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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 booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
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
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it

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