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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  • 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. 🙌 😎
📷 from @qa_dk -  Off to school!! 💚❤️ #mybaby❤️ #myworld🌎 #faraday @faradaybikes #cali❤️ #stayhumble ✊🏼
  • 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. #rockstar #dreamjob #snowbiking #ebike 📷 @liamjski
  • Channeling this quote to salute all the powerful women around the world today, on bikes or off them. #ridefree #internationalwomensday
  • On Saturday we're on our way to the studio to take some shots of the Cortland and were greeted by a light Spring shower. Created a nice effect for the first photos of the day! #raindrops
  • Awesome custom leather work recently completed for a customer's Porteur in British Racing Green. Full pic of bike coming soon. Check out @obsidianmonarch and his feed when you get a chance. Really sweet work. .
📷 @obsidianmonarch Custom saddle and hand grips heading to Houston today for a vintage looking electric touring bicycle made by Faraday Bikes. Gunna look damn snazzy))) #bicycleporn #bikeporn #bicycle #electricbicycle #leather #leatherwork #leathertooling #custom #faradaybikes #geometric #pattern #handstitched #handstitchedleather #copper #copperrivets
  • Hope you're riding with loved ones tonight. #bikelove #valentines #vday #sf
  • A case of the Blues. The Cortland in Stingray Blue. 📷 @kaare_iverson_photography #ebike #changeyourcommute #sf #bikelove
  • Was a blast hanging with @feralwetsuits today. Enjoy the everyday adventures. #mondayinspiration #sf #exploreyourcity
  • Wednesday's morning ride from @tom_onda on our prototype Porteur S crossover with drop bars and a motorless front hub. Not a bad start to the day. #changeyourcommute #humpday #morningride #sf #goldengate .
📷 @tom_onda -  Nothing better than starting your day with a nice ride on a crossover bike #cycling #sanfrancisco #startupcity #startup #faradaybikes #faraday #hellyeahthisisfun #nosweat #eyecatcher // Big thanks to @faradaybikes

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