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Specialized Men's Diverge Expert X1

Specialized Men's Diverge Expert X1

2019

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2019 Specialized Men's Diverge Expert X1

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.

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.

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    Specification Description
    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
    Axles Front: 100 x 15mm
    Rear: 142 x 12mm
    Wheels/Rims Roval C38 Disc
    Tires Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm
    Crankset Praxis Zayante carbon 1X
    Chainrings 40T
    Bottom Bracket Praxis, PF30
    Chain KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
    Rear Derailleur SRAM Force 1, long cage
    Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
    Shifters SRAM Force 1 hydraulic disc w/ ICJ
    Handlebars Specialized Adventure Gear Hover; 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12d flare
    Tape/Grips S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
    Stem Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
    Brakes SRAM Force, flat-mount disc
    Pedals Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors
    Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
    Seat Post S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number
    Gloss Carbon/Oil Slick / 48cm 888818413416 95419-3148 SBC-95419-3148
    Gloss Carbon/Oil Slick / 52cm 888818413379 95419-3152 SBC-95419-3152
    Gloss Carbon/Oil Slick / 54cm 888818414048 95419-3154 SBC-95419-3154
    Gloss Carbon/Oil Slick / 56cm 888818414314 95419-3156 SBC-95419-3156
    Gloss Carbon/Oil Slick / 58cm 888818413164 95419-3158 SBC-95419-3158
    Gloss Carbon/Oil Slick / 61cm 888818414208 95419-3161 SBC-95419-3161
    Gloss Carbon/Oil Slick / 64cm 888818413508 95419-3164 SBC-95419-3164
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