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8.18.2012

A DESIGNER'S ELECTRIC BIKE

Faraday Porteur is an electric bike and it’s been designed for commuters. The lithium batteries are hidden inside the frame, allowing the rest of the bike to look pretty elegant and comfortable. The boost mode feature has an active assist that will help users ride up slopes. With an 8 speed internal hub, there are built-in sensors that analyze how much pedaling is being done, and it matches foot strokes with an electric motor. 



Started as a Kickstarter project, the company is fulfilling its pre-orders made by Kickstarter supporters.  Others can join a wait list to order the bike.  Price is around $3,500; beauty is not cheap.

Read up on electric bikes with this New York Times article.  To check out locally, the Great Bicycle Shop in Tallahassee is carrying a brand of electric bikes.


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