Like our award-winning original, the Cortland packs plenty of power into an elegant package. With steam-bent bamboo fenders, leather grips, hydraulic disc brakes, a Gates belt drive, and Shimano Alfine 8 internally geared hub – it’s a dream for any rider.
The Cortland is available in Classic White and our newest color, Faraday Stingray Blue. It’s also available in Small or Medium. See sizing chart in tech specs.
A new level of comfort
A durable steel frame that’s easy to mount makes this bike ideal for a child seat on the back or groceries in your front rack.
Smile more, sweat less
A powerful 250W motor and our custom lithium ion battery deliver 25 miles of power-assisted riding on a single charge.
Arrive in style
With sleek lines and a choice of elegant colors, the Cortland makes sure you and your bike always look good.
Take the family for a ride
By making it easier to mount and adding a Yepp-seat compatible rear rack we’ve created a family-cruising machine.
Ride safe, ride more
Our built-in LED headlight and taillight make sure you’re visible whenever you ride.
Lightweight and Ready to Roll
Like our classic Porteur, the Cortland weighs in under 40 pounds and rides like a dream even when the power is off.
“One of the most beautiful, well balanced electric bikes I’ve ever tested, silent belt drive with internally geared eight speed Shimano Alfine hub.”
~Electric Bike Review, Feb 23, 2016
Faraday Cortland Features
Light up the night with a modern 4W LED headlight that's reminiscent of vintage halogen lamps.
Durable Steel Frame
Strong and elegant for a smooth ride that will stand the test of time (and potholes).
These steam-bent beauties will keep you dry, so you always arrive in style.
Hydraulic disc brakes
These premium, low-maintenance brakes deliver all the stopping power you’ll need – even when you’re stopping on a dime while riding 20mph.
Carbon Belt Drive
Greaseless, silent and maintenance-free, the Gates belt drive is a commuter's dream.
Keep your commute on track with this crisp, low-maintenance Shimano Alfine hub.
Faraday Cortland Size and Geometry
The Cortland’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 offers a guide for which Cortland 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 inch 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.