£4,248.99 – Specialized Diverge Expert Road Bike 2020 58 – Satin Navy/White Mountains Clean

£4,248.99

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While the real fun starts where the road ends you still need a bike that'll get you there—one bike that shreds flowy singletrack gravel and traditional roads with equal authority. A more capable road bike won’t cut it nor will a more road-worthy 'cross bike for that matter. No you need a dedicated gravel bike like the Diverge. First and foremost it's fun and always down for a good time but with a progressively-tuned Future Shock our fast and stable Open Road Geometry and plenty of tire clearance it redefines the possibilities for adventure on a drop-bar bike. With a name like “Diverge Expert” we figured that anyone interested in this bike will be well kind of an expert. We always aim to satisfy which is why we spec'd a no-compromise build that includes a SRAM Force 1 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes as well as a lightweight Praxis Zayante carbon crankset. Your posterior will be happy over even the bumpiest of terrain with our fan-favorite Power Expert saddle. Of course you’ll also be rolling on stupid-fast carbon fiber wheels and tires courtesy of a Roval C 38 Disc wheelset wrapped with 700x38mm Pathfinder Pro tires.   Clearance for either 700x42mm or 650b x 47mm tires? Check. Three water bottle mounts mounts for racks and fenders and our Road SWAT™ kit. The Diverge not only has everything you need for pretty much any pedal-powered adventure—whether it's gravel racing bikepacking or weekend shredding—and does so at a frame weight that's close to today's high-end road bikes. Sure you might be thinking more plaid flannel than Polka Dot Jersey but you'll thank us on your next dirt climb. You can think of the Diverge's geometry as a road version of a modern trail bike. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts but keeps stiffness up to snuff for your inner-racer. Along with a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge we also slacked-out the head tube angle shortened the chainstays and made a shorter wheelbase. The result? A bike that performs equally well over both the dirt and road. There's only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb when it comes to bumps but this is where our Future Shock comes into play. It not only soaks up bumps with ease but it also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn't lengthening when you hit a bump so when you dive hard into a turn you won't be surprised by under-steer or sloppy handling. The Diverge's version also gets a special treatment featuring 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. FRAME: Specialized S-Works FACT 9r carbon Open Road Geometry 12x142mm thru-axle Future Shock Progressive suspension 20mm of travel flat-mount disc FORK: Specialized FACT carbon flat-mount disc 12x100mm thru-axle STEM: Specialized Future Stem Pro with Integrated Computer mount HANDLEBAR: Specialized Adventure Gear Hover 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare FRONT BRAKE: SRAM Force hydraulic disc flat-mount caliper REAR BRAKE: SRAM Force hydraulic disc flat-mount caliper BRAKE LEVERS: SRAM Force hydraulic disc FRONT DERAILLEUR: N/A REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM Force 1 long cage SHIFT LEVERS: SRAM Force 1x hydraulic disc 12-speed CASSETTE: SRAM XG 1150 11-speed 10-42t CRANKSET: Praxis Works Zayante carbon 1X 40t FRONT WHEEL: Roval C38 Disc REAR WHEEL: Roval C38 Disc XD-R Hub FRONT TYRE: Specialized Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready Transparent Sidewall 700x38c clincher REAR TYRE: Specialized Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready Transparent Sidewall 700x38c clincher SADDLE: Specialized Body Geometry Power Expert Hollow Titanium rails SEATPOST: Specialized S-Works CG-R FACT carbon fibre single-bolt 27.2mm  

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