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Mixte 48v E-Bike - Powered by BionX

PUBLIC M8 Electric mixte e-bike click to enlarge


PUBLIC M8 Electric
Mixte 48v E-Bike - Powered by BionX


September Special Price
$2,899.00 $2,799.00
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M8 Electric - Less than 30 in stock

The PUBLIC M8 Electric mixte bike is the all-new, upgraded edition of our pedal-assist city e-bike, featuring new high-performance 48v BionX technology, powerful disc brakes, and countless more upgrades for 2015.

Based on a classic French city bike design, the PUBLIC M8 Electric mixte frame offers the versatility of a step-through with the performance of a diamond frame, with a strong new full-chromoly frame uniquely designed for e-bike performance for added strength and stiffness. The PUBLIC mixte frame design is especially suited for those who wear skirts or prefer not to swing a leg over a typical crossbar.

The PUBLIC M8 Electric bike can go up to 20mph with a range of 25-35 miles on a full charge depending on your riding conditions. To fully recharge your battery, you simply plug the battery (attached or unattached from the rear rack) - into a normal outlet for 3-4 hours.

We are confident our PUBLIC M8 Electric will give you that extra power up hills or when you're simply tired of riding against the wind or when you need to speed home to get out of the rain or cold. BionX is the unqualified industry leader for electric bike systems, and they have been for years. Over 250,000 bikes worldwide use BionX electric technology, so they are tried and tested.

Read more about why we love electric bikes here. Also hear from our own customers in the video to the left.

With our highest quality chromoly steel frame material, the PUBLIC M8 Electric mixte is a dependable workhorse that can breeze you across town without breaking a sweat.

Signature PUBLIC features include lightweight, durable chromoly steel-frame. Featherweight aluminum chain guard and sturdy fenders keep your clothes clean. You can dress it up with a pannier or other accessories to suit your personality or functional needs.

We make delivery and assembly easy for you, including our unique Ready to Ride shipping option.


  • Comfortable: Steel tubing and frame geometry make for a softer ride than with other materials. Seats are designed for normal clothing.
  • Ergonomic: Upright handlebars keep you looking forward, not down. They're also kinder to your back.
  • Practical: Sturdy e-bike kickstand so you don't have to prop your bike up against a lamppost. And the chain guard to keep grease off your fresh, clean clothes.
  • Safe Braking: New mechanical disc brakes with strong e-bike brake levers offer quick, safe and controlled stops even loaded down with cargo or riding in wet conditions.
  • City Smart: 35 MM tires are wide enough to handle curbs and potholes but narrow enough for speed.
  • Feet Friendly: Reinforced resin pedals designed wide enough to ride with boots, pumps, flip-flops, or anything in between.
  • Durable: The chromoly steel frame is guaranteed for life.
  • 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.

Range: 25-35 miles avg, 65 miles max (depending on level of assist, terrain and rider weight)

Speed: 20 mph

Battery: Lithium Ion 48 volt, 8.8 Amp Hour, 423 Watt Hour. Intelligent Deep Sleep feature protects battery during storage for up to 18 months. Includes integrated taillight

Charging time: 3-4 hours with compact, lightweight charger

Regenerative braking: Yes

Motor: 350 Watt, ultra quiet, brushless, direct drive, rear wheel motor

Display: BionX G2 removable LCD display

Assist levels: 35, 75, 150, 300%

Torque sensor: Integrated hub sensor

Frame: PUBLIC Electric full 4130 chromoly steel frame. Custom specification E Bike tubing specifically selected to handle the stresses of electronic assits. Front and rear rack, fenders and AXA lock compatible.

Fork: PUBLIC Electric 4130 chromoly steel fork, with fender and rack mounts

Fenders: Alloy full fender

Chainguard: Painted to match, alloy chainguard

Kickstand: E Bike specific, single side kickstand with top plate

Rack: Painted to match, alloy carrier

Shifter: Shimano Claris, 8-speed trigger shifter

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Claris

Handlebar: PUBLIC Brunch Bar, alloy, 60 deg back sweep, 570mm wide, 55mm rise, 25.4mm clamp

Stem: Threadless style, chrome platted, 1-1/8th Inch, stem, 10 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp

Headset: 1-1/8th Inch, threadless

Grips: PUBLIC Comfort Grips

Saddle: PUBLIC memory foam seat, 198mm wide, steel polished rails

Seat post: Kalloy, alloy high polish, 1 bolt, 27.2mm

Crankset: Driveline alloy crankset, 40 tooth chainring with inner and outer chainring guard, 170mm length

Cassette: Shimano HG-50, 8 speed, 11 32 tooth gearing

Chain: KMC X8 8 speed, 1/2" x 3/32"

Pedals: PUBLIC alloy platform pedal, with rubber pads

Front & rear brake: Promax cable actuated disc brakes, 160mm rotors

Brake levers: Alloy brake lever with integrated E Bike brake sensor

Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c, cream with 3M reflective stripe

Inner tubes: Presta valve

Rims: Painted to match, alloy double walled and eyeleted 36 hole, 700c

Spokes: Stainless steel 13G rear, 14G front

Weight: 55 lbs


1. Ready to Ride - Delivered to Your Door, 99% Assembled - $325.00

UPS Freight - 7-10 business days - Signature Required

You'll receive a bike that's been carefully built and fine-tuned by our expert e-bike techs 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.

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. Ship to PUBLIC Store - Free

10-20 days for store delivery

If you live in Seattle or the SF Bay Area, you can place your order online for pickup in a PUBLIC Retail Store. It will take 10-20 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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