Specialized Amira Sport Review
One of the (many) favourite parts of my job is reviewing bikes:
‘oh, you want me to ride about 500 miles on this carbon machine and share my thoughts? Well if I must….”
Most recently, I reviewed women’s road bike, the Specialized Amira Sport for Total Women’s Cycling and now that the furore over the roubaix trademark has calmed down, I can actually tell you about it without fear of being harpooned.
Beginning at £1300, the Specialized Amira range offers good value, comfort and performance for women seeking lightweight, responsive, race-ready bikes. The highest spec Amira at £3000, is the race bike of choice for Team Specialized-Lululemon, so clearly Specialized know a thing or two about producing top-notch gear for ladies.
The model I tested, the Amira Sport CL comes in at £1600 – slightly higher than the entry-level model with its Shimano SORA groupset. For the extra pennies, you get Shimano 105 levers and shifters, a 105 rear mech and Tiagra front mech and cassette.
The Amira Sport wears a glossy white paint job and green bar tape giving a clean, fresh look without appearing overly flashy. The green Specialized S-Wrap tape is a nice touch as it adds a pinch of extra colour into the mix and it’s comfortable with or without gloves (oh summer where are you?). External cable routing wouldn’t be my first choice for a bike like this, and I’d have to immediately remove the horrid plastic chain guard on the back wheel.
For more, check the whole review over at Total Womens Cycling. Next up, the Cannondale Supersix Evo!