PUBLIC M8i Bike

Best Mixte Commuter Bike

A longtime favorite of PUBLIC staff and customers alike, this stylish and functional mixte bike offers the ideal combination of performance and comfort.



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PUBLIC M8i 2016, Unassembled






$899.00 $539.00
The PUBLIC M8i mixte is our modern take on the classic French mixte bike design. A longtime favorite of PUBLIC staff and customers alike, this stylish and functional mixte bike offers the ideal combination of performance and comfort.



With its sloping and low frame style, the PUBLIC M8i offers excellent stand-over clearance between the rider and the top bar of the bike. The comfortable and sporty design is equally at home on short trips to the cafe as it is on a speedy cross-town commutes. Updated with a 100% lightweight chromoly frame, classic lugged crown fork, fenders, chainguard, kickstand and front and rear rack mounts, the PUBLIC M8i comes ready to take on daily commutes and weekend errands.



In addition to blending performance and comfort; the PUBLIC M8i is also one of our most durable bikes. Features like strong double wall alloy rims, modern caliper brakes, puncture resistant 3m reflective stripe tires, and the ever reliable Shimano Nexus 8 speed internally geared rear hub, ensure the PUBLIC M8i will last for many years to come.



Fit wise, the PUBLIC M8i falls right between the PUBLIC C7 and the PUBLIC V7, positioning the rider fairly upright for comfort, with just enough weight over the front of the bike for efficient pedaling on longer and more hilly commutes. In addition to its versatility in terms of terrain; the PUBLIC M8i also makes a great bike to share amongst multiple riders, with a large range of adjustment in the position saddle and handlebars, and an easy to get on-and-off of frame design.



Consistently one of our most popular models, we are confident you will love the PUBLIC M8i as much as we do!

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 customerservice@publicbikes.com 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

Measurements
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

Measurements
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

Measurements
S / M 5'2" - 5'8" 30"
M / L 5'9" - 6'2" 32"
PUBLIC D8i
SizeRider Height
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

Measurements
S 5'3" - 5'7" 30.6"
M 5'8" - 6'0" 32.1"
L 6'1" - 6'5" 33.5"
PUBLIC R16
SizeRider Height
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

Measurements
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"
PUBLIC R24
SizeRider Height
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

Measurements
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

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

Measurements
One Size 3 - 6 16.5" - 21"
FRAMESET


  • Frame: PUBLIC 100% chromoly steel, with fender and rack braze-ons
  • Fork:  PUBLIC 100% chromoly lugged steel fork, with fender and rack braze-ons
  • Chainguard:  Painted to match, alloy
  • Kickstand: Alloy center mount
CONTACT POINTS


  • Saddle: PUBLIC Premium Bike Saddle, 165mm wide
  • Grips:  PUBLIC Slender Grip, with alloy clamps
  • Stem:  Forged alloy quill stem, -13 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp
  • Pedals:  Alloy platform pedal, with rubber pads, 9/16" axle
  • Handlebar:  PUBLIC Brunch Bar, alloy, 570mm wide
DRIVETRAIN AND BRAKES


  • Shifter:  Shimano 8-speed twist shifter for Nexus hub
  • Crank:  Alloy crankset, 39 tooth replaceable chainring with guard
  • Freewheel:  20 tooth cog


  • Brakes:  Cold forged, high polish, alloy dual pivot caliper, with alloy 4 finger levers
WHEELS AND TIRES


  • 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: 30 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.
$135
Unassembled
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.
$55
Store Pick-Up
SHIP TO A PUBLIC STORE
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.
FREE
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 customerservice@publicbikes.com.

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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