S-Works Diverge 2019 Model
The Specialized S-Works Diverge machine is probably “the” most sought-after gravel bike on the planet – this is the ultimate gravel/road bike combo.
It is beyond means to most of us as it is around the 10k price mark, which is beyond extreme. But that said they do not come any better than this.
The new 2019 Specialized diverge now has space for 42mm tires, 1×11 Shimano Di2 gears fitted disc brakes, a dropper seat post, and the future suspension shock absorber.
This is a lot of changes on an already very good bike, but changes that make this bike something very special. It is now a sophisticated bike that can challenge any gravel course you throw at it, and with a decent tire change is capable of producing stunning results in any sportive you wish to make, or join road bike friends for any day out on the road without having to think you will be outgunned.
Perhaps the only change I would consider is a 2×12 SRAM electronic groupset as for me it is the best groupset out there.
This is a big step up from the original Diverge which was launched back in 2014. This was the time when gravel had taken off in the USA and was still a baby in the rest of the world.
Specialized was one of the first mainstream brands to see the future of this sport and as usual, has thrown the full weight of what they have to offer in a bike that is capable of doing all sports on a bike with just one frame.
NOTE: After watching the 2019 Giro and Baulka Molema pull no punches about the issues he was having with his SRAM set up I am not too sure I would yet recommend SRAM. It seems he was not the only one with mechanical issues with SRAM gears.
Full Specifications & Components
Price: Around $10,000
Weight: 8.3 kgs for a 54 cms
FRAME: S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc
FORK: S-Works FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRONT WHEEL: Roval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h
REAR WHEEL: Roval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth, Roval AFD hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 24h
INNER TUBES : Presta valve, 48mm
FRONT TYRE : Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm
REAR TYRE : Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm
CRANKSET: Easton EC90 SL Carbon
BOTTOM BRACKET: CeramicSpeed 386 EVO
SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 ST-R9150 shift levers
REAR DERAILLEUR : Shimano XTR M9050 Di2, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed
CASSETTE: Shimano XTR, 11-speed, 11-40t
CHAIN: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano Dura-Ace, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE: Shimano Dura-Ace, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARS: Easton EC70 AX Carbon Adventure Bar, 16-degree flare
TAPE: S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
STEM: S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
SADDLE: Body Geometry S-Works Phenom, carbon rails, 143mm
SEATPOST: Command Post XCP, 27.2mm, 35mm of travel
SEAT BINDER: Diverge collar for carbon frames
PEDALS: Not Included
WEIGHT: 8.5 kilos size 56 frame
3 Things We Love About The Specialized S-Works Diverge
Shimano Di2 Gearing has come along nicely over the last few years and is now very clean and reliable for all types of terrain.
A stunning frame and components to matchmaking the Specialized S-works diverge a dream bike for those who can afford one.
Internal Cable Routing
Internal cable routing keeps the aesthetic of the bike clean and prolongs cable life.