Specialized Diverge E5 2022 Aluminium Gravel Bike

5 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

Whether your goal is to escape on gravel back roads, far from cars and crowds, toe the start line at your first gravel race, or simply get the most versatile bike on the road or dirt, no bike is better than the new Diverge. It's quite simply the fastest, most capable - and just maybe the most fun - alloy bike we've ever made, delivering a ride that's quick and lively, but stable and confidence inspiring when the terrain gets rough. With all-new gravel geometry and category leading tire clearance, the new Diverge represents everything we've learned over more than 40 years of riding road, gravel and dirt. The Diverge writes an entirely new chapter in the gravel bike category, so you can dream up entirely new rides. It's the ultimate getaway vehicle.

With a premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork the Diverge E5 delivers a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. Shimano’s Claris 2x8 group gives a wide range of gears for any terrain, while Axis Elite alloy wheels and Pathfinder Sport 38mm tires provide an efficient ride on pavement with the versatility for hard pack dirt riding.

  • Our Premium E5 Aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform. When mated to our full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Base E5 becomes a light, lively and versatile bike ready to attack any surface.
  • We tossed gravel geometry ‘status-quo’ out the window. The new Diverge has the most progressive geometry we’ve ever created for a drop bar bike, giving riders a capable and stable bike in the dirt, that still feels responsive and nimble on the road. We’ve increased the frame’s reach, introduced a slacker head tube and a longer offset fork. All this creates incredible confidence with a planted feeling in the dirt, while spec’ing shorter stems keeps the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively. We’ve kept the bike’s BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if that’s your jam.
  • We’ve given the Diverge plenty of rack mounts, including fork and top tube mounts, to ensure you can take what you need, no matter how far you plan to go, or how long you plan to stay out.
  • Nothing unlocks a bike’s capability like tire clearance, so we gave the new Diverge a whopping 47mm of tire clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1” with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a drive side chain stay utilizing a machined alloy beam behind the chain rings we’ve created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.

Our Verdict

Whether you want to escape the tarmac on gravel back roads, get into gravel racing or simply get from A to B without being limited on the terrain you take, the new Specialized Diverge is the bike for you.

Key Specifications

Key Specifications

    • Frame - Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
    • Fork - FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-moun
    • Drivetrain - Shimano Claris
    • Brakes - Tektro Mira, mechanical disc

Full Specification

    • Frame - Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
    • Fork - FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-moun
    • Number of Gears - 8-speed
    • Shifters - Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
    • Chainset - Shimano Claris R200
    • Chainrings - 50/34T
    • Cassette - SunRace, 8-speed, 11-34t
    • Chain - KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed
    • Front Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on
    • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 8-speed
    • Bottom Bracket - Shimano 68mm threaded
    • Wheels - AXIS Elite Disc
    • Front Tyre - Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
    • Rear Tyre - Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
    • Front Brake - Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
    • Rear Brake - Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
    • Handlebars - Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
    • Grips - Specialized S-Wrap
    • Stem - Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
    • Saddle - Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails
    • Seatpost - Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
    • Post Clamp - Alloy, 30.8mm
    • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Sizing Information

Specialized Gravel Bike Size Guide

The below Size Guide is relevant for the following Specialized Bikes: Diverge


Inches Centimeters Size
4'8" - 5'0" 142 - 152 44
5'0" - 5'4" 152 - 163 48
5'2" - 5'4" 158 - 163 50
5'4" - 5'7" 163 - 170 52
5'7" - 5'10" 170 - 178 54
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 180 56
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 58
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 61
6'5" - 6'9" 196 - 205 64

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

Whether your goal is to escape on gravel back roads, far from cars and crowds, toe the start line at your first gravel race, or simply get the most versatile bike on the road or dirt, no bike is better than the new Diverge. It's quite simply the fastest, most capable - and just maybe the most fun - alloy bike we've ever made, delivering a ride that's quick and lively, but stable and confidence inspiring when the terrain gets rough. With all-new gravel geometry and category leading tire clearance, the new Diverge represents everything we've learned over more than 40 years of riding road, gravel and dirt. The Diverge writes an entirely new chapter in the gravel bike category, so you can dream up entirely new rides. It's the ultimate getaway vehicle.

With a premium E5 alloy frame and a full carbon FACT fork the Diverge E5 delivers a fast, confident and comfortable ride on road, in the dirt, and over thick gravel. Shimano’s Claris 2x8 group gives a wide range of gears for any terrain, while Axis Elite alloy wheels and Pathfinder Sport 38mm tires provide an efficient ride on pavement with the versatility for hard pack dirt riding.

  • Our Premium E5 Aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform. When mated to our full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Base E5 becomes a light, lively and versatile bike ready to attack any surface.
  • We tossed gravel geometry ‘status-quo’ out the window. The new Diverge has the most progressive geometry we’ve ever created for a drop bar bike, giving riders a capable and stable bike in the dirt, that still feels responsive and nimble on the road. We’ve increased the frame’s reach, introduced a slacker head tube and a longer offset fork. All this creates incredible confidence with a planted feeling in the dirt, while spec’ing shorter stems keeps the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively. We’ve kept the bike’s BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if that’s your jam.
  • We’ve given the Diverge plenty of rack mounts, including fork and top tube mounts, to ensure you can take what you need, no matter how far you plan to go, or how long you plan to stay out.
  • Nothing unlocks a bike’s capability like tire clearance, so we gave the new Diverge a whopping 47mm of tire clearance with a 700c wheel and 2.1” with a 650b wheel. Thanks to a drive side chain stay utilizing a machined alloy beam behind the chain rings we’ve created clearance without using a fragile dropped chain stay design or increasing chain stay length.

Key Specifications

    • Frame - Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
    • Fork - FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-moun
    • Drivetrain - Shimano Claris
    • Brakes - Tektro Mira, mechanical disc

Full Specification

    • Frame - Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
    • Fork - FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-moun
    • Number of Gears - 8-speed
    • Shifters - Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
    • Chainset - Shimano Claris R200
    • Chainrings - 50/34T
    • Cassette - SunRace, 8-speed, 11-34t
    • Chain - KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed
    • Front Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on
    • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Claris, 8-speed
    • Bottom Bracket - Shimano 68mm threaded
    • Wheels - AXIS Elite Disc
    • Front Tyre - Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
    • Rear Tyre - Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
    • Front Brake - Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
    • Rear Brake - Tektro Mira, flat-mount, mechanical disc
    • Handlebars - Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
    • Grips - Specialized S-Wrap
    • Stem - Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
    • Saddle - Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails
    • Seatpost - Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
    • Post Clamp - Alloy, 30.8mm
    • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Whether you want to escape the tarmac on gravel back roads, get into gravel racing or simply get from A to B without being limited on the terrain you take, the new Specialized Diverge is the bike for you.

Sizing Information

Specialized Gravel Bike Size Guide

The below Size Guide is relevant for the following Specialized Bikes: Diverge


Inches Centimeters Size
4'8" - 5'0" 142 - 152 44
5'0" - 5'4" 152 - 163 48
5'2" - 5'4" 158 - 163 50
5'4" - 5'7" 163 - 170 52
5'7" - 5'10" 170 - 178 54
5'9" - 6'0" 175 - 180 56
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 58
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 61
6'5" - 6'9" 196 - 205 64

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Finance your purchase with us today and spread the cost.

Purchase Price £1,300.00
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All of our finance options are available online with no deposit, however if you would like to pay a deposit then you can speak to our helpful sales team who will arrange this and process your application for you.


🔒NEW Security checks

In conjunction with Novuna, we have recently implemented additional security checks as part of our online finance process. These additional checks may require you to submit photo ID when placing a finance order, so remember to watch out for emails from Novuna which may request this additional information.

Available Finance Options
Duration (months) Interest Rate (p.a. fixed) Monthly Payments Amount of Credit Total Repayable Deferral period
6 months 0 % APR £216.66 £1,300.00 £1,299.96 0.0
12 months 0 % APR £108.33 £1,300.00 £1,299.96 0.0
24 months 0 % APR £54.16 £1,300.00 £1,299.84 0.0
12 months 15.9 % APR £117.25 £1,300.00 £1,407.00 0.0
24 months 15.9 % APR £62.94 £1,300.00 £1,510.56 0.0
36 months 15.9 % APR £44.97 £1,300.00 £1,618.92 0.0
48 months 15.9 % APR £36.08 £1,300.00 £1,731.84 0.0
36 months 16.9 % APR £48.59 £1,300.00 £1,749.24 6

Rutland Water Cycling LTD (Reference number: 800269) trading as Rutland Cycling are an appointed representative of Specialized (UK) Retail Limited (Reference number: 976130) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for credit broking. Credit is subject to status and affordability, and is provided by Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC. Terms & Conditions Apply.