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Commuting by electrical bike

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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Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
That smile is not because of the fantastic Dutch weather... it's because of that rocket disguised as bike
That smile is not because of the fantastic Dutch weather... it's because of that rocket disguised as bike

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