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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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VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
The charing port is hidden behind a rubber flap.
The charing port is hidden behind a rubber flap.
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Out in the open: the Electrified S
Out in the open: the Electrified S
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you

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