2022 Specialized Diverge E5

An aluminum frame gravel bike with modest components and mechanical disc brakes. Compare the full range

2022 Specialized Diverge E5
MSRP$1,300
SuspensionRigid
FrameAluminum
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Tires38c
Drivetrain2 × 8
GroupsetClaris

BrakesMechanical Disc
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Gearing

2 × 8 — 16 speed

Diverge E5

39 mph

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36 mph

The Diverge E5 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the Diverge E5 while riding downhill or sprinting.


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Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon

Jeremy Benson

For the 2021 model year, Specialized redesigned their popular Diverge gravel bikes. It feels more confident and stable on descents and at speed thanks to...

  • Modern gravel geometry

  • 20mm of Future Shock Suspension

  • SWAT storage

  • Offered in multiple builds

  • Not the lightest weight

  • More expensive

Jan 2022Read Review

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Specialized Diverge Expert E5 Evo review: Fun, not that fast, with flat bars - CyclingTips

Caley Fretz

The flat bars are polarizing, but the dedicated geometry makes the most of it.

  • Incredibly fun, confidence-inspiring handling on a versatile flame platform.

  • Slower than most gravel bikes.

Nov 2021Read Review

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Reviewed: 2021 Specialized Diverge Carbon Expert

Dale Tiessen

With the first version of Future Shock, I was worried that it would be some ridiculous pogo stick front end to my bike and that if I ever wanted to use the bike for true road riding that it would severely subtract from performance.

Aug 2021Read Review

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2021 SPECIALIZED DIVERGE GRAVEL BIKE REVIEW

RBA Staff

Specialized scores with the latest Diverge Pro Carbon

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2021 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon review

Jack Luke

The Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon is a hugely versatile carbon gravel bike that could be turned to almost any task

  • The Future Shock 2.0 is super-effective at smoothing big hits and rough roads

  • Modern geometry contributes to super-stable ride quality

  • Every bike should have a SWAT box

  • Oodles of mounts boost versatility

  • Lots of tyre clearance

  • Uncompetitive build for the price

  • Tyres suffer in all but the driest conditions

  • Handlebar design may limit accessory mounting options

Nov 2020Read Review

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Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon

Rupert Radley

The Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon could be the perfect do-it-all bike for those seeking on road fun and off road thrills

  • Good carbon frame

  • Great handling

  • Perfect blend of on road performance and off road capability

  • Tyres comprise its off-road competency

Oct 2020Read Review

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The 2021 Specialized Diverge Is a Gravel Dream Ride

Smoother, more stable and more capable, the new Diverge can take you further than ever.

  • Smooth ride

  • Stable

  • Handles very well on dirt

  • Not as lively on pavement as the previous generation

May 2020Read Review

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First Look! All-New 2021 Specialized Diverge gravel bike with Future Shock 2.0

The all-new Specialized Diverge gravel bike gets completely revised geometry, the latest Future Shock suspension system, and bigger tire clearance!

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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

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

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

ColorsSatin Smoke / Cool Grey/chrome/clean; Satin Brassy Yellow / Black/chrome/clean; Gloss Cast Battleship / Silver Dust/chrome/wild

Fork

FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-moun

Bottom Bracket

Shimano 68mm threaded

Stem

Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

Handlebar

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

Saddle

Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails

Seatpost

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

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Claris, 8-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on

Crank

Shimano Claris R200, 50/34T

Shifters

Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed

Cassette

SunRace, 8-speed, 11-34t

Chain

KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed

Brakes

Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: AXIS Elite Disc, Rear: AXIS Elite Disc

Tires

Front: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c, Rear: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

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