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Commuting to work with an e-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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Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
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
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
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
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it

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