PUBLIC R24 Road Bike

Classic Commuter Road Bike

Built on our lightest chromoly steel frame, this 24-speed city road bike boasts classical style and practical commuter details like inline brake levers and integrated shifting.  

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$900 $699.95
The PUBLIC R24 city road bike is our best road bike ever, with even more performance and unbeatable value. We went back to the drawing board with a totally redesigned drop bar road bike, featuring improved dual shifting capability, and new triple crank gearing to conquer even the steepest hills and fastest descents you can find. Whether you need a light and fast commuter bike or a versatile touring bike for any weekend adventure, the new PUBLIC R24 is ready and raring to be your go-anywhere, do-anything road bike.

The versatile drop bars with modern, dual control shifters allows many riding positions from semi-upright to aerodynamic, and we added secondary inline brake levers for convenient braking in city traffic from the most upright position. Our elegant silver quill stem provides steady range of height adjustment to easily dial in your ideal fit. The dual control shifters ensures easy-to-operate, light and responsive shifting, powerful braking, and the Shimano Claris derailleur group boasts the same reliable performance as far more expensive road bikes. All on our lightweight, handcrafted chromoly steel road bike frame that is warranted for life.

Unlike most other road bikes on the market, the PUBLIC R24 is designed for urban utility, with slender silver alloy fenders to keep you dry in inclement conditions, and front and rear rack mounts for a wide range of cargo carrying options. Narrow 28mm puncture-resistant tires smooth out rough city streets with a quick and nimble ride, and quick release wheels make it especially easy to carry on a roof rack or backseat for recreational rides out of town. The antique brown bar tape and riveted racing saddle, coordinating rims, and cable housing complete the signature PUBLIC design.

Love at First Ride Guarantee: If you do not love your bike from the very first ride, we will take it back. Period.

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"
SizeRider Height
Stand Over Measurements
Stand Over

Small 4'11 - 5'4" 25.5"
Medium 5'5" - 5'9" 27"
Large 5'10" - 6'2" 28"
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/4130 steel, with fender and rack braze-ons
  • Fork: PUBLIC 100% chromoly steel unicrown fork, with fender and rack braze-ons
  • Fenders: Silver polished alloy full fenders
  • Kickstand: Alloy center mount

  • Saddle: PUBLIC Road Saddle in Antique Brown with Brass Rivets
  • Handlebar Tape: PUBLIC perforated microfiber
  • Stem: Forged alloy quill stem, -13 degree rise, 26.0mm clamp (Extra Small 60mm, Small 80mm, Medium & Large 100mm)
  • Pedals: Wellgo M149, full alloy platform and cage, 9/16" axle
  • Handlebar: Classic alloy drop bar (Extra Small/Small 38cm wide, Medium 40cm wide, Large 42cm wide)
  • Seat Post: Alloy micro-adjust with integrated clamp, 27.2mm

  • Shifter: Shimano Claris, Dual Control, 8-speed index
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Claris

  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Claris

  • Crank: Classic alloy double crankset 30/39/30 tooth rings (S: 165mm M: 170 L: 175mm)
  • Freewheel: Shimano 8 speed HG50 11-32 tooth cassette
  • Brakes: Cold forged, high polish, alloy dual pivot caliper, with ergonomic brake lever

  • Tires: Kenda Kwest 700x28c
  • Tubes: Presta, 48mm valve
  • Rims: Painted to match, alloy double wall
  • Spokes: Stainless steel
  • Hubs: Alloy hub with quick release skewer
  • Weight: 27 lbs
Ready to Ride
Delivered to your door 99% Assembled
Starting at $99
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.

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 near a PUBLIC partner store, you can place an order online and pick up your full assembled PUBLIC bike, zero hassle. Depending upon the location you’ve selected, it will take up to 7-10 business days to deliver your bike order to the store. You will receive a call when it is ready for pick up. Highly recommended!

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Assembly Partner

Assembly Partners can receive most PUBLIC bikes ordered online from us and will professionally assemble and tune your PUBLIC bike, zero hassle. Our Assembly Partner will notify you when your bike is fully assembled and ready for pick-up. You will also receive a walk-through and basic fitting upon pick up.

Showroom Partner

Showroom Partners feature a small selection of PUBLIC bikes in their stores for you to test ride and purchase. We recommend calling the Showroom Partner you plan to visit to check their available PUBLIC bikes for test riding or purchase. If the model, size, or color you want is not available at your preferred Showroom Partner, they can special order a PUBLIC bike for you.

*All Showroom Partners are also Assembly Partners, unless otherwise indicated.

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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.

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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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