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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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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!
Using the Cyclemeter Pro and a Wahoo Tickr I measured speed and performance during the test
Using the Cyclemeter Pro and a Wahoo Tickr I measured speed and performance during the test
VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
Front light is integrated into the frame
Front light is integrated into the frame
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)

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