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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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Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Front light is integrated into the frame
Front light is integrated into the frame
In case you're still in doubt: electric mobility is the future and is here to stay.
In case you're still in doubt: electric mobility is the future and is here to stay.

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