A Look at the Specialized Diverge All-Road Disc Brake Gravel Bike


A Look at the Specialized Diverge All-Road Disc Brake Gravel Bike

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Photos by Andy Bokanev

The world of “gravel grinding” and “adventure” bikes has expanded exponentially over the past few months. While Specialized is no stranger to dirt, the new Diverge all-road disc bike takes cues from their MTB line and adds them to a new drop-bar bike called the Diverge…

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Andy Bokanev shot the latest Hunt series for Deux North and in the massive folder of images I received, there were some detail photos of this new “gravel” bike.

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The Diverge appears to have extensive dampening systems designed into the frame and a new shock-absorbing seat post.

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Internal routing, tapered fork, through-axles and yes, Shimano’s hydraulic disc brakes.

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If you’re looking for a weapon to tackle dirt rides, the Diverge is bringing some heavy artillery…

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This does beckon the question though: how long before a full-suspension cross bike hits the market? Or, when will roadies just buy a mountain bike? Maybe with bikes like this evolving, they won’t need to…