2018 Specialized Mens Diverge E5 Aluminium Road Bike in Red

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2018 Specialized Mens Diverge E5 Aluminium Road Bike in Red

Season : 2018

Brand : Specialized

Code : 208917239514

Weight : 20KG

Explore dirt tracks as well as roads with this with ease on this bike

The Diverge e5 is equipped with everything you need to head to work take the long way home and hit some fire roads on the weekend.

With a completely redesigned frame the new Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs we took your number one request into accounttire clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud too. 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 an e5 premium aluminium frame thats plenty light certainly stiff for hard efforts and undeniable durable.

Next up we moved away from a traditional cross geometry instead opting for something that hasnt been seen beforeopen road geometry. We know what youre thinking its just another marketing term but for the Diverge we truly did develop an entirely new geometry. With a touch less hyperbole 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.

To add to its multifaceted talents we topped this Diverge off with three water bottle mounts plus mounts for racks and fenders so its equally adept at long trips as it is to short rides to the local brewery. The Diverge e5 Elite frame is topped off with Shimano Claris shifting hassle-free mechanical disc brakes and ultra-strong Axis Sport disc wheels that are cased in fast-rolling espoir Sport tires.

Whether you are buying your first road bike, or like us, you're hooked and you want to upgrade your ride, this is a quick guide to steer you through the occasionally confusing world of road cycling and arm you with the right information to make the best buying decisions. For a far more detailed guide, go to our BLOG on finding the best road bike for you.

Where to start

Prices for a bike that will last and give you a proper riding experience start around £500, which includes bike set-up, your first service and a quality bike fit. You can spend less, but you'll either get sub-standard components or be left on your own to build up the bike, determine how to fit it correctly to protect your knees, back, hands and shoulders, and service it once it beds in.  

What are you paying for?

£500 - £5,000 is quite a range, so how do you decide what's right for you?  For example, is it more important to spend extra to get a carbon fibre frame or would you be better off with a less expensive frame and better gear shifters, brakes and wheels?  If it's an upgrade from your current bike you are looking for, how do you choose the best frame, groupset and wheels for you? 

1. Your cycling objectives

The best place to start is understanding what you want to achieve with your bike. Do you want a comfortable bike that's good for fitness training, but you're not concerned with speed or the latest technology?  Or, are you interested in the sport, joining a club, doing challenging rides for speed and/or distance?  Your budget and the type of bike you select should be guided by your objectives, and this guide should help you make more informed choices.

2. Frame materials

The frame is the heart of your new road bike. It's where the majority of the budget goes. Frames can be made from a range of materials, and the most common are steel, aluminium, titanium and carbon fibre. Each is a very worthy material in its own right.

Aluminium is the most common frame material for bikes costing under £1,000. It's an easy material to make bikes from, which keeps the cost down, and it's a very good material for road bikes, as it's stiff and light.  Carbon fibre is the fastest growing segment. however, carbon frames are NOT all equal. If it's a quality frame, you can obtain a magical combination of stiffness, comfort and low weight.  If it's poor quality, you're just riding a plastic bike.

3. Bike sizing: Bike Fit is more than just choosing the right size frame!

Choosing the right size bike is absolutely critical when buying a road bike, but it's just a starting point. We don't simply rely upon brand's sizing charts. We will size you up by putting bikes on a turbo trainer in the store to ensure we source the right frame size for you. Bike sizes vary by manufacturer, and the right size for you will differ based on factors, such as your ratio of leg length to torso length and the objective of the bike design (racing or endurance).

4. Groupset Components

The groupset comprises, essentially, the moving parts on your bike apart from the wheels, so it's your gears, shifters, chain, crankset, bottom bracket and brakes. The quality of these components makes a great difference in the reliability of shifting, effort to brake and comfort for your hands. There are three major manufacturers that you're likely to encounter: Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo. Shimano has, by some margin, the greatest market share. The pecking order for Shimano goes like this, from entry-level to top-end; 2300, Sora, Tiagra, 105, Ultegra and Dura-Ace. Pay more and you'll get a higher performance, lower weight, or both. 

4. The wheels make the bike

The next important area of your new bicycle is the wheels. Aside from the frame, the wheels will heavily influence how the bike rides, feels and responds. Lighter wheels will ride faster with less rotating mass. Lighter and faster tyres will feel more responsive and supple over the road surface.


We are here to help you match you with the best bike for your riding objectives and budget. We'll make sure you get the right size and set it up correctly for you in any case, but we can also discuss the trade-offs and pro & cons of your different choices. We are all cyclists and enthusiasts, so we are keen and able to help.

Technical Information

Technical Information

    • FRAME
      Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Open Road Geometry, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
    • FORK
      Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
      Axis Sport Disc
      Axis Sport Disc
      700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
      Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
      Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
      Shimano RS200
      Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
      Shimano Claris, braze-on
      Shimano Claris, long cage, 8-speed
      Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t
    • CHAIN
      KMC X8, 8-speed w/ Missing Link™
      Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc
      Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc
      Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
    • TAPE
      Specialized S-Wrap
    • STEM
      Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
    • SADDLE
      Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
      Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
      Alloy rack mount seat collar, 31.8mm
    • PEDALS
      Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
Technical Information
Sizing Information

Mens Mountain Bike Sizing Guide

The Following chart should help you to choose the right size of Mountain bike you need based on your height.

This is a guide so always check the manufacturer’s measurements too. You can also visit us in store to speak to an experienced member of staff at Stows Cycles

Rider Height

Frame Size

Feet & Inches


Frame Size (inches)

Frame Size

4'10" - 5'2"

148cm - 158cm

13" - 14"


5'2"" - 5'6""

158cm - 168cm

15" - 16"


5'6" - 5' 10"

168cm - 178cm

17" - 18"


5'10" - 6'1"

178cm - 185cm

19" - 20"


6'1" - 6'4"

185cm - 193cm

21" - 22"


6'4" - 6'6"

193cm - 198cm

23" - 24"



Men's Road bike sizing guide

This handy road bike sizing chart should show you the average size of road bike you need based on your height.

This is a guide only, always check the manufacturer’s measurements too. You can also visit us in store to speak to an experienced member of staff at Stows Cycles

Rider Height

Suggested Road Bike Size

Feet & Inches


Frame Size (cm)

Frame Size

4'10" - 5'0"

148cm - 152cm

47cm - 48cm


5'0" - 5'3"

152cm - 160cm

49cm - 50cm


5'3" - 5'6"

160cm - 168cm

51cm - 53cm


5'6" - 5'9"

168cm - 175cm

54cm - 55cm


5'9" - 6'0"

175cm - 183cm

56cm - 58cm


6'0" - 6'3"

183cm - 191cm

58cm - 60cm


6'3" - 6'6"

191cm - 198cm

61cm - 63cm



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