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.