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Faraday Cortland S

Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
Faraday Cortland S
All the power and style you expect from Faraday in a more affordable package. The Cortland S features steel fenders, Duracork grips, mechanical disc brakes, an efficient chain drive, and 8-speed derailleur, making it great for zipping wherever you need to go.
Manufacturer: Faraday
Price:
$2,499.00
Description

Faraday Cortland S

All the power and style you expect from Faraday in a more affordable package. The Cortland S features steel fenders, Duracork grips, mechanical disc brakes, an efficient chain drive, and 8-speed derailleur, making it great for zipping wherever you need to go.

The Cortland S is available in Classic White and Slate Grey. It’s also available in Small or Medium. See sizing chart below in Tech Specs.

Review

“I’ve had my new Cortland S for a bit over a week now, and it’s already changing how I exercise and travel — for example, I wanted to get a U-lock that would optimally fit in the slot for that in the Faraday rear rack, so I just rode my bike to my local REI store to do that. Downhill quite a bit. In the rain. What a pleasure! I used to just refuse to bike in any kind of rain — and I live in the Seattle area — but now I’m buying myself some bike-specific raingear.

“Trying to decide if I really want to get rid of my 224-speed hybrid bike now, so I rode it a bit, then the same route with the Cortland without electric assist, then a third time with electric assist. Was happy that even with just 8-speeds, the Cortland was close to “as good” as the hybrid, even though it’s lowest gear isn’t quite as low. I don’t want to jump to any definite conclusions this early on, but so far I am really loving this, and find that I don’t carefully think of routes that avoid painful hills anymore (if anything, the contrary).”

~Brian Lewis, Mar 27, 2017

Faraday Cortland S Features

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

A light weight city style electric bike that draws on classic styles and geometry but delivers good comfort and handling. 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.

Faraday S Cortland Size and Geometry

Faraday Cortland S 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.

 

Faraday Cortland Specs

Lightweight and remarkably smooth, the Cortland blurs the lines between “electric” and “bicycle,” showing the world that great design and the power of electric aren’t mutually exclusive.

Overview

  • Weight: 40 lbs
  • Range: 20 miles per charge
  • Top Speed: 20 mph

Frame

  • Frame: Custom chromoly steel Cortland frame
  • Fork: Custom chromoly steel fork

Touchpoints

  • Saddle: Faraday Comfort Saddle
  • Brakes: Promax DSK-300R Mechanical Disc Brake
  • Stem: Faraday Forged 6061 Aluminum, Ahead-Style
  • Headset: Prestine Sealed Bearing, 1 1/8", Threadless
  • Grips: Faraday Dura-Cork Ergonomic
  • Handlebar: Faraday 6061 Aluminum, 25.4
  • Pedals: VP Touring, Aluminum

Drivetrain

  • Gearing: Shimano Altus, 8-speed Derailleur, Chain Drive
  • Shifting: Shimano Revo-Shift, 8-Speed
  • Crankset: Faraday Forged Aluminum
  • Chainguard: Faraday custom chainring guard

Tires and Trim

  • Kickstand: Nuvo Aluminum Kickstand
  • Fenders: Faraday Steel, Stainless Hardware
  • Rims: Faraday Double-Wall Disc-Only Rims, 36-spoke
  • Tires: Chao Yang H-481, 26 x 1.75″ w/Puncture Protection

Electrical

  • Motor: Bafang 250W (350W peak) geared front hub motor
  • Battery: Faraday Lithium-Ion, 43V, 306Wh
  • Pedal sensor: TDCM TS3 12V 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)

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