You spoke. We listened. You wanted a lighter, sportier bike to take to the hills, the bike lane, and everywhere in-between. Meet the newly redesigned PUBLIC R18 Drop Bar – built to give you just what you want in a bike. This do-it-all road bike has already received a lot of positive feedback, but don’t just take our word for it. Check out the video above to see just what makes this bike great for city riding and beyond.
Get to know the R18 drop bar
The PUBLIC R18 Drop Bar was designed with the commuter, adventurer and everyday cyclist in mind. Built on our lightest chromoly steel frame, this 18-speed road bike boasts an upgraded Shimano Sora 2x9 drivetrain giving a versatile range to any city rider. Up-to-date features like a 1 1/8" threadless stem and modern, dual control shifters allow many riding positions from semi-upright to aerodynamic and ensure easy-to-operate, light and responsive shifting.
Unlike most other road bikes on the market, the R18 Drop Bar features practical commuter details like secondary inline brake levers for convenient braking in city traffic, relaxed geometry, and alloy fenders to keep you dry in inclement conditions. It's an affordable alternative to your expensive road bike and perfect for the rider who wants a more performance-oriented set of wheels than PUBLIC’s classic city bikes.
We envision the new R18 Drop Bar as your go-anywhere, do-anything bike and invite you to put it to the test. Available in four unisex sizes and pre-orders are now open in limited quantities.