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Comparing heart rates during workout on normal bike vs electrical bicycle

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.
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
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage

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