If you believe that a wandering heart and a healthy sense of exploration shouldn't come at the cost of five mortgage payments, we're with you and so is the new Diverge Pro.
The Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires or 650b x 47mm tires. Along with tire clearance, weight was a large factor in the development and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed a sub-900-gram FACT 9r carbon frame that's one of the lightest in the category. Actually, it's pretty damn light, even if your intent was more Polka Dot Jersey than hunter's plaid flannel.
Next up, we moved away from a traditional 'cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn't been seen before—our Open Road Geometry. You can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt but also performs well on the road.
And while riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure, there's only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn't lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won't be surprised by under-steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock (found on the Roubaix), the Diverge's version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles.
For the spec, you'll find the intersection of high performance and pure grit, with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset, hydraulic disc brakes, a Praxis Zayante Carbon crankset, and carbon Roval CL32 Disc wheels.
- The FACT 9r carbon frame features our adventure-bound Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive suspension with 20mm of travel, and front/rear thru-axles, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure.
- The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling and a light overall weight.
- Shimano's Ultegra Di2 with hydraulic disc brakes not only offers exceptionally smooth, crisp shifts, but it provides incredible stopping power and modulation.
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are some benefits of electronic shifting that you don't want to miss.
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servo motors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with surgical precision and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you'll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc, BB386|
|Fork||Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc|
Front: 100 x 12mm
Rear: 142 x 12mm
|Wheels/Rims||Roval CL32 Disc|
|Tires||Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm|
|Crankset||Praxis Zayante Carbon|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, PF30|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra RD-8050 Di2, Shadow Design, GS 11-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-32t|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra Di2 Shilft Lever Kit, ST-R8070|
|Handlebars||Easton EC70 AX Carbon Adventure Bar, 16-degree flare|
|Tape/Grips||S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel|
|Stem||Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt|
|Brakes||Shimano Ultegra 8070, flat-mount disc|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Phenom Pro, Carbon Rail, 143mm|
|Seat Post||S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm|
* Subject to change without notice.