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Commuting to work with an motorised 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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Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
The charing port is hidden behind a rubber flap.
The charing port is hidden behind a rubber flap.
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
The VanMoof app
The VanMoof app

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