Best Dutch Bike

With an elegant step-through frame, this affordable 7-speed bike is sporty and versatile for city riding. Includes matching fenders & rims

PUBLIC C7i 2016, Unassembled

$699.00 $489.00
Whether it's a weekend trip to the farmers market or a daily commute to work, the PUBLIC C7i will take you anywhere you desire to go in comfort and style. Like all PUBLIC Bikes, the PUBLIC C7i is built around our high quality "smooth as butter" steel frame and includes painted to match rims, chain guard and fenders, color coordinated cables, and our new streamlined city comfort saddle in Antique Brown with matching premium bolt-on handgrips.

What makes the PUBLIC C7i our best Dutch commuter bike is the easy-shifting Shimano Nexus 7-speed internally geared rear hub. This robust, durable and low maintenance shifting system makes changing gears a breeze, and allows the rider to select the ideal gear whether pedaling or at a full stop. This is particularly helpful when riding around town where stoplights and stop signs necessitate frequent shifting. In addition to the upgraded and simplified drivetrain, the PUBLIC C7i receives our strongest double walled alloy rims, which will provide years of trouble free service, even over the roughest pavement.

Often referred to as a 'Dutch bike,' the PUBLIC C7i shares the same high quality steel step-through frame as the C1 and C7. This Dutch commuter bike style has been popular with women and men in Europe for decades, in part because it's easy to get on and off in pants and dresses alike. Like all PUBLIC bikes, the PUBLIC C7i includes front and rear rack mounts making it easy to add a rack and carry items with a pannier or basket. Many PUBLIC owners choose to further customize their bikes with Brooks saddles and special grips.

In keeping with our love for simple, clean and functional bicycles, the PUBLIC C7i includes everything you need and nothing you don't. In addition to the smooth shifting Shimano Nexus 7 speed hub, the PUBLIC C7i comes standard with powerful modern dual pivot brakes to ensure safe and reliable braking in all conditions. Also standard on all PUBLIC C7i bikes are tires with 3M reflective sidewalls to provide additional visibility and safety at night.

We designed the PUBLIC C7i to meet the requests of customers who asked for a high quality, stylish and fun, internally geared city bike with function and versatility. We love the PUBLIC C7i and are so sure that you will too, we offer our Love at First Ride guarantee. If you do not love your new PUBLIC bike from the very first ride we will take it back. Period.

Ordering your new PUBLIC bike online is fast and easy. We offer multiple shipping options and can ship directly to your home or office. Our most popular shipping option is our fully assembled Ready to Ride shipping. With our Ready to Ride shipping, the only assembly required is taking the bike out of the box and installing the pedals (tools included).

Public Bike Size Recommendations

A bike that fits properly is more fun to ride. The guides below offer size suggestion based on height in inches. If you have measuring tape, you may also determine your size by measuring your leg length plus one inch, which is your stand over measurement. For all bikes, we recommend at least 1 inch of space between you and the top tube of the bike.

When in doubt, contact our customer service team via email at or phone at 1-888-450-0123. For children’s bikes, smaller bikes are always easier for beginners.

*Please note some riders may be a little outside of these height range recommendations but prefer the feel of a larger or smaller bike. Stand over height measurement is not as important as how the bike geometry feels while it is being ridden.

Adult Bikes

PUBLIC C1, C7, C7i
SizeRider Height
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

Small / Medium
S / M
4'10" - 5'5" 22"
Medium / Large
M / L
5'6" - 5'10" 22"
PUBLIC M7, M7i, M8 Electric
SizeRider Height
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

S / M 5'0" - 5'6" 26.5"
M / L 5'7" - 6'0" 27.5"
PUBLIC V1, V7, D1, D7, D8 Electric
SizeRider Height
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

S / M 5'2" - 5'8" 30"
M / L 5'9" - 6'2" 32"
SizeRider Height
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

S 5'3" - 5'7" 30.6"
M 5'8" - 6'0" 32.1"
L 6'1" - 6'5" 33.5"
SizeRider Height
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

XS 4'10" - 5'2" 28.8"
S 5'3" - 5'5" 29.4"
M 5'6" - 5'10" 30.8"
L 5'11" - 6'2" 32.6"
SizeRider Height
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

XS 5'0" - 5'3" 29"
S 5'4" - 5'6" 29.5"
M 5'7" - 5'10" 30.7"
L 5'11" - 6'2" 32.5"

Kids Bikes

PUBLIC Sprout C1
SizeRider Age
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

S / M 5 - 8 20" - 26"
M / L 7 - 10 23" - 29"
SizeRider Age
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

One Size 3 - 6 16.5" - 21"

  • Frame: PUBLIC chromoly hi-tensile blend, with fender and rack braze-ons
  • Fork: PUBLIC hi-tensile steel unicrown fork, with fender and rack braze-ons
  • Chainguard: Painted to match, steel
  • Fenders: Painted to match, steel full fenders
  • Kickstand: Alloy center mount

  • Saddle: PUBLIC City Saddle, 198mm wide
  • Grips: PUBLIC Slender Grip, with alloy clamps
  • Stem: Forged alloy quill stem, 25 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp
  • Pedals: Alloy platform pedal, with rubber pads, 9/16" axle
  • Handlebar: PUBLIC Brunch Bar, 570mm wide
  • Seat Post: Alloy micro-adjust with integrated clamp, 27.2mm

  • Shifter: Shimano 7-speed twist shifter for Nexus hub
  • Rear Hub: Shimano Nexus internal geared 7 speed hub
  • Crank: Alloy crankset, 39 tooth chainring with guard
  • Freewheel: 20 tooth cog
  • Brakes: Cold forged, high polished, alloy dual pivot caliper, with alloy 4 finger levers

  • Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c, with reflective stripe
  • Tubes: Presta, 48mm valve
  • Rims: Painted to match, alloy double wall
  • Spokes: Stainless steel
  • Hubs: Alloy hub with bolt-on axle
  • Weight: 32 lbs
Ready to Ride
Delivered to your door 99% Assembled
You'll receive a bike that's been carefully built and fine-tuned by our expert mechanics in the Bay Area. Your bike will arrive Ready to Ride, with only a few simple steps needed to get pedaling.

We recommend this as our best value option.
Use Your Own Bike Mechanic
You'll receive an unbuilt bike in a factory box that hasn't been fine-tuned by our mechanics. To ensure your bike is safe to ride, we only recommend assembly in a bike shop by professional bicycle mechanics with specialty tools and training.
Store Pick-Up
If you live in Seattle or the SF Bay Area, you can place an order online and pick up your bike at a PUBLIC retail store. It will take 7-10 business days to deliver your order to the store. We will call you when it is ready for pickup. San Francisco orders can only be picked up between 10am-1pm.
Can't Wait And Need It Now?

Call any of our stores to see if we have your items in stock. If one of our stores has what you're looking for, you can place an order with them over the phone instead of online.

Love At First Ride Or Your Money Back:

The ride itself may be the best thing about your PUBLIC bike. Which is why we offer our Love at First Ride Guarantee. If you do not love your bike from the very first ride, we'll take it back. Period.

Need help?: Head first to our Customer Service page where we answer common questions about your account, placing orders and general maintenance.

Still have questions?
Give us a call at 1-888-450-0123.

Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm PT.

Send us an email at

On the weekdays we’ll respond within 24 hours.

Ready to Ride Shipping
Be on the road in 10 minutes
We ship your bike 99% assembled. Once it lands on your doorstep, from box to quick assembly by you, we estimate you'll be on the road in 10 minutes.


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