Faraday Porteur

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Faraday began when a team of designers and engineers was asked to design the ultimate modern utility bicycle. The challenge was posed by the Portland-based bicycle design and innovation contest the Oregon Manifest. Faraday saw an opportunity to create a totally unique electric bike and worked nights and weekends for 6 long months to bring that vision to life. 

Faraday was unveiled alongside entries from some of the top design firms and bike builders in the US. In online judging, voters from around the world selected Faraday as the People’s Choice winner. 

Faraday’s success showed the enormous potential for a better electric bike. On the heels of one successful popular vote, Faraday turned to Kickstarter for its commercial launch. Faraday Bicycles was founded and Kickstarted on July 19, 2012, reaching its funding goal of $100,000 within a week and going on to raise over $175,000 from hundreds of backers around the world. 

By January, 2014, Faraday’s first production run of Porteurs was underway. They worked with their manufacturing partners to address problems and practice continual improvement – part of Faraday’s tireless commitment to refining and enhancing their products. 

The Faraday Porteur is the award-winning original design. Steam-bent bamboo fenders, a Gates belt drive, and smooth-shifting Shimano Alfine 8 drivetrain make this Faradays finest electric bike.

The Porteur comes in either Classic White or British Racing Green, and in your choice of three sizes.  You can add a front or rear rack and many other accessories soon to be launched in NZ.  

Faradays are available for pre-order for delivery in June. We have Faradays available in store for test rides. Email faraday@bicyclejunction to book a test ride or place your pre-order.

For full information about Faraday Bikes, accessories and specifications you can visit the Faraday Bikes website here

Tech Specs

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: Custom chromoly steel Porteur frame

Fork: Custom chromoly steel fork


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


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

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 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 above 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, come see us for a test ride or give us a call on 04 389 3893

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