Men's Diverge Expert

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Men's Diverge Expert

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The last thing that you want is your bike holding you back from having the ride of your life. If you see rough roads or flowy singletrack, Specialized wants you to ride it, not think, "That looks fun, but I can't do it on this bike." They're tired of fun being restricted, and that's why they developed the Diverge Expert. Now, you can get out there and not only explore new roads, but entirely new rides—we promise that the bike won't be a limiting factor.

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 a FACT 9r carbon frame that's one of the lightest in the category.

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.

There's only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb, so Specialized implemented a new version of the Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but provides 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.

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 SRAM Force 1 groupset, hydraulic disc brakes, and Roval SLX 24 wheelset with 2Bliss Ready tires.


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SKU 302292
Brand Specialized
Gender Not Designated
Model Year 2018
Brakes SRAM Force, hydraulic disc
Brake Levers SRAM Force 1 hydraulic
Crankset SRAM Force 1
Chainrings 42T X-Sync
Frame Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat mount disc, BB386
Fork Specialized FACT carbon, flat mount disc
Handlebars Specialized Expert Hover, alloy, 75x125mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM Force 1, long cage, 11-speed
Rims/Wheels Roval SLX 24 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
Seatpost S-Works FACT carbon, 20mm offset
Shifters SRAM Force 1 hydraulic, 11-speed
Stem Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Tires Specialized Trigger Pro, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 700x38mm