2023 Specialized

Diverge Comp E5

An aluminum frame gravel bike with mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes.
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MSRP$2,500
Weight21.9 lbs  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionHardtail, 20mm
ForkSpecialized Future Shock 1.5
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 11
GroupsetApex
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Ride Feel

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Terrain
smoothrugged
Diverge Comp E5
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

31 mph

Diverge Comp E5

36 mph

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Reviews
Velo
Is Kasper Asgreen Riding a New Specialized Diverge Gravel Bike?

Jan 2024 · Alvin Holbrook

Could it be a modified Specialized Diverge? Or could it be a new bike coming down the line?

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Cyclist
What We Ride: Sam’s flat-bar Specialized Diverge E5

Dec 2023 · Sam Challis

When it comes to road and gravel bikes, I’m in the privileged position of being spoilt for choice. The nature

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Bikerumor
Review: Specialized Diverge STR is a Gravel Hover Bike

Sep 2023

Here's why the Specialized Diverge's damped seatpost flex is a brilliant design and doesn't care if you think it's ugly.

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off.road.cc
Specialized Diverge STR Expert review

Sep 2023

I’ve been quite happy for my gravel riding to remain a suspension free pursuit; well, I was until I spent a couple of months on Specialized’s Diverge STR Expert. With the brand's Future Shock treatment now extending to the rear end of the Diverge, not only is it one of the comfiest gravel bikes on the market, but that ‘boing-free’ rear end also aids traction on climbs and minimises fatigue. Though, I'll admit, its aesthetics are quite divisive.

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The Gear Loop
Specialized Diverge STR Expert review: glorious gravel domination with cutting-edge suspension

May 2023

Compliance without compromise is the name of the game here in this future-thinking adventure machine, but does it work?

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

Oct 2022 · Peter Stuart

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

Highs
  • Better ride quality

  • More ride versatility

  • Better all-around performance

  • Impressive comfort across all terrain

Lows
  • Added complexity

  • Increased price

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Outdoor Gear Lab
Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon

Jan 2022 · 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...

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

Nov 2021 · Caley Fretz

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

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

Lows
  • Slower than most gravel bikes.

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

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

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

Tire Clearance47c

ColorsGloss Dark Moss Green / Pearl; Gloss Dark Navy / Metallic Marine; Satin Silver Dust / Smoke

Fork

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

Travel20mm

Bottom Bracket

SRAM GXP

Stem

Future Stem, Comp

Handlebar

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

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Seatpost

Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm

TypeRigid

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed

Crank

SRAM Apex 1x, 40T

Shifters

SRAM Apex, hydraulic

Cassette

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

Chain

KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed

Brakes

Front: SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor, Rear: SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor

TypeHydraulic 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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