The Diverge E5 is equipped with everything you need to head to work, take the long way home, or hit some fire roads on the weekend. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x38mm tyres with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tyre clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed an E5 Premium aluminium frame that’s plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable tough. Next up, we moved away from a traditional ‘cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn’t been seen before—our Open Road Geometry. You can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that’s over a half-centimetre lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that’s not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road.
Premium E5 aluminium frameset features our comfortable and confident Open Road Geometry, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure. The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling and a light overall weight. Adding to its multifaceted talents, we topped it off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders. For the spec, Specialized wanted to make sure that it shifted crisply and braked smoothly for years to come, so you’ll find a Shimano Claris groupset, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and a durable Axis Sport Disc wheelset that’s been cased in our fast-rolling Espoir Sport tyres.
- E5 Premium Aluminum Frame for stiff but light constuction allows you to convert more of your power into speed
- Specialized FACT carbon is engineered to flex to absorb shock and vibration
- Shimano Claris 16 Speed Drivetrain for super fast, light and accurate shifting
- Tektro Mira Mechanical Disc Brakes for controlled stopping in all conditions
- Espoir Sport 700 x 30mm Tyres for the fastest speed on a variety of surfaces