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Is an electrical 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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Using the Cyclemeter Pro and a Wahoo Tickr I measured speed and performance during the test
Using the Cyclemeter Pro and a Wahoo Tickr I measured speed and performance during the test
Out in the open: the Electrified S
Out in the open: the Electrified S
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
The bike features a sporty city steer and an integrated touchscreen in the frame
The bike features a sporty city steer and an integrated touchscreen in the frame
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe

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