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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 booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
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
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
The VanMoof app
The VanMoof app
Out in the open: the Electrified S
Out in the open: the Electrified S
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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