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Specialized Men’s Diverge Expert X1

£4,000.00

If you’re like us, the last thing that you want is your bike holding you back from having the ride of your life. If you see rough roads or flowy singletrack, we want you to ride it, not think, “That looks fun, but I can’t do it on this bike.” We’re tired of our fun being restricted, and that’s why we developed the new Diverge Expert X1. Now, you can get out there and not only explore new roads, but entirely new rides—we promise that the bike won’t be a limiting factor.

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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 FACT 9r carbon frame that’s one of the lightest in its category.

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.

To add to its multifaceted talents, we topped it off with three water bottle mounts, mounts for racks and fenders, and our Road SWAT™ kit that fits a tube, CO2, CO2 head, valve extender, and money clip. So while it’s one of the most smile-inducing bikes you’ll ever ride, it’s equally adept at commuting or even bikepacking. And for the spec, we made a no-compromise build, with a full SRAM Force 1 groupset with hydraulic disc brakes, Roval C38 carbon wheels, and fast-rolling 700x38mm Sawtooth tires.

  • 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.
  • Yep, that’s right—carbon wheels on an Expert-level bike. The Roval C38 Disc carbon wheels bring performance to the masses. They’re lightweight, durable, and ready for your next adventure.
BOTTOM BRACKET Praxis, PF30
CHAIN KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
CRANKSET Praxis Zayante carbon 1X
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM Force 1 hydraulic disc w/ ICJ
CASSETTE SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAINRINGS 40T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM Force 1, long cage

 

FORK Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle

 

SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
SEAT BINDER Diverge collar for carbon frames
TAPE S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
SEATPOST S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm
HANDLEBARS Specialized Adventure Gear Hover, 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12d flare
STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt

 

REAR WHEEL Roval C38 Disc
INNER TUBES Presta valve, 48mm
FRONT TIRE Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm
REAR TIRE Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm
FRONT WHEEL Roval C38 Disc

 

FRONT BRAKE SRAM Force, flat-mount disc
REAR BRAKE SRAM Force, flat-mount disc

 

PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors

 

FRAME Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc, BB386

Geometry

Geometry Chart

48 52 54 56 58 61 64
CRANK LENGTH 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
STEM LENGTH 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm 120mm
SEATPOST LENGTH 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 450mm
SADDLE WIDTH 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
HANDLEBAR WIDTH 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm 440mm
REACH 360mm 367mm 373mm 379mm 385mm 392mm 401mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL 524mm 532mm 549mm 561mm 575mm 589mm 609mm
STACK 569mm 574mm 592mm 613mm 639mm 662mm 678mm
WHEELBASE 997mm 1004mm 1004mm 1011mm 1025mm 1036mm 1049mm
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 419mm 419mm 421mm 421mm 421mm 421mm 423mm
FRONT CENTER 593mm 599mm 597mm 604mm 618mm 629mm 641mm
BB DROP 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm
BB HEIGHT 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm 265mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73°
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 70.8° 71° 71.9° 72.5° 72.5° 72.8° 73°
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 405mm 440mm 473mm 500mm 525mm 555mm 585mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 90mm 95mm 108mm 128mm 155mm 178mm 194mm
BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT 704mm 726mm 752mm 776mm 801mm 815mm 846mm
FORK RAKE/OFFSET 55mm 55mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
FORK LENGTH, FULL 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm
TRAIL 64mm 62mm 62mm 58mm 58mm 56mm 55mm

 

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