2018 Specialized Diverge Comp


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Product’s Desciption
2018 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon

The Diverge Comp has been designed from the bottom-up to be a fully-fledged exploration machine. But now, it's also equally adept at crushing dirt climbs as it is to cruising to the coffee shop or hopping into a local group ride. And while it might sound cliché in a landscape of bike claims chocked full with hyperbole, the Diverge Comp truly is one bike that does it all.

With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, Specialized took your number one request into account—tyre clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tyres with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tyre clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, they have developed a FACT 9r carbon frame that’s one of the lightest in the category.

Next up, Specialized moved away from a traditional ‘cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn’t been seen before—Open Road Geometry. We know what you’re thinking, “it’s just another marketing term,” but for the Diverge, we truly did develop an entirely new geometry. With a touch less hyperbole, you can 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.

And while riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure, there’s only so much that wider tyres with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, Specialized implemented a new version of their Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn’t lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won’t be surprised by under steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock, the Diverge's version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles.

SPECIFICATIONS
FRAME Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat mount disc, BB386, 3 water bottle mounts
FORK Specialized FACT carbon, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRONT WHEEL Axis Elite Disc
REAR WHEEL Axis Elite Disc
INNER TUBES 700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve w/ extender/td>
FRONT TYRE Specialized Trigger Pro, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 700x38mm
REAR TYRE Specialized Trigger Pro, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 700x38mm
CRANKSET Praxis Alba
CHAINRINGS 48/32T
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano RS505 disc
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, 11-speed
CASSETTE Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-32t
CHAIN KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKE Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARS Specialized Comp Hover Bar, 6061 alloy, 70x125mm
TAPE Specialized S-Wrap
STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER 31.2mm
Additional Information
  • Model: 95418-40xx
  • Manufactured by: Specialized

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