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Specialized 2021 Diverge Expert E5 EVO - Steed Cycles

Specialized 2021 Diverge Expert E5 EVO

  • $3,649.99


This thing called ‘gravel riding’ is still evolving, still being defined. What’s next? Hop on the new Diverge Expert EVO and you tell us. It’s designed to get aggressive, to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible on a gravel bike. With flat bars and geometry even more progressive then the new drop bar Diverge you better hang onto your flannel. We’ve significantly increased the reach, slackened the head tube and lowered the bottom bracket, to put you ‘in’ the bike for a super planted feeling. From sending technical single track to ripping flowing fire road descents, if you’re looking for a partner to take your gravel riding to new levels, nothing’s faster, more fun, or rowdier than the Diverge EVO.

With a Premium E5 Aluminum frame and our latest Future Shock 2.0 with an adjustable hydraulic damper offering 20mm of travel, the Diverge Expert E5 is uniquely qualified to tackle aggressive trails at high speed. The bike’s build is MTB inspired, with Shimano XT 1x12 and extra stopping power thanks to Magura MT4 brakes. An X-Fusion Manic dropper post is standard, as well as our latest gravel tire designed for incredible traction, the new Rhombus 42mm, on DT Swiss G540 alloy wheels.

  • Our Premium E5 Aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform. When mated to our full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge EVO becomes a light, lively and versatile bike ready to tackle the most technical gravel and dirt as aggressively as you could wish.
  • Speed, control and confidence - Future Shock 2.0 is the ultimate technology for the gravel rider. With 20mm of axial compliance and a hydraulic damper, Future Shock 2.0 suspends the rider not the bike. This keeps 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. Since Future Shock 2.0’s damper is adjustable, you’ll be ready for the rough stuff and efficient on smooth pavement.
  • With the Diverge EVO, we took our new progressive gravel geometry to new levels. We’ve lengthened the frame 30mm over a drop bar Diverge (Size Medium), lowered the bottom bracket and slackened the head tube. This gives the Diverge EVO more confidence over technical terrain while keeping the cockpit comfortable with flat bars. It also allows for a short stem to make all that stability feel nimble and quick at the bars.
  • Nothing unlocks a bike’s capability like tire clearance, so we gave the Diverge EVO 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, Future Shock suspension, 1x specific EVO geometry, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

FORK 

Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount

FRONT BRAKE   

Magura MT4 Flat Mount, hydraulic disc, 160mm storm rotor

REAR BRAKE      

Magura MT4 Flat Mount, hydraulic disc, 160mm storm rotor

HANDLEBARS  

Specialized Alloy Minirise, 10mm rise, 750mm, 31.8mm clamp

STEM                  

Future Stem, Comp, w/Integrated computer mount

TAPE                   

Specialized Trail Grips

SADDLE             

Specialized Power, hollow steel rails, 155/143mm

SEATPOST         

X-Fusion Manic Dropper, 50mm travel

SEAT BINDER   

Alloy, 30.8mm

SHIFT LEVERS                    

Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed trigger

REAR DERAILLEUR          

Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed

CASSETTE                           

Shimano XT, 12-speed, 10-45t

CRANKSET                          

Praxis Zayante carbon 1X

CHAINRINGS                     

40T

BOTTOM BRACKET          

Praxis 68-0201B, 68mm BSA

CHAIN                                  

Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed w/ quick link

FRONT WHEEL      

DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples

REAR WHEEL         

DT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples

FRONT TIRE           

Rhombus Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm

REAR TIRE  

Rhombus Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm

INNER TUBES        

700x32/50mm, 40mm Presta valve

PEDALS         

Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors