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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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Dutch bike, Dutch weather: The Electrified S handles the dark, cold and wet conditions easily!
Dutch bike, Dutch weather: The Electrified S handles the dark, cold and wet conditions easily!
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
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
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.
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

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