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Comparing an motorised bike 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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Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
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
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
Front light is integrated into the frame
Front light is integrated into the frame
Riding the VanMoof through the Dutch country side
Riding the VanMoof through the Dutch country side

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