Specialized S-works Diverge Carbon Cyclocross Bike 2018 54 – Satin Gloss Oil/ Gloss Light Silver
The Diverge is a fully-fledged exploration machine
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 just another marketing term â€ 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-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 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 youâ€™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.
The S-Works FACT 11r 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 S-Works FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff aiding in handling rigidity and an overall light weight.
The Roval CLX 32 wheelset has the perfect balance of lightweight durability and aerodynamics.
It's stiff enough for sprinting strong enough for abuse and its CeramicSpeed bearings keep things silky-smooth making CLX 32 wheels the ultimate all-rounders.
Specs: FRAME S-Works FACT 11r carbon Open Road Geometry 12x142mm thru-axle Future Shock Progressive suspension 20mm of travel flat mount disc FORK S-Works FACT carbon flat mount disc 12x100mm thru-axle 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 INNER TUBES 700×28/38mm 48mm Presta valve w/ extender FRONT TYRE Specialized Trigger Pro 60 TPI 2Bliss Ready folding bead 700x38mm REAR TYRE Specialized Trigger Pro 60 TPI 2Bliss Ready folding bead 700x38mm CRANKSET Easton EC90 SL Carbon CHAINRINGS Easton direct mount 42T BOTTOM BRACKET CeramicSpeed 386 EVO SHIFT LEVERS Shimano R785 Di2 hydraulic disc REAR DERAILLEUR XTR Di2 M9050 11-speed CASSETTE Shimano XTR 11-speed 11-40t CHAIN Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed FRONT BRAKE Shimano RS805 hydraulic disc REAR BRAKE Shimano RS805 hydraulic disc HANDLEBARS S-Works Carbon Hover Drop 125x75mm TAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel STEM S-Works SL alloy titanium bolts 6-degree rise SADDLE Body Geometry S-Works Phenom carbon rails 143mm SEATPOST Command Post XCP 27.2mm 35mm of travel SEAT BINDER Alloy 31.2mm PEDALS Nylon 105x78x28mm loose balls w/ reflectors