2023 Specialized Diverge Comp E5 Gravel Bike

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The 2023 Specialized Diverge Comp E5 Gravel Bike is quite simply the fastest, most capable - and just maybe the most fun - alloy bike Specialized have ever made, delivering a ride that's quick and lively, but stable and confidence inspiring when the terrain gets rough. From Future Shock 1.5 and all-new gravel geometry, to category leading tyre clearance, the new Diverge is the ultimate getaway vehicle.

The new Diverge has the most progressive geometry Specialized have ever created for a drop bar bike, giving riders a capable and stable bike in the dirt, that still feels responsive and nimble on the road. They've increased the frame’s reach, introduced a slacker head tube and a longer offset fork. All this creates incredible confidence with a planted feeling in the dirt, while spec’ing shorter stems keeps the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively. Specialized have kept the bike’s BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if that’s your jam.

Based around a premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Comp E5 has a Future Shock 1.5 for a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. SRAM’s gravel-inspired Apex 1 group shifts 1x11 gears smoothly on any terrain and Axis Elite alloy wheels with Pathfinder Sport 38mm tyres add even more capability and versatility.

This bike is perfect for

Gravel riders who want the durability and affordability of an aluminium frame with the bump smoothing power of a Future Shock.

Key Features
  • Premium E5 Aluminium frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform. When mated to a full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Comp E5 becomes a light, lively and versatile bike ready to attack any surface.
  • Speed, control and confidence - Future Shock 1.5 is ideal technology for the gravel rider. With 20mm of axial compliance, Future Shock 1.5 is progressively tuned specifically for gravel riding. This keeps you confident and in control, able to keep the power down and stay off the brakes over rough dirt roads and in thick loose gravel, all while keeping your hands, arms and neck fresh.
  • The Diverge has plenty of rack mounts, including fork and top tube mounts, to ensure you can take what you need, no matter how far you plan to go, or how long you plan to stay out.
  • Nothing unlocks a bike’s capability like tyre clearance, and the new Diverge has a whopping 47mm of tyre clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1” with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a drive side chain stay utilizing a machined alloy beam behind the chain rings we’ve created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length


Gravel Bike Buying Guide

Gravel bikes have exploded in popularity over the last few years. There are now dozens of gravel bike events around the UK and a growing number of long distance cycling routes designed with gravel bikes in mind. In this gravel bike buying guide we’ll take you through the main things to consider when picking a gravel bike.

What’s the appeal of a gravel bike?

The main appeal of gravel bikes is versatility,. You can use them on normal roads but they’ll also work great on forest roads, old railway lines and farm tracks. So you can go for a ride off-road, avoiding cars and traffic, but link it with sections of tarmac as well. Of course you can do this on a mountain bike but a gravel bike will generally be faster and lighter. This also means you can cover some big distances when touring. A lot of gravel bike riders are road cyclists who want to get away from traffic.

As gravel bikes often get used for touring and bikepacking most will come with mounting points for bags. This luggage capacity combined with speed, and ability to handle mixed surfaces, means that gravel bikes are also extremely popular for commuting on.


Read our full gravel bike buying guide

Are Gravel Bikes Good for Commuting?

Gravel bikes are very popular for commuting. We sell lots of them on the cycle to work scheme. One of our biggest stores for gravel bike sales is our Greenwich shop in London. They're mainly selling them for commuting around central London on. We’re going to run you through the pros and cons of commuting on a gravel bike and answer the question ‘are gravel bikes good for commuting?’

The Pros of Commuting on a Gravel Bike

Gravel bikes are fast, nearly as quick as a standard road bike. They are certainly quicker on the road than most mountain bikes and many hybrids. That means you can get to work, and home, in the shortest time possible. But what makes gravel bikes so good for commuting is that they are extremely versatile. They can be ridden on tarmac, cycle paths, old railway lines, canal towpaths, and even off-road trails. So, it’s easy to mix it up on your commute and avoid traffic.

Another big advantage of commuting on a gravel bike is that they're generally more comfortable than road bikes. This is because they have wider tyres and longer wheelbases, which results in a smoother and more stable ride. So you don’t get bounced around as much on rough roads. Most gravel bikes have a fairly upright riding position which makes it easier to see what’s going on in traffic. The combination of stable handling and the comfortable riding position is a massive confidence boost for the rider, especially on wet roads.


Read more about the pros and cons of gravel bikes for commuting


Who are Specialized?

Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since.

" Made for riders, by riders."

They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren't around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on carbon and built their own wind tunnel.

Bikes like the Allez, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have developed followings and reputations of their own. Specialized has a reputation for making high-end, high-quality bikes. Specialized bikes always look great with high-quality paint and sensible sizing hel0s you get the right bike each time. If you buy a Specialized bike you can be guaranteed it will do what it is supposed to and will last.


Find our more about Specialized bikes

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FrameSpecialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
ForkFuture Shock 1.5 w/Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
HandlebarsSpecialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
StemFuture Stem, Comp
TapeSpecialized S-Wrap
Front BrakeSRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor
Rear BrakeSRAM SB HRD APX ISJ REAR/RIGHT 11SP F20
Shift LeversSRAM Force eTap AXS
CassetteSunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t
Rear DerailleurSRAM Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed
CranksetSRAM Apex 1x
ChainringsSteel, 30T
Bottom BracketSram GXP
ChainKMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
Front WheelAXIS Elite Disc
Rear WheelAXIS Elite Disc
Front TireSpecialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
Rear TireSpecialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
SaddleBody Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Inner Tubes700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
SeatPostAlloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
Seat BinderAlloy, 30.8mm
Colours GLOSS DARK MOSS GREEN/PEARL, GLOSS DARK NAVY/METALLIC MARINE, SATIN SILVER DUST/SMOKE
Sizes 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61, 64
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2023
Barcodes 888818865628, 888818865635, 888818865642, 888818865666, 888818865673, 888818865680, 888818865734, 888818865765, 888818865772, 888818865802, 888818865819, 888818865871, 888818865888, 888818865918, 888818865949, 888818865963, 888818865970, 888818865987, 888818866014, 888818866021, 888818866052
SKUs / Part Numbers 95423-5049, 95423-5052, 95423-5054, 95423-5056, 95423-5058, 95423-5061, 95423-5064, 95423-5149, 95423-5152, 95423-5154, 95423-5156, 95423-5158, 95423-5161, 95423-5164, 95423-5249, 95423-5252, 95423-5254, 95423-5256, 95423-5258, 95423-5261, 95423-5264

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