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2019 Specialized Diverge Expert X1

If you see rough roads or flowy singletrack, Specialized 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 they developed the new Diverge Expert X1. Now, you can get out there and not only explore new roads, but entirely new rides—they promise that the bike won’t be a limiting factor.

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Product Info

The Diverge Expert X1 is more capable than ever. With the constant goal to best meet your needs, Specialized 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, they developed a FACT 9r carbon frame that’s one of the lightest in its category.

Next up, they moved away from a traditional ‘cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn’t been seen before—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.

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, Specialized implemented a new version of their 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, it has been topped 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, Specialized 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 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.

Options

Colour

Gloss Carbon/Oil Slick

Size

48, 52, 54, 56, 58

FRAME
Specialized FACT 9r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc, BB386
FORK
Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRONT WHEEL
Roval C38 Disc
REAR WHEEL
Roval C38 Disc
INNER TUBES
Presta valve, 48mm
FRONT TYRE
Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm
REAR TYRE
Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm
CRANKSET
Praxis Zayante carbon 1X
CHAINRINGS
40T
BOTTOM BRACKET
Praxis, PF30
SHIFT LEVERS
SRAM Force 1 hydraulic disc w/ ICJ
REAR DERAILLEUR
SRAM Force 1, long cage
CASSETTE
SRAM XG 1150, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAIN
KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKE
SRAM Force, flat-mount disc
REAR BRAKE
SRAM Force, flat-mount disc
HANDLEBARS
Specialized Adventure Gear Hover; 103mm drop x 70mm reach x 12d flare
TAPE
S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
STEM
Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
SADDLE
Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
SEATPOST
S-Works CG-R, FACT carbon fiber, single-bolt, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER
Diverge collar for carbon frames
PEDALS
Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors