Specialized Diverge STR Expert 2023 Carbon Gravel Bike

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Specialized Diverge STR Expert 2023 Carbon Gravel Bike

4.5 out of 5 Customer Rating
£7,500.00
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The Specialized Diverge has been reimagined in this latest STR version of the classic gravel bike. This latest version includes Futureshock suspension at both the front and the rear of the bike, with the latter being the key technological advancement. The rear Futureshock setup allows for 30mm of travel at the rear of the bike, with hydraulic dampening controls in place to eliminate 'pedal-bob' meaning that the Diverge STR still maintains pedalling efficiency. The shock technology has been designed under the principle that 'smoother is faster', and by keeping the rear wheel firmly planted on the track, the rider retains more control over the bike, more traction and better acceleration.

The Specialized Diverge STR Expert comes with a brilliant spec-list, including a SRAM Rival 1x12 groupset at the top of the component list; giving you a lightweight groupset and wide gear range with a smooth shifting performance that will help you conquer tall mountains and long rides. The SRAM Rival hydraulic disc brakes provide the rider with confidence-inspiring stopping power, allowing you to ride faster and more confidently off-road.

One particular highlight of the Diverge STR Expert is the tubeless ready Roval Terra C carbon fibre wheels, which keep the overall weight down while improving overall efficiency and acceleration performance. All in all, the Specialized 2023 Diverge STR Expert is an impressively specc'd gravel bike, that lays it's focus solely on offering the rider a smooth, controlled ride with high quality components to finish and already fantastic bike.

  • SRAM Rival groupset and disc brakes
  • Roval Terra C carbon wheels
  • Futureshock 2.0

Our Verdict

The all new Specialized Diverge STR Expert features carbon wheels and a SRAM Rival groupset for a smooth, confidence-inspiring ride.

Industry Reviews

Cyclist-review

It’s a fascinating piece of design that goes that bit further to bridging the road–MTB divide, and early indications are that its approach to rider comfort works well in the real world..

Read Full Review >

rutland-cycling-review-logo

The good part of this system is that the bike remains very calm underneath you. I didn’t feel as though I was being bounced from rock to rock.

Read Full Review >

Cycling-Weekly-Industry-Review

Following the trend of turning gravel bikes into increasingly more capable, suspended steeds, the all-new Specialized Diverge has gotten a major make-over! The Diverge STR — unveiled today— now features both front and rear Future Shock suspension. .

Read Full Review >

Key Specifications

  • Frame - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Fork - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Shock - Future Shock 2.0
  • Number of Gears - 12
  • Shifters - SRAM Rival eTap AXS
  • Chainset - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
  • Chainrings - 40t
  • Cassette - SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50t
  • Chain - SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB BSA 68
  • Pedals - Not included
  • Rims - Roval Terra C, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth,
  • Front Hub - NEW DT 370 hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes
  • Rear Hub - NEW DT 370 Star Ratchet hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes
  • Front Tyre - Tracer Pro 2BR, 700x42
  • Rear Tyre - Tracer Pro 2BR, 700x42
  • Front Brake - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
  • Brake Levers - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS
  • Handlebars - Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
  • Grips - Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
  • Stem - Future Stem, Comp
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails
  • Seatpost - S-Works Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset
  • Post Clamp - Specialized Alloy, 33.3mm
  • 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

The Specialized Diverge has been reimagined in this latest STR version of the classic gravel bike. This latest version includes Futureshock suspension at both the front and the rear of the bike, with the latter being the key technological advancement. The rear Futureshock setup allows for 30mm of travel at the rear of the bike, with hydraulic dampening controls in place to eliminate 'pedal-bob' meaning that the Diverge STR still maintains pedalling efficiency. The shock technology has been designed under the principle that 'smoother is faster', and by keeping the rear wheel firmly planted on the track, the rider retains more control over the bike, more traction and better acceleration.

The Specialized Diverge STR Expert comes with a brilliant spec-list, including a SRAM Rival 1x12 groupset at the top of the component list; giving you a lightweight groupset and wide gear range with a smooth shifting performance that will help you conquer tall mountains and long rides. The SRAM Rival hydraulic disc brakes provide the rider with confidence-inspiring stopping power, allowing you to ride faster and more confidently off-road.

One particular highlight of the Diverge STR Expert is the tubeless ready Roval Terra C carbon fibre wheels, which keep the overall weight down while improving overall efficiency and acceleration performance. All in all, the Specialized 2023 Diverge STR Expert is an impressively specc'd gravel bike, that lays it's focus solely on offering the rider a smooth, controlled ride with high quality components to finish and already fantastic bike.

  • SRAM Rival groupset and disc brakes
  • Roval Terra C carbon wheels
  • Futureshock 2.0
  • Frame - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Fork - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, FACT carbon, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-mount
  • Shock - Future Shock 2.0
  • Number of Gears - 12
  • Shifters - SRAM Rival eTap AXS
  • Chainset - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
  • Chainrings - 40t
  • Cassette - SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50t
  • Chain - SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB BSA 68
  • Pedals - Not included
  • Rims - Roval Terra C, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth,
  • Front Hub - NEW DT 370 hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes
  • Rear Hub - NEW DT 370 Star Ratchet hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes
  • Front Tyre - Tracer Pro 2BR, 700x42
  • Rear Tyre - Tracer Pro 2BR, 700x42
  • Front Brake - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
  • Brake Levers - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS
  • Handlebars - Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
  • Grips - Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
  • Stem - Future Stem, Comp
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails
  • Seatpost - S-Works Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset
  • Post Clamp - Specialized Alloy, 33.3mm
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

The all new Specialized Diverge STR Expert features carbon wheels and a SRAM Rival groupset for a smooth, confidence-inspiring ride.

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
Cyclist-review

It’s a fascinating piece of design that goes that bit further to bridging the road–MTB divide, and early indications are that its approach to rider comfort works well in the real world..

Read Full Review >

rutland-cycling-review-logo

The good part of this system is that the bike remains very calm underneath you. I didn’t feel as though I was being bounced from rock to rock.

Read Full Review >

Cycling-Weekly-Industry-Review

Following the trend of turning gravel bikes into increasingly more capable, suspended steeds, the all-new Specialized Diverge has gotten a major make-over! The Diverge STR — unveiled today— now features both front and rear Future Shock suspension. .

Read Full Review >

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.

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Purchase Price £7,500.00
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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.


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Available Finance Options
Duration (months) Interest Rate (p.a. fixed) Monthly Payments Amount of Credit Total Repayable Deferral period
6 months 0 % APR £1,250.00 £7,500.00 £7,500.00 0.0
12 months 0 % APR £625.00 £7,500.00 £7,500.00 0.0
24 months 0 % APR £312.50 £7,500.00 £7,500.00 0.0
36 months 0 % APR £208.33 £7,500.00 £7,499.88 0.0
48 months 0 % APR £156.25 £7,500.00 £7,500.00 0.0
36 months 16.9 % APR £280.31 £7,500.00 £10,091.16 6
12 months 9.9 % APR £657.57 £7,500.00 £7,890.84 0.0
24 months 9.9 % APR £344.30 £7,500.00 £8,263.20 0.0
36 months 9.9 % APR £240.18 £7,500.00 £8,646.48 0.0
48 months 9.9 % APR £188.36 £7,500.00 £9,041.28 0.0

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.