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.
"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..." -- Darius
"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
"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." -- Zeca
"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." -- Cheryl
"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." -- Jean
"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." -- Bill
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.
Light up the night with a modern 4W LED headlight that’s reminiscent of vintage halogen lamps.
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.
With great speed comes the need for great stopping power, and these brakes deliver.
Keep your commute on track with this crisp, low-maintenance Shimano Alfine hub.
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.
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.