Cortland S

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.

A new level
of comfort
A durable steel frame that’s easy to mount makes this bike ideal for a child seat on the back or groceries in your front rack.
Smile more,
sweat less
A powerful 250W motor and our custom lithium ion battery deliver 25 miles of power-assisted riding on a single charge.
Arrive in style
With sleek lines and a choice of elegant colors, the Cortland makes sure you and your bike always look good.
  • We love our Cortland S e-bikes. Have now used them in two states – TN and WA — and in both states people come up to us to ask about the beautiful bike design. We are getting close to 20-25 miles on a charge and never have had a problem with them in the 12 months we own them. Every time I need information about the bike, get rapid and clearly understood responses to our questions that help us. Would recommend this bike and company to others. Now it would be nice to have the auxiliary battery pack so we can travel even further distances between charges.

  • My Cortland S is a great commuter for Seattle’s hills, plus day rides when the weather is nicer. I am impressed how well it handles steep streets, and how comfortable it is for a non-suspension e-bike. Yes, it is stylish, and a bit stealthy as well. I often take the longer way home to enjoy the ride and to get more fitness.

  • My husband and I have been looking to buy electric bikes for a year now. I have test driven many bikes, all styles and price points. The Faraday Courland S is by far the most comfortable to ride, the easiest to operate and the smoothest transition when using pedal assist. Esthetics are subjective. I do think it is the best looking electric bike out there. Classy!

  • Bicycling to work is my primary mode of transportation, rain or shine. The boost helps me to power through intersections quickly and I no longer dread going up hills. Very happy with my Faraday!

  • 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.

Take the family
for a ride
By making it easier to mount and adding a Yepp-seat compatible rear rack we’ve created a family-cruising machine.
Ride safe,
ride more
Our built-in LED headlight and taillight make sure you’re visible whenever you ride.
Lightweight and
Ready to Roll
Like our classic Porteur, the Cortland weighs in under 40 pounds and rides like a dream even when the power is off.

Tech Specs

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.


Built-in Headlight

Light up the night with a modern 4W LED headlight that's reminiscent of vintage halogen lamps.


Steel Fenders

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).


8-speed derailleur

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.


Mechanical disc brakes

With great speed comes the need for great stopping power, and these brakes deliver.


Efficient chain drive

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

Price: $2,499 or $104/month


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

Tires And Trim

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: German 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)

Size And Geometry

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.

Cortland Size Chart


Pick It Up 100% Assembled

You don’t need to be a bike mechanic to own a Faraday. Heck, you don’t even need 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.