Steed Cycles

Specialized 2021 Diverge Base E5

  • $1,449.99


Whether your goal is to escape on gravel back roads, far from cars and crowds, toe the start line at your first gravel race, or simply get the most versatile bike on the road or dirt, no bike is better than the new Diverge. It’s quite simply the fastest, most capable - and just maybe the most fun – alloy bike we’ve ever made, delivering a ride that’s quick and lively, but stable and confidence inspiring when the terrain gets rough. With all-new gravel geometry and 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.

With a premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork the Diverge Base E5 delivers a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. Shimano’s Claris 2x8 group gives a wide range of gears for any terrain, while Axis Elite alloy wheels and Road Sport 35mm tires provide an efficient ride on pavement with the versatility for hard pack dirt riding.

  • Our Premium E5 Aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform. When mated to our full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Base E5 becomes a light, lively and versatile bike ready to attack any surface.
  • 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 machined alloy beam behind the chain rings we’ve created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.

FRAME 

Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

FORK  

FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount

FRONT BRAKE             

Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc

REAR BRAKE                

Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp

STEM                 

Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

SADDLE            

Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails

SEATPOST        

Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware

SEAT BINDER  

Alloy, 30.8mm

TAPE                  

Specialized S-Wrap

SHIFT LEVERS                           

Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed

FRONT DERAILLEUR               

Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR                 

Shimano Claris, 8-speed

CASSETTE                                  

Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t

CRANKSET                                 

Shimano Claris R200

CHAIN                                         

KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed

BOTTOM BRACKET                 

Shimano 68mm threaded

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

FRONT TIRE    

Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700x35mm

REAR TIRE      

Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700x35mm

INNER TUBES 

700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve

PEDALS         

Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors