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Is an electrical bicycle 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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Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
Front hub electric motor
Front hub electric motor
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The inners of the Electrified S: the battery and electronics are cleverly hidden inside the bike's frame
The inners of the Electrified S: the battery and electronics are cleverly hidden inside the bike's frame

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