Specialized Diverge Elite DSW - 2016

Split your rides from the pavement on Specialized's Diverge Elite DSW. The light, responsive aluminum frame uses D'Alusion Smartweld Technology to increase stiffness and efficiency while retaining low weight and wonderful compliance. Adding ...(Read More)

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Split your rides from the pavement on Specialized's Diverge Elite DSW. The light, responsive aluminum frame uses D'Alusion Smartweld Technology to increase stiffness and efficiency while retaining low weight and wonderful compliance. Adding to that, the Diverge features oodles of tire clearance, rolling on 700x30c Specialized Espoir tires that float over rough roads and gravel. The 20-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain provides dependable shifting, and the Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes delivers solid stopping power. For long-ride comfort, the Diverge also includes a Body Geometry Toupe saddle and gel-padded bar tape to make every ride, whether on pavement or miles from any hard surface, brilliant.

Specs

Frame Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum w/D'Alusion Smartweld Technology
Fork Specialized FACT carbon w/ Zertz, tapered steerer
Rims/Wheels AXIS 3.0 Disc SCS
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Espoir Sport, 700 x 30c
Crankset Shimano Tiagra
Chainrings 50/34
Bottom Bracket OSBB
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano Tiagra STI
Handlebars Specialized, shallow drop, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized Roubaix w/ gel padding
Stem Specialized
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
Brakes Tektro Spyre, mechanical-disc, 160/140mm rotors
Pedals Platform
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Toupe Sport
Seat Post Specialized Sport, aluminum

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5.0

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Versatile  (2)
  • Attractive 
  • Disc brakes are awesome 
  • Disc brakes rock 

Cons

  • 3 flats in 3 weeks 
  • Gatorskins work better 
  • I cant find A kickstand 
  • Needs better tires 
  • Need to replace the tires 

Best Uses

  • Commuter  (2)
  • Fun  (2)
  • Commute 
  • Fitness 
  • Gravel 
  • Pleasure 
  • Road 
  • Short med and long rides 
  • Take the back roads 

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5

Love it

By 

from Michigan

About Me

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Quiet
  • Stable
  • Quick
  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun
    • Gravel
    • Road

    Comments:

    Bought this bike after 25 years of riding hybrids. Thought I would try something a little different. The hybrids included brands from Trek, Jamis, Giant and Raleigh These bikes usually had Alivio/Acura drivetrains and carbon forks. This bike provides a completely different riding experience. First, it is quicker and lighter. But it actually provides a more stable and smooth ride, even over bumpy roads. Second, the Tiagra groupset is a dramatic upgrade. Alivio was reliable and got the job done but Tiagra is much smoother and precise. It also shifts silently. I was used to gear shifts making some noise. Now I need pedal tension to verify a gear shift. The road bike drop handlebar took a while to get used to. The stem was a little long at 110mm I fixed this by putting on a 90mm stem and flipping it to raise it a little. Climbing steep hills was a little easier with the 27-speed hybrids but this bike is good enough. Overall, a fun bike with with road bike speed and off road ability.

     
    5

    First bike investment - NO regrets!

    By 

    from Hudson, NH

    About Me

    Pros

    • Smooth Shifts
    • Great Fit
    • Versatile
    • Light

    Cons

    • No Kickstand
    • You Feel Every Bump

    Best Uses

    • Fun
    • Commute
    • Short Med And Long Rides

    Comments:

    First time I have ever spent more than $300 on a bike and well worth it! Such a comfortable and smooth ride, except on bumpy roads, but what do you expect? Using it for fun and a few 30+ mile road trips.

     
    5

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

    By 

    from Woodland, CA

    About Me

    Pros

    • Great Weekend Adventurer
    • Disc Brakes Rock
    • Well Balanced
    • Mounts For Rear Rack
    • Light For Fat-tire Flyer
    • Great Cross-town Commuter

    Cons

    • 3 Flats In 3 Weeks
    • Gatorskins Work Better
    • Need To Replace The Tires

    Best Uses

    • Commuter
    • Fitness
    • Pleasure

    Comments:

    I ride 7 miles each way to work. Great ride, love the Tiagra groupset. After 3 weeks I changed the tires to more flat resistant ones. This big question is this: "Is it worth the extra money to step up from the A1?" The answer is a resounding yes! I think the difference in the ride is night and day. Believe it or not, I think it actually feels better than the 2 carbon-frame models I rode.

     
    5

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

    By 

    from Woodland, Ca

    About Me

    Pros

    • Light For Fat-tire Roadie
    • Rack Mount A Plus
    • Disc Brakes Are Awesome
    • New Tiagra Is Awesome

    Cons

    • Needs Better Tires

    Best Uses

    • Take The Back Roads
    • Commuter

    Comments:

    Love my new Diverge DSW Elite, definitely worth the extra few bucks over the A1's. Two flats in first 30 miles... Suspect the tires need an upgrade to Kevlar belted, but that is all I could fault with it.

     
    5

    it is a great bke

    By 

    from pelham nh

    About Me

    Pros

    • Light

    Cons

    • I Cant Find A Kickstand

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    i really enjoy the ride.

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