Diverge Comp E5
An aluminum frame gravel bike with mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes.
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Diverge Comp E5
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Jan 2024 · Alvin Holbrook
Could it be a modified Specialized Diverge? Or could it be a new bike coming down the line?
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
Here's why the Specialized Diverge's damped seatpost flex is a brilliant design and doesn't care if you think it's ugly.
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.
Compliance without compromise is the name of the game here in this future-thinking adventure machine, but does it work?
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
Better ride quality
More ride versatility
Better all-around performance
Impressive comfort across all terrain
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...
Nov 2021 · 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.
Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
BB Standard: BSA, 68mm, Threaded
Tire Clearance: 47c
Colors: Gloss Dark Moss Green / Pearl; Gloss Dark Navy / Metallic Marine; Satin Silver Dust / Smoke
Future Shock 1.5 w/Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
Future Stem, Comp
Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm
SRAM Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed
SRAM Apex 1x, 40T
SRAM Apex, hydraulic
Sunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t
KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
Front: SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor, Rear: SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor
Type: Hydraulic Disc
Front: AXIS Elite Disc, Rear: AXIS Elite Disc
Front: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c, Rear: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
Last updated February 24