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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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Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
VanMoof Electrified S
VanMoof Electrified S
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Front light is integrated into the frame
Front light is integrated into the frame
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage

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