2023 Specialized

Diverge E5

An aluminum frame gravel bike with mid-range components and mechanical disc brakes.
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MSRP$1,300  
Weight22.6 lbs  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionRigid
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain2 × 8
GroupsetClaris
BrakesMechanical Disc
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Terrain
smoothrugged
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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

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39 mph

Diverge E5

36 mph

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Sizing
44cm

4'7" – 5'0"

52cm

5'4" – 5'7"

54cm

5'6" – 5'11"

56cm

5'8" – 5'11"

58cm

5'10" – 6'3"

61cm

6'2" – 6'6"

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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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BikeRadar
Specialized Diverge STR Expert review

Feb 2023 · Jack Luke

The divisive Future Shock Rear 'suspension' system is tricky to set up, and the build isn't competitive for the price, but the Diverge STR Expert will delight those who like high-tech bikes

Highs
  • Super-smooth ride when seated

  • Hugely versatile

  • Sorted geometry

  • Improved tyre spec

  • Quirky aesthetic

Lows
  • Very involved setup

  • Uncompetitive build for the price

  • Quirky aesthetic

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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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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

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

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

Tire Clearance47c

ColorsGloss Birch / White Mountains; Gloss Redwood / Rusted Red; Satin Midnight Shadow / Violet Pearl

Fork

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

Bottom Bracket

Shimano 68mm threaded

Stem

3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree rise

Handlebar

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

Saddle

Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails

Seatpost

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

TypeRigid

Pedals

REMOVE

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Claris, 8-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on

Crank

Shimano Claris R200, 50/34T

Shifters

Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed

Cassette

SunRace, 8-speed, 11-34t

Chain

KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™

Brakes

Front: Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc, Rear: Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc

TypeMechanical 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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