This second generation Diverge is quite an evolution from the
previous model; slacker head tube angle, shorter seatstays (shorter
wheelbase overall) and a lower BB all combine to make a bike that's
less cyclocross-copy and more adventure-focused.
There's clearance for up to 700x42mm or 650b x 47mm tyres, and
on the Expert it's shod with the awesome Roval C38 Disc carbon
wheelset and Specialized's fast-rolling and grippy Pathfinder Pro
It's a handsome bike, particularly in this Satin Navy colour
option - the proportions just look right. But there's also
FutureShock suspension hidden away at the front end, giving 20mm of
travel, combining with the elastomer-damped seatpost to ensure that
long days on and off road are a pleasure.
The build kit on this carbon Diverge Expert is really well
thought out, from the Power saddle (one of our favourites -
although of course we always ensure it is the best fit for you) to
the "Hover" bars with their raised top section to make riding on
the hoods that bit more comfy.
photos by Bence Bujaki