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Comparing heart rates during workout on normal bike vs electrical bike

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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Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
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 VanMoof app
The VanMoof app
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
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)
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike

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