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Commuting by electrical bicycle

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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Dutch bike, Dutch weather: The Electrified S handles the dark, cold and wet conditions easily!
Dutch bike, Dutch weather: The Electrified S handles the dark, cold and wet conditions easily!
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
Front hub electric motor
Front hub electric motor
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)
Out in the open: the Electrified S
Out in the open: the Electrified S
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you

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