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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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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
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!
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Big Ben tires from Schwalbe
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
Smile inducing speed advantage over other traffic during rush hour
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)
The bike features a sporty city steer and an integrated touchscreen in the frame
The bike features a sporty city steer and an integrated touchscreen in the frame

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