2019 Diverge Comp
The Diverge Comp has been designed to be a through-and-through exploration machine. It's
equally adept at crushing dirt climbs as it is to cruising to the coffee shop or hopping into a
local group ride. And while it might sound cliché in a landscape of bike claims chocked full with hyperbole, the Diverge Comp truly is one bike that does it all.
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.
Adding to its multifaceted talents, it's topped off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders. For the spec, Specialized wanted to make sure that it shifted crisply and braked smoothly mile after mile, so you'll find a Shimano Ultegra groupset, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and a DT R470 Disc wheelset.
The FACT 9r carbon frame features our adventure-bound Open Road Geometry, FutureShock Progressive suspension with 20mm of travel, and front/rear thru-axles, making itthe ultimate tool for your next adventure.
The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling and a light overall weight.
Shimano's no-fuss Ultegra shifting with hydraulic disc brakes provides precise shiftingand plenty of stopping power.