The PUBLIC R18 Drop Bar was designed with the commuter, adventurer, and everyday cyclist in mind. With design inspired by the past for demands of the present, this 18-speed bike’s versatile geometry and lightweight Chromoly frame make it great for navigating the daily commute, putting in some extra fitness miles after work, or heading out of town for longer weekend adventures.
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. The PUBLIC R18 Drop Bar features an upgraded Shimano Sora 2x9 drivetrain that boasts the same reliable performance as far more expensive road bikes and is ready to ease you up the steepest hills.
Unlike traditional road bikes, the PUBLIC R18 Drop Bar was designed for urban utility with features like alloy fenders to keep you dry in inclement conditions, front and rear rack mounts, and secondary inline brake levers that offer convenient braking in city traffic from the most upright position. Rims capable of 35c clearance (w/o fenders) smooth rough city streets with nimble handling, and quick-release wheels make it especially easy to carry on a roof rack for rides out of town.
A visual homage to rides of the past, but with the benefits of modern geometry and components, the PUBLIC R18 is perfect for riders looking for an entry-level road bike that's ready to meet the demands of both urban and recreational riding. The PUBLIC R18 Drop Bar is ready to be your go-anywhere, do-anything road bike.
|Frame:||PUBLIC 100% chromoly steel, with fender and rack braze-ons|
|Fork:||PUBLIC 100% chromoly steel fork, with fender and rack braze-ons|
|Fenders:||Polished silver, 37mm alloy fenders (F/760mm, R/1230mm)|
|Kickstand:||Alloy center mount|
|Saddle:||PUBLIC Premium Sport Saddle, 153mm wide, chromoly rails, with brass rivets|
|Grips:||PUBLIC perforated microfiber|
|Stem:||Alloy, threadless high polish silver, 25.4 clamp (80mm for XS/S/M; 100mm for L)|
|Headset:||1.125" threadless, steel|
|Pedals:||Wellgo M149 full alloy platform and cage, 9/16" axle|
|Handlebar:||Classic alloy drop bar (XS/S: 400mm, M/L: 420mm)|
|Seat Post:||Alloy micro-adjust with integrated clamp, 27.2mm|
|Derailleur (F):||Shimano Sora R-3000 (2x9)|
|Derailleur (R):||Shimano Sora R-3000 9-speed|
|Shifter:||Shimano Sora, Dual Control, 9-speed index|
|Crank:||Alloy double crankset 50/34 tooth rings (XS/S: 170mm M/L: 175mm)|
|Cassette:||Shimano 9-speed HG50 11-30 tooth cassette|
|Brakes||Cold forged, high polish, alloy dual pivot caliper, with ergonomic brake levers|
|Tires:||Kenda Kwest 700x28c, Tanwall|
|Tubes:||Presta, 48mm valve|
|Rims:||Alloy double wall, 32H, 700c|
|Spokes:||14G Stainless steel|
|Hubs:||Alloy hub with bolt-on quick-release skewer|