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Specialized Diverge Elite DSW

Specialized Diverge Elite DSW

2016

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
 

Product Details

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

 
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    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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      • No
       
      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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