Specialized 2018 Women's Diverge E5 Comp
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Nowadays, there are few bikes out there that can do it all. Sure there are some that work well as a road bike and a cross bike, while others can be used for commuting and some short road riding, but there's not one steed that can effectively perform all of the above. That is until the Women's Diverge E5 Comp came aboutmade for exploring new roads, commuting to class, and everything in between, it redefines what a road bike can do.
With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into accounttyre clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tyres with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tyre clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed an E5 Premium Aluminium frame thats plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable.
Next up, we moved away from a traditional cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasnt been seen beforeOpen Road Geometry. We know what youre thinking, its just another marketing term, but for the Diverge, we truly did develop an entyrely new geometry. With a touch less hyperbole, you can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road.
And while riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure, theres only so much that wider tyres with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isnt lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you wont be surprised by under steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock, the Diverge's version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles.
Adding to its multifaceted talents, we topped it off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders. For the spec, we wanted to make sure that it shifted crisply and braked smoothly mile after mile, so you'll find a crisp and reliable Shimano 105 groupset, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and an Axis Elite Disc wheelset. Every touchpoint of the bike is also tailored specifically for women, from the handlebar width to the crankarm length to the renowned Myth Sport saddle.
The E5 Premium Aluminium frame features our adventure-bound Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive suspension with 20mm of travel, and front/rear thru-axles, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure.
The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling, rigidity, and an overall light weight.
Featuring a reflective sidewall, two layers of our BlackBelt flat protection, and a durable compound, the Espoir Sport tyres are an appropriate addition to the Diverge's adventure-ready heritage.
FRAMESpecialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
FORKDiverge disc, FACT carbon fiber, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRONT WHEELAxis Elite Disc
REAR WHEELAxis Elite Disc
INNER TUBES700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
FRONT TYREEspoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
REAR TYREEspoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
CRANKSETPraxis Alba 2D
SHIFT LEVERSShimano 105
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano 105 Ez, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEURShimano 105, 11-speed
CASSETTEShimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
CHAINKMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
FRONT BRAKETektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc
REAR BRAKETektro Spyre, flat mount, mechanical disc
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
STEMSpecialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
SADDLEWomen's Body Geometry Myth Sport, 155mm, Thin, steel rails
SEATPOSTSpecialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy rack mount seat collar, 31.8mm
PEDALSNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
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