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Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon Bicycle 2022

The 2022 Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon takes the concept to it's most wide-ranging level, as it is graced with a "mullet" SRAM Rival AXS/GX Eagle AXS 1x12 wireless drivetrain. The frameset itself has a geometry that is as versatile as the terrain it was designed to dominate, and is just as happy with 700c or 650b wheels. The geometry fields an evolved balance just as happy racing or playing as it does on your next bikepacking weekend. This build is set-up for the balance of speed and capability overall, with 700c Roval Terra Carbon wheels and 42mm Specialized Pathfinder Pro tires. If you are looking for a fun and flexible gravel bike with incredible shifting performance, this is the one you have to look closely at.

The FACT 9r carbon frame was developed for the proper balance of performance and compliance. It is similar in every way to the S-Works Diverge with a one step difference in the carbon grade. All of the frameset bells and whistles are here with a SWAT box, plenty of frame and fork bosses for various accessories to get you for an adventure weekend. The frameset features the Future Shock 2.0, 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.

The design team tossed gravel geometry "status-quo" out the window. The new Diverge has the most progressive geometry Specialized has ever created for a drop bar model, giving riders a capable and stable bike in the dirt, that still feels responsive and nimble on the road. They have increased the frame’s reach, introduced a slacker head tube and a longer offset fork. The combination integrates perfectly to create incredible confidence with a planted feeling in the dirt, while allowing for spec’ing shorter stem lengths that keep the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively. The geometry also keeps the bottom bracket low enough to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels, should you choose that build option. As nothing unlocks a bike’s capability like tire clearance, the new Diverge design features room for a legitimate 47mm tire mounted on a 700c wheel or a 2.1” with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a driveside chainstay utilizing a solid beam of carbon behind the chain rings the engineers created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length, at 425mm on all frame sizes.

The excitement over the refined 12-Speed SRAM Rival AXS wireless shifting system has been palpable, with improved ergonomics, HRD disc braking and flawless performance. With the mullet set-up, the rear derailleur is Eagle GX AXS and the chain is the mountain version as well. With a 40T single ring crank and a 11-50T cassette, you get plenty of range to wander or race with. For wheels, the Roval Terra Carbon Wheelset has a 25mm internal width and has the updated DT Swiss 370 Disc hubset. Specialized supplies the cockpit, with partner Roval delivering the lightweight, compliant Terra Carbon round seatpost, which carries a Body Geometry Power Expert Saddle. The 12 degree flare of the compact Adventure Gear Hover handlebar offers all terrain leverage and quick hand transitions. Designed to integrate with the Future Shock 2.0 fork, the Future Stem Pro stem is stiff, and strong with a reasonable weight. Roubaix S-Wrap has grip and comfort you'll appreciate.

The complete package is perfect match of performance and overall value at a great price point for such a capable bike with Di2 shifting. It was designed to be a pleasure to ride over long distances and variable terrain, as capable on pavement or light trails as it is rumbling over gravel. You can push it hard and it will just want more, with your spirit and imagination the only limits on potential excitement and adventure.

Features

  • Agile, capable disc gravel bike featuring a "mullet" SRAM Rival AXS/GX Eagle AXS 1x12 wireless drivetrain with an incredible gearing range, carbon frame, innovative suspension fork system
  • Optimally versatile for a wide variety of gravel and adventure use, from race to bike packing
  • Frameset: Specialized Diverge FACT 9r carbon, SWAT™ Door integration, Future Shock suspension, threaded BB, internal routing, 12/142mm thru-axle, Flat Mount disc
    • Responsive, quick and lively under power, but stable and confidence inspiring
    • All new progressive gravel geometry w/ increased reach, slacker head tube, longer offset fork
    • Use of shorter stem keeps the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively
    • Bottom bracket height is kept low, but still allows for 650b wheel use
  • Fork: Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12/100mm thru-axle, Flat Mount disc
    • 20mm of axial compliance and adjustable hydraulic damper that suspends the rider, not the bike
    • Smooth boot and spacer design creates a clean look and functional protection
  • Plenty of frame bosses for racks, along with fork and top tube mounts
  • Driveside chain stay utilizes a solid beam of carbon for clearance without potential fragility
  • Tire clearance: 47mm w/ 700c wheel, 2.1” with a 650b wheel
  • Specifications (subject to change due to availability issues)
  • Groupset: SRAM Rival AXS/GX Eagle AXS 1x2 eTap wireless, "Mullet", HRD disc braking
  • Shift/Brake Levers: Rival eTap AXS with HRD hydraulic disc set-up
  • Disc Brake Calipers/Rotors: Rival HRD Flat Mount, Steel-backed organic pads / 160mm Paceline R CL
  • Rear Derailleur: Eagle GX AXS w/eTap battery (includes charging dock, USB cable)
  • Crankset: Rival 1 Wide, 40T X-Sync chainring; DUB BSA 68mm threaded bottom bracket
  • Cassette: 12-Speed PG1230 Eagle 11-50T
  • Chain: GX Eagle 12-Speed (mountain chain required with Mullet set-up)
  • Wheelset: Roval Terra Carbon, 25mm IRW, 32mm profile; DT Swiss 370 Disc Hubset w/Star Ratchet, 24h F/R, laced 2x/2x with DT Comp Race spokes
  • Tires: Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready tires, transparent sidewall, 700x42mm; w/tubes
  • Specialized/Roval Cockpit
  • Handlebar: Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12° flare
  • Bar tape: Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
  • Stem: Future Stem Pro (specific for Future Shock 2.0 system)
  • Seatpost: Roval Terra Carbon , 27.2mm, 20mm offset
  • Saddle: Body Geometry Power Expert Saddle ( carbon-reinforced shell with durable titanium rails)
  • SWAT: Integrated SWAT door in downtube, internal storage system
  • Sizes | Included component spec by bike size
    • 49cm | Post: 330mm | Bar: 38cm | Stem: 60mm | Crank: 170mm | Saddle width: 155mm
    • 52cm | Post: 330mm | Bar: 40cm | Stem: 70mm | Crank: 170mm | Saddle width: 155mm
    • 54cm | Post: 380mm | Bar: 42cm | Stem: 80mm | Crank: 172.5mm | Saddle width: 143mm
    • 56cm | Post: 380mm | Bar: 42cm | Stem: 90mm | Crank: 172.5mm | Saddle width: 143mm
    • 58cm | Post: 380mm | Bar: 44cm | Stem: 100mm | Crank: 175mm | Saddle width: 143mm
    • 61cm | Post: 380mm | Bar: 44cm | Stem: 100mm | Crank: 175mm | Saddle width: 143mm
  • Sizes: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61 cm
  • Color: Arctic Blue, Teal Tint
  • Weight: TBD
Specialized Diverge
Size 44cm 49cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 61cm 64cm
Wheel Size 700 700 700 700 700 700 700 700
Stack 568mm 571mm 577mm 592mm 610mm 634mm 659mm 684mm
Reach 357mm 365mm 374mm 383mm 392mm 401mm 410mm 419mm
Head Angle 69.5° 70° 70.5° 71.25° 71.75° 71.75° 71.75° 72.25°
Seat Angle 74.5° 74° 73.75° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73°
Top Tube Length 515mm 529mm 542mm 558mm 573mm 589mm 605mm 628mm
Head Tube Length 99mm 99mm 104mm 116mm 133mm 159mm 185mm 209mm
Standover 683mm 700mm 725mm 754mm 779mm 805mm 832mm 859mm
Fork Trail 72mm 69mm 66mm 61mm 57mm 57mm 57mm 54mm
Fork Offset 55mm 55mm 55mm 55mm 55mm 55mm 55mm 55mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm
Front Center 607mm 607mm 614mm 620mm 630mm 647mm 664mm 675mm
Wheelbase 1019mm 1019mm 1026mm 1032mm 1042mm 1059mm 1076mm 1088mm
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm