Faraday’s Stylish New Bicycle Will Change How You Think About E-Bikes

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Urban commuters are getting more and more comfortable with the idea of biking around, but in places like San Francisco, that can be a drag. Electronic bicycles have emerged to help people get where they’re going, even in incredibly hilly environments. But many e-bikes are ugly, due to huge motors and battery packs that end up being placed in odd places around the frame.

Faraday Bicycles hopes to change that, with a bike that was built to be stylish, functional, and a lot of fun to ride. We got a preview of the company’s first bike, which will be shipping soon to customers who pre-ordered it. With a motor on its front wheel and batteries actually stored inside the frame, the Faraday bicycle is built to look just like a regular city commuter bike.

The first iteration of the Faraday bike was designed while founder Adam Vollmer was…

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