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Is an motorised 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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Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Rain radar image during test riding the Electrified S (source: knmi.nl)
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
Chain guard made from flexible plastic is resilient to damage
VanMoof Electrified S
VanMoof Electrified S
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Unlocking the bike using a smartphone
Histogram of time and heart rate, showing how long (% of total time) a given heart rate was measured. (blue is electric, red is normal)
Histogram of time and heart rate, showing how long (% of total time) a given heart rate was measured. (blue is electric, red is normal)
That smile is not because of the fantastic Dutch weather... it's because of that rocket disguised as bike
That smile is not because of the fantastic Dutch weather... it's because of that rocket disguised as bike

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