The Specialized Diverge has received a comprehensive refresh for model year 2021, gaining the latest-generation Future Shock 2.0 suspension on select models, an update to more progressive long, slack and low geometry, and increased tyre clearances, bringing the bike bang up to date. The new Diverge is available in nine different models, starting at £949 / $1,100 for the cheapest alloy version, and rising to a heady £8,899 / $10,000 for the top-flight S-Works model. Specialized is also launching the Diverge Evo – a stretched out, even slacker and generally more radical version of the Diverge designed for rowdier riding… oh, and it ditches drop bars in favour of flat bars. The launch of the new Diverge comes off the back of the enormous and well-documented growth of gravel riding across the world. So large is the gravel market that Specialized now expects it to be larger than any other category in the very near future.