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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!
A breeze to go up hills
By Lauren A. in Austin, TX on 03/13/15
I just got my Public V7 bike in the mail, and I loooooooove it. The gears make it a breeze to go up hills and the ride is very smooth.

The style is almost like my old Schwinn cruiser, but the frame is a little lighter and everything feels a bit more stable. I had my local bike shop assemble and tune it up.

Overall, I'm really enjoying commuting to work on this bike. I love that fenders, a kick stand, and a chain guard come standard. The regular seat is comfy. I used to have a bike with an old Brooks leather seat, and I just prefer a padded seat to the leather ones, but I can see that the regular, padded seat might be too wide for longer bike rides.

I went with the regular hub, not the internal hub, but the ride is still way smoother than it was on my old Schwinn or my Giant bike. The bike is so pretty.

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The new PUBLIC V7 is the most refined edition yet of our most popular, most affordable multi-speed diamond frame city bike. Well-appointed for versatility, performance, and style, the new PUBLIC V7 is our best city bike yet for anyone looking to upgrade to smart and dependable urban transportation on a budget.

Built around a classic diamond frame handcrafted of durable lightweight steel, the PUBLIC V7 city bike sports a versatile Shimano MegaRange 1x7 drivetrain with a wide range of gears designed to tackle just about any hill from San Francisco to Seattle. Puncture-resistant commuter bike tires offer our signature smooth ride over even the roughest city streets. Potholes, do your worst. Upgraded dual-pivot caliper brakes with quick release let you ride hard and stop on a dime, every time. And sketchy elements will be rebuffed with nary a quick release skewer in sight.

Naturally, the PUBLIC V7 city bike comes standard with all our unique commuter details: full fenders and chainguard to keep your clothes sharp and dry whether you're heading to work or late for a date, upright commuter handlebars and classic quill stem offer relaxed visibility in tight traffic, and the sleek commuter saddle and grips sport our new weatherproof antique brown finish. Front and rear rack mounts accommodate a range of cargo carrying options to take the load off your back and put a smile on your face. Who knew getting across town could be this fun?

You simply can't find a more affordable city bike with this carefully selected blend of high quality components and smart design details normally found on bikes twice the price. Unlike the other guys, we make buying online unbelievably easy, with our unique Ready to Ride shipping option that delivers a fully assembled bike right to your doorstep, carefully tuned and packed by our mechanics in the Bay Area. And our 30-day Love at First Ride Guarantee ensures you'll love your bike, or we'll take it back. Period. You have nothing to lose except traffic jams, missed trains, and 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, steel chainguard

Kickstand: Alloy center mount

Shifter: Shimano 7-speed Revoshift twist shifter

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera 7-speed

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 seat, memory foam, 198mm wide, steel polished rails

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

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

Freewheel: Shimano 14-34 tooth Mega Range freewheel

Chain: KMC 1/2" x 3/32"

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 w/ quick release lever and barrel adjuster

Tires: Kenda Kwest, 700x35c

Inner tubes: Schrader valve

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

Spokes: Stainless steel 14G

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

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

Weight: 32 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 V7 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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