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Our Best Commuter Bike

PUBLIC D8i in Black click to enlarge

Our Best Commuter Bike


September Special Price
$1,249.00 $749.00
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Medium and Large Chrome D8i - SOLD OUT
Medium and Large Black D8i - SOLD OUT

With refinements in style and performance, we can confidently say the new PUBLIC D8i is one of the best commuter bikes available.

We built the PUBLIC D8i around a lightweight 100% chromoly tube set, ensuring a strong and durable bike with a buttery smooth ride. The upgraded drivetrain features Shimano's new Alfine 8 premium internally geared hub in elegant polished silver, with a new Rapidfire trigger shifter for quick, positive shifts. The high-polish silver alloy fenders complement durable black puncture-resistant commuter tires with reflective sidewall details. Additional upgrades include an elegant a one-piece forged seat post and new streamlined black commuter saddle. Finally, the cockpit sports our new alloy PUBLIC swept-back city handlebars and a negative rise road bike stem for sportier city riding.

Built to endure tough city commuter bike conditions, the PUBLIC D8i comes equipped with durable double-wall wheelset with matching black rims. Strong alloy dual pivot brakes ensure fast and safe stopping rain or shine. High quality polished and anodized fenders protect you from road grit and make sure you arrive looking sharp, and the integrated alloy chainguard keeps your clothes clean and dry. You won't have to roll up your pants leg to ride in style for the office or the evening.

The new black and chrome PUBLIC D8i is every bit a PUBLIC, and quite possibly our best commuter bike ever.

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

Fork: PUBLIC 4130 full chromoly steel fork, with investment cast fork crown

Fenders: High-polish alloy full fenders

Chainguard: Painted to match, alloy chainguard

Kickstand: Alloy center mount

Shifter: Shimano Alfine SL-S7000 Rapidfire Plus trigger shifter

Drivetrain system/rear hub: Shimano Alfine S-7000 Inter-8, 8 speed internal geared hub

Handlebar: Classic swept back alloy city bar, 580mm wide, 75mm rise, 25.4mm clamp

Stem: Forged alloy quill road stem, -13 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp

Headset: 1" threaded alloy

Grips: PUBLIC Slender Grip, with alloy clamps

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

Seat post: Alloy micro-adjust high polish 27.2mm x 350mm length, with integrated clamp

Crankset: Alloy crankset, 39 tooth chainring with outer chainring guard, square taper, S:170mm, M:172.5, L:175

Freewheel: Shimano 20 tooth cog

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

Pedals: Wellgo M149, alloy two sided pedal, toe clip compatible

Brake levers: Alloy 4 finger caliper brake lever

Front & rear brake: Cold forged, high polished alloy dual pivot caliper, with quick release and barrel adjuster

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

Inner tubes: Presta valve

Rims: Painted to match, alloy double walled 36 hole, 700c, machined brake surface

Spokes: Stainless steel 14G

Weight: 29 lbs


1. Ready to Ride - Delivered to Your Door, 99% Assembled - $135.00

UPS Ground - 7-10 business days - Signature Required

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.

Take a peek at our Ready To Ride Assembly Video to see how easy it is and read more about our delivery options.

Delivery to Hawaii and Alaska is currently not available online. Please contact us for additional information. We do not ship any products outside of the United States.

2. Find Your Own Mechanic - Barebones Shipping of Un-assembled Bikes - $55.00

UPS Ground - 7-10 business days - Signature Required

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.

We highly recommend our easy Ready to Ride assembly and shipping option to save you time and money. Read more about our delivery options.

3. Ship to a PUBLIC Store - Free

7-10 business days for store delivery

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.

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PUBLIC D8i Size Recommendations

S5'3" - 5'7"30.6"
M5'8" - 5'11"32.1"
L6'0" - 6'5"33.5"

When in doubt, please call or email our friendly customer service team before placing your order.

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