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Commuting by Electrified S

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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Histogram of time and heart rate, showing how long (% of total time) a given heart rate was measured. (blue is electric, red is normal)
Histogram of time and heart rate, showing how long (% of total time) a given heart rate was measured. (blue is electric, red is normal)
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
The bike features a sporty city steer and an integrated touchscreen in the frame
The bike features a sporty city steer and an integrated touchscreen in the frame
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment

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