Faraday bikes hide their electrical components for a stylish, easy ride that offers 20 miles of assisted pedaling

Though the Faraday bike looks like most other commuter bicycles, a pair of lithium batteries mounted to the frame power a silent motor. The motor isn’t designed to drive the bicycle everywhere, but can give a short-term burst on uphill stretches or in the face of a headwind.

Riders hold down a handle-mounted on switch to power up, and the motor shuts down automatically if the pedals stop moving. It has a capacity for twenty miles of assisted peddling. The combined weight of the motor and batteries don’t convert the bike into a weight set: the total vehicle weighs in at 39 pounds.

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