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Is an e-bike any good?

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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SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
VanMoof Electrified S - an e-bike with secret superpowers - a rocket disguised as bike
VanMoof Electrified S - an e-bike with secret superpowers - a rocket disguised as bike

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