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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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Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
That smile is not because of the fantastic Dutch weather... it's because of that rocket disguised as bike
That smile is not because of the fantastic Dutch weather... it's because of that rocket disguised as bike
VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
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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