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Specialized Men's Diverge E5 Elite

Specialized

Men's Diverge E5 Elite
2019

$1,400.00
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2019 Specialized Men's Diverge E5 Elite

We're adamant believers that you needn't have an elitist's budget to feel like one. Need proof? Take a look at Specialized's Diverge E5 Elite.

The Diverge frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. Weight was a large factor in the development, so Specialized took some design cues from the Roubaix with an E5 Premium Aluminum frame that's plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable.

Specialized opted for a new Open Road Geometry. We know what you're thinking, "it's just another marketing term," but they truly did develop an entirely new geometry. 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-centimeter 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.

Specialized topped it off with three water bottle mounts and mounts for racks and fenders. So while it's one of the most smile-inducing bikes you'll ever shred fire roads on, it's equally adept at bike packing, commuting, or even a spin to your local brewery. The frame, meanwhile, is topped off with a Shimano Tiagra groupset, mechanical-disc brakes, and an Axis Sport wheelset.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Open Road Geometry, threaded BB, flat mount disc
Fork Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc,
Axles Front: 12x100mm thru-axle
Rear: 12x142mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels Axis Sport Disc
Tires Specialized Espoir Sport Reflect, 700x30mm, 60 TPI, double BlackBelt protection
Crankset Praxis Alba 2D
Chainrings 48/32T
Chain KMC X10, 10-speed w/ Missing Link
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra, long cage, 10-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-32t
Shifters Shimano Tiagra
Handlebars Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap
Stem Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
Brakes Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc
Saddle Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
Seat Post Alloy, 2-bolt clamp

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Lightweight 
  • Versatile 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city 
  • Road biking 

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5.0

excellent commuter and touring bike

By Marcelo

from Bethesda

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Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    I loved this bike. It made my commuting times drop substantially. Built for speed and efficiency, the design also allows for confortable riding, with a lot of the vibration being absorbed by the tires and the fork. Great performance. Well worth the investment.

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