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One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S

Dec. 2, 2017 - Willem L. Middelkoop

For a few years now, I commute to work using a bicycle. I have lost more than 15KG since I stopped using my scooter. This week I tested a VanMoof Electrified S, an electric bike with an industrial, minimal design. Is it any good? How does it compare to a normal bike? Will an electric bike make you lazy? Read along to find out!

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Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Out in the open: the Electrified S
Out in the open: the Electrified S
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)
VanMoof Electrified S
VanMoof Electrified S
ILU integrated light on the Sensa Cintura Belt Drive bike - it doesn't get blocked by rear luggage, child seats or a long jacket
ILU integrated light on the Sensa Cintura Belt Drive bike - it doesn't get blocked by rear luggage, child seats or a long jacket

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