Stacyc eDrive

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Release Year
Charge Time
0.5, 0.75 Hours
Maximum Range
11 Miles
Top Speed
9, 13 mph
Volts and Amp Hours
20V 2Ah, 20V 4Ah
Wheel Size
Gearing Type
17.0, 20.0 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Stacyc eDrive. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

8 reasons to buy

  • Kids moved from training wheels to riding the Stacyc within minutes.
  • The Stacyc was seen as a good progression to a pedal bicycle or first motorcycle.
  • Little ones can keep up with parents and siblings on family rides.
  • Three settings allow parents to dial in the maximum speed that their child rides at.
  • Parents said quality parts were not flimsy or cheap.
  • Kids rode five miles on a single charge to battery flatness.
  • A simple charging system was mastered by a five year old rider.
  • Owners found the Stacyc to be durable.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Many reviewers noted that the Stacyc was expensive, compared to the competition.
  • The rear brake lever was difficult for some children to operate with small hands.
  • One parent complained that the bike failed quickly after upgrading the battery.
  • An owner had to replace a fuse twice.

Bottom line

The Stacyc 12eDrive and 16eDrive are electric balance bikes for young children. There are two approaches to the use of the Stacyc: reduce training time for progressing from a balance bike to a pedal bike, or as a stepping stone to motorcross. This e-bike is expensive, but many parents see it as worth the price. Parents like that they could cycle or jog alongside their Stacyc-bound toddler. The three speed settings (5mph, 7mph and 9mph for 12eDrive and 5mph, 7.5mph;13mph for the 16eDrive) allow parents to gradually progress their toddler to faster riding speeds as their skills progress.

Expert Reviews

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No Joke, Stacyc is the ‘One Weird Trick’ for Kids’ Cycling

The purpose of the Stacyc is to teach kids how to balance on a two-wheel vehicle and it does exactly that… with the addition of a motor, she got the balance down in about two hours of riding time… he got to her level in about 15 minutes… this is a training tool to get them onto a fully-featured bike.

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Cycle World

Stacyc 16eDrive Review

They can learn how to brake and use throttle on something that’s much easier to learn on than, say, a 50cc motorcycle… This is his first ride and he’s doing it straight from the get-go…

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Bike Test: Stacyc Stability Cycle

Watching an older kid rip up a trail was a blast… This bike also gave him the confidence to blast right back down the same trail… We’ve seen kids launch off ramps with these as their skills improve… You can even take your kids mountain biking…and the kids can climb and descend with you.

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Dirt Bike Magazine

Stacyc 12E-Drive Balance Bike

The Stacyc 12eDrive electric balance bicycle is an amazing machine! Yes, it’s a little pricey in the beginning, but we guarantee it will outlast any plastic power-wheels-type contraption by tenfold.

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User Ratings

74/100 based on 27 ratings
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