The monumental race calls for a special bike, and Specialized has certainly delivered one. Back in the 1980s, the brand debuted a bike called the Rock Combo, which was essentially a gravel bike before gravel was a thing.
Tetrick will be racing a present-day Diverge with a unique Rock Combo-inspired paint job featuring a quintessentially '80s vibe that will bring Specialized's heritage from its headquarters in California to the plains of Kansas.
Underneath the paint is a carbon frame, that is much more lightweight and comfortable than the old Rock Combo. A defining feature of the Diverge is the Future Shock, a 20mm suspension system integrated into the headset.
The bike is equipped with Zipp Service Course parts, likely with 40cm bars and a 100mm stem, like Tetrick ran in Texas.
The drivetrain is a mix of SRAM parts. A SRAM RED crank and brake/shift lever is combined with an XX1 Eagle AXS derailleur and cassette.
Roval Terra wheels are combined with Specialized Pathfinder Pro tires, a popular combo on the Diverge.
Purple Lezyne bottle cages add to the aesthetic of the bike.
Alison Tetrick's Rock Combo-inspired Specialized Diverge
- Frameset: Specialized Diverge, 56cm
- Brake/shift levers: SRAM RED AXS
- Rear derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
- Cassette: SRAM XX1 Eagle
- Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle
- Crankset: SRAM RED with Quarq power meter, 44T
- Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB
- Wheelset: Roval Terra CL
- Tires: Specialized Pathfinder Pro
- Pedals: Look X-Track Race Carbon
- Bar Tape: Zipp Service Course CX
- Handlebars: Zipp Service Course 70 Ergo Silver, 40 cm
- Stem: Zipp Service Course Silver, 100 mm
- Saddle: Specialized Mirror Carbon 3D-printed, 155mm
- Seatpost: Zipp Service Course Silver, Offset 20 mm
- Bottle cages: Lezyne CNC Machined AL
- GPS: Lezyne Mega XL
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