Diverge Expert

Diverge Expert

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While the real fun starts where the road ends, you still need a bike that'll get you there—one bike that shreds flowy singletrack, gravel, and traditional roads with equal authority. A more capable road bike won’t cut it, nor will a more road-worthy 'cross bike for that matter. No, you need a dedicated gravel bike like the Diverge. First and foremost, it's fun and always down for a good time, but with a progressively-tuned Future Shock, our fast and stable Open Road Geometry, and plenty of tire clearance, it redefines the possibilities for adventure on a drop-bar bike.

With a name like “Diverge Expert,” we figured that anyone interested in this bike will be, well, kind of an expert. We always aim to satisfy, which is why we spec'd a no-compromise build that includes an SRAM Force 1 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, as well as a lightweight Praxis Zayante carbon crankset. Your posterior will be happy over even the bumpiest of terrain with our fan-favorite Power Expert saddle. Of course, you’ll also be rolling on stupid-fast carbon fiber wheels and tires courtesy of a Roval C 38 Disc wheelset wrapped with 700x38mm Pathfinder Pro tires.

  • Clearance for either 700x42mm or 650b x 47mm tires? Check. Three water bottle mounts, mounts for racks and fenders, and our Road SWAT™ kit. The Diverge not only has everything you need for pretty much any pedal-powered adventure—whether it's gravel racing, bikepacking, or weekend shredding—and does so at a frame weight that's close to today's high-end road bikes. Sure, you might be thinking more plaid flannel than Polka Dot Jersey, but you'll thank us on your next dirt climb.
  • You can think of the Diverge's geometry as a road version of a modern trail bike. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts but keeps stiffness up to snuff for your inner-racer. Along with a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, we also slacked-out the head tube angle, shortened the chainstays and made a shorter wheelbase. The result? A bike that performs equally well over both the dirt and road.
  • There's only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb when it comes to bumps, but this is where our Future Shock comes into play. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but it also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn't lengthening when you hit a bump, so when you dive hard into a turn, you won't be surprised by under-steer or sloppy handling. The Diverge's version also gets a special treatment featuring 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.

 

 

While the real fun starts where the road ends, you still need a bike that'll get you there—one bike that shreds flowy singletrack, gravel, and traditional roads with equal authority. A more capable road bike won’t cut it, nor will a more road-worthy 'cross bike for that matter. No, you need a dedicated gravel bike like the Diverge. First and foremost, it's fun and always down for a good time, but with a progressively-tuned Future Shock, our fast and stable Open Road Geometry, and plenty of tire clearance, it redefines the possibilities for adventure on a drop-bar bike.

With a name like “Diverge Expert,” we figured that anyone interested in this bike will be, well, kind of an expert. We always aim to satisfy, which is why we spec'd a no-compromise build that includes an SRAM Force 1 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, as well as a lightweight Praxis Zayante carbon crankset. Your posterior will be happy over even the bumpiest of terrain with our fan-favorite Power Expert saddle. Of course, you’ll also be rolling on stupid-fast carbon fiber wheels and tires courtesy of a Roval C 38 Disc wheelset wrapped with 700x38mm Pathfinder Pro tires.

  • Clearance for either 700x42mm or 650b x 47mm tires? Check. Three water bottle mounts, mounts for racks and fenders, and our Road SWAT™ kit. The Diverge not only has everything you need for pretty much any pedal-powered adventure—whether it's gravel racing, bikepacking, or weekend shredding—and does so at a frame weight that's close to today's high-end road bikes. Sure, you might be thinking more plaid flannel than Polka Dot Jersey, but you'll thank us on your next dirt climb.
  • You can think of the Diverge's geometry as a road version of a modern trail bike. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts but keeps stiffness up to snuff for your inner-racer. Along with a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, we also slacked-out the head tube angle, shortened the chainstays and made a shorter wheelbase. The result? A bike that performs equally well over both the dirt and road.
  • There's only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb when it comes to bumps, but this is where our Future Shock comes into play. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but it also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn't lengthening when you hit a bump, so when you dive hard into a turn, you won't be surprised by under-steer or sloppy handling. The Diverge's version also gets a special treatment featuring 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.

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DRIVETRAIN

 

BOTTOM BRACKET

 

Praxis, PF30

CHAIN KMC X11 EL, 11-speed
CRANKSET Praxis Zayante carbon 1X
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM Force 1x hydraulic disc
CASSETTE SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAINRINGS 40T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM Force 1, long cage
SUSPENSION

 

FORK

 

Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle

COCKPIT

 

SADDLE

 

Body Geometry Power Expert, Hollow Titanium rails

SEAT BINDER Diverge collar, alloy, 31.2mm
TAPE Roubaix S-Wrap
SEATPOST S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm
HANDLEBARS Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
STEM Future Stem, Pro
WHEELS & TIRES

 

REAR WHEEL

 

Roval C38 Disc, XD Driver

INNER TUBES Presta valve, 48mm
FRONT TIRE Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready, Transparent Sidewall, 700x38c
REAR TIRE Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready, Transparent Sidewall, 700 x 38c
FRONT WHEEL Roval C38 Disc
BRAKES

 

FRONT BRAKE

 

SRAM Force, hydraulic disc, flat-mount caliper

REAR BRAKE SRAM Force, hydraulic disc, flat-mount caliper
ACCESSORIES

 

PEDALS

 

Specialized Dirt

FRAMESET

 

FRAME

 

Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc, BB386

* Specifications are subject to change without notice

 

GEOMETRY

Geometry Chart
  48 52 54 56 58 61
CRANK LENGTH 165mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
STEM LENGTH 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
SEATPOST LENGTH 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
SADDLE WIDTH 155mm 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
HANDLEBAR WIDTH 380mm 400mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
REACH 360mm 367mm 373mm 379mm 385mm 392mm 401mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL 524mm 532mm 549mm 561mm 575mm 589mm 609mm
STACK 569mm 574mm 592mm 613mm 639mm 662mm 678mm
WHEELBASE 997mm 1004mm 1004mm 1011mm 1025mm 1036mm 1049mm
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 419mm 419mm 421mm 421mm 421mm 421mm 423mm
FRONT CENTRE 593mm 599mm 597mm 604mm 618mm 629mm 641mm
BB DROP 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm
BB HEIGHT 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73°
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 70.8° 71° 71.9° 72.5° 72.5° 72.8° 73°
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 405mm 440mm 473mm 500mm 525mm 555mm 585mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 90mm 95mm 108mm 128mm 155mm 178mm 194mm
BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT 704mm 726mm 752mm 776mm 801mm 815mm 846mm
FORK RAKE/OFFSET 55mm 55mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
FORK LENGTH, FULL 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm
TRAIL 64mm 62mm 62mm 58mm 58mm 56mm 55mm

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For safety, we recommend the final assembly of the bicycle is undertaken by a professional bike mechanic at a bicycle store.

Our professionally certified mechanics ensure your bike is built to the best standards, with correct assembly and use a quality control checklist so you can be sure to know your bike is built to ride safely.
Any assembly undertaken by an individual who is not a trained bicycle mechanic is at the customer’s own risk and any damage caused as a result of improper installation will not be covered under warranty.

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Velocipede 'Click & Collect' is an online purchase option that allows you to buy items online and head in to our Velocipede Parramatta to collect your goods once they are ready. 

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Easy! Just give us a call on 02 9683 2885.

 

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