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Single-Speed City Bike

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Single-Speed City Bike

September Special Price:
$499.00 $399.00
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Pure simplicity, thoughtful design, and classic style. The new PUBLIC V1 sets the standard even higher for what a city bike can be - and leaves all other imitators behind.

We've gone back to the drawing board to bring you our best single-speed city bike ever, with a carefully selected new blend of high-quality components and unique design details that make a PUBLIC more than just another bike.

Designed around a lightweight, handcrafted steel frame, the PUBLIC V1 sports a no-maintenance single-speed drivetrain, built to withstand the daily grind and easily tailored to your personal riding style. Puncture-resistant commuter bike tires deliver our signature smooth ride, even on rough city streets, and strong dual-pivot caliper brakes let you ride hard and stop on a dime in any traffic jam. And like every PUBLIC commuter bike, each new PUBLIC V1 comes outfitted with our industry-leading city package of matching full fenders and sleek chainguard to keep your jeans clean, and front and rear rack mounts so you can carry any kind of cargo.

You simply won't find a better built bike at such an affordable price, with thoughtful details and quality components normally found on bikes costing hundreds more. You also won't find a simpler delivery option than our exclusive Ready to Ride shipping, that delivers a fully built and mechanic tuned bike to your doorstep - 99% assembled, zero hassle. You'll be out riding in minutes. And our 30-day Love at First Ride Guarantee ensures you have nothing to lose but surge pricing.

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

Fork: PUBLIC hi-tensile steel unicrown fork, with fender and rack braze-ons

Fenders: Painted to match, steel full fenders

Chainguard: Painted to match chainguard, steel

Kickstand: Alloy center mount

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

Stem: One-piece forged alloy quill stem, 25 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp

Headset: 1" threaded steel

Grips: PUBLIC comfort grip

Saddle: PUBLIC City Seat, 198mm wide, steel polished rails

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

Crankset: Alloy crank set 170mm, 40 tooth chainring

Freewheel: 18 tooth single speed freewheel, 1/2" x 3/32"

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

Pedals: Alloy platform pedal, with rubber pads, 9/16" axle

Brake levers: Alloy 4 finger caliper brake lever

Front & rear brake: Cold forged alloy dual pivot caliper, EN Standard brake pads

Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c

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

Spokes: Stainless steel 14 gauge

Front hub: Alloy 32 hole, nutted bolt-on axle

Rear hub: Alloy 32 hole, nutted bolt-on axle

Weight: 30 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 V1 Size Recommendations

S/M5'2" - 5'8"30"
M/L5'9" - 6'2"32"

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

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