Diverge Base E5
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 2021 Specialized Diverge Base E5 Road Bike. It’s quite simply the fastest, most capable - and just maybe the most fun – alloy bike they’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 Specialized has 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 Premium E5 Aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform. When mated to a full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Base E5 becomes a light, lively and versatile bike ready to attack any surface.
- Specialized tossed gravel geometry ‘status-quo’ out the window. The new Diverge has the most progressive geometry 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. They 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. They kept the bike’s BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if that’s your jam.
- Specialized gave 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 the Diverge has 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 solid beam of carbon behind the chain rings Specialized created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.
|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|
|Shifters||Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Claris,8-speed|
|Brakes||Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc|
|Cranks||Shimano Claris R200|
|Cassette||Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t|
|Chain||KMC X8 w/ Missing Link, 8-speed|
|Front Wheel||Axis Elite Disc rim, 21mm inner width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized sealed bearing thru axle hubs, 6 bolt disc, J-bend 14G stainless steel spokes, brass nipples|
|Rear Wheel||Axis Elite Disc rim, 21mm inner width, tubeless ready, 28h, Specialized sealed bearing thru axle hub, 6 bolt disc, steel freehub body, J-bend 14G stainless steel spokes, brass nipples|
|Tires||Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700x35mm|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Handlebars||Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails|
|Seat Post||Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware|
*Specifications are subject to change without notice