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One week (240KM) on the VanMoof Electrified S

Dec. 2, 2017 - Willem L. Middelkoop

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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The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Normal (non-electrified) vs Electrified bike
Dutch bike, Dutch weather: The Electrified S handles the dark, cold and wet conditions easily!
Dutch bike, Dutch weather: The Electrified S handles the dark, cold and wet conditions easily!
VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
VanMoof's founders, brothers Taco and Ties Carlier
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Riding the VanMoof through the Dutch country side
Riding the VanMoof through the Dutch country side

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