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Best City Road Bike
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Best City Road Bike


September Special Price
$999.00 $749.00
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Green R24 - SOLD OUT

The all-new PUBLIC R24 city road bike is our best road bike ever, with even more performance and unbeatable value. We went back to the drawing board for 2015 with a totally redesigned drop bar road bike, featuring improved geometry with a new extra-small frame size, and new triple crank gearing to conquer even the steepest hills and fastest descents you can find. Whether you need a light and fast commuter bike or a versatile touring bike for any weekend adventure, the new PUBLIC R24 is ready and raring to be your go-anywhere, do-anything road bike.

The classic drop bars with modern aero brake levers allow many riding positions from relaxed to aggressive, and we added secondary inline brake levers for convenient braking in city traffic from the most upright position. Our elegant silver quill stem provides lots of height adjustment to easily dial in your ideal fit. The time-tested downtube shifter design offers dependable, quick, and precise indexed shifting and clean cable routing, and the Shimano Sora derailleur group boasts the same reliable performance as far more expensive road bikes. All on our lightweight, handcrafted chromoly steel road bike frame that is warranted for life.

Unlike most other road bikes on the market, the PUBLIC R24 is designed for urban utility, with slender silver alloy fenders to keep you dry in inclement conditions, and front and rear rack mounts for a wide range of cargo carrying options. Narrow 28mm puncture-resistant tires smooth out rough city streets with a quick and nimble ride, and quick release wheels make it especially easy to carry on a roof rack or backseat for recreational rides out of town. The antique brown bar tape and riveted racing saddle, coordinating rims, and cable housing complete the signature PUBLIC design.

Love at First Ride Guarantee: If you do not love your bike from the very first ride, we will take it back. Period.

Frame: PUBLIC chromoly hi-tensile blend, with fender, rack and water bottle braze-ons, integrated kickstand bracket

Fork: PUBLIC 100% chromoly unicrown 1" threaded fork, with fender and rack braze-ons

Fenders: High-polish alloy full fenders

Kickstand: Alloy center mount

Shifters: Shimano SL-R400, down tube shifter, 8 speed index

Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora FD3503

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora RD3500GS

Handlebar: 6016 alloy drop bar, (extra small/small 38cm wide, medium 40cm wide, large 42cm wide)

Stem: Forged alloy quill stem, -13 degree rise, 26.0mm clamp (Extra Small 60mm, Small 80mm, Medium & Large 100mm)

Headset: 1" alloy anodized silver, threaded

Bar Tape: PUBLIC perforated Micro Fiber

Saddle: PUBLIC retro racing saddle with brass rivets, 153mm wide, steel polished rails

Seat post: Alloy micro-adjust high polish 27.2mm x 350mm length (Extra Small and Small 300mm)

Crankset: Classic alloy triple crankset 50/39/30 tooth rings, high polish (S: 165mm M: 170 L: 175mm)

Cassette: Shimano 8 speed HG50 11-32 tooth cassette

Chain: KMC X8 8-speed

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

Brake levers: Aero style, ergonomic brake lever

Brake levers top mount: Top mount secondary brake lever, alloy

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

Tires: Kenda Kwest 700x28c

Inner tubes: Presta valve

Rims: Painted to match, alloy double walled 32 hole, 700c, machined brake surface

Front hub: Alloy low flange 32 hole, quick release axle

Rear hub: Alloy low flange cassette, 32 hole, quick release axle

Spokes: Stainless steel 14G

Weight: 27 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 R24 Size Recommendations

XS5'0" - 5'3"29"
S5'4" - 5'6"29.5"
M5'7" - 5'10"30.7"
L5'11" - 6'2"32.5"

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

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