Specialized Men's Diverge E5 (RKTRED/BLK)

The Diverge E5 is equipped with everything you need to head to work, take the long way home, and hit some fire roads on the weekend.

With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x38mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tire clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed an E5 Premium Aluminum frame that's plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable.

Next up, we 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 tires with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our 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.

To add to its multifaceted talents, we topped this Diverge off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders, so it's equally adept at long trips as it is to short rides to the local brewery. The Diverge E5 Elite frame is topped off with Shimano Claris shifting, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and ultra-strong Axis Sport Disc wheels that are cased in fast-rolling Espoir Sport tires.

  • Our Premium E5 aluminum frameset features our comfortable, yet confidence-inspiring, Open Road Geometry. Front & rear thru-axles are also included, making this Diverge the ultimate tool for your next adventure.
  • The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling, rigidity, and an overall light weight.
  • The Shimano RS200, with 46/34T gearing, provides precise shifts between rings, and makes it easier to spin up those leg-burning climbs.
FRAME Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Open Road Geometry, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
FORK Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
BOTTOM BRACKET Threaded
CHAIN KMC X8, 8-speed w/ Missing Link™
CRANK SET Shimano RS200
SHIFTERS Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Claris, braze-on
CASSETTE Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Claris, long cage, 8-speed
SADDLE Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
TAPE/GRIPS Specialized S-Wrap
SEAT POST Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardwar
HANDLEBAR Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
FRONT TIRE Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
REAR TIRE Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
FRONT WHEEL Axis Sport Disc
REAR WHEEL Axis Sport Disc
FRONT BRAKE Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc
REAR BRAKE Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc
PEDAL Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
48 52 54 56
CRANK LENGTH 170mm 170mm 170mm 175mm
STEM LENGTH 70mm 90mm 100mm 100mm
SEATPOST LENGTH 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm
SADDLE WIDTH 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
HANDLEBAR WIDTH 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm
REACH 365mm 372mm 378mm 384mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL 524mm 532mm 549mm 561mm
STACK 554mm 560mm 577mm 598mm
WHEELBASE 1000mm 1007mm 1007mm 1014mm
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 422mm 422mm 424mm 424mm
FRONT CENTER 593mm 598mm 600mm 604mm
BB DROP 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm
BB HEIGHT 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 70.8° 71° 71.9° 72.5°
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 405mm 440mm 473mm 500mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 125mm 130mm 143mm 163mm
BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT 712mm 734mm 761mm 783mm
FORK RAKE/OFFSET 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
FORK LENGTH, FULL 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm
TRAIL 56mm 58mm 58mm 62mm

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