Single-Speed Dutch Bike

This affordable single-speed Dutch style bike boasts a high-quality, lightweight frame and is fun and easy to ride.

PUBLIC C1 2016, Unassembled

The new PUBLIC C1 step-thru is everything that a great Dutch bike should be - fun, simple, lightweight, stylish and affordable. This single-speed bicycle is our most affordable Dutch bike.

Built using the same proven upright comfort geometry as our multispeed PUBLIC C7 Dutch city bike, the PUBLIC C1 foregoes multiple gears in favor of a simple and efficient single-speed drivetrain.

With its curved, open, step-through frame design, it is often referred to as a Dutch bike. It's a time-tested classic metropolitan cruiser bike design seen commonly throughout Europe for decades.

Ideally suited for trips around town, casual riding with friends and weekend jaunts through the park, the PUBLIC C1 is a capable machine ready to go as far as you desire to pedal.

Intended for a flat or moderately hilly terrain, we have carefully selected the ideal gearing for rolling hills as well as flatter routes.

Unlike many other single-speed bikes, our single-speed PUBLIC bike allows you to coast and relax while riding, while also using powerful dual pivot brakes and alloy rims to ensure great stopping power rain or shine.

Like all PUBLIC bikes, the PUBLIC C1 is built with a high quality steel frame and comes complete with matching fenders, chain guard, and painted rims. Front and rear rack mounts are also standard, ensuring you will always be able to carry your much-needed items if you add an optional rear rack. We challenge you to find a better single-speed city bike with all these features at this price.

The PUBLIC C1 makes a great gift for yourself or others. Its simple and easy to use, perfect for beginners and offers inexpensive reliable transportation. The PUBLIC C1 will get you to the coffee shop and back with money left over for lattes.

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 chainguard, steel
  • Fenders: Painted to match, steel full fenders
  • Kickstand: Alloy center mount

  • Saddle: PUBLIC City Saddle, 198mm wide
  • 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
  • Seat Post: Alloy micro-adjust with integrated clamp, 27.2mm

  • 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

  • Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c
  • 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.
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.

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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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