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PUBLIC M8 - 2011

Regular: $995.00
Special: $650.00  (Currently not available)
(Currently not available)
THIS BIKE IS DISCONTINUED AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE

The PUBLIC M8 is an easy-shifting eight-speed bike suitable for all cities, even for the hills of San Francisco. Think of it as an elegant workhorse. The Shimano eight-speed gearing system provides power and speed on flatlands, and takes the sweat out of carrying heavy office materials, your laptop or groceries. Simply stated, it makes city riding easy, and we recommend it to anyone who plans to ride often and in varying road conditions. Our M8 incorporates the step-through frame design that is optimal for city riding when you frequently need to stop and put your feet on the ground -- especially suited for those who wear skirts or prefer not to swing a leg over a typical crossbar. In Europe it would not be referred to as a girls bike, as many men also prefer this style for its comfort and practicality. And so do we.

We make delivery and assembly easy for you

  • 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 eight-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.

Designers note: The frame design is based on the classic Parisian "Mixte" that was one of the most popular and enduring city bikes during the 1960s and 1970s. We picked the frame style for the elegant "bird-like" nature of the construction. It's like riding on a fine piece of engineering; architects and designers are especially drawn to it.

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: 31.7 lbs

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

Fork: PUBLIC 4130 chromoly steel fork, with PUBLIC investment cast fork crown, 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-8 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-8, 8 speed internal geared hub

Spokes: Stainless steel 14G

Chainguard: Alloy chainguard

Kickstand: Alloy center mount

Fenders: Alloy full fender

Shipping Options:

Ready to Ride = $145
assembly manual and video

Bike Shipping $90

FedEx Ground - 7-10 business days
Packaged in a special PUBLIC Box with the PUBLIC Bicycle Tool Set.

Bike Handling $55

We like to make things easy. We ship your bike 99% assembled. You can rest assured that before your bike leaves our warehouse our mechanics have carefully trued your wheels, set your brakes, torqued all the bolts and ensured proper fuctioning. We do all the technical stuff so you don't have to.


Online purchases cannot be picked up at our San Francisco and Oakland stores. If San Francisco or Oakland is more convenient, then please visit one of our stores. Call ahead to check our inventory


Notes: All bikes are shipped via FedEx.
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.

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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