Specialized Women's Diverge E5 2018 Road Bike
The Women's Diverge E5 is equipped with everything you need to head to work, take the long way home, or hit some fire roads on the weekend.
With a completely redesigned frame, the new Diverge is more capable than ever. And with the constant goal to best meet your needs, we took your number one request into account—tire clearance. The new frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. Along with tire clearance, weight was a large factor in the development, and taking some design cues from the development of the Roubaix, we developed an E5 Premium Aluminium frame that’s plenty light, certainly stiff for hard efforts, and undeniable durable.
Next up, we moved away from a traditional ‘cross geometry, instead opting for something that hasn’t been seen before—Open Road Geometry. We know what you’re thinking, “it’s just another marketing term,” but for the Diverge, we truly did develop an entirely new geometry. With a touch less hyperbole, you can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimetre lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that's not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road.
And while riding gravel and dirt roads on a road bike may add to the adventure, there’s only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb, in terms of bumps. With this in mind, we implemented a new version of our Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but also adds the benefit of extremely predictable handling. That's because the wheelbase isn’t lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won’t be surprised by under steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock, the Diverge's version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles.
Adding to its multifaceted talents, we topped it off with three water bottle mounts, plus mounts for racks and fenders. For the spec, we wanted to make sure that it shifted crisply and braked smoothly mile after mile, so you'll find a Shimano Claris groupset, hassle-free mechanical disc brakes, and a durable Axis Sport Disc wheelset that's been cased in our fast-rolling Espoir Sport Reflect tires. Every touchpoint of the bike is also tailored specifically for women, from the handlebar width to the crankarm length to the renowned Myth Sport saddle.
- The E5 Premium Aluminium frame features our adventure-bound Open Road Geometry, Future Shock suspension with 20mm of travel, and front/rear thru-axles, making it the ultimate tool for your next adventure.
- The lightweight FACT carbon fork is plenty stiff, aiding in handling, rigidity, and an overall light weight.
- Featuring a reflective sidewall, two layers of our BlackBelt flat protection, and a durable compound, the Espoir Sport tires are an appropriate addition to the Diverge's adventure-ready heritage.
Specialized at Dales Cycles
Since 1974 Specialized have been producing innovative and technically advanced cycling products.
The Stumpjumper is recognised as the first commercially available mountain bike back in 1981. The Roubaix in 2005 begun the endurance road category and has gone onto to win three times at Paris-Roubaix. Today the brand represents all types of riders, from performance, mountain biking to commuting and children.
Dales Cycles has been selling Specialized since 1988 and today are one of the leading stores for the brand in the UK. We have a BodyGeometry Fit service with the only Level 3 Certified fitter in Scotland.
All our staff have many years’ experience with the Specialized brand and will be able to offer you the best advice for your riding needs. Authorised as a S-Works and Test Centre location with accredited fit and service technicians for the Venge ViAS “Aero is Everything” road bicycle.
|Frame||Specialized E5 Premium Aluminium, Open Road Geometry, threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc|
|Fork||Specialized FACT carbon, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Bottom Bracket||BSA, 68mm, square taper|
|Shift Levers||Shimano Claris 2000, 8-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Claris, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Claris, long cage, 8-speed|
|Chain||KMC X8, 8-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|Cassette||Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t|
|Front Brake||Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc|
|Rear Brake||Tektro Mira, flat mount, mechanical disc|
|Front Wheel||Axis Sport Disc|
|Rear Wheel||Axis Sport Disc|
|Front Tyre||Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm|
|Rear Tyre||Espoir Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, double BlackBelt protection, 700x30mm|
|Inner Tubes||700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve|
|Handlebars||Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Saddle||Women's Body Geometry Myth Sport, 155mm, Thin, steel rails|
|Seat Post||Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware|
|Seat Binder||Alloy rack mount seat collar, 31.8mm|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
Fully Assembled Delivery from Dales Cycles
Dales Cycles is one of the only online cycle retailers in the Uk to offer a delivery option that trly reflects a 'fully built' bike arriving at your door. This premium delivery option is known as 'Ready to Ride' and costs £25* per bike.
'Ready to Ride' bikes come in a bespoke bike box, with a minimal packaging approach and all tools supplied, you really can be off and riding your new bike in less than a few minutes.
This unique premium delivery service eliminates the need for foam, bubble wrap and zip-ties too, so it’s also better for the planet. We recycle all this stuff, so where you can, please try and do the same. Apart from doing your bit for mother Earth, it will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling that you just can't buy!
Free Standard Delivery
In addition to our 'Ready to Ride' premium delivery service, we also offer a 'Free Standard Delivery' option on all bikes, and orders over £20*. Bikes ordered using the free service will require some basic setup on delivery. An easy to follow setup guide is provided with all bikes using the free delivery service.
Due to the extra weight of electric bikes, we are unable to ship these fully assembled. Instead, your bike will be built, configured and checked by our mechanics before being packed back into it's original box.
This method requires removing the front wheel, handlebars, pedals and seatpost, which will need to be reinstalled upon arrival.
To help with this we have a video guiding you through every step! However, if there's anything you'd like any help or advice, please contact us by calling 0141 332 2705 or by e-mailing [email protected]
2-7 Working Days (Excludes Weekends & Public Holidays)
Standard Free Delivery: Available on all orders over £20 at Dales Cycles*
Premium 'Ready to Ride': £25 per bike*
Bicycles to Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Northern Island will incur a courier charge of £20 and estimated delivery is 3-9 working days (excludes weekends and public holidays)
Parts, Accessories & Clothing
Items Under £20: £2.50 Delivery
Dispatched by Royal Mail
3-5 Working Days to Deliver (excludes weekends and public holidays)
Items Over £20: Free Delivery*
3-5 Working Days to Deliver (excludes weekends and public holidays)
- Small items Dispatched by Royal Mail
- Bulky/Heavy Goods Dispatched by DPD
*Bulky/Heavy goods (Bikes, Turbo Trainers, Workstands etc) to the Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland will incur a courier charge of £20
More help is on hand by calling 0141 332 2705 or by emailing [email protected] where one of our helpful staff members will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
We try our best to process orders as soon as we receive them, most orders will be dispatched within 24 hours and we aim to dispatch all orders within 1-3 working days of order confirmation.
Delivery times may be longer in circumstances where items need to be specially ordered due to size requirements or the item no longer being in stock and you would like an alternative or to wait on it arriving back into stock.
We will advise you of any possible delays when you place your order.
You will receive an email confirmation at various stages of your order process as well as upon dispatch.
We use either TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail Tracked Delivery Service for all deliveries.
A signature will be required to receive your order*
When we dispatch your order, you will receive an e-mail containing a TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail tracking number.
You can use these emails to access TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mails Track and Trace system on their respective websites. This will give you information regarding expected delivery times.
All orders are sent using either TNT Next Working Day, DHL Next Working Day, DPD Next Working Day or Royal Mail tracked service.
Depending on your location and the time of year, your order should arrive, at the latest, 3 working days after dispatch.
If your item has not been received after this time you can contact TNT, DHL, DPD or Royal Mail directly, quoting your Tracking Reference number or contact Dales Cycles by emailing [email protected].
Although we can take no responsibility for any delivery delays or problems out-with our control caused by TNT, DHL, DPD, Royal Mail or any other carrier, we will do all we can to help resolve any delivery problems.
You will be responsible for the items as soon as they are delivered so please check your delivery before you sign for it and if your package is damaged please sign for it as such and contact us to let us know.
*During Covid-19, many couriers are not taking signatures
Over the Christmas period our website and store will be closed on the dates found here. Orders can still be placed during this time and will be processed as quickly as possible when the doors open again.
Please note that in the case of items which need to be ordered in for you, our suppliers will be operating their own schedule of Christmas closures. If this would cause a delay to your order we will be in touch in inform you and help arrange the best solution.
*Highlands & Islands Surcharge
Sometimes, we may need to apply a shipping surcharge at checkout for remote locations. This will be calculated automatically and applied where appropriate.
For deliveries in the Highlands & Islands, our couriers tend to outsource the final leg of delivery, hence the increased cost.
We only ship to UK destinations.