Like our award-winning original, the Cortland packs plenty of power into an elegant package. With steam-bent bamboo fenders, leather grips, hydraulic disc brakes, a Gates belt drive, and Shimano Alfine 8 internally geared hub – it’s a dream for any rider.

The Cortland is available in Classic White and our newest color, Faraday Stingray Blue. It’s also available in Small or Medium. See sizing chart 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.
  • Our home is located smack dab in the middle of a hill: 10% grade. I never would have been able to conquer it without my Faraday. THANK YOU for letting me have a sense of accomplishment! You’ve brought the fun of bicycle riding back into my life.

  • My happiness level jumped 4 points when I purchased my Faraday. Besides being a beautiful ride, it’s fun and I can’t wait for my ride. Add being outside in nature…exercise just doesn’t get any better.

  • Had my Faraday Courtland since March 2017. I have put about 2,500 km on it commuting to and from work (34 km round trip). I love this bike. While I have always enjoyed commuting by bike, it has raised my pleasure to a whole new level. Winds no longer trouble me, and my commute time has shrunk. I am often complimented by other cyclists on what a beautiful bike the Courtland is. My commute to and from work is often the best part of my day, a comment I cannot make when driving or taking public transit.
    It handles like a bicycle, and I appreciate being required to peddle, but choosing my level of assist.

    I strongly recommend a Faraday to anyone considering an e-bike. It is the best purchase that I have ever made.

    Karen, the happy cyclist 🙂

  • I’m 76 years young and just love my Cortland. The perfect mix of exercise and fun.

  • My wife absolutely loves her Faraday! This was truly a great investment. Thank you

  • I forgot to leave a star rating. 5 stars it is!

  • I love my Faraday so very much! Pre-Faraday, I hated biking. Now, I cannot get enough. Best part has to be the look on other bikers faces’ when you zoom past them. Thank you, Faraday, for making such beautiful and usable bike!

  • I got my Faraday Cortland in October in the most fantastic “where did you get that color” Stingray Blue. I’m riding 50% more than I did previously. It makes commuting a dream. Quiet, comfortable, style on wheels. Now that the rains are finally over, expect me to be on it every day. It is something to no longer be the slowest commuter on the main drag and instead be able to keep up with even fastest riders. Most days I beat the bus that I would have caught. And I’m still getting a good workout, pedaling all the way. Thanks Faraday for a beautiful ride.

  • One of the most beautiful, well balanced electric bikes I've ever tested, silent belt drive with internally geared eight speed Shimano Alfine hub.

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.


Bamboo Fenders

These steam-bent 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).



Greaseless, silent and maintenance-free, the Gates belt drive is a commuter's dream.


Hydraulic disc brakes

These premium, low-maintenance brakes deliver all the stopping power you’ll need – even when you’re stopping on a dime while riding 20mph.


8-Speed Hub

Keep your commute on track with this crisp, low-maintenance Shimano Alfine hub.


Weight: 40 lbs

Range: 20 miles per charge

Top Speed: 20 mph

Price: $3,499 or $145/month


Frame: Custom chromoly steel Cortland frame

Fork: Custom chromoly steel fork


Saddle: Faraday Comfort Saddle

Brakes: Tektro Vela Hydraulic Disc Brake

Stem: Faraday Forged 6061 Aluminum, Ahead-Style

Headset: Prestine Sealed Bearing, 1 1/8″, Threadless

Grips: Faraday Leather Lock-On

Handlebar: Faraday 6061 Aluminum, 25.4

Pedals: VP Touring, Aluminum


Gearing: Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal hub, Gates belt drive

Shifting: Shimano Alfine 8 RapidFire Plus, 8-Speed

Crankset: Faraday Forged Aluminum with Gates CDX CenterTrack Sprocket, 50T

Chainguard: Faraday custom chainring guard

Tires And Trim

Kickstand: Massload Twin Kickstand

Fenders: Handmade steam-bent bamboo fenders

Rims: Faraday Double-Wall Disc-Only Rims, 36-spoke

Tires: Continental Contact, 26″ x 1.75″


Motor: Bafang 43V 250 Watts

Battery: Faraday Lithium-Ion, 43V, 306Wh

Control: Faraday Mode Selector w/ E-Ink Fuel Gauge

Pedal sensor: German Torque Sensor

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.