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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  • A note a Faraday rider in Pittsburghโ€‹ found on their bike ๐Ÿ’“ #bikenote #bikepgh
  • Shout out to @luckyduckoakland for grabbing this shot of our Porteur at #lakemerritt 
Bay area residents if you're looking for a bike shop/cafe twofer, Lucky Duck is your spot! #bicyclecafe #oakland
  • Fun times this am hanging with the guys at @huckbikes to hand out flowers to celebrate #biketowork #SF #marketstreet ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’
  • Everyday adventure is: a spontaneous Monday night ride with friends to a campsite on the coast. @ortliebusa ๐Ÿ“ธ: @annievranizan  #faradaybikes #everydayadventure #girocycling #bikepacking
  • Happy #EarthDay everybody. #greatdaytoride #onlygotone ๐ŸŒŽ
  • Blue skies in London town when the Cortland touches down. Excited to see our bikes pop up in more and more locations. ๐Ÿ›ซ ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ˜€ #faraday #london :
๐Ÿ“ธ @christinelomax -  My fab new Faraday Electric Bike having a tour of London - pretty amazing! #faradaybikes#electricbike#london#happinessis#theresnostoppingmenow!
  • Everyone loves some new swag. Faraday T's, stickers, and coasters coming soon. ๐ŸŽ‰
  • Wish we looked this cool on our way to school today. Our friends down @cyclismocafe say bikes are the only way she likes to commute. ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
๐Ÿ“ท from @qa_dk -  Off to school!! ๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ #mybabyโค๏ธ #myworld๐ŸŒŽ #faraday @faradaybikes #caliโค๏ธ #stayhumble โœŠ๐Ÿผ
  • Meet Alex. She grew up with bikes, owns "around 10 of them - each with its own purpose", including a few for the occasional mountain bike race. We were excited to get her a Porteur this Winter that she now uses as a daily commuter to get her and her gear to Breckenridge Ski Resort where Alex works as a supervisor for the Ski Patrol.ย #rockstar #dreamjob #snowbiking #ebike ๐Ÿ“ท @liamjski

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