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Old 06-07-17, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
Nice! Pity they didn't win, imagine what the news will be like

Though considering how muddy it gets, why not water packs instead of water bottles? It looks disgusting to drink from it.
The under mount water bottle is silly in my opinion. Maybe for road touring or something, but if I just had to bolt something down there, I don't think it would be a water bottle. Even on the road the bottle would get plastered with dead worms and crap.
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Originally Posted by moe79
The under mount water bottle is silly in my opinion. Maybe for road touring or something, but if I just had to bolt something down there, I don't think it would be a water bottle. Even on the road the bottle would get plastered with dead worms and crap.
On the DK100, all of my bottles got dusty, but my under-downtube mounted water bottle was so covered in filth that by the time I drank it I had to switch out the lid. I agree that location may be better for a toolbox or air pump.
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Hope they come up with some better colors.
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Get ready folks

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Originally Posted by wheelsmcgee
On the DK100, all of my bottles got dusty, but my under-downtube mounted water bottle was so covered in filth that by the time I drank it I had to switch out the lid. I agree that location may be better for a toolbox or air pump.
I usually tape the nipple of the bottle down there with masking tape. It works quite well.
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Originally Posted by zimdba
I usually tape the nipple of the bottle down there with masking tape. It works quite well.
Good idea, I might try that. I tried wrapping the bottle in a grocery bag, but the bottle is so close to the chain rings that it didn't seem like a good idea.
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the 3rd water bottle is typically for fuel or a toolbox in touring.


It's also not nearly so dirty if you use long fenders with a mudflap on an actual road, as compared to a legendarily dirty ride with a distance several times what the average tourer does per day.

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Do you think you could mount 28s or even 25s on this and use it on the road?
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Originally Posted by Bikemn01
Do you think you could mount 28s or even 25s on this and use it on the road?
Essentially, yes. The only question is the impact on ride height from the smaller tires and any geo changes in the new model that may make it less of a "road" bike.

Many gravel bikes are moving to lower BB's for stability on loose surfaces and that can make cornering clearance more of an issue with big leans on tarmac.
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Originally Posted by Chader09
Essentially, yes. The only question is the impact on ride height from the smaller tires and any geo changes in the new model that may make it less of a "road" bike.

Many gravel bikes are moving to lower BB's for stability on loose surfaces and that can make cornering clearance more of an issue with big leans on tarmac.
Lets hope they stick to the 80/20 (road/offroad) ratio and just give us a Diverge with FutureShock + slightly more tire size.

I think both the Open UP and 3T Exploro is a good reference, from what I read, it's a killer on both surfaces
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2018 Specialized Diverge, release and reviews:

https://cyclingtips.com/2017/06/2018...l-bike-review/

https://cyclingtips.com/2017/06/2018...-prices-specs/


https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/06/15...t-ton-options/

New Specialized Diverge, Crux, and Allez launched | Road Bike News, Reviews, and Photos

Specialized Diverge 2018: Future Shock, wider tyres and revised geometry | road.cc

Specialized updates the Diverge, CruX and Allez - BikeRadar

First Look: The New Specialized Diverge | Bicycling

https://www.velonews.com/2017/06/news...el-bike_440839

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Originally Posted by moe79
The under mount water bottle is silly in my opinion. Maybe for road touring or something, but if I just had to bolt something down there, I don't think it would be a water bottle. Even on the road the bottle would get plastered with dead worms and crap.
Wrap it with saran wrap or put it in a ziplock, that's all. It isn't a big deal.


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Wow! That is a great looking machine! I just may have to save my pennies to get one.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Wrap it with saran wrap or put it in a ziplock, that's all. It isn't a big deal.


-Tim-
Wrapping it with an unlubricated condom also works. It's what we used on our rifle barrels in the mideast. It's a great conversation starter.

Alternatively, you could go the HTFU route and just drink out of the dirty bottle. Hasn't killed me yet.
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$1800 for the E5 Comp with Future Shock and 105:

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What is that bolt or screw on the fork just above the black section?


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I suspect it is part of the fender mount system. I thought it was rack related, but all the text I have read doesn't mention mounting a rack on the front (only the rear).
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S-Works
$9000
11r carbon
XTR
hydraulic discs
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Expert
$4000
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SRAM Force
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Comp
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E5 Elite
$1400
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E5 Sport
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Sora
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There's also the entry level E5 but the page isn't up yet apparently.
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They also have a Sport model that looks to be carbon frame, Tiagra w/mechanical disc, Future Shock.

$2100.

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What I want to know is, what happened to this one? This pic just popped up today, but it matches none of the models on the Specialized site. Appears to be an E5 model (welds), Future Shock. I like the paint job better than anything on the site.

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Originally Posted by TimothyH
What is that bolt or screw on the fork just above the black section?


-Tim-
Rack mount.

Generally this bike reeks of cost cutting compared to the previous gen. 10r to 9r frame, 2lbs heavier(!), lower spec wheels compared to previous gen at least among the top spec models I looked at, no more CG-R post.

Most of all this is now squarely a gravel bike, whereas the previous one perfectly straddled the line between road and gravel. I guess Spec has abandoned the type of bike they inspired Trek and Focus to build in the Domane SL/R and Paralane. Understandable since many wanted more tire clearance. Shame that now you have to choose between road and gravel with the Roubaix and Diverge. Their N=1 bike died after one gen.
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Originally Posted by curttard
What I want to know is, what happened to this one? This pic just popped up today, but it matches none of the models on the Specialized site. Appears to be an E5 model (welds), Future Shock. I like the paint job better than anything on the site.


That's the E5 Comp in black.
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Originally Posted by BigPoser
That's the E5 Comp in black.
Really? Looks more midnight blue there.

Here's the E5 Comp in graphite/black from the website, looks very boring:



Guess the other pic just got hit by the light in the perfect way.
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