WHAT IS A STACYC™?
STACYC™ Stability Cycle is an Electric Powered Balance Bike. STACYC was designed to be a non intimidating way for young children to learn and enjoy riding two wheels. A STACYC™ is the first “powered” balance bike and is confidence inspiring for a child who has only been walking for a short time. If your child can walk, they can begin to ride a STACYC™ in the non-powered mode. Once your child is proficient in coasting and braking, they can begin the last “powered” phases of the process. This will bridge them through the awkward years of physical development where the leg/torso ratio does not allow for a low and stable seat height in a regular bicycle. The STACYC™ was designed to allow children to gain all the skills of riding bicycles and while allowing for an extremely low seat height and low weight, providing thousands of hours of seat time, not easily attainable with a regular “kids” sized bicycle.
WHAT MODEL SHOULD I BUY?
Great question. We offer 2 different models for toddlers aged 3-7 years old, although body size and mental maturity are more important indicators.
•12 EDRIVE-The Skill-Building, 12” wheel size model. This model is a great first bike for 3-5 year olds weighing up to 75lbs. Its super simple design features the core elements that make STACYC™ the number one and only “powered” balance bike brand in the world.
•16 EDRIVE-The Skill-Building, 16” wheel size model. This model is a great first bike for 5-7 year olds weighing up to 75lbs. Its super simple design features the core elements that make STACYC™ the number one and only “powered” balance bike brand in the world.
WHAT SIZE SHOULD I BUY?
STACYC™ bikes are available in a 12EDRIVE and a 16EDRIVE model (number refers to wheel diameter in inches). For children with an inseam of 17” or less, we suggest a 12” model. For children with an inseam more than 17” and less than 23”, we suggest the 16” models. Both bikes are designed to function with riders weighing less than 75lbs. More than 75lb riders will see a significant drop in battery life and runtime. The experience will not be optimal.
MY CHILD IS LESS THAN 3 YEARS OLD, CAN THEY RIDE IT?
If your child is proficiently walking, he or she can ride a STACYC™, but we do not encourage children under 3 to ride the bike. Parental supervision is of utmost importance for young children to keep them safe. Our Patent Pending design offers the perfect combination of low seat height, low center-of-gravity, and lightweight, allowing even the smallest children to find success. Do not worry about buying those awkward kids bikes with tall seats, #ridestacyc until your child can easily reach the pedals on a proper 18-20” wheel size bike.
THERE ARE NO PEDALS. HOW DO THEY MAKE IT GO, HOW DO THEY MAKE IT STOP?
Initially, in the non-powered mode, children put their feet on the ground and push. It functions just like a balance bike (also referred to as running bikes.) Young children have the most stability by using their legs to walk and balance.
Stopping is just as easy as starting; they just put their feet down. As your child progresses, they should start to use the powerful handbrake. When the child has great command of the handbrake, they can begin the Slow Power Mode. Just follow the process.