Diverge Expert E5 Evo
This thing called ‘gravel riding’ is still evolving, still being defined. What’s next? Hop on the 2021 Specialized Diverge Expert E5 EVO Road Bike and you tell us. It’s designed to get aggressive, to push the boundaries of what you thought was possible on a gravel bike. With flat bars and geometry even more progressive then the new drop bar Diverge you better hang onto your flannel. Specialized significantly increased the reach, slackened the head tube and lowered the bottom bracket, to put you ‘in’ the bike for a super planted feeling. From sending technical single track to ripping flowing fire road descents, if you’re looking for a partner to take your gravel riding to new levels, nothing’s faster, more fun, or rowdier than the Diverge EVO.
- 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.
- Speed, control and confidence - Future Shock 1.5 is ideal technology for the gravel rider. With 20mm of axial compliance, Future Shock 1.5 is progressively tuned to keep you confident and in control,able to keep the power down and stay off the brakes over rough dirt roads and in thick loose gravel, all while keeping your hands, arms and neck fresh.
- With the Diverge EVO, Specialized took the new progressive gravel geometry to new levels. They lengthened the frame 30mm over a drop bar Diverge (Size Medium), lowered the bottom bracket and slackened the head tube. This gives the Diverge EVO more confidence over technical terrain while keeping the cockpit comfortable with flat bars. It also allows for a short stem to make all that stability feel nimble and quick at the bars.
- 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 machined alloy beam behind the chain rings we’ve created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.
|Frame||Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock suspension, 1x specific EVO geometry, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
|Fork||Future Shock 1.5 w/Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount|
|Shifters||SRAM NX, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM NX, 11-speed|
|Brakes||Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm|
|Cranks||Praxis Alba M30, 1x direct-mount 40t|
|Cassette||SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis 68-0201B, 68mm BSA|
|Chain||KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-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||Rhombus Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm|
|Stem||Future Stem, Comp, w/Integrated computer mount|
|Handlebars||Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Grips||Specialized Trail Grips|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails|
|Seat Post||X-Fusion Manic Dropper, 50mm travel|
*Specifications are subject to change without notice