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Electric bike vs normal bike

One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S

Dec. 2, 2017 - Willem L. Middelkoop

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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Front hub electric motor
Front hub electric motor
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
The booster button, conveniently positioned near the left thumb
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)
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
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment

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