2022 Specialized Diverge Comp E5

An aluminum frame gravel bike with mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes. Compare the full range

2022 Specialized Diverge Comp E5
Travel20mm front
ForkSpecialized Future Shock 1.5

Drivetrain1 × 11
GroupsetApex 1, Praxis

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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1 × 11 — 11 speed

Diverge Comp E5

31 mph

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The Diverge Comp E5 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Diverge Comp E5 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.

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The 2021 Specialized Diverge Is a Gravel Dream Ride

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Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

ColorsGloss Spruce / Oak Metallic/chrome/wild; Satin Maroon / Light Silver/chrome/clean; Gloss Tarmac Black / Smoke/chrome/clean


Future Shock 1.5 w/Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount

Bottom Bracket

Praxis 68mm BSA


Future Stem, Comp


Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare


Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails


Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware



Rear Derailleur

SRAM Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed


Praxis Alba, 40T


SRAM Apex, hydraulic


Sunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t


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SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor


Front: AXIS Elite Disc, Rear: AXIS Elite Disc


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