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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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Rear light is integrated under the seat post
Rear light is integrated under the seat post
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
The dashboard indicates current speed, battery level and engine performance
Measuring heart rate at different speeds on both a normal and electric bike
Measuring heart rate at different speeds on both a normal and electric bike
Front light is integrated into the frame
Front light is integrated into the frame
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
Dashboard and charging connector are integrated into the frame
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe

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