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Comparing an electrical bicycle with a normal bike

One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S

Dec. 2, 2017 - Willem L. Middelkoop

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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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
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
ILU integrated light on the Sensa Cintura Belt Drive bike - it doesn't get blocked by rear luggage, child seats or a long jacket
ILU integrated light on the Sensa Cintura Belt Drive bike - it doesn't get blocked by rear luggage, child seats or a long jacket
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
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment

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