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Specialized Diverge

Wanderlust: Specialized Diverge

Specialized Diverge Comp Smartweld

 ALL-ROAD

Yet another category of bike? No, simply a statement of dominance over all paths travelled. Pavement, backroads, gravel, and any shortcuts in between, the cyclocross sized tires, thru axles, and disc brake stopping power of the Diverge translate to control in all conditions.

All about the wheels

32c tire casings, disc hubs, and stout rims enable the Diverge to remain in comfort and control over the harshest road conditions. The stock Roubaix 30/32 tires handle all surfaces from tarmac to gravel. With plenty of clearance, the Diverge can explore all winter with a pair of studded cross tires. Come summer, throw on some 23c slicks and chase Strava segments on the streets.

 

All roads for all budgets

With seven models to choose from, there’s a Diverge for any traveller.

Specialized Diverge

Diverge A1 features an A1 aluminum frame and FACT carbon fork.

Tektro mechanical disc brakes and Shimano Claris 8-speed drivetrain give you a wide gear range and plenty of all-weather braking. The frame and fork are equipped with standard quick releases.

Specialized Diverge A1 fork
Mechanical disc brake, quick release, and Plug + Play hidden fender mounts.
Specialized Diverge A1
Rack mounts and plenty of clearance for 32+ tires and fenders.
Diverge Comp Smartweld

Specialized Diverge Comp Smartweld

 

The E5 aluminum frame with D’Aluisio Smartweld technology shares the shape of the carbon Diverge with a shoulder friendly top tube for portaging over unrideable obstacles. The sturdy AXIS 3.0 disc wheels mount with thru axles for unyielding steering precision and power transfer. Hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano 11-speed drivetrain complete this versatile rig.

Specialized Diverge Smartweld
FACT carbon, thru axle, Zertz damper, recessed low rider rack mount, post mount disc.
Specialized Diverge Smartweld fork
Shimano hydraulic disc brake with Ice Tech pads.
Specialized Diverge Smartweld
The most clearance of the three models. Rack and fender eyelets.
Specialized Diverge Smartweld
Shimano 11-speed drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes.
Cobble Gobbler CG-R carbon post
“Cobble Gobbler” CG-R carbon post with elastomer bumper.
Diverge Carbon

For the ultimate back road explorer turn to the Diverge Carbon. FACT 10r frame and fork strike the perfect harmony of vibration muting, power transfer, and feather weight. Thru axles, hydraulic disc brakes, and Shimano 11-speed shifting are found on all three carbon models.

(pics coming soon)

Details

The frame and fork feature Specialized’s clean “Plug + Play” hidden fender mounts.

 

For more information give us a call and check out the Diverge at Specialized’s website:
Specialized Bicycles
Better yet, stop in and take one for a ride!

Not local? Give us a call anyway, we’ll be happy to tell you all about the Diverge and any other bikes!

Group Road Ride

Saturday Shop Road Ride

A fun group of seven hardy souls gathered at the shop for the group ride last Saturday. Let’s see if we can beat that number this week! An easy 29.7 miles up the bike path, out into Richmond (with a quick push over Shannock Hill) and back through Shannock are planned. Have no fear! We’ll have you home in time for a well-earned hot coffee and breakfast. It’s going to be a fine fall day. Hope to see you out there! 

Ride leaves from the sidewalk outside the shop at just after 7:30 and typically lasts about 2 hours.

11/22/14 ride plan

Planned route can be found at:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6513802