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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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The VanMoof app
The VanMoof app
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)
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)
Riding the VanMoof through the Dutch country side
Riding the VanMoof through the Dutch country side
Measuring heart rate at different speeds on both a normal and electric bike
Measuring heart rate at different speeds on both a normal and electric bike
Out in the open: the Electrified S
Out in the open: the Electrified S

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