2020 Spec Diverge Sport

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redbicycle
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Over the last 10 Weeks I have been on a rehab program for a complete ACL tear that came with a partial PCL as well as a shredded miniscus. This injury happened two weeks before my first triathlon of the year.

Over the last few weeks I decided to reduce my stable to one bike. The majority of my riding is either MUPs or national forest fire roads and lake dykes. I decided to look for a fast gravel bike that could work on the road as well. At 200lbs and 46 years old I am not the fastestest rider. I have always had a weight problem so I spend more time being concerned with heart rate zones and calories burned to help track my eating than I worry about power or busting strava segments.

My plan was to build up a bike on a China carbon frame from carbonda. I wanted to move to disc brakes and run 700x25 and 650b x 46. I sold a Cervelo P2C to a coworker and that solidified my plan to move forward. I order parts from bike hub store and built two sets of wheels.

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Pacenti Forza rims. Bitex hubs and sapim race spokes with nipple washers. As I was building the wheels I made a trip to a place I probably should not. The door on the right goes into one of my favorite breweries. The door on the left into my preferred bike shop.

First I went to the LBS to get a price on a DI2 group. I told them I would swing by for the information after I had lunch. While having lunch my wife mentioned I should look at the diverge instead of my own build. We discussed it a bit more and I decided for what I need I probably didn't need to DI2 group. I live in Charleston SC and the only elevation I see is when I do bridge laps. I will normally use only 2 or 3 gears. 105 is a good group for my needs and I wanted to see how the future shock would perform.

My wife has a diverge she loves. With the future shock and a canyon VCLS post it is a great bike.

I decided I would order another beer and run next door to get a best price on a diverge sport. This is the 5th bike I have purchased from them so I do have a great relationship and they gave me a good value to make the purchase. It should be ready for pickup today.

I will be running my wheels tubless with Shimano 105 gear cluster and rt81 rotors. The 700c will be Schwable Pro One.
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The wheels that will be shipped with the Diverge will go on my wife's bike so that she can run 700x25 for the road and 700x38 for the gravel. I also sold a Spec Camber Comp to continue my plan of moving down to one bike. Next to sell hopefully is an All-City Space Horse. That will bring me down to 2 bikes (including the Diverge). I think I may stay there. I have a 1984 Puch Force IIX that I am very fond of. It may stick around.


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so the morale of the story is, at all cost, do not enter a bike shop after beer?

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ChiZ01 wrote:so the morale of the story is, at all cost, do not enter a bike shop after beer?
Or when In doubt trust in craft beer


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First pictures. I was able to put 5 miles on it tonight.

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ChiZ01
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did they update the 2020 diverge with future-shock 2.0? Looks different from 2019. BTW how do you like those RT81 rotors? They are only around $50 for a set from Merlin, compared to $120 for RT900 i am currently using

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ChiZ01 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:51 am
so the morale of the story is, at all cost, do not enter a bike shop after beer?
Moral of the story is that redbicycle has an awesome wife. :)
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redbicycle
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ChiZ01 wrote:did they update the 2020 diverge with future-shock 2.0? Looks different from 2019. BTW how do you like those RT81 rotors? They are only around $50 for a set from Merlin, compared to $120 for RT900 i am currently using
It is a futures shock 1.5 as I understand it. The 2.0 has an adjustment knob on the top. This is my simpleton knowledge but that is what I have been lead to believe.

It is different from my wife's older diverge which I found out has a recall on the future shock.

The rotors work fine. I only have a few miles on them I like them better than the RT170 that came on the wheels with the bike. But that is only asthetics not function.


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Stendhal wrote:
ChiZ01 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:51 am
so the morale of the story is, at all cost, do not enter a bike shop after beer?
Moral of the story is that redbicycle has an awesome wife. :)
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Anyone know what this is for? It came in my bag of bits and I have no clue.

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redbicycle wrote:Anyone know what this is for? It came in my bag of bits and I have no clue.

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I found out this is for the future shock to hold a nut for adjustment.


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As configured for 650b. I had a lot of fun either g these tires. I started with 85 rear/80 front. I kept leaving air release with the very scientific method of. Pssssss that sounds about right. The last bit home the rear tire felt a little squirrely. I checked them and they were around 60 psi. I decided to run 70 rear/65 front for my next trip and see how that works. Clearance was right with a 650bx47.

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Back on the pavement.

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by dcorn

Bike looks great with that paintjob and the 650b tires.

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dcorn wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Bike looks great with that paintjob and the 650b tires.
Thank you. I agree! I'm very happy with it.

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I stopped to lower the seat a few mm and decided to grab a photo.

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