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Comparing heart rates during workout on normal bike vs Electrified S

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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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's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
That smile is not because of the fantastic Dutch weather... it's because of that rocket disguised as bike
That smile is not because of the fantastic Dutch weather... it's because of that rocket disguised as bike
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour

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