Specialized Diverge Road Bike 2019 – Gloss Storm Grey/Rocket Red/Black

£1,999.99

Diverge is here to let you do what you want.

Hop on the dirt path down the street cruise through town to your favorite café or go on a proper overnight adventure ride—whatever your plans may be the Diverge is here to let you do what you want.

  The Diverge is more capable than ever.

And with the constant goal to best meet your needs we took your number one request into account—tyre clearance.

The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm or 650b x 47mm tyres with plenty of room for mud too.

Along with tyre 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 its category.

  Next up we moved away from a traditional ‘cross geometry instead opting for something that hasn’t been seen before—our Open Road Geometry.

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-centimetre 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 tyres 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 found on the Roubaix 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.

  Adding to its multifaceted talents we topped it off with three water bottle mounts plus mounts for racks and fenders.

So while it’s one of the most smile-inducing bikes you’ll ever shred fire roads on it’s equally adept at bikepacking commuting or even a spin to your local brewery.

For the spec we've made sure to add components that are not only durable but will perform over the long run—Shimano Tiagra shifting paired with hydraulic disc brakes 700x38mm Sawtooth tyres and durable Axis Sport Disc wheels.

    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 and a light overall weight.

  Shimano's RS405 shifters are paired with Shimano Tiagra derailleurs for crisp shifts and reliable braking in a variety of conditions without batting an eyelash.

FRAME Specialized FACT 9r carbon Open Road Geometry 12x142mm thru-axle Future Shock Progressive suspension 20mm of travel flat-mount disc BB386   FORK Specialized FACT carbon flat-mount disc 12x100mm thru-axle   FRONT WHEEL Axis Sport Disc   REAR WHEEL Axis Sport Disc   INNER TUBES Presta valve 48mm   FRONT TYRE Sawtooth Sport black 700x38mm   REAR TYRE Sawtooth Sport black 700x38mm   CRANKSET Praxis Alba M30 PF30   CHAINRINGS 50/34T   BOTTOM BRACKET Praxis PF30   SHIFT LEVERS Shimano RS405 Shifters hydraulic disc 10-speed   FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra 10-speed   REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra GS cage 10-speed   CASSETTE SunRace 11-34t 10-speed   CHAIN KMC X10 Extra Lightweight 10-speed   FRONT BRAKE Shimano RS405 hydraulic disc   REAR BRAKE Shimano RS405 hydraulic disc   HANDLEBARS Specialized Adventure Gear Hover 12-degree flare   TAPE S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel   STEM Specialized 3D-forged alloy 4-bolt 6-degree rise   SADDLE Body Geometry Toupé Sport steel rails 143mm   SEATPOST Carbon single-bolt 30.9mm   SEAT BINDER Diverge collar for carbon frames   PEDALS Nylon 105x78x28mm loose ball w/ reflectors

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