£2,299.99 – Specialized Diverge Base Carbon Disc Road Bike 2021 61cm – Gloss Clay/Cast Umber/Chrome/Clean

£2,299.99

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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. It’s quite simply the fastest most capable – and just maybe the most fun – bike we’ve ever made delivering a ride that’s quick and lively under power but stable and confidence inspiring when the terrain gets rough. From Future Shock 1.5 and all-new gravel geometry to category leading tire clearance the new Diverge represents everything we’ve learned over more than 40 years of riding road gravel and dirt. The Diverge writes an entirely new chapter in the gravel bike category so you can dream up entirely new rides. It’s the ultimate getaway vehicle. Base? This is the first bike to be insulted by its own name. The Diverge Base Carbon got our 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 1×11 mechanical shifting and alloy Axis Elite wheels make the Diverge Base as capable as it is versatile. Our 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. We tossed gravel geometry ‘status-quo’ out the window. The new Diverge has the most progressive geometry we’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. We’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 while spec’ing shorter stems keeps the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively. We’ve kept the bike’s BB low to increase stability but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if that’s your jam. We’ve 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 we 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 Not Included

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