Not just for jumping and skidding, it’s a bike to ride fast no matter surface 😀
People talked a while about a new Epic. People seen some pictures of the new Tarmac.
But the Diverge got 1st!
A colleague asked us a couple of days ago which bike we should have if only could have one. My answer was Diverge and today it just got better 😀
The new Diverge got features like:
- Future Shock
- Road SWAT box
- Room for 42mm tires
- 12×100, 12×142 axles
- Flat mount
It got a bit longer chainstays (419mm)to fit the bigger tires but not as long as Crux or Sequoia. It got a bit higher stack (576 in size 52) for the Futureshock and big tires. It’s also got a little bit lower bottom bracket. And slacker head angle than before (71° in size 52).
Future Shock may look weird but it feels really good so a feature that works irl. Road SWAT is perfect to get your essentials packed without an ugly bag.
Room for bigger tires is the reason I went from Diverge to Sequoia, the old Diverge wasn’t awesome wintertime with thin studded tires and fenders ride with friends on cx-bikes.
Not sure about the Swedish price yet but here are the U.K.:
S-Works Diverge £8,500
S-Works Diverge Frameset £3,500
Diverge Comp £2,600
Diverge Sport £2,000
Diverge Comp E5 £1,500
Diverge E5 Sport £1,000
Diverge E5 £799
Women’s Diverge E5 Comp £1,500
Women’s Diverge E5 £799
More info from Bikerumor
Review by Cyclingtips
Both by Cyclist
And the official: Specialized
Look at that beauty. Futureshock, lowered seatstay, straight sloped top tube and good wiresolutions. Same cut seattube for tirespace as before. No more Zertz. Flatmount brakes.
This is a bike I really want 🙂 Let’s hope it will be released soon.
1,5 year ago I built this for a winter, spring and early summer adventures. 8,26kg well built. I got another crank when I should have the S-Works one on my roadbike with some oval chainrings from Absolute Black. I changed stem for a longer lower when the spring arrived but except that (and wheels/tires) it remained the same. The bike now lives just a couple of kilometers from here but it is as missed as my Cannondale F1000 I have had 3 times 😉
I still want such a light bike that can handle everything. My Sequoia got better tire clearance and handled a bad winter better, my Tarmac is better on Tarmac, my Crux was better racing CX. But the Diverge is the golden middleway. If you only could have one bike with dropbars the Diverge is the one (in carbon). Would love to do a credit card touring with one over a country on all surfaces 🙂 Started to think about it watching this video of Francis Cade riding gravel with Hot Chillee in Marocco:
I had a goal of 15000km and a dream of 730h. Were never stressed about the distance but saw pretty fast the dreamtime would be impossible. I ride for fun after all.
It all started with Tour de Ötzi, 246km in winterweather and mostly alone. Not the funniest ride but good for mindtraining and to learn eat and drink even when it’s cold.
I have been doing 61 Le Peloton, a lot of Morningspins and Älgö Deluxe. Some Le Snooze. I’ve been cycling in Sweden, Norway, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany and Canada.
I have been riding a lot of Specialized bikes like Roubaix, Tarmac, Venge Vias, Crux, Diverge, Daily, Stumpjumper HT, Epic FSR, Stumpjumper FSR, Fatboy and Sequoia.
I have raced mtb and had a lot of fun going fast.
I have race TT that I never thought I would do and got 5th in men Elite.
I have joined Sumo Cycling and used the Gravity support 😉
I’ve been around new places, discovered new roads with great friends:
I have discovered the Aero Advantage and got a lot faster on Le Peloton:
But I also tried to survive with help of Ice Cream after the longest climb in my life:
In short it’s 4 people that helped me discover new places and roads. Emile has always been there and seen me from fast to slowest, from happy to just tired of his shortcuts, riding next to me on the 2nd picture. And Hagen, a friend I get a lot of inspiration from and is seen with me riding in the middle of nowhere on the 3rd picture. Next is Emil, been to different countries together and been seen riding different bikes in different conditions together, but all in all we just want to look good:
The last guy, Henrik who is always riding. Will never get as fast or ride as far as him but he is my best friend and we can’t come up with a single ride together in Sweden where we haven’t ridden some gravel:
Then there is many more I have ridden with that’s worth mentioning but it takes too much time here. Called a Social Butterfly on Strava and the reason I get so many miles is because I want to ride with all my friends, all the time 😉
Never thought this year would include so much fun and good rides. Never thought I was able to ride as fast as I’ve done. But I always thought that the motivation will continue.
So thanks to you all my friends that keep riding fun! Thanks to Specialized Concept Store Stockholm for helping me with the best bikes in the world! Thanks to Rapha for motivating ambassadors to make super Events! Thanks to Café du Cycliste to providing my favorite clothes with a superb fit no matter how long the rides are! Thanks to Isabelle/SCF for letting me help the best riders in Germany for a weekend. Thanks to Therese who showed me another cycling world!
So now we stop looking back and looking forward to a new year that can be even better 😀
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Read an article some months ago about Multimodual rides. Taking the train or something else out from the city to be able to ride further and see new places that’s usually too far away.
Rapha calling it Transfer where you go out from your city and then riding back. There will be one from Stockholm in a couple of week and yesterday we did a recon. Instead of writing about how it was, how great my Diverge is and that Café du Cycliste got the best clothes I share some pictures from
Thanks to Emil for the guiding, Emile for the paceholding, Camilla for holding the group at descent speed and to Jessica for our first Sub9 training 😉
Soon is it spring and then it’s boring with cx tires and 36/46 chainrings. 36/50 is better for spring and as I got the best gravelbike I thought of getting the best chainrings. And after thinking of Q-Rings when I got my Diverge I knew what I wanted.
absoluteBLACK oval chainrings 😀 Good looking and hopefully good performing. Their 1x mtb rings are nice. Not the lightest:
Just have to check how my chain is doing before mounting. Maybe I have to wait a bit until the chain is worn out so I don’t wear these out. Looking forward to this. Extra motivation for spring and go faster 😀