When I first heard that Vanmoof (Amsterdam-based bike company) is launching a subscription service for its bikes here in New York City, I was intrigued. For roughly $20 a month you get to ride a smart bike, with no hidden fees, free servicing, and a robust anti-theft program. I rushed to Vanmoof’s Brooklyn showroom to pick one up and give it a closer look while using it to hop from one culture spot to another.
Smart X is made of coated aluminum and isn’t as heavy as its steel counterparts
Smart X (3-Speed or 8-Speed) Available in Fog White or Thunder Grey Subscribe: starting $19/month + $98 one-time key fee (cancel anytime) Buy:$900
Vanmoof Showroom 269 Baltic St., Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (Google Map) Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (347) 227-7477 Website: vanmoof.com Instagram: @vanmoof