2021 Specialized Diverge Carbon

Whether your goal is to escape on gravel back roads, far from cars and crowds,
or drop the hammer at the front of your favorite gravel race, no bike does it
better than the new Diverge. From Future Shock 1.5 and all-new gravel geometry, to
category leading tire clearance, the new Diverge represents everything
Specialized have learned over more than 40 years of riding road, gravel and
dirt.

2021 Specialized Diverge Carbon

2021 Specialized Diverge Carbon

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The 2021 Specialized Diverge Base Carbon has Future Shock 1.5 and a FACT 8r carbon frame for a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. SRAM’s APEX 1x11 mechanical shifting and alloy Axis Elite wheels make the Diverge Base as capable as it is versatile. Specialized's Pathfinder Sport 38mm tires provide the right contact patch for performance across multiple surfaces - pavement, dirt and gravel - providing even more versatility.

  • With a FACT 8r carbon frame, the Diverge Base frame is incredible capable and race bike light. Pin it for your local dirt climb KOM, or grind up a giant back country peak, the light and lively Diverge will get you there faster.
  • Speed, control and confidence - Future Shock 1.5 is ideal technology for the gravel rider. With 20mm of axial compliance, Future Shock 1.5 is progressively tuned to keep 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.
  • Specialized tossed gravel geometry ‘status-quo’ out the window. The new Diverge has the most progressive geometry they’ve 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. Specialized have 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, while spec’ing shorter stems keeps the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively. They’ve kept the bike’s BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if that’s your jam.
  • Specialized have given the Diverge 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.
  • Nothing unlocks a bike’s capability like tire clearance, so Specialized gave the new Diverge a whopping 47mm of tire clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1” with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a drive side chain stay utilizing a solid beam of carbon behind the chain rings we’ve created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.

FRAME
Specialized Diverge FACT 8r carbon, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

FORK
Future Shock 1.5 w/Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12×100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount

FRONT WHEEL
Axis Elite Disc, 21mm internal width, alloy rim, 23mm depth, 14g spokes, 24h

REAR WHEEL
Axis Elite Disc, 21mm internal width alloy rim, 23mm depth, 14g spokes, 28h

INNER TUBES
700×28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve

FRONT TYRE
Pathfinder Sport, 700x38mm

REAR TYRE
Pathfinder Sport, 700x38mm

CRANKSET
SRAM Apex 1x GXP

CHAINRINGS
40T

BOTTOM BRACKET
Sram GXP

SHIFT LEVERS
SRAM Apex 1x HRD

REAR DERAILLEUR
SRAM Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed

CASSETTE
Sunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t

CHAIN
KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed

FRONT BRAKE
SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc

REAR BRAKE
SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc

HANDLEBARS
Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare

TAPE
Roubaix S-Wrap

STEM
Future Stem, Comp, w/Integrated computer mount

SADDLE
Specialized Power, hollow steel rails, 155/143mm

SEATPOST
Carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

SEAT BINDER
Alloy, 30.8mm

PEDALS
Specialized Dirt