2023 Specialized Diverge STR Pro Gravel Bike

£6,400.00  £8,000.00
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Part Number:

96223-1061

GTIN/UPC:

888818804269

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The 2023 Specialized Diverge STR Pro Gravel Bike delivers compliance without compromise. By suspending the rider—instead of the bike—Future Shock technology increases control and efficiency while decreasing fatigue, so you’ll be riding farther and faster over chunkier terrain than you believed possible. And the Diverge STR does this without the weight, sluggish pedal response, and inefficiency of other suspension systems.

The Diverge STR Pro starts comes with a FACT 11r carbon frameset with front and rear Future Shock suspension. It’s built with SRAM’s Force eTap AXS Eagle groupset for fast, efficient shifting with a 10-50 cassette to ensure you have the gearing to tackle any ride. The bike rolls on the Roval Terra CL wheels with 42mm Tracer Pro tyres. Terra carbon bars, an S-Works carbon seatpost, and Power Pro saddle complete the package making the Diverge STR the most capable Diverge ever.


  • By suspending the rider with damped, tunable travel—20mm front/30mm rear—Future Shock Technology absorbs bump forces to boost your control and capability while retaining the efficiency and responsiveness of a rigid frame. Because as far as power transfer goes, it is a rigid frame. Power to the pedals makes the bike jump like a scared cat. You’re efficient, you’re comfortable, you’re in control. Your bike is light, nimble, and responsive.
  • The new Diverge doesn’t just have gorgeous lines, it has perfect curves too. Future Shock Rear puts 30mm of rear travel in the ideal path to smooth out rough road. Its hydraulic damping controls travel to eliminate “bobbing” under power and ensure big hits never catapult you from the saddle, all without compromising fit or pedaling efficiency.
  • Born from decades of innovation and our Smoother is Faster philosophy, Future Shock was created to develop bikes that win on cobblestones, but it’s found its purest expression on gravel. It’s 20mm of adjustable, damped front travel that keeps you in control and on target, all while protecting your hands, arms, and shoulders from the battering.
  • More capability means more confidence, more confidence means more rides, more rides mean more fun, and it all starts at the contact patch. Nothing unlocks capability like tire clearance, and we’re feeling generous. 47mm on a 700c wheel and 2.1” on 650B. Diverge STR is the most capable gravel bike we’ve ever made, so it’s the most fun. We did the math.


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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FrameDiverge FACT 11r carbon frameset with front and rear Future Shock suspension, SWATâ„¢ Door integration, 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
HandlebarsRoval Terra, carbon, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
StemFuture Stem, Pro
TapeSupacaz Super Sticky Kush
SaddleBody Geometry Power Pro, hollow titanium rails
SeatPostS-Works Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset
Seat BinderSpecialized Alloy, 33.3mm
Front BrakeSRAM Force, hydraulic disc, 160mm Paceline rotor
Rear BrakeSRAM Force, hydraulic disc, 160mm Paceline rotor
Shift LeversSRAM Force eTap AXS
Rear DerailleurSRAM X01 Eagle AXS
CassetteSRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CranksetSRAM Force 1x
Chainrings40T
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB BSA 68
ChainSRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
Front WheelRoval Terra CL, 25mm internal width, 32mm depth, 24h, Tubeless ready, DT for Roval 350 hub, Centerlock disc, DT Swiss Competition Race spokes
Rear WheelRoval Terra CL, 25mm internal width, 32mm depth, 24h, Tubeless ready, DT for Roval 350 hub, Centerlock disc, DT Swiss Competition Race spokes
Front TireTracer Pro 2BR, 700x42
Rear TireTracer Pro 2BR, 700x42
Inner Tubes700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
SWATIntegrated SWAT door, internal storage system
Colours Satin Blaze/Violet Ghost Pearl Fade
Sizes 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2023
Barcodes 888818804269, 888818804788, 888818804870, 888818805006, 888818805136, 888818805341
SKUs / Part Numbers 96223-1049, 96223-1052, 96223-1054, 96223-1056, 96223-1058, 96223-1061

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