Verita Stewart

Writer, blogger, social media | Racer of bikes with Specialized Women's Racing Team|

Meet Napoleon – AMIRA SL4 PRO COMP

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Napoleon is my new baby. She was born at Total Rush, Richmond on 15 December, 2012.

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Named primarily because of the Neapolitan Icecream colour combination – pink bar tape, white hoods and black shifters. I discovered later about the term “Napoleon Complex” (more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_complex), which upon further research, seems somewhat fitting! The complex apparently surfaces in people who are of short stature, like myself. Where one displays compensatory behaviour for the subjects stature. Ha.

Napoleon has changed my life (or the way I ride at least). He is light, handles well, and is an overall dream to ride.

AMIRA SL4 PRO COMP
Total Rush, Richmond

FRAME
FACT 10r carbon, FACT IS construction, women’s tubesets and performance geometry, tapered 1-1/8″ to 1-3/8″ HT, OSBB

FORK
Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque, 1-1/8″ to 1-3/8″ tapered steerer

HEADSET
1-1/8″ upper and 1-3/8″ lower Cr-Mo cartridge bearings, w/ 20mm carbon cone spacer and 20mm of carbon spacers

STEM
Specialized Pro-Set 7075 3D forged alloy, cone head bolt and plastic clip, 12- degree, 4-degree shim, 31.8mm

HANDLEBARS
Specialized Women’s Expert alloy, shallow drop

HOODS
SRAM white

TAPE
Specialized Roobaix pink

FRONT BRAKE
SRAM Force

REAR BRAKE
SRAM Force

FRONT DERAILLEUR
SRAM Force

REAR DERAILLEUR
SRAM Red Black

SHIFT LEVERS
SRAM New Red DoubleTap

CASSETTE
SRAM 1070, 10-speed, 11-28

CHAIN
KMC X10 DLC Superlight

CRANKSET
Specialized Pro FACT carbon

CHAINRINGS
50/34

BOTTOM BRACKET
OS integrated, sealed bearings

PEDALS
Shimano Ultegra

FRONT WHEEL
Roval Fusee SLX 23

REAR WHEEL
Roval Fusee SLX 23

FRONT TYRE
Specialized Turbo Pro, BlackBelt, 127TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c

REAR TYRE
Specialized Turbo Pro, BlackBelt, 127TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c

INNER TUBES
Turbo Ultralight, 60mm, presta

SADDLE
Body Geometry Oura Expert Gel, hollow Ti rails, 155mm

SEATPOST
Specialized Pro SL, FACT carbon, 27.2mm

SEAT BINDER
Forged alloy, Ti bolt and nut, 32.6mm

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Author: Verita Stewart

Cyclist for Specialized, Instagramer, blogger, desk sitter, coffee lover, recycler

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