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.
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:
The Porteur comes in either Classic White or British Racing Green, and in your choice of three sizes (see “Size” tab). All models offer:
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
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
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.
I love riding my Faraday. It's a joy to be outside during my morning commute, it's faster than any other method, cheaper than any other motorized method and best of all: I don't get sweaty! It's just the best way to get around. Now I just need to get my wife one...
There You know the beauty is universal?, always someone ask to me : where I can buy one like your bike? I say look the Faraday site. My family and I we feel so fine, thanks for great design!
I've had my Faraday for a few months now and love it. It has replaced my previous commuting bike, but beyond using it to commute to work I find that I just look for excuses to ride it. It's really a pleasure to ride. I mainly ride it with the assist, since why else buy this thing, and find that the regular mode has so much power that I almost never use the boost mode. If I'm not doing a lot of stopping and starting, I find I get about 18 miles on a charge. However I've done some longer rides (~25 miles) and just turned off the power when I didn't really need it to extend my range.
I've had my Porteur for over a year and what a change it has made in my life! Since I have Primary Progressive MS I have limited strength and, even before my diagnosis, I would lag behind others when I was biking. I can now use the boost when I need it and have found that I can easily ride 32 miles and still have about 40% power left! Lovely.
My funniest experiences have been with gas station attendants who caress the bamboo fenders (while the bike is on the bike rack!) and moonily ask questions about the Faraday.
Thanks Adam and Faraday Team!
I love my bike. I love riding my bike, looking at my bike and talking to people about my bike. I ride my bike to town, to work and for fun.
My Faraday has taken all the sweat out of my commute and replaced it with a grin...love it with or without the pedal assist...beautiful bike beautifully made...xxx
I have been on the hunt for a new ebike ever since my old EVGlobal fizzled out ten years ago. I've test-ridden a dozen of the top brands, and none of them satisfied me but as soon as I hopped on the Faraday, I knew I'd finally found the right bike. The motor is silent (my old one used to frighten people when I approached from behind), the gear changes are smooth, the construction is flawless, and the motor has plenty of oomph. I especially like the simplicity: just twist a dial to set the speed, which is unlike so many other bikes with their distracting and delicate digital dashboard displays. It's also the prettiest ebike available thanks to the sophisticated colors, bamboo and leather accents, and unique frame geometry. It is a fabulous bike, and I think YOU should get one, too!
My husband bought his Faraday, nicknamed "Sydney Porteur," for himself, but I'm the one that gets to ride it on our long rides. And I just love it. Sydney is totally comfortable, always reliable, easy to manage, and the electric assist makes dealing with hills and distances an absolute pleasure. Passersby and even people in cars have stopped to admire Sydney, asking questions and petting the bamboo fenders.I happily anticipate taking Sydney anywhere. It's that much fun.
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. I love the low maintence belt drive and the way the bike looks. I always get people chatting me up and admiring the beauty of the Faraday.
Now I can't go back and just absolutely love my Faraday. 1000+kms and going strong!
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. Folks at Farady have been great to work with. Great innovative bike made by a great American company.
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.
Buffalo has mile after mile of dedicated bike trails along Lake Erie and the Niagara River all the way to Niagara Falls; a very bike friendly region. The pedal assist makes the bike a true pleasure/exhilarating ride, and it’s design garners a lot of attention/discussion. People love the looks of the bike and to the trained eye are blown away by the mechanical esthetics and innovation. Raised eyebrows is the repetitive theme, particularly amongst the educated bikers. It seems that most just can't resist approaching with questions and walk away making special note of the Faraday website - it’s a real attention getter up here!
I love this bike!
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. No quality problems, no breakdowns. Just good clean reliable rides day after day. Couldn't be happier.
The Porteur has completely changed my daily routine. Instead of cramming myself onto a subway car and hoping it doesn't get stuck somewhere between home and work, I simply open the garage door, hop on my Faraday, and fly to work in less than 15 minutes. It used to take me 30 on the train! Even better, I can just wear my normal clothes. That was, honestly, the thing that kept me from bike commuting in the past. I have no interest in showing up to work all sweaty. And I'm pretty quick to... perspire. :)
Even better, it's a blast to ride. Feels like my legs are twice as strong as they are. Especially riding home, which is invariably into a headwind and slightly up hill. (the joys of living in San Francisco)
Add to that the fact that every detail has clearly been though through, the gorgeous design is eye catching and makes the bike a fun conversation piece... and I really couldn't ask for anything more.
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.