All you ever wanted to know about VanMoof
Founded in 2009 by brothers Taco and Ties Carlier, VanMoof is an inventive Amsterdam based company that plays at the intersection of bicycles, technology, and cities. Eight years later we’re unlike any other bike company in the world. Here’s why.
We were founded by two Dutch brothers Ties and Taco Carlier, who had disruption in their blood, invention in their DNA, and industrial design expertise in their pockets. Born and raised in the Netherlands, they loved getting from A to B on two wheels, but had never found the perfect city bike. Driven to create the world's best bikes for city commuting, we created headlines around the world with the launch of our revolutionary SmartBike and Electrified S in 2017.
"We're making the best city bike in the world, to achieve our much bigger purpose- better cities and happier humans"
Focused on cities, and only cities
If it doesn’t make your A to B more effortless, we don’t do it. No mountain bikes, cargo bikes, or lycra here. Our team of inventors, designers and coders are all focused on one thing - making the best city bike in the world.
Built by a team of restless inventors. Every time we start dreaming of our next bike, or solving our next big problem, we run into the same wall - the parts to make it happen don’t exist. Rather than wait years for the bike industry to catch up, we just invent the parts ourselves. Today 80% of a VanMoof is made of parts that have been dreamed, designed and produced by us.
It’s no accident that our design teams sit above our stores
The closer we are to you, the better we’ll understand your needs, the faster we’ll crack your problems, and the more perspectives we’ll stay open to. Settling is never an option. We don’t stop solving, inventing and improving until things hit the production line. By never settling, we realise things other bike companies haven’t even thought of yet.
"Our bikes stand out for their looks, and get remembered for their smarts"
We want to change the world
And the fastest way to do that is to get more people on bikes. That’s why we’re not just a bike company. We’re reinventing the whole experience, from buying, to repairing, to recovering, so it’s utterly effortless. In 2016 we started to put bike thieves out of business with our revolutionary SmartBike, and redefined what an e-bike should look and ride like, with our secretly super powered Electrified S. And now we’re working on a VanMoof that can fix itself, so our riders can do more pedalling, and less repairing.
One effortless A to B at a time
When you buy a VanMoof you’re not just buying a bike. For starters, you’ll only be able to buy it directly from us, because the closer we are to our riders, the better we can make your experience. It’ll come with its own team of dedicated VanMoof experts we call Bike Doctors, who can repair your bike in person, or help you do it from afar. Every single part, from the bespoke chain cover to anodised aluminium frame, from the high-powered integrated lights to the anti-theft tracking, are designed to make it totally hassle-free to get from A to B.
Founded in 2009 in Amsterdam by brothers Taco and Ties Carlier, VanMoof aims to create the world's best bikes for city commuting. VanMoof has re-imagined how a bike should work in the cities of tomorrow by stripping out unnecessary parts, improving the essentials, and integrated technology to stick it to bike thieves. VanMoof has received many accolades for its unique solutions, including a "Best Product Design" award from Fast Company's 2015 Innovation by Design Awards program, and a prestigious Red Dot design award. In addition to Amsterdam, VanMoof has teams in New York, Berlin and Taipei, and all VanMoof products are available at VanMoof.com. For the latest information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.