The Babymaker: Stealth road e-bike with belt drive

The Babymaker eBike by FLX combines the best features of both traditional bicycles and electric bikes.

Electric bikes are a great invention, no doubt, but lovers of classic bikes still find them cumbersome. Plus, most manufacturers appear more focused on who’ll produce the ‘smartest’ bike without paying much attention to how users feel about them. If you’re a lover of good old biking and classic bikes but won’t mind getting some help from an electric motor, the Babymaker by FLX is the perfect e-bike for you. It’s a fine blend of the best qualities of classic and modern bikes – it will turn heads and empower riders to crush the most challenging terrains in style.

Design and features

The Babymaker’s design concept is simple; it’s so sexy that it’ll be hard to tell it’s electric. The final product is a testament to the ingenuity behind that thinking. The Babymaker e-bike is everything you love about classic road bikes, redesigned with advanced technology for the modern world. Unlike other electric bikes that incorporate countless redundant features, the Babymaker thrives on simplicity. Turn your bike on, hit the pedal, and start riding, just as you would a classic bike. Interestingly, there’s no conspicuous feature that suggests the bike is electric; that’s a secret between you and the manufacturers.

Navigate difficult terrains with ease

Traditional bikes rely solely on the rider’s pedal power. This could make navigating hills and riding at high speeds challenging. To solve the problem, the Babymaker comes with a powerful motor that’s discreetly placed in the rear wheel. You can tackle hills with ease and get to your destination in record time, all without breaking a sweat. However, the best thing about the Babymaker is that it gives riders a choice to either put in the hard work themselves or let their bike handle it.

Make a statement with your bike

The Babymaker boasts an innovative design accompanied by unparalleled aesthetics. There’s no bulky battery protruding from one side or awkward cables that you have to constantly worry about. The bike has the look, feel, and weight of a classic bike, and there’s hardly a better bike that can do a better job of turning heads everywhere you go.

Get ready to go all the way

The Babymaker boasts a high-capacity lithium battery that’s concealed in the bike’s frame. With just 2 hours of charging, you can ride up to 50 miles with pedal assist. In the event the battery runs out, you can continue riding forever, but on your own power. Thankfully, the bike is so lightweight it pedals just like a regular bike.

Brakes at your service

Worried about riding too fast? Maybe you don’t need to be, as long as the terrain is reasonably safe. The Babymaker e-bike is equipped with powerful Magura hydraulic disk brakes that can bring you to a halt in an instant, even while riding at full speed. They’re exactly what you need whenever you’re forced to come to a sudden stop.

Babymaker pro performs even better

Instead of the conventional greasy chain, the Babymaker Pro rocks a Gates carbon belt drive. This promises a remarkably smooth ride that is quiet, clean, and maintenance-free. The Magura hydraulic disk brakes are also exclusive to the pro version.

Pricing info

The Babymaker e-bike is currently at the crowdfunding stage. The Indiegogo campaign has been hugely successful, generating more than $1 million in 12 hours. The bike is available at 50% off the proposed post-launch price on Indiegogo. You can visit the official campaign page for available pledges and rewards.

About the manufacturers

Rob Rast and Pete Leaviss are no strangers to electric bike manufacturing. Their company, FLX, was founded by launching on Indiegogo in 2016. Thousands of people around the world joined the movement, raising over $2 Million for bikes in just 60 days. Prior to the Babymaker project, they have delivered thousands of bikes around the world, with over a dozen new models and countless design iterations. The success and limitations of earlier models like Roadster, Trail, and Blade inspired the Babymaker, and as usual, they’re counting on enthusiasts to help fund the campaign. You can visit the FLX website to find out more about their products.