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Will an motorised bike make you lazy?

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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SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
SRAM Automatix two speed gear hub - hate it or love it
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
The mechanical disc brakes have no trouble stopping you
Front hub electric motor
Front hub electric motor
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
Lock chain inside a small luggage compartment
The optional
The optional "bambooman" front carrier can be quite handy (photo from another bike, my VanMoof S5)

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