2022 Specialized Diverge E5 Gravel Bike

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The 2022 Specialized Diverge E5 Gravel Bike is a versatile bike on the road or dirt. The Diverge E5 is the entry level model in the Diverge range. It’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 E5 comes with a premium E5 aluminium frame and a full carbon FACT fork. 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. They’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. Specialized have kept the bike’s BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if you want to swap it up. The Diverge comes 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.

The new Diverge comes with a whopping 47mm of tyre clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1” with a 650b wheel. The Diverge E5 comes with Shimano’s Claris 2x8 groupset including a wide range of gears for any terrain. Axis Elite alloy wheels and Pathfinder Sport 38mm tyres provide an efficient ride on pavement with the versatility for hard pack dirt riding.

This bike is perfect for

Riders looking for a great value gravel bike that works well on road and off-road. With plenty of mounting points the Diverge can be used for anything from bike packing to commuting.

Key Features

  • Premium E5 aluminium frame and a full carbon FACT fork
  • Shimano Claris 2x8 Speed gearing and Tektro mechanical disc brakes
  • 47mm of tyre clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1” with a 650b wheel
  • Loads of mounting points for bags, bottles and anything else you need


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 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
StemSpecialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
TapeSpecialized S-Wrap
Front BrakeTektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
Rear BrakeTektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
Shift LeversShimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
Front DerailleurShimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on
Rear DerailleurShimano Claris, 8-speed
CassetteSunRace, 8-speed, 11-34t
CranksetShimano Claris R200
Chainrings50/34T
Bottom BracketShimano 68mm threaded
ChainKMC X8 w/ Missing Linkâ„¢, 8-speed
Front WheelAXIS Elite Disc
Rear WheelAXIS Elite Disc
Front TireSpecialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
Rear TireSpecialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
SaddleBody Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails
Inner Tubes700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
SeatPostAlloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
Seat BinderAlloy, 30.8mm
Colours Satin Brassy Yellow/Black/Chrome/Clean, Satin Smoke/Cool Grey/Chrome/Clean
Sizes 54, 61
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 888818771769, 888818771875, 888818771967, 888818772391, 888818772469, 888818772513, 888818772797, 888818772827, 888818772872, 888818773053, 888818773268, 888818773305, 888818773374, 888818773411, 888818773510, 888818773749, 888818777853, 888818778003, 888818778034
SKUs / Part Numbers 95422-7044, 95422-7049, 95422-7052, 95422-7054, 95422-7056, 95422-7144, 95422-7149, 95422-7152, 95422-7154, 95422-7156, 95422-7158, 95422-7161, 95422-7244, 95422-7249, 95422-7252, 95422-7254, 95422-7256, 95422-7258, 95422-7261

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