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The PUBLIC D3 is an easy-shifting three-speed bike adequate for most cities or topographies where steep hills or strong headwinds are not a part of the daily riding, i.e. suitable for New York or Austin.

For especially fit riders it can be ridden almost anywhere, including up the steep hills of San Francisco. The three speeds add significant power and speed on flat terrains and make it much easier to haul extra weight to and from the office or store. The frame style is based on the classic "diamond" frame geometry that has been the standard for city bikes, touring bikes, and even racing bikes dating back to the late 19th century. It is an ideal choice for urbanites who are hard on their bikes, or who frequently encounter potholes and bumpy streets.

We make delivery and assembly easy for you

    Also read this thorough independent review of our PUBLIC D3.

    • Comfortable and Smooth Riding: Steel tubing and frame geometry make for a softer ride experience than other frames and materials.
    • Practical: Kickstands so you don't have to prop your bike up against a lamppost. Chain guards and fenders to keep oil and water off your clothes. Designed to accommodate our racks and baskets for extra carrying capabilities.
    • Feet friendly: Ride with boots, pumps, flip-flops, or anything in between
    • Ergonomic: Upright handlebars keep you looking up, not down, and are kind to your back. Seats are designed for normal clothing and we offer special comfort options for any and all rear ends.
    • Easy to use: The Shimano Nexus system brings state-of-the-art smart technology to the shifting system. Changing through the three-gears is about as easy as shifting an automatic car.
    • Safe: Powerful modern brakes for quick stopping and reflective strips on tires for nighttime visibility.
    • City Smart: 35 MM tires are wide enough to handle curbs and potholes but narrow enough for speed.
    • Durable: Steel frame will last a lifetime if taken care of properly and guaranteed for life.

Delivery: Your bike is ready to ship within 3-5 business days. We'll deliver it to your door or to your local bike shop.

Weight: 27.3 lbs

Stand over height:

Small: 30.6 in

Medium: 32.1 in

Large: 33.5 in

Frame: PUBLIC 4130 chromoly steel frame, with fender and rack braze-ons, integrated kickstand bracket

Fork: PUBLIC 4130 chromoly steel fork, with fender and rack braze-ons

Handlebar: Alloy commuting bar, 25 deg back sweep, 590mm wide, 25mm rise, 25.4mm clamp

Stem: Forged alloy quill stem, 25 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp

Headset: 1" threaded alloy

Grips: PUBLIC triangle grip, 125/90mm, closed end

Freewheel: Shimano 20 tooth cog

Crankset: Alloy crankset, 42 tooth chainring, square taper

Bottom bracket: Square taper BSA English threaded cartridge bottom bracket

Chain: KMC Z410, 1/2" x 1/8"

Pedals: PUBLIC Butterfly alloy platform pedal, with rubber pads, 9/16" axle, ball bearings

Front & rear brake: Alloy dual pivot caliper brake, super long reach (55-73mm), 1-pc pads

Shifter: Shimano Nexus Inter-3 Revoshift twist shifter

Brake levers: Alloy 4 finger caliper brake lever

Saddle: PUBLIC seat, 165mm wide, steel polished rails

Seat post: Alloy 1 bolt, 27.2mm

Seat post clamp: Alloy 1 bolt

Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c, 60TPI, with reflective stripe

Inner tubes: Presta valve

Rims: Alloy deep section, 36 hole, 700c, machined brake surface

Front hub: Alloy, nutted bolt-on axle

Rear hub: Shimano Nexus Inter-3, 3 speed internal geared hub

Spokes: Stainless steel 14G

Chainguard: Alloy chainguard

Kickstand: Alloy center mount

Fenders: Alloy full fender

Shipping Options:

Ready to Ride = $125 Shipping
Our recommended option - in most cases, this is the easiest and cheapest. Your bike will be shipped directly to you via FedEx, 99% assembled. A few quick steps will have you and your bike on the road. Tools are included. Take a peek at the assembly manual and video if you're unsure.

Bike Shop Assembly = $55 Shipping plus Assembly Fee
Your PUBLIC will be shipped to a bike shop near you via FedEx. A local bike expert will make sure your bike is properly assembled, adjusted, and ready to roll for an additional $50-$100 (payable directly to the bike shop). We can recommend a bike shop or you can request one.

San Francisco Pick Up = FREE
Pick up your assembled bike at our Harrison Street Warehouse. We will call you to set-up a pick-up time.

All bikes are shipped via FedEx.
Delivery to Hawaii, Alaska and outside the US is currently not available online. Please contact us for additional information.

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, well take it back. Period.

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