All the power and style you expect from Faraday in a more affordable package. The Cortland S features steel fenders, Duracork grips, mechanical disc brakes, an efficient chain drive, and 8-speed derailleur, making it great for zipping wherever you need to go.
The Cortland S is available in Classic White and Slate Grey. It’s also available in Small or Medium. See sizing chart below in Tech Specs.
I gave my wife a Cortland S as a gift and she now thoroughly enjoys our evening rides. The hills have become effortless and just smiles as she breezes past me on the climbs.
I’ve had my new Cortland S for a bit over a week now, and it’s already changing how I exercise and travel — for example, I wanted to get a U-lock that would optimally fit in the slot for that in the Faraday rear rack, so I just rode my bike to my local REI store to do that. Downhill quite a bit. In the rain. What a pleasure! I used to just refuse to bike in any kind of rain — and I live in the Seattle area — but now I’m buying myself some bike-specific raingear.
Trying to decide if I really want to get rid of my 224-speed hybrid bike now, so I rode it a bit, then the same route with the Cortland without electric assist, then a third time with electric assist. Was happy that even with just 8-speeds, the Cortland was close to “as good” as the hybrid, even though it’s lowest gear isn’t quite as low. I don’t want to jump to any definite conclusions this early on, but so far I am really loving this, and find that I don’t carefully think of routes that avoid painful hills anymore (if anything, the contrary).
A light weight city style electric bike that draws on classic styles and geometry but delivers good comfort and handling.
Lightweight and remarkably smooth, the Cortland blurs the lines between “electric” and “bicycle,” showing the world that great design and the power of electric aren’t mutually exclusive.
Light up the night with a modern 4W LED headlight that's reminiscent of vintage halogen lamps.
These custom steel beauties will keep you dry, so you always arrive in style.
Strong and elegant for a smooth ride that will stand the test of time (and potholes).
With crisp shifting and a wide range, you’ll always be where you need to be to get up that hill or into that headwind.
With great speed comes the need for great stopping power, and these brakes deliver.
A durable classic, this chain fits perfectly on the electric bike that most looks and feels like a bike.
Weight: 40 lbs
Range: 20 miles per charge
Top Speed: 20 mph
Frame: Custom chromoly steel Cortland S frame
Fork: Custom chromoly steel fork
Saddle: Faraday Comfort Saddle
Brakes: Promax DSK-300R Mechanical Disc Brake
Stem: Faraday Forged 6061 Aluminum, Ahead-Style
Headset: Prestine Sealed Bearing, 1 1/8″, Threadless
Grips: Faraday Dura-Cork Ergonomic
Handlebar: Faraday 6061 Aluminum, 25.4
Pedals: VP Touring, Aluminum
Gearing: Shimano Altus, 8-speed Derailleur, Chain Drive
Shifting: Shimano Revo-Shift, 8-Speed
Crankset: Faraday Forged Aluminum
Chainguard: Faraday Custom Chainring Guard
Kickstand: Nuvo Aluminum Kickstand
Fenders: Faraday Steel, Stainless Hardware
Rims: Faraday Double-Wall Disc-Only Rims, 36-spoke
Tires: Chao Yang H-481, 26 x 1.75″ w/Puncture Protection
Motor: Bafang 250W (350W peak) geared front hub motor
Battery: Faraday Lithium-Ion, 43V, 306Wh
Pedal sensor: TDCM TS3 12V Torque Sensor
Control: Faraday Mode Selector w/ E-Ink Fuel Gauge
Front Light: Faraday Integrated, Cree LED, 350 Lumen
Rear Light: Integrated rear LED taillight
Charging: Faraday standard 2A charger (110V-240V, 3hr. charge time)
The Cortland S wide, swept-back bars are designed to place the rider in a comfortable, upright position that’s easy on the back and provides great visibility of cars and other cyclists around you.
The chart below offers a guide for which Cortland is right for you. While height is a good indicator of size, we also recommend measuring your inseam from the floor up, while wearing shoes, and comparing that to the “Standover” height in the chart. Simply 1″ of space between your inseam and the crossbar will make for a comfortable fit. If you’re still not sure, head down to a local dealer to give it a try, or give us a call at 415-834-5860.
You don't need to be a bike mechanic to own a Faraday. Heck, you don’t even have to know one.
We make the process of ordering online as simple as possible, and deliver every Faraday fully assembled. Simply customize your Faraday by choosing your color, size, and accessories, then we’ll have your bike delivered to a trusted local dealer who will build your bike so that you get it 100% assembled. Once you have your Faraday, our 30-day guarantee ensures that you’re sure to love it.