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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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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
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
In case you're still in doubt: electric mobility is the future and is here to stay.
In case you're still in doubt: electric mobility is the future and is here to stay.
Using the Cyclemeter Pro and a Wahoo Tickr I measured speed and performance during the test
Using the Cyclemeter Pro and a Wahoo Tickr I measured speed and performance during the test
Front light is integrated into the frame
Front light is integrated into the frame
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)

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