Specialized S-Works Diverge Road Bike 2018
Drop bar road bikes are designed for long distance endurance, smooth tarmac and efficiency right? Well, with the Specialized S-Works Diverge Road Bike 2018, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Specialized have injected the fun and versatility back into road riding that we’ve been missing, and utilising their Open Road Geometry, the S-Works Diverge is the epitome of both on and off-road enjoyment.
The S-Works FACT 11r carbon is the ideal composition, providing the nimble, agile handling you’d expect from such a versatile bike and it’s renowned for its low weight and impressive strength. The inclusion of Specialized’s Future Shock technology takes comfort on this bike to new levels, smoothing out the road/trail ahead with 20mm of plush suspension above the head tube and beneath the S-Works Carbon Hover Drop handlebar.
Shimano’s RS805 hydraulic disc brakes are the ideal choice for a bike of this nature, giving the stopping power and reliability you need for full-days in the saddle, whatever the weather. They modulate heat efficiently, so when you’re descending at full speed and feathering the brakes, you get the same braking performance at any stage.
Of course, the piece du resistance of this setup is the Shimano XTR Di2 M9050, 11-speed gearing. It’s fast, precise and impressively durable with minimal maintenance, meaning you can head out onto the road and trail with utmost confidence in your gearing. The 11-40t cassette gives a wide range of spin to get up supremely harsh gradients, and the Easton EC90 SL Carbon crankset stays rigid for more efficient riding over long distances.
Roval CLX 32 Disc wheels have been Win Tunnel Engineered, meaning they are as aerodynamic as they are strong. Cut through the wind and stay efficient with these wheels, but don’t forget to head off road and slide around corners, as they are supremely durable for pure off-road dominance.
Specialized’s Trigger Pro tyres are equipped to the perfectly complement the Roval CLX 32’s, offering grip and puncture resistance in abundance thanks to their 42mm wide profile. Allowing you to get rowdy off road, the Specialized Command Post gives a wide range of positions to choose from, such as fully extended for on-road efficiency and dropped down for off-road control.
- The S-Works FACT 11r carbon frame features Specialized’s adventure-bound Open Road Geometry, Future Shock suspension with 20mm of travel, and front/rear thru-axles, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure
- The lightweight S-Works FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling, rigidity, and an overall light weight
- The Roval CLX 32 wheelset has the perfect balance of lightweight, durability, and aerodynamics. It's stiff enough for sprinting, strong enough for abuse, and its CeramicSpeed bearings keep things silky-smooth, making CLX 32 wheels the ultimate all-rounders
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