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One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S

Dec. 2, 2017 -

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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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
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
VanMoof Electrified S - an e-bike with secret superpowers - a rocket disguised as bike
VanMoof Electrified S - an e-bike with secret superpowers - a rocket disguised as bike

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