Affordable Hybrid Bike

Classic in style, this fun-riding and affordable 7-speed city bike is sporty, lightweight and versatile. Includes matching fenders & rims.

PUBLIC V7 2016, Unassembled

$549.00 $384.00
Thoughtful upgrades make this new version of the PUBLIC V7 our sleekest, most city-ready to date. The PUBLIC V7 is our most popular, most affordable multi-speed diamond frame city bike for a reason. It's a great choice for anyone looking to upgrade to a dependable form of urban transportation on a budget.

Spec changes from the previous model include more minimalist graphics, a sportier, negative-rise handlebar stem, commuter-tested, PUBLIC Brunch Handlebar and the sleeker PUBLIC Premium Bike Saddle.

Built around a classic diamond frame handcrafted of durable lightweight steel, the PUBLIC V7 city bike sports a versatile Shimano MegaRange 1x7 drivetrain with a wide range of gears designed to tackle just about any hill from San Francisco to Seattle. Puncture-resistant commuter bike tires offer our signature smooth ride over even rough city streets. Upgraded dual-pivot caliper brakes with quick release let you ride hard and stop on a dime.

Naturally, the PUBLIC V7 city bike comes standard with all our unique commuter details: full fenders and chainguard to keep your clothes sharp and dry whether you're heading to work or late for a date, new negative-rise stem lends a sportier feel, and the sleek city saddle and grips sport our new weatherproof antique brown finish. Front and rear rack mounts accommodate a range of cargo carrying options to take the load off your back.

It would be hard to find a more affordable city bike with this carefully selected blend of high quality components and smart design details normally found on bikes twice the price. Unlike the other guys, we make buying online unbelievably easy, with our unique Ready to Ride shipping option that delivers a fully assembled bike right to your doorstep, carefully tuned and packed by our mechanics in the Bay Area. And our 30-day Love at First Ride Guarantee ensures you'll love your bike, or we'll take it back. Period. You have nothing to lose except traffic jams, missed trains, and surge pricing.

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, integrated kickstand bracket
  • Fork:  PUBLIC hi-tensile steel unicrown fork, with fender and rack braze-ons
  • Chainguard: Painted to match, steel
  • Kickstand: Alloy center mount

  • Saddle:  Premium PUBLIC Bike Saddle, memory foam, 186mm wide, steel polished rails
  • Grips: PUBLIC Comfort Grip
  • 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, steel, 570mm wide

  • Shifter: Shimano 7-speed Revoshift twist shifter
  • Rear Derailleur:  Shimano Acera 7-speed
  • Crank:  Alloy crank set 170mm, 39 tooth chainring with outer chainring guard, square taper
  • Freewheel: Shimano 14-34 tooth Mega Range freewheel
  • Brakes:  Cold forged alloy dual pivot caliper w/ quick release lever and barrel adjuster

  • Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c
  • Tubes: Schrader valve
  • Rims:  Painted to match, alloy 32 hole, 700c, machined brake surface
  • Spokes: Stainless steel 14G
  • Hubs:  Alloy low flange 32 hole, nutted 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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