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Diverge Base E5
Diverge Base E5
Diverge Base E5
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Diverge Base E5

Specialized

Regular price £999.00

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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 Specialized has 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 tyre clearance, the new Diverge represents everything Specialized has 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 Base 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 Road Sport 35mm tires provide an efficient ride on the pavement with the versatility for hard-pack dirt riding.

Model Highlights
  • Specialized Premium E5 Aluminum frame provides a stiff, light, and durable platform.
  • When mated to their full carbon FACT fork, the Diverge Base E5 becomes a light, lively and versatile bike ready to attack any surface
  • Specialized have tossed gravel geometry ‘status-quo’ out the window meaning the new Diverge has the most progressive geometry they’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
  • They've also 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 keep the overall cockpit length the same and the steering lively
  • Keeping the bike’s BB low to increase stability, but high enough to utilize with 650b wheels if that’s your jam
  • The new Diverge packs 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 tyre 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 chainstay utilizing a machined alloy beam behind the chainrings Specialized has created clearance without using a fragile dropped chainstay design or increasing chainstay length
Model Specifications
  • Model
    Specialized Diverge Base E5 (2021)
  • Colour
    Satin Smoke/Cool Grey/Chrome/Clean (96220-74)
  • Weight
    TBC
  • 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-mount
  • Wheels
    Front: Axis Elite Disc, 21mm internal width, alloy rim, 23mm depth, 14g spokes, 24h
    Rear: Axis Elite Disc, 21mm internal width alloy rim, 23mm depth, 14g spokes, 28h
  • Tyres
    Specialized RoadSport, Flak Jacket protection, 700x35mm
  • Crankset
    Shimano Claris R200
  • Bottom Bracket
    Shimano 68mm threaded
  • Shifters
    Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
  • Front Mech
    Shimano Claris, 8-speed, braze-on
  • Rear Mech
    Shimano Claris, 8-speed
  • Cassette
    Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t
  • Chain
    KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™
  • Brake Levers
    Tektro Mira
  • Brakes
    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
  • Pedals
    Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors

Whilst we do actively try to keep on top of all the details, manufacturers do occasionally change model specifications so anything detailed above is subject to change.

Diverge Size Guide
Frame Size Rider Height Rider Height
Small 155 - 165 5'1" - 5'5"
Medium 165 - 175 5'5" - 5'9"
Large 175 - 183 5'9" - 6'0"
XL 183 - 193 6'0" - 6'4"
2XL 191 - 198 6'3" - 6'6"

Delivery & Returns

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FREE Delivery

Our basic shipping is completely FREE on domestic orders over £30* for clothing and accessories with delivery within three to four working days, alternatively you can upgrade your delivery to one of our next working day or weekend delivery options from just £3.95.

All our deliveries are fully tracked and tracking information will be emailed or messaged to you when your order has left our store.

DPD Next Working Day

Our next DPD Next Working Day offers next working day delivery from just £3.95 with fully tracked delivery, a timed hour slot on the day of delivery and the option to nominate a neighbour should you not be available to sign for your order.

Stock Availability

Unlike many of our competitors who depend on suppliers being able to supply products on demand, we only sell products we have in stock, this means we can ship orders placed up to 14:00 on weekdays that same day for delivery the following working day if using any of our next working day services.

Click & Collect

If you are local to our area (Carlisle), you can collect your order from our store at your convenience. Collection is free of charge and you'll be able to collect your order from our store usually within 2hrs on weekdays.

Local Delivery

If you live within 25km of Carlisle you should now see a DPD Local Delivery option at the checkout which will deliver your order next working day with DPD Local, this is free of charge on orders over £30. This service is experimental and we'd appreciate any feedback.

Delivery Pricing
  • Royal Mail Tracked 48
    FREE on orders over £30 otherwise £3.95
    Delivery typically within three to four working days
    Shipped within one working day of ordering
    Fully tracked and may require a signature
  • DPD Next Working Day
    Next working day delivery from £3.95
    Checkout before 14:00 weekdays for same day shipping
    Fully tracked and a one hour slot on day of delivery
    MAINLAND UK ONLY
  • DPD Saturday Delivery
    Weekend delivery from just £9.95
    Checkout before 14:00 weekdays for same day shipping
    Fully tracked and a one hour slot on day of delivery
    MAINLAND UK ONLY
  • Freight Delivery
    via DPD Next Working Day
    Oversize next day delivery for bikes

    FREE on bikes over £500 otherwise £29.95
    MAINLAND UK ONLY
Secure Delivery

For security purposes, we regrettably can no longer ship to forwarding centres, PO Boxes and locker boxes. For some items such as bikes and electric scooters, these can only be delivered to the billing address, no change of address or in-transit redirection is permitted for any consignments.

Easy Returns

If an item doesn't fit, or isn't quite what you expected then simply fill out the enclosed returns form and return your unwanted items to us within 28 days for a full refund, we'll accept orders returned to us after this period with refunds made via gift vouchers for use against future orders. Unfortunately, we're unable to cover the costs of returning items to us.

For further information please see our Refund Policy for further details.

Bike Delivery

Unfortunately we only have a contract to ship large consignments to MAINLAND UK addresses, if you live in the Highlands or on an offshore Isle please get in touch prior to purchasing as we can arrange for an ad hoc collection with Parcelforce for a fee - see details at the bottom of this section for details.

We aim to have all the bikes we stock pre-built and available for immediate purchase online and for in-store collection, once you have ordered a bike from us one of our fully trained Cytech mechanics will package your bike into one of our custom built boxes.

These extra-large boxes allow us to ship most bikes almost fully assembled but before we do so our mechanics will carry out a PDI (pre-delivery inspection) on the bike to ensure that before it's prepared for shipping everything is set up correctly, e.g. brakes, gear indexing etc.

Upon receiving your bike, you will simply need to take your new bike out of the box, turn and tighten the handlebars and fit one of the pedal (if your bike comes with pedals). In some instances, such as for road bikes, you may also need to attach the handlebars as they're too wide to simply be rotated so they'll be secured to the side of the frame with zip ties.

If you live outside of MAINLAND UK or in any of the postcodes listed below we can most likely still ship a bike to you but please get in touch as the surcharges we're billed by the courier vary from location to location.

Postcodes: AB, FK, HS, IV, KA, KW, PA, PH, ZE, IM, BT and GU, JE.

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