Faraday Porteur

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.

NOTE: The Porteur is currently Sold Out. Orders placed today will ship in mid-October.


Detailed Specs
Size and Geometry

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.

With enough power and premium components to manage even the hills of San Francisco, the Porteur will leave you searching for new excuses to ride your bike thanks to its:

  • 8-speed Shimano Alfine internally geared hub for crisp, low-maintenance shifting
  • Greaseless, silent, and maintenance-free Gates carbon belt drive
  • Premium disc brakes for maximum stopping power
  • Hand-bent Bamboo fenders to keep you dry – and stylish

The Porteur comes in either Classic White or British Racing Green, and in your choice of three sizes (see “Size” tab). All models offer:

  • Light weight design at only 39 pounds (size M)
  • Torque pedal assist and a 250W (350W peak) motor
  • 240Wh battery for approx. 20 miles of assisted riding
  • Integrated front and rear lighting is standard
  • E-ink battery display with Off, Standard, and BOOST assist modes
  • Optional accessories, including matching front and rear racks


Frame: Custom chromoly steel Porteur frame
Fork: Custom chromoly steel fork


Saddle: Faraday standard City Saddle. (Optional upgrades available)
Brakes: Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
Stem: Threadless one-piece riser stem with forged headlight mount
Headset: Faraday high polish sealed bearing threadless headset
Grips: Faraday leather lock-on grips
Handlebar: Faraday Porteur riser bar
Pedals: MKS Sylvan premium Japanese touring pedals


Gearing: Gates carbon belt drive w’ Shimano Alfine 8-spd internal hub
Shifting: Shimano Alfine trigger shifter
Crankset: Lascoy alloy crank
Chainguard: Faraday custom chain-ring guard

Tires and Trim

Kickstand: Pletscher Swiss scissoring dual kickstand
Fenders: Handmade steam-bent bamboo fenders
Rims: Alex super light disc, 26″, 36-spoke
Tires: 26-inch diameter, 1.5″ width Panaracer puncture-resistant tires


Motor: 250W (350W peak) geared front hub motor
Battery: Custom 43V, 250Wh removable Panasonic lithium-ion battery pack with integrated battery management system
Pedal sensor: German-made precision torque pedal sensor
Throttle: None
Control: Bluetooth-enabled E-Ink battery display with 3 position pedal assist mode selector switch
Front Light: Integrated front LED headlight
Rear Light: Integrated rear LED taillight
Charging: Faraday standard 2A charger (110V-240V, 3hr. charge time)

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.

Size Chart 3


Delivered 100% assembled

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.