2023 Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon Gravel Bike

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The 2023 Specialized Diverge Expert 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 2.0 and gravel geometry to internal storage and category-leading tyre clearance, the Diverge writes an entirely new chapter in the gravel bike category.

The Future Shock 2.0 fork is the ultimate technology for the gravel rider. With 20mm of axial compliance and a hydraulic damper, Future Shock 2.0 suspends the rider, not the bike. 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 while keeping your hands, arms, and neck fresh. Since Future Shock 2.0’s damper is adjustable, you’ll be ready for the rough stuff and efficient on smooth pavement.

The SWAT door lets you utilize space in the down tube to store tools, a flat kit, nutrition, and even the Specialized SWAT Jacket. It keeps weight off your body and low in the bike for better handling and makes you more self-sufficient, so get out there. The Diverge also 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.

The Diverge Expert is built with the perfect mix of SRAM’s Rival, GX, and NX components for fast, efficient shifting with an 11-50 cassette to ensure you have the gearing to tackle any ride. The bike rolls on the Roval Terra C wheels with 42mm Pathfinder Pro tires. Adventure Gear alloy handlebars, a Roval Terra carbon seatpost, and a Power Expert saddle complete.

This bike is perfect for

Gravel riders who want to do it all. The Diverge Expert is race bike fast but also has the mounts you need to add racks and bags for multi-day bikepacking trips.

Key Features
  • FACT 9r carbon frame, the Diverge Expert frame is incredibly capable and race bike light
  • Future Shock 2.0 fork with damper
  • Tyre clearance for up to 700x47c or 650x2.1
  • SRAM Eagle 1x12 speed 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.


Find our more about Specialized bikes

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FrameSpecialized Diverge FACT 9r carbon, SWAT Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
ForkFuture Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
HandlebarsSpecialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12 degree flare
StemFuture Stem, Pro
TapeSupacaz Super Sticky Kush
Front BrakeSRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
Rear BrakeSRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle AXS
Shift LeversSRAM RIVAL ETAP AXS
CassetteSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
ChainSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
CranksetSRAM Rival 1 Wide
Chainrings40T
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB BSA 68
Front WheelRoval Terra C, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth, NEW DT 370 hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes
Rear WheelRoval Terra C, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth, NEW DT 370 Star Ratchet hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes
Front TirePathfinder Pro 2BR, Tan sidewall, 700x42
Rear TirePathfinder Pro 2BR, Tan sidewall, 700x42
SaddleBody Geometry Power Expert
Inner TubesPresta valve, 48mm
SeatPostRoval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset
SWATIntegrated SWAT door, internal storage system
Seat Binder Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm
Colours GLOSS DARK NAVY GRANITE OVER CARBON/PEARL, GLOSS DUNE WHITE/TAUPE
Sizes 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61, 64
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2023
Barcodes 888818858736, 888818858743, 888818858750, 888818858767, 888818858774, 888818858781, 888818858798, 888818858804, 888818858811, 888818858828, 888818858835, 888818858842, 888818858859, 888818858866
SKUs / Part Numbers 95423-3049, 95423-3052, 95423-3054, 95423-3056, 95423-3058, 95423-3061, 95423-3064, 95423-3149, 95423-3152, 95423-3154, 95423-3156, 95423-3158, 95423-3161, 95423-3164

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