Faraday Porteur S
I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein
Don’t let its good looks fool you - the Porteur S is a workhorse. A variety of accessories are available for hauling everything from groceries to kids.
Our flagship product is the Faraday Porteur S – the bike that was dubbed "the ultimate modern utility bike" by the Oregon Manifest bicycle design competition.
With a 5-speed internally geared hub, Avid disc brakes, dual kickstand, and integrated headlight, the “S” delivers everything you expect from a Faraday at a fraction of the price.
The Porteur S comes in either Classic White or Faraday Grey, and in your choice of three sizes. See “Sizing and Geometry” tab below to find your fit.
The Faraday Porteur. It's for doing more than you ever thought possible – for keeping up with your friends, or leaving them in the dust. It's your daily ride. It’s crazy fun.
Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was a self-taught British physicist who bootstraped himself from a career as a bookbinder to become one of the greats of modern physics
Faraday Porteur Overview
The Porteur S delivers everything we’ve learned about designing exceptional electric bikes in a remarkably affordable configuration. We take the award-winning powertrain, battery, and electronics from our flagship model, and complement it with:
- A 5-speed internally geared hub for crisp, low-maintenance shifting
- Quality disc brakes for maximum stopping power
- Alloy fenders to keep you dry – and stylish
The Porteur S comes in either Classic White or Faraday Grey, and in your choice of three sizes (see “Size” tab). All models offer:
- Light weight design at only 39 pounds (size M)
- Torque pedal assist and a 250W (350W peak) motor
- 240Wh battery for approx. 20 miles of assisted riding
- Integrated front and rear lighting is standard
- E-ink battery display with Off, Standard, and BOOST assist modes
- Optional accessories, including matching front and rear racks
Faraday Porteur S 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.
Where are the batteries??
You tell us… It’s our favorite game to play
Customize your Faraday.
Light load? The Faraday's unique front rack is an optional accessory that can be easily removed. Leave it at home, or swap it out for one of our other accessories (coming soon!) to customize your bike’s style and capabilities.
Light up the night with powerful front and rear integrated LED lights. Ride in confidence – they’ll see you coming, every time.
Top it off.
Recharging the Faraday is as simple as plugging it into any standard outlet. You'll have a full battery in under three hours. For convenience, Faraday comes standard with two chargers (don’t you wish your phone did too??).
All in the details.
With a Gates belt drive, you can say goodbye to pant grease and hello to the smoothest, quietest ride imaginable.
Wait till you try Boost mode.
A simple thumb actuated selector switch on the handlebar turns the Faraday's pedal assist on and off and tempts you to try "Boost" mode. Go ahead, try not to smile.