2023 Specialized Diverge Elite E5 Gravel Bike

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

The Diverge Elite E5 utilizes Specialized's premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork for a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. Shimano’s gravel inspired GRX 400 group shifts 2x10 gears smoothly on any terrain and Axis Elite alloy wheels with Road Sport 35mm tires provide an efficient ride on pavement with the versatility for hard pack dirt riding.

This bike is perfect for

Riders looking for a fast and fun gravel bike that works on the road and has all the mounting points you need for commuting, bikepacking or touring.

Key Features
  • The 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.
  • 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. We’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. The BB has been kept low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels.
  • 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.
  • 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 to 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, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
ForkFACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-moun
HandlebarsSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree rise
TapeSpecialized S-Wrap
Front BrakeShimano 105, Hydraulic disc
Rear BrakeShimano 105, Hydraulic disc
Shift LeversShimano GRX RX400 hydraulic brake levers, 2x10 speed mechanical shifting
Front DerailleurShimano GRX RX400, braze-on
Rear DerailleurShimano GRX RX400, 10-speed
ChainKMC X10, 10-speed w/ reusable Missing Linkâ„¢
CassetteShimano CS-HG50-10, 10-Speed 11-36t
CranksetShimano GRX RX600
Chainrings50/34T
Bottom BracketShimano 68mm threaded
Front WheelAXIS Elite Disc
Rear WheelAXIS Elite Disc
Front TireSpecialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
Rear TireSpecialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
SeatPostAlloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
Inner Tubes700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
SaddleBody Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails
PedalsREMOVE
Seat BinderAlloy, 30.8mm
Colours GLOSS MYSTIC BLUE/BLUE METALLIC, SATIN SMOKE/PEARL, SATIN WHITE SAGE/TAUPE
Sizes 44, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2023
Barcodes 888818867240, 888818867332, 888818867349, 888818867356, 888818867479, 888818867585, 888818867608, 888818867639, 888818867646, 888818867707, 888818867813, 888818867868, 888818867875, 888818867912, 888818867974, 888818868056, 888818868148, 888818868216, 888818868360, 888818868384, 888818868391
SKUs / Part Numbers 95423-4044, 95423-4049, 95423-4052, 95423-4054, 95423-4056, 95423-4058, 95423-4061, 95423-4144, 95423-4149, 95423-4152, 95423-4154, 95423-4156, 95423-4158, 95423-4161, 95423-4244, 95423-4249, 95423-4252, 95423-4254, 95423-4256, 95423-4258, 95423-4261

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