The front and rear hub, as well as the front and rear brake, are forged alloy. Along with the forged alloy seat binder, these components will help to ensure the bike's standing up to repeated use. The brake levers on this road bike are ergonomically designed for three-finger use. This feature ensures that the hand will not be strained by braking on long commutes. This bike comes equipped with Specialized Roulux Sport tires. These tires stand up well to the urban environment. This bike is purported to stand up well to the urban environment in general, though it may not do well in any environment outside of the urban.