The brake levers as well as the front and rear hub are all forged alloy. This helps to ensure that the bike will stand up to habitual use. The 6061 grade aluminum handlebars are flat with a gentle rise. This feature means that long commutes will be balanced and comfortable. The pedals have toe clips and strap so that the rider's feet will not slip off, a feature that will come in handy on long or bumpy rides. Though the Vita series in general has received positive reviews, there have not been many of this particular bike.