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Best City Bike
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Best city bike
PUBLIC V7 2014 in British Racing Green click to enlarge
Best city bike Best city commuter bike
So stoked on my green V7!
By Kristen and Kerner B. in Sacramento, CA on 03/25/15
So stoked on my green v7! Great ride and not a bad commuter, used it several trips of 20plus miles and it gets along great!
Makes riding a blast!
By Mr. Swerve On in Bay Area on 09/04/14
Picked up the green V7 from Public and love it. It rides smooth like butter, the upright riding position is very comfortable. The shifters are comfy and the gears are adequate for city riding with hills. The seat is nice, could be softer (can't they all?). The color is hot, GREEN!! Beautiful, and love the red shift/break cables. Looks really great. Get compliments all the time, highly recommend. The rear rack add on is a must. You can find paniers on Public's site or I recommend looking at the Timbuk2 options. I picked up the Public farmer's market panier, and it's fantastic to be able to go to the market, get stuff and ride home without anything getting smashed or hot and sweaty on your back. The frame of the bike isn't super heavy, (around 30 lbs) but it is a lot to carry up stairs if you have a loaded panier you're probably gonna want to use an elevator. Overall, definitely recommend the Public V7, you'll enjoy it. Makes riding a blast!

Best City Bike

5.0 average rating • 3 customer reviews

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2014 Closeout Price:
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The PUBLIC V7 is our most popular, lightweight and affordable multi-speed bicycle. For many people it's the best city bike around, with a versatile design and a great price. The easy-shifting, seven-speed drivetrain has a wide enough range of gears to take you virtually anywhere and back, even up and down the toughest hills of San Francisco. The PUBLIC V7 shares the high quality component selection of another of our best city bikes, the PUBLIC C7 Dutch city bike, but with a more traditional diamond frame shape. We have updated this classic geometry with a slightly sloping top tube in order to provide more stand-over clearance between the rider and the bike.

In keeping with our love for simple, clean and functional bicycles, the PUBLIC V7 includes everything you need and nothing you don't. All PUBLIC V7 bikes come fully appointed with fenders, chain guard and kickstand to make for pleasant and clean trips about town. You won't need to roll up your pants leg to ride. Modern alloy rims and dual pivot alloy brake calipers are also standard on all models providing safe, reliable braking rain or shine.

Additionally the PUBLIC V7 features matching painted rims, color coordinated cable housing, cream tires, and high quality grips and saddle. If you're looking for the best city bike at an affordable price, it's these details that make a PUBLIC bike one of the best city bikes you'll find. Like all PUBLIC bikes, the PUBLIC V7 includes front and rear rack mounts making it easy to add a rack and carry items with a pannier or basket. Many PUBLIC owners choose to further customize their bikes with Brooks saddles and unique grips.

Comfortable for a casual spin in the park or a demanding daily commute, the PUBLIC V7 is constructed of high quality, durable and smooth as butter steel frame. Upright handlebars and relaxed frame geometry provide comfortable riding position for riders of all experience levels.

We designed the PUBLIC V7 to meet the requests of customers who asked for a high quality city bike with style, function and versatility that would be fun and easy to ride. We love the PUBLIC V7 and are so sure that you will too, we offer our Love at First Ride guarantee. If you do not love your new PUBLIC bike from the very first ride we will take it back. Period.

Ordering your new PUBLIC bike online is fast and easy. We offer multiple shipping options and can ship directly to your home or office. Our most popular shipping option is our fully assembled Ready to Ride shipping. With our Ready to Ride shipping, the only assembly required is taking the bike out of the box and installing the pedals (tools included). Learn more about PUBLIC Shipping options under the Shipping tab on this page.


  • Comfortable: Classic steel tubing and upright frame geometry make for an exceptionally smooth ride. Chainguards, fenders and wide memory foam saddles ensure you can comfortably ride in normal clothing.
  • Ergonomic: Upright handlebars provide a relaxed riding position.
  • Practical: Fenders and chainguards keep your clothes clean year round. Kickstands make for convenient bike parking for trips around town
  • Modern: The Shimano 7-speed rear derailleur and twist shifter allow fast and easy gear changes with a twist of the wrist.
  • Safe Braking: Modern dual pivot alloy brakes combine with lightweight alloy rims with machined brake surfaces for quick, safe and controlled stops.
  • City Smart: 35 MM tires are wide enough to handle curbs and potholes but narrow enough for speed.
  • Feet Friendly: Full alloy pedals with rubber grip surface are wide enough to ride with boots, pumps, flip-flops, or anything in between.
  • Durable: The hi-tensile steel frame is smooth, durable and guaranteed for life.

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

Delivery: Your bike is ready to ship within 3-5 business days. We'll deliver it to your door.

Weight: 31 lbs

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

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

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

Stem: Forged alloy quill stem, 25 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp

Headset: 1" threaded steel

Grips: PUBLIC comfort grip, brown

Freewheel: Shimano 14-34 tooth Mega Range freewheel

Crankset: Alloy crank set 170mm, 39 tooth chainring with outer chainring guard, square taper

Bottom bracket: Square taper BSA English threaded cartridge bottom bracket

Chain: KMC Z510, 1/2" x 3/32" rustproof

Pedals: PUBLIC alloy platform pedal, with rubber pads, 9/16" axle, ball bearings

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

Shifter: Shimano 7-speed Revoshift twist shifter

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera 7-speed

Brake levers: Alloy 4 finger caliper brake lever

Saddle: PUBLIC seat, memory foam, 195mm wide, steel polished rails

Seat post: Alloy micro-adjust 27.2mm x 350mm length

Seat post clamp: Alloy 1 bolt

Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c, 60TPI, cream color

Inner tubes: Schrader valve

Rims: Alloy 32 hole, painted to match bike color, 700c, machined brake surface

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

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

Spokes: Stainless steel 14G

Chainguard: Alloy chainguard

Kickstand: Alloy center mount

Fenders: Steel full fenders


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

FedEx 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

FedEx 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. San Francisco Bay Area Store Pickup - Free

7-10 business days for store delivery

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can place an order online and pick up your bike at our San Francisco or Oakland 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.

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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