Specialize Amira EliteFrame size: female 54
The Amira Elite is the middle-of-the-range model offering a light, stiff, carbon frame with an average groupset.
The Amira Elite has elements of a true race machine, such as the short head tube, which enables you to get down low and to aspire to the ideal racing position. It comes equipped with an integrated headset giving sleek looks and a weight saving of around 10g, which is not to be sniffed at for a race-orientated bike.
R400 a dayR2100 a week
Specialized Shiv Pro Di2Frame size: male XL
Designed to be as aerodynamic and fast as possible, Shiv is Specialized's non UCI-legal triathlon bike range designed for competitors of events such as the Ironman series. The Shiv Pro use a carbon fibre frame with all carbon models using Specialized's integrated hydration system which eliminates airflow disturbance typically found on water bottle mounted setups. The hydration reservoir on carbon models (approximate capacity of one litre) cleverly slots through a port on the top tube into the down tube. A moveable magnetic mount allows you to place the bite valve anywhere on the bars. This ingenious reservoir can also be filled up on the fly without removal. The Shiv range also offers a number of fit adjustments for fine tuning comfort such as reversible / adjustable carbon seatposts, an adjustable stem, three steerer tube stack height options and multi-adjustable, integrated aero bar system.
R500 a dayR2500 a week
Giant Defy Advanced SLFrame size: male 56
Giant has put additional focus on comfort in addition to performance. And that’s where the Defy Advanced SL comes in.
Equipped with a full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrain and Di2 brakes, you can rest assured that the shifting and braking are on point. In the cockpit, Giant specs their own carbon fiber Contact SLR stem and handlebars, while the adjustable seat mast is topped off with a Fizik Aliante saddle.