The Commuter bike is a dependable and comfortable machine designed to get you from one point to another.
1. SIMPLE>>>> Keep it simple as possible. Be discreet. No need to attract attention to your bike. Low Key is the key.
2. No quick release components. When you lock the bike outside, the wheelset and seatpost should also be locked. (Ze Thief knows how to easily remove your seatpost and front wheel? Bye-bye.)
3. De-badged or repainted. Even if it is a commuter bike, enthusiasts and bike jedis would know the worth of your ride.
4. Tough. It should handle the stress of the commute. Indestructible yet well protected. The rubber handlebar ends are a lot of fun.