Many thanks to U-Bikes for their excellent mechanics who built the bike up. Here's a photo of Lester (GM of University Bikes in Boulder, CO), Daphne, and Randy Gaffney out on the bike today. The Amira is the fast one in front.
Wow! Day 3 on my new Amira by Specialized, and I'm a happy camper. The Amira ride is smooth and precise, with quick cornering. I'm on the short side (5'4" when I stretch), and the 48cm frame is a perfect womens-specific fit. While the bike is built for racing, so far it's been very comfortable for the long team rides. I've logged 7 hours in the saddle over the last 3 days, and there's not a sore spot or sore muscle anywhere. For anyone looking to upgrade to a new bike that fits women, this is a great choice!