I thought I would post a quick initial field report and pics of my new 2019 Specialized Diverge. I bought this mainly as a bike path and gravel grinder – and for a change of pace from my full suspension mountain bikes. This post is mostly photos, so enjoy.
First off, this was not a crazy expensive build. At the recommendation of Brian at Pro Cycling in Colorado Springs, I went with the $3,500 (+/-) Carbon Comp model. Of course, the price excludes pedals and other setup doodads.
It’s pretty remarkable what you get for your money with one of the major brands – carbon frame, and a decent drive train and brakes. The rims are tubeless-compatible from the factory, so I’ll probably add Stan’s NoTubes in due course.
Here’s a few pics from my initial couple of rides over both concrete and gravel:
Stock 700c x 38mm tires – with clearance for up to 42mm width. Next up: Add Stan’s NoTubes.
That brown carbon took some getting used to, but it actually looks pretty good with the black accents on the forks and seat tube.
Check out those new solid disc rotors…interesting.
The bars have a slight rise, and they’re flared outward slightly in the drops. I like the clean stem mount for the Garmin, but I’ll be switching it to a forward mount. The stem mount is too far back for me.