

STEM

S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise

TAPE

S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel

SADDLE

Body Geometry S-Works Phenom, carbon rails, 143mm

SEATPOST

Command Post XCP, 27.2mm, 35mm of travel

SEAT BINDER

Alloy, 31.2mm

WHEELS & TIRES

FRONT WHEEL

Roval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h

REAR WHEEL

Roval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 24h

FRONT TIRE

Specialized Trigger Pro, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 700x38mm

REAR TIRE

Specialized Trigger Pro, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 700x38mm

INNER TUBES

700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve w/ extender

DRIVETRAIN

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano R785 Di2, hydraulic disc

REAR DERAILLEUR

XTR Di2 M9050, 11-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano XTR, 11-speed, 11-40t

CRANKSET

Easton EC90 SL Carbon

CHAINRINGS

Easton direct mount 42T

BOTTOM BRACKET

CeramicSpeed 386 EVO

CHAIN

Shimano Dura-Ace,11-speed

BRAKES

REAR BRAKE

Shimano RS805, hydraulic disc

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano RS805, hydraulic disc

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

* 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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Crank Length170mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width400mm420mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm110mm
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm400mm400mm400mm400mm
Stack569mm574mm592mm613mm639mm662mm
Reach360mm367mm373mm379mm385mm392mm
Head Tube Length108mm128mm155mm178mm90mm95mm
Head Tube Angle70.8°71°71.9°72.5°72.5°72.8°
BB Height265mm265mm265mm265mm265mm265mm
BB Drop85mm85mm85mm85mm85mm85mm
Trail56mm58mm58mm62mm62mm64mm
Fork Length, Full390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm
Fork Rake/Offset50mm50mm50mm50mm55mm55mm
Front Center593mm597mm599mm604mm618mm629mm
Chainstay Length419mm419mm421mm421mm421mm421mm
Wheelbase1004mm1004mm1011mm1025mm1036mm997mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal524mm532mm549mm561mm575mm589mm
Bike Standover Height704mm726mm752mm776mm801mm815mm
Seat Tube Length405mm440mm473mm500mm525mm555mm
Seat Tube Angle73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°74°74°
Geometry

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