2023 Specialized Diverge Sport Carbon Gravel Bike

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The 2023 Specialized Diverge Sport Carbon Gravel Bike delivers a ride that's quick and lively under power, 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 Diverge Sport is built to be light and fast, great for fast gravel rides and racing.

Speed, control and confidence the Future Shock 1.5 fork 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. You can get even more comfort with a super wide tyres. The Diverge comes with 38c tyres but has clearance for 700x47 or 650x2.1 tyres. The kind of width normally seen on XC mountain bikes.

Gravel riding may be a ‘new’ sport, but the Diverge Sport Carbon has been developed thanks to over four decades of experience. It’s got a Future Shock 1.5 and a FACT 8r carbon frame for a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. With gravel-inspired SRAM Apex 1 1x11 shifting and DT Swiss G540 wheels the Diverge Sport’s as capable as it is versatile. With Kanza winning Pathfinder Pro 38mm tyres, the same rubber Specialized use on the S-Works Diverge, you’re ready to ride as fast and as far as you want.


This bike is perfect for

Gravel riders who want a bike that is fast, and lively, enough to race on but with the stability and comfort that comes with Future Shock and huge tyres.


Key Features
  • Light FACT 8r carbon frame with progressive gravel geometry
  • Future Shock 1.5 with 20mm of axial compliance
  • SRAM Apex 1 1x11 speed gravel gearing


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.


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FrameSpecialized Diverge FACT 8r carbon, 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
TapeRoubaix S-Wrap
SeatPostCarbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm
Front BrakeSRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor
Rear BrakeSRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, 160mm G2 CenterLine rotor
Shift LeversSRAM Apex hydraulic
CassetteSunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t
Rear DerailleurSRAM Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed
CranksetSRAM Apex 1x
Chainrings40T
Bottom BracketSram GXP
ChainKMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
Front WheelDT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples
Rear WheelDT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples
Front TirePathfinder Pro 2BR, Tan sidewall, 700x42
Rear TirePathfinder Pro 2BR, Tan sidewall, 700x42
SaddleBody Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Inner Tubes700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
Seat Binder Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm
Colours GLOSS MORNING MIST/DOVE GREY, SATIN CARBON/BLACK, SATIN HARVEST GOLD GRANITE/PEARL
Sizes 44, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61, 64
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2023
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SKUs / Part Numbers 95423-6044, 95423-6049, 95423-6052, 95423-6054, 95423-6056, 95423-6058, 95423-6061, 95423-6064, 95423-6144, 95423-6149, 95423-6152, 95423-6154, 95423-6156, 95423-6158, 95423-6161, 95423-6164, 95423-6244, 95423-6249, 95423-6252, 95423-6254, 95423-6256, 95423-6258, 95423-6261, 95423-6264

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