The 2009 Tomos Nitro has a telescopic fork front suspension, and a twin sided swing arm rear suspension that offers a smooth ride. Despite its light weight (the 50 weighs 250 pounds; the 150 weighs just four pounds more), riders won't feel intense vibrations even when traversing uneven ground, or poorly maintained streets. Having a 50-inch wheelbase gives the Nitro plenty of contact with the ground, which makes it feel sturdy at all times, even when waiting at stoplights. Front hydraulic disc and rear drum brakes bring the 2009 Tomos Nitro to a halt without much warning. This makes it a safe option for those who only plan to travel surface streets, instead of taking the expressways.