The Diverge is a lot of things. It's a gravel bike, fast commuter and a capable adventure bike. It's the fast off-road road bike. It has been redesigned to be more of an adventure bike than a Roubaix, but faster than a Sequoia. Designed from the bottom-up to be a fully-fledged exploration machine with a gravel-oriented geometry, the Diverge is quite capable on and off the road.
The Diverge comes with a new version of the Future Shock that features a progressive spring. This makes the Future Shock more suitable for off-road applications where it's necessary to absorb larger bumps and rougher terrain. Check out our video of the Future Shock in action.
The Diverge gets a more stabile Open Road geometry good for gravel and rough roads. With a bottom bracket that's over a half centimeter lower, a slacker head angle, shorter chainstays and shorter wheelbase, the Diverge is not only fun in the gravel, but also performs well on the road.
The frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42 or 650bx47 tyres, giving the rider the versatility to setup the bike for different rides. Commute on it, cyclocross it, ride brevets, whatever you want!
With thru-axles at both ends, flat-mounted disc brakes, Plug-and-Play fender mounts, rack mounts, SWAT box and dropper post capability, the Diverge is up-to-date on all modern frame design. And, the new FACT 9r carbon frame is one of the lightest in the category.