Specialized Men's Diverge E5 Sport - 2018

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 performan ...(Read More)

Specialized Men's Diverge E5 Sport
  • Color: Gloss Tarmac Black/Charcioal/Rocket Red
  • Color: Satin Cool Grey/Black
$1,150.00
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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.

The Diverge frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. Weight was a large factor in the development, so Specialized took some design cues from the Roubaix with an E5 Premium Aluminum frame that's plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable.

Specialized opted for a new Open Road Geometry. We know what you're thinking, "it's just another marketing term," but they truly did develop an entirely new geometry. 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.

Specialized topped it off with three water bottle mounts and 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 frame, meanwhile, is topped off with a Shimano Sora groupset, mechanical-disc brakes, and an Axis Sport wheelset.

Specs

Frame Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Open Road Geometry, threaded BB, flat mount disc
Fork Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc
Axles Front: 12x100mm thru-axle
Rear: 12x142mm thru-axle,
Rims/Wheels Axis Sport Disc
Tires Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
Crankset Praxis Alba 2d
Chainrings 48/32T
Bottom Bracket Threaded
Chain KMC X9, 9-speed w/ Missing Link
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora, long cage, 9-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs Sunrace, 9-speed, 11-32t
Shifters Shimano Sora
Handlebars Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap
Stem Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Brake Levers Shimano Sora
Brakes Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc
Saddle Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
Seat Post Alloy, 2-bolt clamp

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Tarmac Black/Charcioal/Rocket Red / 48cm 00888818308545 95418-7148 DIV53980898
Gloss Tarmac Black/Charcioal/Rocket Red / 52cm 00888818291939 95418-7152 DIV536520882
Gloss Tarmac Black/Charcioal/Rocket Red / 54cm 00888818291960 95418-7154 DIV538684314
Gloss Tarmac Black/Charcioal/Rocket Red / 56cm 00888818292684 95418-7156 DIV538574466
Gloss Tarmac Black/Charcioal/Rocket Red / 58cm 00888818291854 95418-7158 DIV534783148
Gloss Tarmac Black/Charcioal/Rocket Red / 61cmn 00888818292028 95418-7161 DIV539596091
Satin Cool Grey/Black / 48cm 00888818308385 95418-7048 DIV455431958
Satin Cool Grey/Black / 52cm 00888818292578 95418-7052 DIV453508602