While the real fun starts where the road ends, you still need a bike that'll get you there—one bike that shreds flowy singletrack, gravel, and traditional roads with equal authority. A more capable road bike won't cut it, nor will a more road-worthy 'cross bike for that matter. No, you need a dedicated gravel bike like the Diverge. First and foremost, it's fun and always down for a good time, but with a progressively-tuned Future Shock, our fast and stable Open Road Geometry, and plenty of tire clearance, it redefines the possibilities for adventure on a drop-bar bike. Whether you're a gravel pro or not is still up for debate, but your burning desire for pro kit has been noted and fulfilled with this Diverge Pro. The build goes all out with a focus on getting every ounce of performance possible for your money. It features Shimano's Ultegra Di2 groupset with a clutched Ultegra RX rear derailleur that's built for rough terrain, lightweight Roval CL 32 carbon wheels, our butt-friendly S-Works CG-R seatpost that's been topped with a fan-favorite Power Pro saddle, and Easton's EC70 AX Carbon Flare Adventure Bars.
- Clearance for either 700x42mm or 650b x 47mm tires? Check. Three water bottle mounts, mounts for racks and fenders, and our Road SWAT kit. The Diverge not only has everything you need for pretty much any pedal-powered adventure—whether it's gravel racing, bikepacking, or weekend shredding—and does so at a frame weight that's close to today's high-end road bikes. Sure, you might be thinking more plaid flannel than Polka Dot Jersey, but you'll thank us on your next dirt climb.
- You can think of the Diverge's geometry as a road version of a modern trail bike. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts, but keeps stiffness up to snuff for your inner-racer. Along with a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, we also slacked-out the head tube angle, shortened the chainstays, and made a shorter wheelbase. The result? A bike that performs equally well over both the dirt and road.
- There's only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb when it comes to bumps, but this is where our Future Shock comes into play. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but it also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn't lengthening when you hit a bump, so when you dive hard into a turn, you won't be surprised by under-steer or sloppy handling. The Diverge's version also gets a special treatment featuring 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.
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are the highlights of today’s electronic shifting systems:
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servomotors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with precisely and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you’ll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc, BB386|
|Fork||Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc|
Front: 12 x 100mm
Rear: 12 x 142mm
|Hubs||Roval CL 32 Disc|
|Tires||Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready, Transparent Sidewall, 700 x 38c|
|Crankset||Praxis Zayante carbon 1X|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, PF30|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra RX, RX805|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070|
|Handlebars||Easton EC70 AX Carbon Adventure Bar, 16-degree flare|
|Stem||Future Stem, Pro|
|Brakes||Shimano Ultegra 8070, flat-mount disc|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Power Pro, Hollow Titanium rails|
|Seat Post||S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm|
* Subject to change without notice.