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Babymaker stealth ebike gains bigger battery for second generation

Babymaker stealth ebike gains ...
The Babymaker II retains the non-ebike looks of the first generation model, but comes with a m
The Babymaker II retains the non-ebike looks of the first generation model, but comes with a much bigger battery
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The Babymaker II retains the non-ebike looks of the first generation model, but comes with a m
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The Babymaker II retains the non-ebike looks of the first generation model, but comes with a much bigger battery
The Babymaker II features a wider handlebar than the first model for a more comfortable ride
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The Babymaker II features a wider handlebar than the first model for a more comfortable ride
The Babymaker II features a 350-W geared rear-hub motor and Gates Carbon belt drive
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The Babymaker II features a 350-W geared rear-hub motor and Gates Carbon belt drive
The Babymaker II tips the scales at 35 lb, including the frame-integrated battery
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The Babymaker II tips the scales at 35 lb, including the frame-integrated battery
The Babymaker II pearl white edition is being assembled at a facility in Detroit, Michigan - more color options are due to follow in the coming months
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The Babymaker II pearl white edition is being assembled at a facility in Detroit, Michigan - more color options are due to follow in the coming months
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Back in early 2020, San Diego's FLX Bike hit crowdfunding platform Indiegogo with a sleek ebike with a name that immediately stuck in the mind. The Babymaker campaign went on to raise over US$13 million, and the city ride has now entered its second generation.

The Babymaker II looks pretty much the same as the first generation at first glance, with a 6061 aluminum alloy frame that has the appearance of a regular roadbike. This is available in small/medium or medium/large variants and cables are routed internally for a clean look. Total weight, including the battery, is reported to be 35 lb (15.8 kg).

The biggest upgrade over the original is in the battery department, with the new model rocking a 36-V/10-Ah Li-ion battery for between 20 and 70 miles (32-112.6 km) of per-charge range, representing a 40 percent capacity increase over the original. That Samsung battery is hidden within the downtube and can be removed, though that should only really be undertaken for maintenance purposes.

The Babymaker II features a 350-W geared rear-hub motor and Gates Carbon belt drive
The Babymaker II features a 350-W geared rear-hub motor and Gates Carbon belt drive

The city ebike comes with an Aikema 350-W geared rear-hub motor with a peak output of 500 watts, for five levels of pedal assist up to a top speed of 25 mph (40 km/h) using a cadence sensor. FLX has ditched the chain drive option of old to offer the Babymaker II with a maintenance-free, clean Gates Carbon belt drive only.

Riders are treated to a wider flat handlebar than the first edition, which is home to a Fitbit-like smart LCD display that shows ride info like battery status, speed and pedal assist level. Stopping power comes from Magura MT30 hydraulic disc brakes, and the ebike rolls on 28-inch rims wrapped in Kenda 700x28c Presta Valve tires.

FLX Bike reports that the first batch of white Babymaker II stealth ebikes are already in production at a facility in Detroit, with different color options coming later in the year. To celebrate the Twoday launch yesterday, the list price is $2,222 – but significant discounts are available from the online store.

Product page: Babymaker II

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WB
The name is a bit an oxymoron. It's well known that sitting on a bike saddle creates erectyle disfunction and impotence - seen with many professional bikers. Sitting on those nerves all day makes them go numb and then redevelop result is NO BABIES. As a result naming a bike babymaker should be called Babynator not Baby Maker.. if we want to stick to science and skip the Marketing BS
Inga
Babymaker is a very unfortunate name. I would really examine the seat carefully.
WB
Don't let your girlfriend ride this bike!