You won't find a bike spec'd better for less so don't bother looking. Black Chrome is sweet.
Brake mounts and cable stays are not removable.Overall Review: This bike is fabulous. Strong, quality parts throughout with no real need to upgrade anywhere. I did switch the grips though, for personal preference only. Only reason I can imagine spending more for a complete would be to save weight, and your only gonna save a pound or so. Really, if you need a better ride than this you should probably be getting your bikes for free anyway.