Cortland Production Complete


Our mission, put simply, is to get more bikes on the road. We firmly believe that electric bikes, when done right, have the potential to dramatically increase the amount of people who commute, run errands, exercise, and just go for joy rides on bikes! The Cortland builds on our progress to date and helps us reach more potential riders by adding more range, a more efficient motor, and better software – not to mention the added style and ease of use that this new step-through frame provides.

For several years now we’ve been working with our small, family-owned factory in Taiwan. They are in many ways an extension of our team here in San Francisco. They worked with us on the production of our original Porteur and as of last week have just helped us wrap up the production of the Cortland. We’re excited to report that the bikes are officially on the way and are due to arrive in San Francisco on 9/26!

We wanted to pull back the curtain a bit on our manufacturing process and share some photos taken by JT, our Product Manager, who was on the ground to oversee the final stages of production for the Cortland.

Here is a frame being prepped for alignment:

A Cortland frame being prepped for alignment

In this short clip a frame is being aligned. A real look at the craftsmanship involved in making each bike:

A rack of Cortland frames ready for painting:

Completed frame waiting to be painted

The frames being painted in Stingray Blue!

Cortland frames being painted

For those of you who have ordered a Cortland or Cortland S already, they are on the way! If you’re interested in pre-ordering one, you can still do so here.

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  • Shout out to bike buddies 🐾 #faraday #freeride #dogsonbikes
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  • Our friends at @southcongresshotel in Austin are turning two. To celebrate we've teamed up with them to give away a vacation package for two including a 1-night stay at their sweet hotel and complimentary Faraday bike rentals. Just look at how much fun these two are having on them! πŸ˜€

Head on over to @southcongresshotel and click on their latest post for how to enter. #austin #southcongress #raffle #SCHyear2
  • Happy Labor Day everybody! Fortunately our Classic White Porteur will still be in style tomorrow too. πŸ˜‰
  • Lean into that last day before a long weekend. #faraday #friday #ride
  • Is it still ok to post sun pics? 🌞 #pnw #faraday #ebikes #hills #hoodriver #columbiarivergorge #golden
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  • We had seen this guy zipping by our office on a Stingray Blue Cortland recently so we tracked him down to ask him a few questions. Turns out his name is Joey and not 'hip guy with a beard on one of our bikes.' Link in bio for the full Q&A. πŸ‘Thanks @candescere! #ebike #faraday #sf #storytime
  • Bikes and coffee go together like...bikes and beer? Why do the worlds of bikes and tasty beverages collide so perfectly? πŸ€” Chances are @horstfriedrichs has the answer. The London-based photographer recently came to SF to research and photograph the local coffee scene for his upcoming book "Coffee Style." Give Horst a follow to hear about availability. 

#coffee #oakland #coffeetime #faraday #bikesandcoffee #showerthoughts
  • Excited to be partnering with @westernbikeworks and @bike_ms to raise $ for important MS research. Each donation enters you to win one of our Cortland S bikes. Link in bio. @mssociety #dontjustride #endMS #keepriding #bikems
  • A few things that separate a good hotel from an average one: actually free wifi, carpet that doesn't scream early 90s', and a hotel bar worth hanging out in. Some hotels take their amenities game to the next level and offer Faraday electric bikes to guests to rent for excursions around the city and to get out and explore. Pictured here are a fleet of our bikes at @southcongresshotel in #austin. Check them out the next time you're in the area. Shout out to @rocketelectrics and @mellowjohnnys where you can also find our bikes in Austin.

#austintx #ebike #travel #bikeaustin #stayatSCH #faraday #faradaybikes #concierge πŸ“·: @rachael_l_hall

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