Specialized Diverge E5 Road Bike [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on August 24, 2020
The specialized diverge is a comfortable bike that performs well on the road. Its full fact carbon fire fork allows for a ride with ease, especially for road bikers. This is achieved because the bike reduces the overall weight when on the road.
The bike is fully equipped with a quick-catching brake system and gearing that allows to ride through winding roads with ease especially when going downhill.
Reinforced FACT carbon Fork
The FACT carbon Fork is embedded in the bike in order to absorb vibration and shock while braking. Oftentimes after-effects of abrupt braking causes reverberations in bikes. This is where the FACT carbon-reinforced forks come into play by taking care of all unwanted glitches for sudden abrupt stops.
Strong Tektro Mira Mechanical Disc Brakes
Equipped with its Tektro Mira mechanical disc brakes, this bike will provide you with a comfortable stop as at when you hit the brakes. With grips that do not need extra effort to catch, you are safe and sure of a stop whenever you feel like it.
Also, the addition of the Tektro Mira mechanical disc brakes to the specialized diverge also guarantees steady and reliable halts.
Shimano Claris 16 Speed Drivetrain
Armed with Shimano Claris 16-speed drivetrain, this bike will provide you with accurate and exact gear alterations. This cannot be negotiated. Change of gear to up to 16 speeds gives the bike the strength to take on hilly slopes with grace.
The Shimano armed drivetrain also allows for easy gear switch allowing the rear derailleur to take on more work while working up the speed.
Premium E5 Aluminum Frame
Set and built with the E5 premium aluminum frame, the stem is also imbued with a specialized 3D forged alloy that supports the rider with a 7-degree rise.
The stem ends in a steel rail saddle supported by an anti-corrosion hardware alloy seat post.
Frame: Threaded BB, 12x 142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc, Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum
Front Derailleur: 8-speed, braze-on, Shimano Claris
Fork: Flat-mount disc, Specialized FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
Number of Gears: 16
Rear Derailleur: 8-speed, Shimano Claris
Chainset: Shimano Claris R200
Cassette: I I-34t, SunRace, 8-speed
Shifters: 8-speed, Shimano Claris 2000
Brakeset: Mechanical disc, Tektro Mira, flat-mount
Wheelset: Axis Sport Disc
Stem: 4-bolt. 7-degree rise, Specialized, 3D-forged alloy
Saddle: Steel rails, body geometry power sport
Weight: Not available
Bar Tape: Specialized S-Wrap
Bottom Bracket: Square-taper, BSA, 68mm
Pedals: It is supported
Chain: 8-speed, KMC X8 w/ Missing Link
Seatpost: Anti-corrosion hardware, Alloy, 27.2mm, 12mm offset, 2-bolt Clamp
Tires: Flak jacket protection, 60TPI, specialized road sport, 700x35mm, wire bead
Handlebars: 31.8mm clamp, 6061, specialized shallow drop, 70x 125mm
It is lightweight and comfortable for use
The FACT carbon fork acts as a shock absorber for sudden stops
Comes with a wide range of gear system to allow for different shifting
The E5 premium aluminum frame is a bit stiff
It does not have mudguard fittings
What is the maximum tire size for this bike?
The maximum tire size for the Specialized Diverge is recommended as 700 x 42c but can be varied depending on the rider
Can the bike be used for all terrains?
Being a road bike we would advise against especially mountainous terrains. Road and not so hilly or rocky landscapes are good.
The Specialized Diverge road bike’s 16-speed shimano drivetrain makes it a go-to bike for everything speed on a clear sunny day. That doesn’t mean on windy or rainy days, the specialized road sport tire wouldn’t hold its own.
The bike was built for the road in all weather. It was built for speed.