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Specialized Diverge Elite DSW
  • Color: Ano/Rocket Red
  • Color: Gloss Moto Orange/Gallardo Orange

Specialized

Diverge Elite DSW
2016

$1,275.00 - $1,500.00
$1,500.00
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  • This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience.
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
 

2016 Specialized Diverge Elite DSW

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.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
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

* Subject to change without notice.

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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 

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5.0

Love it

By Northghost

from Michigan

About Me

Pros

  • Quick
  • Versatile
  • Quiet
  • Attractive
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun
    • Road
    • Gravel

    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.

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    5.0

    First bike investment - NO regrets!

    By Brett

    from Hudson, NH

    About Me

    Pros

    • Light
    • Great Fit
    • Versatile
    • Smooth Shifts

    Cons

    • No Kickstand
    • You Feel Every Bump

    Best Uses

    • Fun
    • Short Med And Long Rides
    • Commute

    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.

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    5.0

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

    By PastorPete

    from Woodland, CA

    About Me

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Fitness
    • Pleasure
    • Commuter

    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.

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    5.0

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

    By PastorPete

    from Woodland, Ca

    About Me

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Needs Better Tires

    Best Uses

    • Commuter
    • Take The Back Roads

    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.

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    5.0

    it is a great bke

    By chris

    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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