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 received my Porteur recently and was able to ride it on the first day of Spring. It’s a joy to ride! It’s quiet, comfortable and a very well made bike. I think it’s my favorite among the other bikes I own. I highly recommend it!

  • I’ve been riding my Faraday for a few days now and boy is it a Great ride….Even riding it without using the motor is Great.. Everything on it seems well balanced…Brakes work well, using the gears is smooth, going up big hills is fairly easy, it has a comfortable posture when riding, and has a friggin bright head light that looks awesome. They did a great job designing and building this one of a kind bike…..The people at Faraday were great at answering all my questions thru email/chat about it. Although it is quite an expensive bike,but once you ride one and see and feel the quality parts on it and look at how well designed/built this bike is you’ll know where your money was well spent… It definitely has a classic timeless look to it that will make you love it and pass it on for generations to come…. Keep up the great work Faraday!!!

  • It was instant attraction. I purchased the Porteur off the drawing board and could not be more pleased with my decision. The Porteur makes running errands, shopping, riding to work in downtown traffic or country road cruising a blissful experience. Pedaling up a hill with a load of heavy groceries is amazing.

  • I love my Faraday! It did exactly what I hoped it would do - it makes it easier to run errands around town with my bike, by taking away the hill and cargo weight stress.

  • After over a year I still love riding my Faraday Porter. It always puts a smile on my face and I always have to feed questions about the bike anywhere I go. My favorite feature is how well the bike rides with the power turned off. It is light enough to be a pleasure to ride without the assist and super easy to flip it back on when you don’t want to tackle a hill. The bike is still as good as new with no issues so far.

  • Quite simply: amazing.

  • "My wife and I have had our Faraday Porteurs for several months now, and we love them. Exquisite design and amazing craftsmanship. Great attention to details, right down to the cute little bells we added as an option. I have used mine as a regular commute bike and everything works exactly as advertised." -- Charles

  • "My Porteur has captured/dominated my summer. Faraday's flawless process delivered my bike in April and since my retirement in May, I've logged over 600 blissful miles." -- Richard

  • "Design and build quality are top notch and user interface is silky smooth. You quickly forget the assist is working. I've had countless inquiries about the bike from people on the train, pedestrians, and even a guy in a car while sitting at a light. Turns heads for sure." -- Kent

  • "I received my Faraday in May and have been cycling in regularly to work. Previous to this, I was driving to work daily. My commute to work is laden with big, steep hills and I just love CRUSHING those hills." -- Agnes

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


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: Thun Germany, X-Cell RT 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.



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.