PUBLIC V1 Bike

Single-Speed City Bike

Pure simplicity, thoughtful design, and classic style. The PUBLIC V1 has got all that, plus a lightweight frame that's fun and easy to ride.



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PUBLIC V1 2016, Unassembled






$449.00 $337.00
Pure simplicity, thoughtful design, and classic style. The PUBLIC V1 sets the standard even higher for what a city bike can be.



Designed around a lightweight, handcrafted steel frame, the PUBLIC V1 sports a low-maintenance single-speed drivetrain, built to withstand the daily grind. Puncture-resistant commuter tires deliver our signature smooth ride, even on rough city streets, and strong dual-pivot caliper brakes let you ride hard and stop on a dime in any traffic jam. We've updated the handlebar stem to a negative rise stem for a sportier ride and created all-new reflective graphics.



And like every PUBLIC commuter bike, each new PUBLIC V1 comes outfitted with our industry-leading city package of matching full fenders and sleek chainguard to keep your jeans clean, and front and rear rack mounts so you can carry any kind of cargo.



You simply won't find a better built bike at such an affordable price, with thoughtful details and quality components normally found on bikes costing hundreds more. You also won't find a simpler delivery option than our exclusive Ready to Ride shipping, that delivers a fully built and mechanic-tuned bike to your doorstep - 99% assembled, zero hassle. You'll be out riding in minutes. And our 30-day Love at First Ride Guarantee ensures you have nothing to lose but 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 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 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
CONTACT POINTS


  • Saddle: PUBLIC City Seat, 198mm wide
  • Grips: PUBLIC comfort grip
  • 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, steel, 570mm wide
  • Seat Post: Alloy micro-adjust with integrated clamp, 27.2mm
DRIVETRAIN AND BRAKES


  • Crank: Alloy crank set, 40 tooth chainring
  • Freewheel: 18 tooth single speed freewheel, 1/2" x 3/32"
  • Brakes:  Forged alloy dual pivot caliper, with alloy 4 finger levers
WHEELS AND TIRES


  • Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c
  • Tubes: Schrader valve
  • Rims: Painted to match, alloy single 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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