The award-winning original. Steam-bent bamboo fenders, a Gates belt drive, and smooth-shifting Shimano Alfine 8 drivetrain make this our finest electric bike.

The Porteur comes in either Classic White or British Racing Green, and in your choice of three sizes. See “Sizing and Geometry” tab below to find your fit.

With up to 20 miles of assisted riding on a
single charge, Faraday frees you to
ride like a kid again.
Our built-in LED headlight and taillight make
you visible, day and night.
Our 250W motor powers you through hills
and headwinds with ease.
  • I could not be happier with my Faraday Porteur! I’m a long time bicycle commuter, designer and father. This bike appeals to all parts of my life. It’s hands down the most well designed e-bike I’ve ridden and quite frankly, a true disrupter to the car centric culture we live in. Riding the Porteur with my 3 year old on the back is the best part of my day. If the bike wasn’t enough, the customer support is outstanding. This is a bicycle made by folks who are truly passionate about their product. Ride one and you’ll understand!

  • The Porter is among my prized possessions. It brings me joy to ride and I look for excuses to take it out for a spin. I treat it as a second car and run errands with it, but it’s not the practicality that makes me love it; it’s the feeling it gives me on the road. I’ve ridden other electric bikes and none feel the way the Porteur does. It’s almost magical. It gives me confidence in traffic and the riding position is comfortable enough to make long rides a treat. But I can’t get enough of how beautiful it is. I get stopped and asked about it all the time and where I park it, someone is always standing and looking at it. It’s really something else, and worth every penny.

  • I love this bike. I purchased my Porteur because I have a cervical compression and was told I couldn’t ride my touring bike anymore. Most upright right bikes are ugly, bulky, and heavy. The Porteur is beautiful, compact, and although heavy, relative to my touring bike, it weighs almost nothing compared to most upright bikes and it is super light for an electric bike. I commute ~18 miles a day and I could not imagine commuting any other way. One charge gets me to and from work (put hills) with battery power to spare!

    Oh, the best part. I can maintain “my street cred.” My Porteur doesn’t look like an electric bike. It is an absolute joy to ride.

  • We love our Porteurs! My wife and I each bought one and we could t be happier. Running errands is fun now!

  • I have been riding my Porteur for over 2 years now and I still think it is one of the best purchases I’ve made. Living on a hill it makes life so much easier for commuting and running errands. And I don’t have to worry about arriving at work sweaty but I still get some physical activity in. One of the best things is that it is so stylish it is like an electric bike in disguise. Highly recommended!

  • Absolutely terrific bike. Exactly as advertised.

  • I thought I had accomplished as much fun as I could possibly have on the bikes that I owned… sadly mistaken. Faraday changed everything! Think of these machines as the perfect way to: smile constantly at up to 20 miles per hour, get to a date sans sweaty clothing, grocery shop with less physical power wasted, arrive to a destination in style, and make your friends hella jealous. The bikes are light, sleek and simple to use. Thank you Adam and Colin of Faraday!

  • My Faraday Porteur is a real joy to ride, taking the dread out of long steep hills, opening up cycle rides that otherwise would’ve proved too long and arduous.

    And in traffic, when the lights turn green, I’m away like the wind, leaving other riders struggling to stand on their pedals to gain momentum, gulping the fumes of car as they cross the intersection.

    Best of all,  I can now easily keep pace pace with an extremely fit cycling friend who has biked from Seattle to Washington DC. So all in all I’m grinning wide and happy and very pleased with my Faraday!

    Best wishes to you all

  • I’M IN LOVE!

    I picked up my bike at the end of a very hectic day today. First off, it’s a thing of beauty to behold, and working with Bicycle Space in DC was a pleasure.

    The real joy was climbing on and sailing home. The 6 miles from the bike shop flew by, the 87 degree heat and humidity were not an issue, and the hills that plague the end of my ride disappeared. I rode in normal assist, boosting on the hills and also rode without assist on the flats. It rides like a dream without the assist and when it does kick in its a very seamless change. I got home, adjusted the seat a tiny bit, then got back on and rode some more.

    I’m looking forward to leaving the car at home and having a happier, lower stress commute. The count starts Monday. 280 trips to work and the bike will have paid for itself in saved parking fees.

    Thanks for great service and a great bike!

  • Living on the side of a hill, I wasn’t able to bike and kept getting in worse and worse shape. Having the Porteur made the steepest part of the hill possible, allowing me to build up my strength. Now I mostly use the assist to have a quick-start at traffic lights when there are cars behind me. This bike gave me the chance to enjoy biking again.

Faradays weigh in at 39lbs for greater agility
and maneuverability.
Our battery can go from empty to fully
charged in under 3 hours.
Our pedal assist gives you the super powers
you need to get where you're going without
breaking a sweat.

Tech Specs

Lightweight and remarkably smooth, the Porteur 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.


Durable steel frame

Strong and elegant for a smooth ride that will stand the test of time (and potholes).


Carbon belt drive

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


Hydraulic disc brakes

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


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 Porteur 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 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 Porteur’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 Porteur 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.



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.