The all-new Specialized Diverge STR, a full suspension gravel bike

A first look at the all-new Specialized Diverge STR with front and rear Future Shock suspension.

Specialized Diverge STR
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)

Specialized today unveiled its newest Diverge gravel bike, the Diverge STR, complete with front and rear suspension. By introducing a rear Future Shock, Specialized seeks to further isolate the rider from rough roads and find balance.

He will cringe if he ever reads this, but Chris D'Aluisio is one of the most fascinating brains (and persons!) in the bike industry today. It’s always fun to see what he comes up with. You can see his handiwork in everything from the Cannondale Lefty to just about anything Specialized has produced in the last two decades, including the SmartWeld technology (a.k.a D’Aluisio Smartweld), the Venge, the Tarmac and the Suspend the Rider project. 

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