R18 Drop Bar
R18 Drop Bar
R18 Drop Bar
R18 Drop Bar
R18 Drop Bar
R18 Drop Bar
R18 Drop Bar

R18 Drop Bar

Regular price $1,100.00 Sale price $999.99 Save 9%

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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.


  • Extra-Small: 44cm
  • Small: 49.5cm
  • Medium: 52.5cm
  • Large: 57.5cm



  • Extra-Small: 52cm
  • Small: 53.5cm
  • Medium: 56cm
  • Large: 59cm



  • Extra-Small: 28.7”
  • Small: 30”
  • Medium: 31.3”
  • Large: 32.8”



  • Frame: PUBLIC chromoly/4130 steel, with fender and rack braze-ons
  • Fork: PUBLIC 100% chromoly steel unicrown fork, with fender and rack braze-ons
  • Fenders: Silver polished alloy full fenders
  • Kickstand: Alloy center mount



  • Saddle: PUBLIC Premium Sport Saddle, 153mm wide, chromoly rails, with brass rivets
  • Handlebar Tape: PUBLIC perforated microfiber
  • Stem: Alloy, threadless, 25.4mm clamp (XS/S/M: 80mm, L: 100mm)
  • 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: Kalloy alloy micro-adjust with integrated clamp, 27.2mm



  • Shifter: Shimano Sora, Dual Control, 9-speed index
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora R-3000 (2x9)
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora R-3000 9-speed
  • Crank: Classic alloy double crankset 50/34 tooth rings (XS/S: 170mm M/L: 175mm)
  • Freewheel: Shimano 9-speed HG50 11-30 tooth cassette
  • Brakes: Cold forged, high polish, alloy dual pivot caliper, with ergonomic brake lever



  • Tires: Kenda Kwest 700x28c
  • Tubes: Presta, 48mm valve
  • Rims: Painted to match, alloy double wall
  • Spokes: Stainless steel
  • Hubs: Alloy hub with quick release skewer
  • Weight: 27 lbs


*In the bicycle industry, suppliers and factories sometimes change specs without notice and state that they are "subject to change without notice". This is because bicycles are made from hundreds of parts which come from dozens of vendors. Parts are sometimes updated to the most current production generation/iteration one gets better or more current parts or a comparable part.  We reserve the right to change product specifications at anytime without notice.