2022 Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon

A carbon frame gravel bike with high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes. Compare the full range

2022 Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon
MSRP$6,200
Spec Level
SuspensionHardtail
Travel20mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkSpecialized Future Shock 2.0
Wheels700c Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetGX Eagle AXS, Rival eTap
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Diverge Expert Carbon

31 mph

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The Diverge Expert Carbon is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

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


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Reviews
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Wild new Specialized Diverge suspends the rider with fully damped rear Future Shock

Tyler BenedictOct 2022

Specialized suspends the rider by using the seat tube as a fully damped carbon leaf spring, letting you power thru the roughest gravel roads!

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Hands on: Specialized Diverge STR Expert first-ride review: Rear suspension works for gravel

Peter StuartOct 2022

The new gravel race bike is a big step forward in tech, and though it comes at a price, the gains could be well worth it

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Specialized S-Works Diverge STR first ride review

Matthew LoveridgeOct 2022

Specialized’s radical new butt suspension shows great promise but is this the future of gravel?

Pros
  • Ingenious approach to suspension seems to work well

  • Retains best bits of previous model

Cons
  • Impressive price tag

  • Exposed rear suspension won't be to all tastes

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Outdoor Gear Lab
Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon

Jeremy BensonJan 2022

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...

Pros
  • Modern gravel geometry

  • 20mm of Future Shock Suspension

  • SWAT storage

  • Offered in multiple builds

Cons
  • Not the lightest weight

  • More expensive

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Reviewed: 2021 Specialized Diverge Carbon Expert

Dale TiessenAug 2021

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.

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road.cc
Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon 2021

Stu KertonJul 2021

Proper gravel racer that belies its weight, and a blast to ride – plus the SWAT storage is a touch of class

Pros
  • Excellent handling for tackling trails at speed

  • Future Shock 2.0 gives controllable damping

  • Large tyre clearance

  • Such a fun ride

Cons
  • Thin bar tape

  • Bit of a colour clash inside the fork legs

  • Tyres quite narrow and slick for typical UK conditions

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2021 SPECIALIZED DIVERGE GRAVEL BIKE REVIEW

RBA StaffMay 2021

Specialized scores with the latest Diverge Pro Carbon

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BikeRadar
2021 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon review

Jack LukeNov 2020

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

Pros
  • 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

Cons
  • Uncompetitive build for the price

  • Tyres suffer in all but the driest conditions

  • Handlebar design may limit accessory mounting options

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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

Specialized Diverge FACT 9r carbon, SWAT™ Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

ColorsGloss Teal Tint / Carbon/limestone/wild; Gloss Arctic Blue / Sand Speckle/terra Cotta; Satin Orange Tint / Spectraflair

Fork

Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA 68

Stem

Future Stem, Pro

Handlebar

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

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

Seatpost

Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle AXS, w/ battery cover

Crank

SRAM Rival 1 Wide, 40T

Shifters

SRAM Rival eTap AXS

Cassette

SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t

Chain

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Brakes

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: Roval Terra C, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth, NEW DT 370 hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes, Rear: Roval Terra C, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth, NEW DT 370 Star Ratchet hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes

Tires

Front: PATHFINDER PRO 2BR, TAN SIDEWALL, 700x42, Rear: PATHFINDER PRO 2BR, TAN SIDEWALL, 700x42

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