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    Every climb has its end, for verily with difficulty there is relief...

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    Yeah looks like a very interesting bike and I'm sure I would make the best out of it where I live. I'm not ready to fall for another marketing scheme tho.

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    It looks to me like a carbon TriCross... and if you follow the way Specialized sets up their products lines, it almost seems to make sense.... but there are a few holes.


    Alloy-----> Carbon
    Allez-----> Tarmac
    Secteur--> Roubaix
    Tricross--> ??????? Diverge?
    ??????---> Venge

    The Crux doesn't really follow this formula though as there are both alloy and carbon models under the same name.

    The only

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    There website is doing some really funky things right now if try to look at Road bikes too...

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    I noticed a section on the website this morning labeled "2015 early release" They only had a couple of new low end Mt. bikes. Tried to look around more but ran into "funky things".

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    According to NYC Bike Snob Gravel Grinders are the new Fixies.

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    Not for nothing...it looks A LOT like this:

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    Gearing up for the big reveal tomorrow...

    #seekanddiverge

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    From the 2015 Early Launch section of the Specialized website, it appears that the aluminum Diverge model is similar to the Secteur disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickdees View Post
    From the 2015 Early Launch section of the Specialized website, it appears that the aluminum Diverge model is similar to the Secteur disc.
    Where do you see the Diverge model in the 2015 early launch section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TricrossRich View Post
    Where do you see the Diverge model in the 2015 early launch section?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickdees View Post
    From the 2015 Early Launch section of the Specialized website, it appears that the aluminum Diverge model is similar to the Secteur disc.

    Yes, I wonder as to where this is supposed to fall in the lineup compared to the Secteur. Curious about pricing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtm21 View Post
    Yes, I wonder as to where this is supposed to fall in the lineup compared to the Secteur. Curious about pricing too.
    Only rim brake Sectuers for 2015. The A1 aluminum Diverge models are essentially the same as the Sectuer disc models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtm21 View Post
    Yes, I wonder as to where this is supposed to fall in the lineup compared to the Secteur. Curious about pricing too.
    I still stand by my earlier post... the Diverge is a carbon Tricross.

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    Thumbs up Diverge ;-)

    The New Diverge is not a Tricross!
    It's more like a Roubaix with a little more room for bigger tyres!

    Here is the Diverge



    I phoned up Specialized today to try and order one but have to wait two weeks until details on which one is coming to NZ.

    Yes I work in a Specialized Shop

    We all have too wait......

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZPeterG View Post
    The New Diverge is not a Tricross!
    It's more like a Roubaix with a little more room for bigger tyres!

    What do you think a Tricross is? its like a Roubaix with a little more room for bigger tires... The Diverge is just a carbon version... granted, the Diverge has more similarities with the Zerts and what not, but that's because you can't for aluminum into the shapes to hold the Zerts the way you can with carbon... the use and geometry is very similar though.

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    This could be VERY interesting - a Roubaix with a shorter head tube capable of running very wide tires. I was debating between a Tarmac and an Allez next year, but these Diverges might work great around here (many rough roads and some gravel). My first impression of the Roubaix is that the head tube is too tall (for me). If I can get a weight under ~ 18# and a price under $3000 for the 105 11 speed/Shimano hydros, I would seriously consider it.

    All of the CX bikes geometries I've looked at including the Crux have what I call "traditional" geometry that is close to square (similar length seat tube/top tube). I like the newer (a la 2000s) "compact" geometry with a longer effective top tube. They fit me a lot better.
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    The link provided in this thread does provide info on the Diverge. However, when I go to the Spec website and click on "Early Launch", it does not provide the info on Diverge. Why the discrepancy?

    I like what I read on the Diverge and also hope the price isn't too high. If its not then I will buy one. I have already looked at the Trek Crossrip, Spec Tricross, Raleigh Tamland and Niner RLT. I like the Tamland a lot but, it seemed fairly heavy to me and, being that a good bit of my planned milage on it will be along the coast I really do not want steel. I know its debatable how much weight matters, and especially being that I will do some credit card type touring on it - with occasional camping. I've been so happy with my S-Works Tarmac and previous Roubaix that I just don't want to return to steel. Aluminum maybe, but not steel.

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    Looks like the link provided is for the Norwegian Specialized site. The French site also shows the Diverge in the Early Release models. It does not appear yet on the US site.

    I'm puzzled by the Stack and Reach measurements on the Diverge Geometry chart.

    The Stack and Reach measurements for a 56cm Diverge are almost identical to a 56cm Roubaix, but the Headtube is 2.5cm (25mm) shorter on the Diverge (165mm versus 190mm).

    Quote Originally Posted by NealH View Post
    The link provided in this thread does provide info on the Diverge. However, when I go to the Spec website and click on "Early Launch", it does not provide the info on Diverge. Why the discrepancy?

    I like what I read on the Diverge and also hope the price isn't too high. If its not then I will buy one. I have already looked at the Trek Crossrip, Spec Tricross, Raleigh Tamland and Niner RLT. I like the Tamland a lot but, it seemed fairly heavy to me and, being that a good bit of my planned milage on it will be along the coast I really do not want steel. I know its debatable how much weight matters, and especially being that I will do some credit card type touring on it - with occasional camping. I've been so happy with my S-Works Tarmac and previous Roubaix that I just don't want to return to steel. Aluminum maybe, but not steel.
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    Here's another link to Diverge info. Has anyone had a chance to see a 2015 Dealer Book yet? I'm interested in the specs on the Diverge carbon model with the Ultegra Di2.

    All New Specialized Diverge Gravel Road Bike Takes Back Roads to Adventure

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    Diverge Carbon Di2

    When the paved road stops the Diverge Carbon Di2 is just getting started. Whether it's a dirt road or navigating potholes on the road less traveled, the Diverge Carbon Di2 can handle it all. With hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, and tuned frame and fork it's only limited by your imagination.

    Specialized FACT 10r carbon frame w/ tapered headtube and OSBB for lightweight performance

    Specialized FACT carbon fork for precise handling and steering

    Roval Control SL CX SCS wheels for all-conditions performance and low weight

    Specialized Roubaix Pro 700x30/32c tires w/ BlackBelt protection and Endurant casing for any road condition

    S-Works FACT carbon crankset w/ OSBB delivers power and smooth shifting

    Shimano 785 hydraulic disc brakes w/ Ice Tech resin pads for supreme stopping power

    Shimano ST-R785 integrated electronic, hydraulic shifters for precise braking and shifting

    Technical Specifications

    FRAME
    Specialized FACT 10r carbon, tapered headtube, OSBB

    FORK
    Specialized FACT carbon w/ Zertz, tapered

    HEADSET
    1-1/8" upper/lower, sealed cartridge bearings, 8mm carbon cone spacer, w/ 20mm of carbon spacers

    STEM
    S-Works SL, 6-degree rise, w/ Ti bolt

    HANDLEBARS
    S-Works, shallow drop, FACT carbon, 125mm drop, 75mm reach

    TAPE
    Specialized Classic, w/ sticky gel, bar end plug

    FRONT BRAKE
    Shimano 785, hydraulic disc, Ice Tech resin pads w/ fins

    REAR BRAKE
    Shimano 785, hydraulic disc, Ice Tech resin pads w/ fins

    FRONT DERAILLEUR
    Shimano Ultegra Di2, 11-speed, braze-on

    REAR DERAILLEUR
    Shimano Ultegra Di2, 11-speed

    SHIFT LEVERS
    Shimano ST-R785, electronic, hydraulic disc

    CASSETTE
    Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-32

    CHAIN
    Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

    CRANKSET
    S-Works FACT carbon, OSBB, 52/36

    PEDALS
    Nylon flat test ride, loose-ball, w/ reflectors

    FRONT WHEEL
    Roval Control SL CX SCS, carbon

    REAR WHEEL
    Roval Control SL CX SCS, carbon

    FRONT TIRE
    Specialized Roubaix Pro, 120TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, Endurant casing, 700x30/32c

    REAR TIRE
    Specialized Roubaix Pro, 120TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, Endurant casing, 700x30/32c

    INNER TUBES
    Standard, presta valve

    SADDLE
    Body Geometry Phenom Pro, carbon rails, 143mm

    SEATPOST
    Command Post Carbon 35, internal routing, w/ remote lever, 27.2mm

    SEAT BINDER
    Alloy, 31.2mm

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    The more I look at the geometry, the more it looks like they used the Roubaix platform, and just cut down the head tube. I wish Specialized had started from scratch but, no doubt they are looking to maximize models while minimizing the total number of frame iterations.

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    Diverge

    Thanks BluesDawg! That's exactly what I was looking for.

    I like the spec'ing of the mid-compact crank with the 11-32 rear cassette. Best of both worlds.

    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Diverge Carbon Di2

    When the paved road stops the Diverge Carbon Di2 is just getting started. Whether it's a dirt road or navigating potholes on the road less traveled, the Diverge Carbon Di2 can handle it all. With hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, and tuned frame and fork it's only limited by your imagination.

    Specialized FACT 10r carbon frame w/ tapered headtube and OSBB for lightweight performance

    Specialized FACT carbon fork for precise handling and steering

    Roval Control SL CX SCS wheels for all-conditions performance and low weight

    Specialized Roubaix Pro 700x30/32c tires w/ BlackBelt protection and Endurant casing for any road condition

    S-Works FACT carbon crankset w/ OSBB delivers power and smooth shifting

    Shimano 785 hydraulic disc brakes w/ Ice Tech resin pads for supreme stopping power

    Shimano ST-R785 integrated electronic, hydraulic shifters for precise braking and shifting

    Technical Specifications

    FRAME
    Specialized FACT 10r carbon, tapered headtube, OSBB

    FORK
    Specialized FACT carbon w/ Zertz, tapered

    HEADSET
    1-1/8" upper/lower, sealed cartridge bearings, 8mm carbon cone spacer, w/ 20mm of carbon spacers

    STEM
    S-Works SL, 6-degree rise, w/ Ti bolt

    HANDLEBARS
    S-Works, shallow drop, FACT carbon, 125mm drop, 75mm reach

    TAPE
    Specialized Classic, w/ sticky gel, bar end plug

    FRONT BRAKE
    Shimano 785, hydraulic disc, Ice Tech resin pads w/ fins

    REAR BRAKE
    Shimano 785, hydraulic disc, Ice Tech resin pads w/ fins

    FRONT DERAILLEUR
    Shimano Ultegra Di2, 11-speed, braze-on

    REAR DERAILLEUR
    Shimano Ultegra Di2, 11-speed

    SHIFT LEVERS
    Shimano ST-R785, electronic, hydraulic disc

    CASSETTE
    Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-32

    CHAIN
    Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

    CRANKSET
    S-Works FACT carbon, OSBB, 52/36

    PEDALS
    Nylon flat test ride, loose-ball, w/ reflectors

    FRONT WHEEL
    Roval Control SL CX SCS, carbon

    REAR WHEEL
    Roval Control SL CX SCS, carbon

    FRONT TIRE
    Specialized Roubaix Pro, 120TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, Endurant casing, 700x30/32c

    REAR TIRE
    Specialized Roubaix Pro, 120TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, Endurant casing, 700x30/32c

    INNER TUBES
    Standard, presta valve

    SADDLE
    Body Geometry Phenom Pro, carbon rails, 143mm

    SEATPOST
    Command Post Carbon 35, internal routing, w/ remote lever, 27.2mm

    SEAT BINDER
    Alloy, 31.2mm

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    What is the largest tire that a Diverge will take?
    That might be my deciding factor.

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    Stack and reach is like a Roubaix despite the shorter headtube.
    That tell me that the fork span is taller than a Roubaix.
    I appreciate the fact that they kept stays to 41.5- I think that is the main thing that differentiates it from a cross bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by NealH View Post
    The more I look at the geometry, the more it looks like they used the Roubaix platform, and just cut down the head tube. I wish Specialized had started from scratch but, no doubt they are looking to maximize models while minimizing the total number of frame iterations.

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