The Taxi’s X303 box-section rims are laced with heavy-duty 105 gauge stainless steel spokes (for bomb-proof durability) to an alloy front hub and Shimano’s rear coaster brake — the benchmark for reliable, durable foot-powered stopping. Taxi offers a plethora of rust-proof, corrosion-resistant alloy parts — alloy micro-adjust seat post, alloy stem, alloy crank, alloy chainring, alloy front hub, alloy rims and alloy kickstand. The pedals on Taxi offer a slip-resistant, shock-absorbing insert for a more comfortable & secure ride (even barefooted!), with axle bushings instead of bearings to resist salt-water oxidation. The Taxi’s chromoly quick release is much more durable under repeated use (as is required in rental fleets when saddle height is changed for changing clients) than the more commonly found alloy external cam type QR’s. Other Taxi unique features include thorn-proof tubes, sealed cartridge BB, rubber headset cover, and a galvanized rust-buster chain, making Taxi the bomb-proof bike of choice for resort rental fleets & factories and plants that utilize bicycles to move personnel and product.