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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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The charing port is hidden behind a rubber flap.
The charing port is hidden behind a rubber flap.
VanMoof Electrified S
VanMoof Electrified S
Measuring heart rate at different speeds on both a normal and electric bike
Measuring heart rate at different speeds on both a normal and electric bike
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)
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone

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