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.
SMILE MORE, SWEAT LESS
With up to 20 miles of assisted riding on a single charge, Faraday frees you to ride like a kid again
RIDE SAFE, RIDE MORE
Our built-in LED headlight and taillight make you visible, day and night.
FEEL THE POWER
Our 250W motor powers you through hills and headwinds with ease.
Faradays weigh in at 39lbs for greater agility and maneuverability.
GET CHARGED, GET GOING
Our battery can go from empty to fully charged in under 3 hours.
GO FARTHER, FASTER
Our pedal assist gives you the super powers you need to get where you're going without breaking a sweat.
See what our riders are saying
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.
The company deserves high praise for the way they stand behind their product. I reside on the opposite coast from Faraday headquarters. What happens if something goes amiss? From personal experience, I can report that these guys spring into action. They are proactive communicators and do whatever it takes to make things right.
After over a year of inner city riding and out of town touring, my Porteur remains in like new condition because of their attentiveness and attention to detail.
"First impressions: It’s a gorgeous bike. The internal hub fits well with the clean lines of the bike’s style. Talking the bike out for its maiden voyage, I was surprised to find no flex at all in the ride, despite the folding mechanism. My old Dahon Matrix 2007 had a bit of flex. This bike has none. The bike really shines on city streets, and getting around Union City and Palo Alto was a blast. Conclusion: This bike is a solid (dare I say perfect?) commuter bike. It’s folds when you need it to, but otherwise it’s a full-size bike."
—Dec 16, 2015 by Timber S.
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. Plus it gives me a little increase in speed, but not too much, while I can comfortably sit upright and feel aware of my surroundings. It’s exactly what this girl needed: upright posture, easy riding, and plenty of storage space.
—Dec 15, 2015 by Valerie
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.
—Dec 15, 2015 by Bill J.
Quite simply: amazing.
—Nov 11, 2015 by Jon
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.
—Oct 21, 2015 by 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. 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!
—Oct 21, 2015 by Richard G.
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 Faraday have been great to work with. Great innovative bike made by a great American company.
—Oct 21, 2015 by 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. I love the low maintenance 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!
—Oct 21, 2015 by 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. 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.
—Oct 21, 2015 by 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.
—Oct 21, 2015 by Cheryl
One of the most beautiful, well balanced electric bikes I’ve ever tested, silent belt drive with internally geared eight speed Shimano Alfine hub.
—Feb 23, 2016 by Electric Bike Review
A light weight city style electric bike that draws on classic styles and geometry but delivers good comfort and handling.
—Feb 23, 2016 by Electric Bike Review
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.
Frame frame Custom chromoly steel Porteur frame fork Custom chromoly steel fork Touchpoints saddle Faraday standard City Saddle. (Optional upgrades available) brakes Promax hydraulic 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 Drivetrain gearing Gates carbon belt drive w’ Shimano Alfine 8-spd internal hub shifting Shimano Alfine trigger shifter crankset Lascoy alloy crank seat post Foldable, Alloy, 27.2mm 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 Electrical 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 headlight 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.