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Comparing an electrical bike 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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Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)
VanMoof Electrified S
VanMoof Electrified S
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 inners of the Electrified S: the battery and electronics are cleverly hidden inside the bike's frame
The inners of the Electrified S: the battery and electronics are cleverly hidden inside the bike's frame

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