2022 Specialized Diverge E5

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

2022 Specialized Diverge E5
Drivetrain2 × 8

BrakesMechanical Disc
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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 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


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

Bottom Bracket

Shimano 68mm threaded


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


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


Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails


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

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Claris, 8-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on


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