Today my wife and I bought a brand new Public Bike to share, something for her to ride in the meantime till she got her own mountain bike, and something we can use for grocery and coffee runs. It's nice to have a bike I don't have to worry about getting stolen. It's the perfect utility/city bike that's designed in San Francisco. We bought ours at their flagship/office store in the SOMA neighborhood.
We got the Public D8, which I felt was an upgrade from their base model. It features chromoly steel frame, internal 8-speed hub, painted fenders and a front rack with a detachable wire basket. The components are okay, but it does have decent rims and dual pivot brakes.
We immediately took it out for a spin along the Embarcadero and into Crissy Field. With our dog, Marlow, in tow we pedaled down along the beach and enjoyed the sun before making a quick stop at the Rapha Cycle Club on way back home.