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Commuting to work with an 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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The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)

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