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Old 11-21-17, 01:00 PM
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Has anyone tried 700x40c tires on Diverge 2018? Is there enough of space for mud clearance? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by SacredZero
Has anyone tried 700x40c tires on Diverge 2018? Is there enough of space for mud clearance? Thanks.
depends on the tire itself and the wheel you strap it to. I finally got a set of digital calipers, so naturally I went and measured every set of tires I had that were currently mounted

The same 33c Terra tires were either 33.45c on Roval Control alloy wheels or 34.37c on the Control SL wheels. Nearly a full mm difference just because of the wheelset.
Couple that with the fact that the tire size listed on the tire itself isn't always accurate, and again, it is in large part based on the wheelset, and you'll end up having to try it yourself.

The Trigger Pro 38c that I have have more than enough room for mud clearance *and* fenders, so I'm thinking 40c (WTB Nanos, for example) should still have room for mud clearance.
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Originally Posted by sgtrobo
depends on the tire itself and the wheel you strap it to. I finally got a set of digital calipers, so naturally I went and measured every set of tires I had that were currently mounted

The same 33c Terra tires were either 33.45c on Roval Control alloy wheels or 34.37c on the Control SL wheels. Nearly a full mm difference just because of the wheelset.
Couple that with the fact that the tire size listed on the tire itself isn't always accurate, and again, it is in large part based on the wheelset, and you'll end up having to try it yourself.

The Trigger Pro 38c that I have have more than enough room for mud clearance *and* fenders, so I'm thinking 40c (WTB Nanos, for example) should still have room for mud clearance.
I put a set of 38mm Compass Barlow Pass semi- slicks on mine, and they measured exactly 40mm on the SLX24 wheelset. There was still plenty of room, so I would guess that any mud tire that actually measures 40mm on those wheels would be fine. 42mm would be pushing it for muddy conditions

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Originally Posted by scotjonscot
I put a set of 38mm Compass Barlow Pass semi- slicks on mine, and they measured exactly 40mm on the SLX24 wheelset. There was still plenty of room, so I would guess that any mud tire that actually measures 40mm on those wheels would be fine. 42mm would be pushing it for muddy conditions

I've been looking really hard at those Barlow Pass semi-slicks for my Diverge as my road tire to use on a 200-miler next spring/summer. I'd love to hear your overall impressions of the tire if you get a chance
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Originally Posted by sgtrobo
I've been looking really hard at those Barlow Pass semi-slicks for my Diverge as my road tire to use on a 200-miler next spring/summer. I'd love to hear your overall impressions of the tire if you get a chance
I donít have that many miles on them yet, but on a mixture of smooth asphalt, rough asphalt, gravel(not real deep or loose) and even some smooth singletrack, I love them. Very fast rolling, comfortable tire. Iím going to be test the 35mm version- Jon Bon Pass, I believe, this week.
They measure 37-38 mm on the stock slx24ís. Lighter than the Barlow Pass, Iím thinking for road use theyíll be perfect.
If only I could afford another set of wheels! For now Iíll just swap tires back and forth. Really like the GravelKing SKís for rougher gravel, but the Barlow Passís werenít bad as long as I wasnít climbing up steep hills with loose gravel.
Again, fantastic on bad asphalt.
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Originally Posted by scotjonscot
I donít have that many miles on them yet, but on a mixture of smooth asphalt, rough asphalt, gravel(not real deep or loose) and even some smooth singletrack, I love them. Very fast rolling, comfortable tire. Iím going to be test the 35mm version- Jon Bon Pass, I believe, this week.
They measure 37-38 mm on the stock slx24ís. Lighter than the Barlow Pass, Iím thinking for road use theyíll be perfect.
If only I could afford another set of wheels! For now Iíll just swap tires back and forth. Really like the GravelKing SKís for rougher gravel, but the Barlow Passís werenít bad as long as I wasnít climbing up steep hills with loose gravel.
Again, fantastic on bad asphalt.
Did you set then up tubeless? How is puncture resistance?
Thanks for the feedback, really interesting the actual sizes. You measured with digital calipers?
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Originally Posted by sgtrobo
Did you set then up tubeless? How is puncture resistance?
Thanks for the feedback, really interesting the actual sizes. You measured with digital calipers?
I canít say how puncture resistance is, reviews donít say anything bad about that, but I donít have enough miles on them to judge myself.
I am running tubes now, but plan on going tubeless.
I measured them with a mechanical dial gauge.
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Originally Posted by sgtrobo
depends on the tire itself and the wheel you strap it to. I finally got a set of digital calipers, so naturally I went and measured every set of tires I had that were currently mounted

The same 33c Terra tires were either 33.45c on Roval Control alloy wheels or 34.37c on the Control SL wheels. Nearly a full mm difference just because of the wheelset.
Couple that with the fact that the tire size listed on the tire itself isn't always accurate, and again, it is in large part based on the wheelset, and you'll end up having to try it yourself.

The Trigger Pro 38c that I have have more than enough room for mud clearance *and* fenders, so I'm thinking 40c (WTB Nanos, for example) should still have room for mud clearance.
I did buy WTB Nano 40c and they fit well. At first sight there is not as much space for mud clearance (I have alloy bike) but I had no problem with it even I was crossing through highly muddy roads.
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The rack I'm using is a RackTime Light-It, which is pretty standard.
Do you know what size rack you're using on the 2018 Diverge? 26" or 28". Any pictures?
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Originally Posted by RideMyLeMond
Do you know what size rack you're using on the 2018 Diverge? 26" or 28". Any pictures?
The 26" version works with a fender and 35 mm tires, but only just. The 28" version gives a bit more space. RackTime have detailed tech drawings on their website. I'm on vacation right now so cannot do photos.
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In looking at their tech drawings I'm thinking that something is amiss with their numbers; 380mm does not equal 28". more like 14.96. Thanks for the fitment description as I think I'd prefer the 28" (380mm) version to make certain I have enough clearance for 38mm on 700c or 45mm on 650b wheels. Don't know if I'll ever run fenders.
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28" is the German name for a "trekking" or touring tire, typically about 700x35-40. It makes sense because the external diameter of a wheel with such a tire would be about 1" smaller than with a 29" tire mounted. However, I agree that tire naming is inconsistent and confusing.

RackTime label the two versions of their racks 26" and 28" to show what wheel size it should comfortably clear, but that obviously depends on where your rack mounting holes are, whether you have a fender over the tire, etc., which is why they also give the tech drawings. I've found the tech drawings to be accurate and should be sufficient.
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So what type of seat post clamp are you using?
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Howdy folks, I'm new here. I came here looking to learn more about the Diverge, but have come away more impressed with the Breezer Inversion. I can't figure out why I would go with the Diverge over the Inversion, except for a great LBS that sells the Diverge. The Breezer appears lighter, built from durable steel, and without the complexity (FS) of the Diverge. Please tell me I'm wrong.
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That Breezer is a pretty hard deal to beat, I'm looking at the specs on the Breezer Inversion Team. Go check out the deal @ https://www.coloradocyclist.com/bree...sion-team-bike. ($200 of list) This when compared to the Diverge Comp carbon w/ 105 beats the specs across the board. Not sure if it's lighter for a comparable equipped bike. I just bought a Diverge Sport and have upgraded the brakes, shifters, and derailleurs and I'm now a little over the cost of the Diverge Comp. Still need to upgrade the wheels. I guess a true test will be to compare the ride of each. I've been a 'steel is real' believer all my riding yrs but I really enjoyed the ride of the Diverge Comp. I'll soon find out if that was the correct choice and if that feeling remains going down the road/trail...

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Yes, I agree. The Breezer Diversion looks like a great bike. The geometry, weight and componentry appear to offer a nice combination for those of us looking to do road riding, crushed limestone riding, and a bit of light touring.
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So what type of seat post clamp are you using?
Salsa Post-Lock, 27.2mm, clamped to the base of an aluminum seat-post: https://salsacycles.com/components/c...lars/post-lock
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I just purchased a women's Diverge Sport for the wife.

Brakes (mechanical) seem to be pretty weak. The bike is very slow to stop, and you have to really smash the levers. Anyone else have this problem? I'm thinking maybe they might need to be adjusted or something...
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Originally Posted by D.zo
I just purchased a women's Diverge Sport for the wife.

Brakes (mechanical) seem to be pretty weak. The bike is very slow to stop, and you have to really smash the levers. Anyone else have this problem? I'm thinking maybe they might need to be adjusted or something...
I’m no expert on discs, but i do know that they need to be broken in. I rode a brand new one for a bit on a test ride, and it was worse than rim brakes on steel rims in the rain. Wish the shop warned me...could have killed myself lol.

I’m sure someone here can tell you how to bed them in properly. I think they just need time, for some unlnown reason. They should be shockingly strong when they’re all set.
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Hi Guys

Will the 2018 Diverge Aluminium Alloy frame take a mountain bike derailleur with band clamp on the seat tube? Thanks in advance!

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I know this question was asked earlier in the thread, but any updated thoughts on whether the all-carbon Sport/Tiagra at $2100 is worth the extra money over the E5/105 Comp at $1900? I would imagine that the carbon on a $2100 bike isn't the world's greatest. On the other hand, I am somewhat put off by the max 38 tire capacity of the E5 models. I am a Clyde (6'4"/275) who will mostly be using this for longer road rides but want the freedom for long towpath/gravel rides as well.
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Originally Posted by jfoobar
I am somewhat put off by the max 38 tire capacity of the E5 models.
Must admit this is what's put me off of them altogether ... they seemed to be making a big thing out of how they'd listened to their audience and made the 2018 able to take wide tyres ... a few manufacturers allow you to go up to 50mm on 700c and 2.1 on 650's so whilst at one stage one of these was all I was considering now it's very definitely off the list altogether as you never know if you may want the wider option at some stage... just my 2p's worth.
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just wanted to touch base again here

Mounted a set of GravelKingSK 38s to the Roval SLX24 wheelset that comes with the Diverge Expert, and the tires measure a bit over 40mm, with sufficient room for gravel in all directions and locations on the bike
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Dumb question here, what kind of adapter do I need to be able to put the Diverge on my old trainer? It's the kind that just has generic "cups" that screw down and hold the nubs on the end of QR skewers in place. There are so many thru-axle adapters out there and I can never tell from the descriptions or pics if they are what I want, they all always sound like they're made for specific trainer models.
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Picked up a Diverge E5 Saturday night. Brought it home and swapped out the tires (not sure why the stock tires are 30mm road tires). I put Gravelking SK 35mm tires on. Photo is from my Sunday morning test ride. I did around 40 miles, most of it gravel and a few stretches of minimum maintenance roads, where I ended up with mud all over the bike and had to carry it through a couple spots with standing water. Loved it! This is a huge upgrade for me and the comfort level was great, between the handling, geometry, gearing, etc. I still need to take those spoke reflectors off!
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