Specialized S-Works Diverge a.ka. Divergett

2 years ago when I sold my Crux and got a Diverge Comp Carbon I felt like I found right. Last year I heard rumors they would come with a new Diverge and as it felt a bit boring to get the exact same bike 2 years in a row I changed to a Sequoia. Bigger tires was a lot of fun but I was missing the roadbike feel of a Diverge.

When they released the new Diverge I knew I had to have one. When I read about it I felt even more that I had to get it. And thanks to Specialized Nordics I got the only (?) S-Works frame in size 52 that is coming to Sweden. Thanks to Specialized Concept Store Stockholm it ended in a top of a line bike that felt awesome from the first pedal stroke:

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Specialized S-Works Diverge size 52 frameset

Specialized S-Works SL seatpost

Specialized S-Works Toupe saddle

Specialized S-Works Shallow handlebar

Specialized Trigger 38mm tires

Specialized S-Wrap Cork bar tape (will be changed)

Sram Red Etap HRD levers/brakes with 140mm rotors

Sram Red Etap Wifli rear derailleur with a Wold Tooth Roadlink

Sram XG-1195 10-42 cassette

Sram Red Quarq 170mm BB386 crankset with Ceramic Speed bearings and a 44t Garbaruk chainring

Sram Red22 chain

Challenge latex tubes

Fizik Cyrano R1 110mm -20° stem

Roval CLX32 disc wheels with Enduro Zero Ceramic bearings

Time Xpresso 12 pedals

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The Futureshock may look a bit odd but it feels really nice. And the bike in total feels really awesome! Will vary with wheels as I got a set of cheap tubulars too for road mostly. And will probably change for a 3T Bailout cassette when it is released. And am waiting for my Berk saddlecombo from the mtb to come back from repair to have the possibility to save even more weight.

But as it is now it feels really really good. Road it on gravel yesterday and it’s just what I wanted and dreamt about. Can really recommend it to everyone wanting a fast gravelbike suitable for every terrain (except terrain) 🙂

And as everyone asked, the totalt weight as on the picture but with the right cassette which I changed for today: 7,72kg

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Eurobike #2, Liteville and Sram weights

It’s a bit strange. I’m not a fan of German bikes and I don’t like just anodized frames. But there is something with Liteville that makes my heart beat a little extra. Can be compared with Cannondale and their Lefty.

Liteville doesn’t care so much about what’s cool but they know how to produce the bikes people should buy. Like Specialized with weight, they just want to make it the best.

An old Liteville 301 MK6, 6 year old made me like All Mountain more than XC and it showed me that a full suspension bike can perform so much better if it’s just built right.

Now 2015 they introduce the 101 MK1:

It may not look as flashy as a modern carbon bike but I don’t think you will ever find a 120mm aluminium frame that will perform better and give you more joy.

Spec in German:

and Scaled sizing like they had for a while:

Duolink to get the length you like:

It won’t be cheap (so please don’t compare to cheap German brands) but it will give you fun for a very long time. And of course it’s made in Germany.

Also from Germany, or developed in Germany are the new Sram Red eTap. Here is some weights of the new wireless group:

with more info: Bikerumor

Sram is also releasing a new cheaper X-Sync chainring. Made of steel for lower price and more durable: