Investing in a commuting bike can be tricky -- after all, you know it's going to face more abuse than your regular road bike does, and you need it to be easy to navigate when you're traveling with a backpack or other gear. If you aren't sold on making a steep investment in a bike you're going to take through crowded city streets, the Diamondback Hnjo Metro Complete Bike makes an accessible, dependable companion to get you from home to work and back again. Diamondback crafts the Hnjo Metro's frame out of 6061-T6 aluminum, a treated version of the metal with an ideal blend of lightness and strength. The frame is complemented with an Urban Disc steel fork for solid, reliable steering along bike lanes, across chip seal, and through hectic intersections. While you're navigating traffic and shouldering a pack, the Hnjo Metro's Endurance Geometry will allow you to pedal in a more relaxed position than traditional road frames, with included flat handlebars helping the cockpit feel less aggressive. Whether your commute includes miles of rolling hills or block after block of flat roads, the Hnjo Metro's Shimano Acera one-by, nine-speed drivetrain will give you the gear ratios you need to get where you're going more affordably than pricier drivetrains better suited to recreational road riding. For the days when you aren't riding under cloudless, sunny skies, Diamondback built the Hnjo Metro with Tektro mechanical disc brakes to make sure you have reliable stopping power in less-than-ideal road conditions, even while laden with the extra weight of groceries or a semester's worth of text books. Paired with the 700c x 42mm tires, you end up with a bike that you won't be afraid to take out on the days most people would hop in their cars.