Specialty diverge inspired by Alison Tetrick’s ‘Rock Combo’ for unbound gravel

Last month, Alison Tetrick raced a red and silver Specialized Diverge at the Gravel Locos race in Texas. But this weekend is the biggest gravel race in the world: Unbound Gravel.

Monumental racing requires a special bike, and Specialized certainly delivered one. In the 1980s, the brand released a bike called the Rock Combo, which was basically a gravel bike before gravel was a thing.

Tetrick will pilot a today’s Diverge with a unique Rock Combo-inspired paint job, with a quintessentially ’80s vibe that will bring Specialized’s legacy from its California headquarters to the Kansas plains.

Under the paint is a carbon frame, much lighter and more comfortable than the old Rock Combo. A defining feature of the Diverge is the Future Shock, a 20mm suspension system integrated into the helmet.

The bike is fitted with Zipp Service Course parts, presumably with 40cm bars and a 100mm stem, like Tetrick raced in Texas.

The drivetrain is a mix of SRAM parts. A SRAM RED crank and brake / shift lever are paired with an XX1 Eagle AXS derailleur and cassette.

Roval Terra wheels are combined with Specialized Pathfinder Pro tires, a popular combo on the Diverge.

Lezyne purple bottle cages add to the aesthetic of the bike.

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Specialized created a Rock Combo paint job on its Diverge frame for sponsored rider Alison Tetrick (Image credit: specialist)
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The paint job is typically from the 80s but adorns a modern setting (Image credit: specialist)
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SRAM and Zipp components make up the bulk of the build (Image credit: specialist)
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SRAM XX1 Eagle cassette provides rear gear (Image credit: specialist)
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A SRAM RED crank is associated with a 44T chainring (Image credit: specialist)
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Specialty Pathfinder Pro Tires Will Be Tested By The Ruthless Terrain Unbound (Image credit: specialist)

Specialized diverge inspired by Alison Tetrick’s Rock Combo

  • Frame : Specialized diversion, 56cm
  • Brake / gear levers: SRAM RED AXLES
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Cassette: SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Crankset: SRAM RED with Quarq power meter, 44T
  • Lower support: SRAM DUB
  • Pair of wheels: Roval Terra CL
  • Tires: Specialized Pathfinder Pro
  • Pedals: Look X-Track Race Carbon
  • Bar tape: Zipp CX Service Course
  • Handlebar: Zipp Service Course 70 Ergo Silver, 40 cm
  • Stem: Zipp Service Course Silver, 100 mm
  • Saddle: Specialized Carbon 3D printed mirror, 155mm
  • Saddle stem : Zipp Service Course Silver, Offset 20 mm
  • Bottle cages: CNC machined AL Lezyne
  • GPS: Lezyne Mega XL

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