2022 Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon

A carbon frame gravel bike with ultra high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced near the middle of the Diverge model range. Compare the full range

2022 Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon
MSRP$6,200
SuspensionHardtail
Travel20mm front
FrameCarbon
ForkSpecialized Future Shock 2.0

Wheels700c Carbon
Tires42c
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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July 2021

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October 2020

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October 2020

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Bike giant Specialized sent us the Diverge Expert for our bikepacking group test. Designed as a gravel bike, it's been a talking point among bikepacking greats like Lael Wilcox since its introduction. Does it have what it takes to win our group test?

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June 2020

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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

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 PG-1230, 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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