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Comparing an electrical bicycle with a normal 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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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
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
Front hub electric motor
Front hub electric motor
VanMoof Electrified S - an e-bike with secret superpowers - a rocket disguised as bike
VanMoof Electrified S - an e-bike with secret superpowers - a rocket disguised as bike
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
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)

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