Cybex Balios M
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Cybex Balios M

The large-wheeled, foldable urban dweller
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Cybex Balios M belongs to the Cybex Silver series. The reversible bucket seat can be tilted to a fully reclined position. You can also adjust the leg rest. The seat with a higher weight capacity can handle even a bigger child. The larger wheels with mild suspension are mainly suitable for city strolling, but can handle even a rougher terrain. The same stroller, but with smaller, city wheels is the Cybex Iris M-Air. With the optional carrycot and/or a car seat, you can create a full-featured system from birth. For 2019, Balios M came out in a special Cybex for Scuderia Ferrari edition as well.

Cybex Balios M Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system, 3in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
11.2 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
110 cm x 59 cm x 102 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
84 cm x 59 cm x 37 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Germany
Stroller available as a pushchair (seat unit configuration) only; newborn accessories (like a carrycot) need to be purchased separately
Yes

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
17 kg
Recommended age range (best to use with a child of)
0-36 months
Reversible seat unit
Yes
Easy-release memory button(s) on the seat or the carrycot
No
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
Yes
Reclining backrest
Yes, 3 positions
Full-recline backrest (a bigger-than-a-150-degree-angle to a lie-flat)
Yes
Backrest recline type
Rear-located recline mechanism (e.g., lever-operated)
One-hand backrest recline system
Yes
Extendable backrest
No
Legrest positioning
Yes, 3 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
No
Footrest
Yes
Backrest height
53 cm
Width and depth of the sitting surface
31 x 21.5 cm
Total length of the seat unit
93.5 cm
A higher seat unit's position on the chassis
No
Height-adjustable seat
No
Seat unit's proper attachment indicator
No
2in1 convertible carrycot/seat unit (pramette travel system)
No
Fabrics removable for cleaning
Yes
Seat fabrics cleaning
Machine washable
Safety harness type
5-point
Harness padding
Yes
Height-adjustable harness belts
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the seat
No
Second seat can be attached (single-to-double convertibility)
No

The Canopy (Hood)

Seat unit equipped with a canopy/hood
Yes
Extendable canopy/hood
Yes
The canopy/hood features a sun visor
No
Floating, follow-the-sun canopy
No
Height-adjustable canopy
No
Removable canopy
Yes
Waterproof canopy
Yes
UV protection in the (canopy) fabrics
Yes
Ventilation integrated into the canopy
Yes
A pocket integrated into the canopy
No
Peek-a-boo viewing window present on the canopy
Yes
Peek-a-boo window can be closed/covered
Yes
Quiet (magnetic/no velcro) peek-a-boo window
No
Reinforcing side clasps present on the canopy
No

The Bumper bar

Bumper bar
Yes
Bumper bar type (style)
Bar
Removable bumper bar
Yes
Gate-opening (swing-away) bumper bar
Yes
Height-adjustable bumper bar
No
Bumper bar features a fabric (non-wipe-clean) cover
No
Bumper bar features an extra crotch strap
No

The Wheels

Number of wheels
4
Front wheel(s) type
Rubber-coated wheels
Rear wheels type
Rubber-coated wheels
Front wheels diameter
20 cm
Rear wheels diameter
29 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
Yes
Removable wheels
Yes
All wheels are double wheels
No
All-terrain version of wheels available to purchase separately
No
Wheels equipped with mudguards
No,
Two-wheel mode
No

The Suspension

Suspension
Yes
Wheels with suspension
All
Suspension type
Mechanical (internal spring-loaded mechanism)
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
No

The Brake

Central brake system/type
One-step rocker pedal (flip-flop friendly)
Deceleration handbrake
No,

The Fold

Folding system
Flat (compact) fold
One-hand fold
Yes
Plane-travel-friendly stroller with an ultra-compact fold (suitable as carry-on luggage)
No
Folds with the (forward-facing) seat attached
Yes
Folds with the rearward-facing seat attached
No
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
No
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
No
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Telescopic
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
100-110 cm
Reversible handlebar (handle can be flipped to the other side)
No
Safety wrist strap
No

The Basket

Shopping basket
Yes
Large shopping basket
No
Basket's weight capacity
5 kg
Closable basket
No
An extra basket can be attached to the frame
No
A pocket integrated into the seat/elsewhere on the stroller frame
Yes

The Carrycot

Carrycot compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Internal dimensions of the carrycot - mattress measurement
77 x 29 cm
Carry handle on the carrycot
Yes,
Inclining carrycot mattress
No,
Foldable carrycot
Yes,
Rocking-base carrycot
No
Ventilatilated carrycot base (bottom ventilation system)
No,
Carrycot installable in the car instead of a group 0+ car seat (Auto carrycot)
No,
Carrycot positioned high on the frame
No

The Car seat

Car seat compatible
Yes (with adapters)
Car seat sold separately
Yes
Maxi-Cosi/Cybex car seat attachment-type adapters available
Yes
Britax Römer car seat attachment-type adapters available
No

The Accessories & Extra features

Parent tray/organizer on the handlebar (included)
No
Cup holder can be attached
Yes
Reflective elements
No
No pushchair mode/seat-unit configuration available
No
Rain cover included
No
Mosquito net included
No
Leg cover (apron) included with the seat unit
No
Seat liner/insert included
No
Changing bag included
No
Carry bag/transport cover for the folded stroller included
No
Motorized/Baterry-powered
No
LED light(s)
No
Built-in audio speakers
No
A storage/bag can be attached instead of a seat
No

Parent reviews of the Cybex Balios M

4.5/5
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Super easy to use and super light

5

Love it! Super easy to use and super light!

A perfect pushchair. Absolutely happy with it. I have the whole 3in1 set. It lasted for both of my kids and it's still in great condition.

I am sorry it's not sold anymore :-(

5
  • Spacious
  • Easy to adjust the seat back and leg rest
  • Huuuge storage basket
  • Incredible easy push
  • Incredible easy manipulation
  • Compact folding
  • There's only a mesh extension part on the canopy

Almost perfect stroller. I am sorry it's not sold anymore :-(

I thought it will be smaller after folding. But even so, I am still happy with it.

Id buy a Cybex again for sure

4
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to push and turn
  • Compact, which is great when traveling 🙂
  • Rattling wheels

Its only downside - the rattling wheels, but we got used to it 🙂 But I wouldn't choose differently; I'd buy a Cybex again for sure.

  • One of the lightweight pushchairs
  • Those large wheels are able to pass through cobblestones or grassy terrain
  • Extra.large canopy
  • Mesh panel in the canopy (a great help in the summer)
  • Large seat
  • Reversible seat
  • L-shaped bucket seat
  • Large basket
  • A very slight rattling of the front wheels on uneven surfaces (I don't really mind this)

I seriously don't understand why didn't I buy it sooner! I moved on to it after a bulky and heavy travel system, and I find the Balios M perfect for me. I am not even bothered by the slight rattling of the front wheels when passing through uneven terrain - it's nothing serious. I also love the mesh panel in the canopy, even though I thought I would mind that. And that L-shaped seat unit! I was a bit afraid at first, but immediately after getting in it, my DD sat there like a queen! I drank my coffee, watched a performance, and she was still happy sitting there, not a budge. This I never knew before - I had to move with the pushchair all the time before. She obviously loves being in this one. And I am ABSOLUTELY happy.

It fit our lifestyle well

4
  • Design
  • Easy, practical fold
  • Large shopping basket
  • Reversible
  • Cupholder
  • Extendable hood
  • Rattling of the front wheels

We had the 2018 version of the Balios M. A beautiful, compact, functional stroller. It fit our lifestyle well (we just had the stroller version, no carrycot or car seat).

  • A lot of space for the child
  • Large canopy
  • Large basket
  • Easy manipulation
  • The front wheels rattle slightly when going through more demanding surfaces

Its fantastic! I am just sorry I didnt buy it from the beginning ❤️

Your questions about the Cybex Balios M

1)

Hello,

Can you attach a scooter to the Balios M for older siblings. Will the attachment for Balios S work?

Hello, Anna,

By a scooter, you mean a sibling board? If so, and you are asking about the Priam/Balios S KidBoard from Cybex, I am sorry but no, it will not fit the Balios M frame. However, you can always go for universally fitting Bunprider or Lascal Buggy Board Mini/Maxi with this model.

.eli - 15 Apr 2022

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