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.
- Our Premium E5 Aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform. When mated to our full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Elite E5 becomes a light, lively and versatile bike ready to attack any surface.
- We tossed gravel geometry ‘status-quo’ out the window. The new Diverge has the most progressive geometry we’ve ever created for a drop bar bike, giving riders a capable and stable bike in the dirt, that still feels responsive and nimble on the road. We’ve increased the frame’s reach, introduced a slacker head tube and a longer offset fork. All this creates incredible confidence with a planted feeling in the dirt, while spec’ing shorter stems keeps the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively. We’ve kept the bike’s BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if that’s your jam.
- We’ve given the Diverge plenty of rack mounts, including fork and top tube mounts, to ensure you can take what you need, no matter how far you plan to go, or how long you plan to stay out.
- Nothing unlocks a bike’s capability like tire clearance, so we gave the new Diverge a whopping 47mm of tire clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1” with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a drive side chain stay utilizing a machined alloy beam behind the chain rings we’ve created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.
Specialized Diverge E5 Elite, 2021
FRAME Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
FORK FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
HANDLEBARS Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp STEM Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise SADDLE Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails SEATPOST Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware SEAT BINDER Alloy, 30.8mm TAPE Specialized S-Wrap
FRONT BRAKE Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc REAR BRAKE Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Claris, 8-speed CASSETTE Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t CRANKSET Shimano Claris R200 CHAIN KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano 68mm threaded
WHEELS & TIRES
FRONT TIRE Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700x35mm REAR TIRE Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700x35mm INNER TUBES 700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve FRONT WHEEL Axis Elite Disc, 21mm internal width, alloy rim, 23mm depth, 14g spokes, 24h REAR WHEEL Axis Elite Disc, 21mm internal width alloy rim, 23mm depth, 14g spokes, 28h
PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors