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

R18 Drop Bar

Regular price $1,000.00 Sale price $899.99 Save 10%
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The PUBLIC R18 Drop Bar was designed with the commuter, adventurer, and everyday cyclist in mind. Taking inspiration from classic steel and vintage framed road bikes, the 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.

TThe versatile drop bars with 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 conquer the steepest hills and descents you can find.

Unlike most other road bikes on the market, the PUBLIC R18 Drop Bar was designed for urban utility in mind 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. Narrow 28mm puncture-resistant tires smooth rough city streets with nimble handling, and quick-release wheels make it especially easy to carry on a roof rack for recreational rides out of town.

The antique brown bar tape and riveted sport saddle, coordinating rims, and cable housing complete the timeless PUBLIC design. 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 SIZE

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

 

TOP TUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE)

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

 

STANDOVER HEIGHT

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

 

FRAMESET

  • 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

 

CONTACT POINTS

  • Saddle: PUBLIC Premium Sport Saddle, 153mm wide, chromoly rails, with brass rivets
  • Handlebar Tape: PUBLIC perforated microfiber
  • Stem: Kalloy forged alloy quill stem, -13 degree rise, 26.0mm clamp (Extra Small 60mm, Small 80mm, Medium & Large 100mm)
  • Headset: 1" threaded, 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

 

DRIVETRAIN AND BRAKES

  • 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

 

WHEELS AND TIRES

  • 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.