Techy Dutch E-Bikes Win Best In Design For 2020

From off-road adventuring to daily commuting, e-bikes have been a game-changer for the cycling community. And with public transportation being limited or shut down in many urban areas due to COVID-19, e-bike sales have exploded worldwide.

For the daily commuter cyclist, tech-meets-bike when it comes to Dutch e-bike maker, VanMoof. With an updated motor, automatic electronic gear shifting, and integrated anti-theft tech, the VanMoof S3 & X3 are custom-tuned for the ultimate riding experience.


Photo: VanMoof

Photo: VanMoof

We like the S3 because the bike’s motor and slim battery are both built into the frame of the bike so that it looks like an actual bicycle. This, matched with the bike’s performance and technology packages is why it won the internationally acclaimed Red Dot Design Award for 2020.  

Despite being so small that it can be housed within the bike’s frame, the motor is tuned for maximum performance, and is virtually silent even at a top speed of 20 miles per hour.  


Photo: VanMoof

Photo: VanMoof

The S3 also has VanMoof’s innovative four-speed automatic electric gear-shifting technology on board to flatten out any terrain and a hydraulic front and rear braking system to help you stop the bike in all weather conditions.  


Photo: VanMoof

Photo: VanMoof

App-integrated security features like a keyless lock, touch unlock and automatic rider recognition come standard on both the S3 and X3.  Plus, these bikes offer some pretty slick security and anti-theft features including tamper detection, onboard alarms, smart location tracking, and remote lockdown mode.  

Yes, e-bikes can be pricey, but you can get into the VanMoof S3 or the smaller model, X3 for just under $2,000.  


Header image by VanMoof. Article by Jessica Kirchner

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