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StaCyc Bikes Review

By Jordan Grimes   /  Last updated - December 29, 2021

Stacyc bikes (Stability Cycle) is a company founded to develop tools for kids to learn balance skills and the other fundamentals of cycling, with the added fun of a small motor and battery.

Using a balance bike teaches your kids the core skills involved with riding without introducing pedaling. In this way, they can become comfortable with being on a bicycle and then transition smoothly to a regular kids’ bike. 

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This compares to the old method of teaching the kid using training wheels, which takes longer and is less enjoyable for the child. If you want to get the perfect present for your kid to help them fall in love with cycling, then look no further than a Stacyc e-bike.

The major disadvantage of these products is that they don’t require energy to use. That means, instead of mentally and physically tiring children out from the learning process, your kids will still be bursting with energy after using their Stacyc bike.

STACYC 12 electric strider bike


 

Table of Contents

About

Stacyc Bikes Range
-Stacyc 12e
-Stacyc 16e
-IRONe 12
-IRONe 16

Accessories

Dealers

Races

FAQs


 

About

What is a StaCyc bike?

Essentially these products are like balance motor bikes for kids. A Stacyc product acts as an alternative to balance bikes for kids, widely recognized as the best way to teach your kid to ride a bike.

Among their range are two Harley Davidson kids bike options, of which one of the versions is for 3-5-year-olds, and the other HD bike is designed for older kids aged 5-7 years. These bikes sport the Harvey Davidson colors and logos, while other models use the Stacyc branding.

 

What does Stacyc mean?

Stacyc combines words Stability and Cycle. The name reflects the primary use of these electric balance bikes; to teach kids the balance and stability skills to transition smoothly to riding a regular bike when the time comes.

Stacyc = Stability Cycle

Stacyc Bikes – To Whom?

An electric bike without pedals is perfect for a young child between the ages of three and seven who hasn’t learned how to cycle yet. These products can help a child who doesn’t cycle, to learn the appropriate skills.

An eBike for kids adds an extra layer of fun to the process, meaning your child will likely fall in love with cycling and want to get on their Stacyc bike every day. These bikes are not for parents with very high-energy kids; a regular balance bike would best serve these children.

staycyc children's electric motorcycle


 

Stacyc Electric Balance Bikes

There are four kids’ electric bicycles available from Stacyc. These are categorized based on the size of the frame and wheels as well as the battery size. The smaller models are best for kids ages 3-5, while the larger ones are for those aged 5-7. Before purchasing, ensure your child’s inseam height correlates to the seat height.

TYPE MSRP $ WHEELS TOP SPEED RUN TIME SEAT HEIGHT WEIGHT
Stacyc 12eDrive Balance Bike 735 12″, Pneumatic Tires 9 mph 30-60 min 13″ 17 lbs
Stacyc 16eDrive Balance Bike 949 16″, Pneumatic Tires 13 mph 30-60 min 17″ 20 lbs
H-D IRONe 12 Balance Bike 735 12″, Pneumatic Tires 9 mph 30-60 min 13″ 17 lbs
H-D IRONe 16 Balance Bike 949 16″, Pneumatic Tires 13 mph 30-60 min 17″ 20 lbs

 

Stacyc 12eDrive

Perfect toddler electric motorcycle

STACYC 12 electric bike no pedals

MSRP: $735

The 12eDRIVE toddler electric bike by Stacyc is a fun learning tool for any parents wanting to provide their child with a fantastic gift.

This Stacyc balance bike is for children aged 3 to 5 or, more importantly, with an inseam of between 14″ and 20″. It uses a 20V motor with a 2Ah battery that provides between 30 and 60 minutes of riding time.

We feel this riding time is too short and may deter parents from taking the bike away from the home if it will only last a maximum of 60 minutes before needing another charge.

In addition, there are four settings and three different powers/speeds to choose from, which you can increase progressively while their skills develop.

Kids learn to balance, use the brakes, and other skills like handling and cornering. The bike itself is made with a light aluminum frame with 12″ composite wheels and pneumatic tires. The 12eDRIVE charges entirely in 30 to 60 minutes and weighs just 17lbs.

When compared to the other main competitor, Thumpstar, the 12eDrive is lacking in battery size and functionality. The Thumpstar 12″ model has a 5.2Ah battery with twice the expected run time as well as a speed limiter that offers three extra modes. All this, and it is $69 cheaper.

Stacyc 12 Size Recommendation:
Leg inseam: 14-20″
Weight: <75 lbs
Ideal battery bike for kids aged 3-5

  • Aluminum TIG Welded Frame
  • BMX-Style Steel Fork
  • 12″ Composite Wheels + Pneumatic Tires
  • Seat Height: 13″
  • 3 Power Modes
    • Training Mode – 5mph
    • Standard Mode – 7mph
    • Advanced Mode – 9mph
  • 36Wh Battery
  • Runtime: 30-60 min
  • Charge Time: 30-60 min
  • Weight: 17 lbs

STACYC 12 boys electric bike

Where to Buy?

JensonUSA.com

Stacyc.com


 

Stacyc 16eDrive

Perfect children’s electric bike

stacyc bike 16

MSRP: $949

Electric bikes for 6-year-olds are not easy to come by. However, Stacyc’s 16eDrive is designed for 5 to 7-year-olds or those with inseams that measure between 18″ and 24″.

Because this model is for older children, it has a more powerful motor, a larger battery, and higher max speeds. This Stacyc electric balance bike has a 4Ah battery (twice the size of the 12eDrive, which will last up to 60 minutes at speeds between 5 and 13mph.

The 16eDrive is built with a lightweight aluminum frame, meaning the bike weighs 20lbs in total. On this electric stability bicycle are 16″ composite wheels with pneumatic tires. This version is perfect for any older kid who is starting to learn how to ride a bike.

Like with the 12eDrive, Thumpstar offers a 16″ model for $50 cheaper, with a larger battery and more speed choices. However, the gap between the two 16″ balance bikes is smaller than the 12″ ones, as the 16eDrive has a 4Ah battery.

stacyc 16 bike animation

Stacyc 16 Size Recommendations
Leg inseam: 18-24″
Weight: <75 lbs
Ideal kids e-bike for 5-7-year-olds

  • Aluminum TIG Welded Frame
  • BMX-Style Steel Fork
  • 16″ Composite Wheels + Pneumatic Tires
  • Seat Height: 17″
  • 3 Power Modes
    • Training Mode – 5mph
    • Standard Mode – 7.5mph
    • Advanced Mode – 13mph
  • 72Wh Battery
  • Runtime: 30-60 min
  • Charge Time: 30-60 min
  • Weight: 20 lbs

STACYC 16 battery operated bike for kids

Where To Buy?

JensonUSA.com

Stacyc.com


 

H-D IRONe 12

Harley Davidson kids electric bike

H-D IRONe 12

MSRP: $735

The Harley-Davidson Brushless IRONe12 is designed in partnership with the iconic motorcycle brand to deliver the most desirable motorized bike for toddlers out there.

This Harley kids’ bike is almost identical in its components and build to the 12eDrive, making it perfect for kids aged 3 to 5 with inseams of 14″ to 20″.

The one unique thing about this bike is its branding, which may or may not justify the $60 price difference. Consider the design’s importance to your child, along with the Thumpstar model’s mentioned in the reviews above.

IRONe 12 Size Recommendation:
Leg inseam: 14-20″
Weight: <75 lbs
Kids electric balance bike for 3-5-year-olds

  • Aluminum TIG Welded Frame
  • 12″ Composite Wheels + Pneumatic Tires
  • Seat Height: 13″
  • 3 Power Modes
    • Training Mode – 5mph
    • Standard Mode – 7mph
    • Advanced Mode – 9mph
  • 36Wh Battery
  • Runtime: 30-60 min
  • Charge Time: 30-60 min
  • Weight: 17 lbs

H-D IRONe 12 motorized balance bike

Where To Buy?

Stacyc.com


 

H-D IRONe 16

Harley Davidson edition youths electric bike

Harley Davidson IRONe 16 kids balance bike

MSRP: $949

Like the H-D IRONe12, the IRONe16 has unique Harley-Davidson branding which makes it stand out from the other models.

This Stacyc electric balance bicycle is very similar to the 16eDrive except with improved electronics (a high output brushless motor) which results in a 20% increase in power and a 10% increase in efficiency.

IRONe 16 Size Recommendations
Leg inseam: 18-24″
Weight: <75 lbs
Age: ~5-7 years old

  • Aluminum TIG Welded Frame
  • 16″ Composite Wheels + Pneumatic Tires
  • Seat Height: 17″
  • 3 Power Modes
    • Training Mode – 5mph
    • Standard Mode – 7.5mph
    • Advanced Mode – 13mph
  • 72Wh Battery
  • Runtime: 30-60 min
  • Charge Time: 45-60 min
  • Weight: 20 lbs

Where To Buy?

Stacyc.com


 

Stacyc Accessories

Stacyc offers a range of fun accessories and kits so your child can personalize their balance bike to their preferences.

Stacyc Graphics Kit

Electrify pink Stacyc graphics

Stacyc has various graphics kits that your child can use to customize their bike themselves. These are full-wrap kits and are only compatible with Brushless Motor models.

Stacyc Foot Pegs

Stacyc balance bike extended foot rest

These Stacyc footrest add-ons are perfect for kids who are starting to outgrow the stock ones. These extended platforms allow your kids to ride their bikes for longer. They are made from solid aluminum and have a grippy surface.

Stacyc Stand

MOTO STAND

Any child looking to show off their new purchase can buy an extra Stacyc bike stand. This stand is ideal for the new Harley-Davidson branded IRONe model. The stand has a max weight capacity of 30lbs and is not for use as a seat.

Stacyc Parts

  • Stacyc bike battery
  • Stacyc battery adapter
  • Replacement tires and wheels
  • Brakes
  • Replacement motor or throttle
  • And more

All Stacyc bike accessories

Stacyc.com


 

Stacyc Dealers

Stacyc dealers

You can find all of Stacyc’s dealers based on location through their Dealer Finder on their site. This allows you to use your US postal code to find the closest one.


 

Stacyc Races

If your kids ride Stacyc bikes, you can enter them into races and events in your local area. These events take place across the US and give your kid opportunities to throw on a number plate and have a chance to get out onto the podium.

> Find Stacyc events near your area


 

FAQs

How long Stacyc battery lasts?

Each of the four bikes we’ve discussed in this article will last 30 to 60 minutes of usage, depending on variables such as weight, terrain, etc.

How much are Stacyc Electric bikes?

The Stacyc bike price varies by the dealer however, the ones on JensonUSA cost $659 for the small version and $699 for the large.

How long is Stacyc warranty?

  • Frame and fork – 5 years
  • Non-electrical systems components – 1 year
  • Electric system components, including battery and charger – 90 days
  • Normal wear and tear items – 30 days. (sprockets, chain, grips, bar plugs, saddle, footrest, brake cable/housing, brake lining, paint/decals, tires, inner tubes)

Where can I order Stacyc number plate?

You can order a number plate kit through the Stacyc online store.


 

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