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2018 Specialized Diverge Sport

2018 Specialized Diverge Sport

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With the Diverge Sport, you'll be prepared for anything, from smooth tarmac to the loosest, roughest tracks out there. It's packed with all the same technologies as its pricier cousins, only its spec places an emphasis on reliable performance, not components so flashy you'll be eating nothing but top ramen for months.

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 FACT 9r carbon frame that's one of the lightest in the category.

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, "it's just another marketing term," 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-centimeter 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.

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 bike packing, commuting, or even a spin to your local brewery.

The Diverge Sport spec hits right on the money with a sturdy Shimano Sora groupset, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and a strong Axis Sport wheelset.

Product Information

cassette

Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-34t

chain

KMC X10, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™

chainrings

48/32T

crankset

Praxis Alba 2D, BB386

fork

Specialized FACT carbon, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle

frame

Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat mount disc, BB386

front brake

Tektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc

front derailleur

Shimano Tiagra, braze-on

front tire

Specialized Trigger Sport, 60 TPI, BlackBelt protection, 700x38mm

front wheel

Axis Sport Disc

handlebars

Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp

inner tubes

700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve

pedals

Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

rear brake

Tektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc

rear derailleur

Shimano Tiagra, long cage, 10-speed

rear tire

Specialized Trigger Sport, 60 TPI, BlackBelt protection, 700x38mm

rear wheel

Axis Sport Disc

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