While real fun starts where the road ends you still need a bike that'll get you thereâ€”one bike that shreds flowy singletrack and crushes through road miles with equal authority. And sure some have tried to make their 'cross bikes more "road-capable" (whatever that means) and others have made their road bikes more "adventure-ready" but we created one bike that makes no compromises between the two. The S-Works Diverge redefines the possibilities for adventure on a drop-bar bike.
The Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs we took your number one request into accountâ€”tyre clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm (or 650b x 47mm) tyres with plenty of room for mud too. Along with tyre clearance weight was a large factor in the development and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix we developed a sub 900-gram FACT 11r carbon frame that's one of the lightest in the category. Actually it's pretty damn light even if your intent was more Polka Dot Jersey than hunter's plaid flannel.
Next up we moved away from a traditional 'cross geometry instead opting for something that hasn't been seen beforeâ€”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-centimetre 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 tyres 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 SWATâ„¢ 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. We handpicked the spec for the lightest most unique build on any adventure bike. We left the shifting and braking up to Shimano but did so in a non-traditional way. We paired an XTR Di2 derailleur with R785 Di2 shifters and hydraulic-disc brakes. We then added an Easton EC90 SL Carbon crankset featherweight Roval CLX 32 Disc wheels and topped it off with our carbon Command Post XCP that features 35mm of travel.
|Frame||S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Open Road Geometry, 12x142mm thru-axle, Future Shock Progressive suspension, 20mm of travel, flat-mount disc|
|Fork||S-Works FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR M9050 Di2, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 ST-R9150 shift levers|
|Chainset||Easton EC90 SL Carbon: 40T|
|Bottom Bracket||CeramicSpeed 386 EVO|
|Chain||Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano XTR, 11-speed, 11-40t|
|Stem||S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise|
|Handlebars||Easton EC70 AX Carbon Adventure Bar, 16-degree flare|
|Front Brake||Shimano Dura-Ace, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano Dura-Ace, hydraulic disc|
|Tyres||Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm|
|Saddle||Body Geometry S-Works Phenom, carbon rails, 143mm|
|Seatpost||Command Post XCP, 27.2mm, 35mm of travel|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|Grips /Tape||S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel|
|Wheels||Rear: Roval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth,? Roval AFD hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 24h
Front: Roval CLX 32 Disc, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 32mm depth,? Roval AFD hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h