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Old 01-09-19, 02:33 PM
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Bikes: Specialized Diverge E5 Comp, Specialized AWOL Comp, Scott Solace 10

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Originally Posted by K R View Post
The Diverge E5 Comp is a good compromise. The Aluminum Frame may sacrifice a bit of compliance (comfort) but it rates well and has good equipment. If comfort and braking are important factors, the carbon frame, CG-R seat post and hydraulic brakes of the Diverge Comp IMHO are worth it. We just purchased two - my wife preferred the white rather than the Women's version and the LBS swapped out the bars and seat for her white one.
I bought a 2018 Diverge E5 Comp and I'm very happy with it.

I have a light carbon bike for good weather riding (Scott Solace) but I wanted something for year round road riding with the ability to tackle some gravel and the Aluminum Diverge fits the bill just fine.

It does have mech disc brakes though, that might be a compromise some are unwilling to make. But the bike handles very nicely, the 105 drivetrain is great and I love the ability to run wider tires and fenders for wet weather riding.
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