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Specialized Mens Diverge E5 2018 Road bike Red/Black

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.

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Specialized Mens Diverge E5 2018 Road bike Red/Black Description

  • Brand : Specialized
  • Season : 2018
  • Code : 208917239514
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  • 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 account—tire 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 that’s 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 hasn’t been seen before—Open Road Geometry. We know what you’re thinking, “it’s 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.

    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, 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 this Diverge off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders, so it’s 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.

    • Our Premium E5 aluminium frameset features our comfortable, but confidence-inspiring Open Road Geometry, Future Shock 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, rigidity, and an overall light weight.
    • The Shimano RS200, with 46/34T gearing, provides precise shifts between rings, and makes it easier to spin up those leg-burning climbs.

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    Buyers Guide

    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.

    Summary

    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.

    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

    Centimetres

    Frame Size (inches)

    Frame Size

    4'10" - 5'2"

    148cm - 158cm

    13" - 14"

    X-Small

    5'2"" - 5'6""

    158cm - 168cm

    15" - 16"

    Small

    5'6" - 5' 10"

    168cm - 178cm

    17" - 18"

    Medium

    5'10" - 6'1"

    178cm - 185cm

    19" - 20"

    Large

    6'1" - 6'4"

    185cm - 193cm

    21" - 22"

    X-Large

    6'4" - 6'6"

    193cm - 198cm

    23" - 24"

    XX-Large

     

    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

    Centimetres

    Frame Size (cm)

    Frame Size

    4'10" - 5'0"

    148cm - 152cm

    47cm - 48cm

    XX-Small

    5'0" - 5'3"

    152cm - 160cm

    49cm - 50cm

    X-Small

    5'3" - 5'6"

    160cm - 168cm

    51cm - 53cm

    Small

    5'6" - 5'9"

    168cm - 175cm

    54cm - 55cm

    Medium

    5'9" - 6'0"

    175cm - 183cm

    56cm - 58cm

    Large

    6'0" - 6'3"

    183cm - 191cm

    58cm - 60cm

    X-Large

    6'3" - 6'6"

    191cm - 198cm

    61cm - 63cm

    XX-Large

     

    • TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
      • 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
      • FRONT WHEEL
        Axis Sport Disc
      • REAR WHEEL
        Axis Sport Disc
      • INNER TUBES
        700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
      • FRONT TYRE
        Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
      • REAR TYRE
        Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm
      • CRANKSET
        Shimano RS200
      • CHAINRINGS
        46/34T
      • BOTTOM BRACKET
        Threaded
      • SHIFT LEVERS
        Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed
      • FRONT DERAILLEUR
        Shimano Claris, braze-on
      • REAR DERAILLEUR
        Shimano Claris, long cage, 8-speed
      • CASSETTE
        Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t
      • CHAIN
        KMC X8, 8-speed w/ Missing Link™
      • FRONT BRAKE
        Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc
      • REAR BRAKE
        Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc
      • HANDLEBARS
        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
      • SEATPOST
        Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
      • SEAT BINDER
        Alloy rack mount seat collar, 31.8mm
      • PEDALS
        Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

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