Public R18 Disc Bicycle

We love heading out on two wheels here at Coolector HQ and that means we’re always on the hunt for new bike brands to spend our money on and this led us squarely to the door of Public and their top-class collection of bikes. The one that caught our eye is the excellent looking R18 Disc Bike which, safe to say, is much more than a means of getting from A to B. This stylish and impeccably crafted bike is available for pre-ordering now at a discount price of $849.99 – down from the final retail price of $950.

Public is a brand born out of the deep respect and admiration their founder, Rob Forbes, had for the streets of Amsterdam that are teeming with bikes and people, not cars – and this is something which shines through in the functional, versatile and stylish design of their bikes. The Public R18 Disc Bicycle ($849.99) is a fine example of the exemplary steeds they create and if you’re after a high-quality bike for a bargain price in 2021, look no further.


Ride in Style


Purpose-built to improve your everyday cycling endeavours, the new PUBLIC R18 Disc from Public has definitely captured our attention here at Coolector HQ. For this fantastic new release, Public went back to the drawing board for a totally redesigned flat-bar road bike. It boasts all-weather mechanical disc brakes, an updated cockpit, and a 2×9 drivetrain to conquer even the most uncompromisingly steep hills.

Whether you in the hunt for a light and fast commuter or a versatile bike for any weekend adventure, the Public R18 Disc Bicycle ($849.99) combines high-performance design with contemporary commuter sensibility. A winning combination for sure. This expertly crafted ride offers a light-weight Chromoly frame with sizes to fit riders from 4’10 to 6’3”. Some of the changes from previous versions include an upgraded Shimano Sora drivetrain with rapid-fire trigger shifters for quick and effortless shifting, all-weather disc brakes that allow you to stop on a dime.

There is also an improved commuter-tested cockpit which is designed to maximise speed and comfort, and Public’s Premium Sport Saddle which will give you the same comfort and performance of a well-worn leather saddle from the very first time you climb aboard. The bike comes in three different colour choices – namely, Cobalt, Cream and Comet Gray – so you’re sure to find one that tallies with your own personal style sensibilities.


Devil in the Detail


The R18 Disc Bike from Public isn’t your average bicycle and it’s plain to see that design and aesthetics are at the forefront of the brand’s thinking when it comes to the look and feel of all their bikes. The frame has reflective, understated pinstripes with premium grips and saddle to match, and the removable alloy fenders will keep your work threads clean from the road to the office. 

Available for the bargain price of $849.99 right now, make sure you don’t miss out on the pre-order price of the R18 Disc from Public as it won’t stay at this price-point for long. Public is confident that this bike is their most premium commuter to date and ideally suited for both men and women who prefer the comfort of a flat handlebar without compromising on either performance or style. A real win, win.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.