Specialized Diverge Base E5 '21

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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 Diverge. It's quite simply the fastest, most capable, and just maybe the most fun alloy bike we'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 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. With a premium E5 alloy frame and a full-carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Base E5 delivers a fast, confident, and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. Shimano's Claris 2x8 group gives a wide range of gears for any terrain, while Axis Elite alloy wheels and Road Sport 35mm tires provide an efficient ride on pavement with added versatility for hard-pack dirt riding. Nothing unlocks a bike's capability like tire clearance, so the new Diverge has a whopping 47mm of tire clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1-inch with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a drive-side chainstay utilizing a machined alloy beam behind the chainrings, there's clearance without using a fragile dropped chainstay design or increasing chainstay length. Premium E5 Aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform. When mated to the full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Base E5 becomes a light, lively, and versatile bike that's ready to attack any surface. Specialized has 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. Increased frame reach, slacker head tube and a longer offset fork combines to create 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. The bike's BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if that's your jam. The Diverge has 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.
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Additional Information

SeatPost:
Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
Saddle:
Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails
Stem:
Future Stem, Comp
Handlebars:
Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape:
Specialized S-Wrap
Frame:
Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Seat Binder:
Alloy, 30.8mm
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Claris, 8-speed
Cassette:
Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t
Chain:
KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed
Crankset:
Shimano Claris R200
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 68mm threaded
Shift Levers:
Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on
Chainrings:
46/34T
Rear Tire:
Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700x35mm
Inner Tubes:
700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
Front Tire:
Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700x35mm
Front Wheel:
Axis Elite Disc
Rear Wheel:
Axis Elite Disc
Rear Brake:
Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
Front Brake:
Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
Fork:
FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-moun
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