The mid-drive system, which is positioned between the pedals, draws power from an integrated but removable 504Wh Shimano battery that sits inside the frame’s down tube. The capacity is competitive with the broader e-bike industry. VanMoof’s S3 also ships with a 504Wh battery, and Bosch — which supplies e-bike components to brands like Cube and Cannondale — offers integrated PowerTubes in 400, 500 and 600Wh options.
The bike has three main riding modes that you can switch between using thumb-sized buttons located near the left handlebar grip. There’s also a Walk mode, triggered by holding the bottom button down for a few seconds, that makes it easier to move the bike around once you’ve dismounted. That can be handy if you’re carrying lots of bags on the rear rack or simply pushing the machine for a prolonged period through a