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Commuting to work with an electrical bicycle

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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Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
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)
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
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