The Specialized 2021 Diverge Comp Carbon frame is versatile, capable and race bike light perfect for speeding up the climbs. The Comp comes with the same FACT 9r carbon frame as the Pro build, Shimano's mechanical shifting GRX 800 2x11 gravel group. Alloy DT Swiss G540 wheels keep you rolling efficiently, while Kanza winning Pathfinder Pro 38mm tires deliver performance across smooth pavement, dirt roads and gravel tracks. To give the Diverge Comp a perfectly balanced ride we spec Roval’s Terra seat post.
Escape the rat race and spend some quality time kicking up dust. The Diverge represents 40 years of Specialized experience with both road, and gravel bikes the result the fastest, most capable and fun Gravel bike Specialized have ever made. The 40 years experience can be seen in elements such as The Future Shock 2.0, all-new gravel geometry, internal storage and category-leading tyre clearance. The focus has been giving you a quick but confidence-inspiring Gravel bike able to tackle challenging terrain. So go ahead and start dreaming up your biggest ride, your ultimate getaway or racing glory the Diverge will be your new best friend, your cycling partner in crime.
Future Shock 2.0 is the latest technology and the gravel riders best friend when it comes to comfort. 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, all while keeping your hands, arms and neck fresh. Since Future Shock 2.0 damper is adjustable, you'll be ready for the rough stuff and efficient on smooth pavement.
When it comes to Geometry, the Diverge breaks the rules celebrating some of the most progressive geometry Specialized have created for a drop-bar bike to create a capable and stable bike in the dirt, that still feels responsive and agile on the road. The frame's reach is increased, introduced a slacker head tube and a longer offset fork. All this creates incredible confidence with a planted feeling in the dirt; shorter stems keep the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively. All this and the Bottom Bracket is low to increase stability, but high enough to accommodate 650b wheels that's your jam.
Tyre clearance dictates a lot, so the Diverge has a massive 47mm of tire clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1" with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a drive-side chainstay utilizing a solid beam of carbon behind the chainrings Specialized created clearance without using a fragile dropped chainstay design or increasing chainstay length.
All of the above gives you an extremely capable bike which means bigger rides. The Diverge borrows the SWAT internal storage from the Stumpy. The SWAT door lets you use the down tube to store tools a flat kit, nutrition and even Specialized's SWAT Jacket.
If big adventure is your thing the Diverge has got your back with 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
This bike perfect for adventures long and short, the Diverge is geared up for comfort, handling and speed perfect for getting away from it all.
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t
Shimano GRX 810, hydraulic disc brakes
Massive 47mm of tire clearance
Future Shock 2.0
FACT 9r carbon frame
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.
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.
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?’
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.
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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|FORK||Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12Âº flare|
|STEM||Future Stem, Comp|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic brake levers, mechanical shifting|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano GRX RX810, 11-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t|
|CRANKSET||Shimano GRX RX810-2 48-31T|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Shimano Threaded BSA BB|
|FRONT WHEEL||DT 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 WHEEL||DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm inner width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, alloy freehub body, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples|
|FRONT TYRE||Pathfinder Pro, 2Bliss Ready, transparent sidewall, 700x38mm|
|REAR TYRE||Pathfinder Pro, 2Bliss Ready, transparent sidewall, 700x38mm|
|INNER TUBES||700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve|
|SEATPOST||Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 30.8mm|
|SWAT||Integrated SWAT door, internal storage system|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Shimano Threaded BSA BB|
|CASSETTE||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-34t|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano GRX 810, hydraulic disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano GRX 810, hydraulic disc|
|FRAME||Specialized Diverge FACT 9r carbon, SWATâ„¢ Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
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|SKUs / Part Numbers||96220-5049, 96220-5052, 96220-5054, 96220-5056, 96220-5058, 96220-5061, 96220-5249, 96220-5252, 96220-5254, 96220-5256, 96220-5258, 96220-5261|
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