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

4.2/5
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It met my expectations in everything

5
  • Spacious
  • Easily foldable
  • Practical
  • Super modern
  • There are no downsides 😍

For me the best baby stroller in the world! I wouldn't trade it for anything! It met my expectations in everything.

  • Composable
  • Agile, but can handle moderate terrain
  • Huge storage space
  • Leg rest is adjustabôe
  • Adjustable handlebar length
  • Detachable belly bar (no need to detach the whole handle)
  • Extended hood
  • Looks great
  • Bucket seat style does not allow to create a flat sleeping surface - it is possible to lie down, but then the legs are higher than the head

The best stroller in terms of compromise between compactness and terrain capability with many practical features.

Quite nice

3
  • large bassinet
  • adjustable leg rest
  • belly bar
  • detachable and extended canopy
  • completely unusable in terrain

Quite nice. I have the Ferrari edition.

The seat is large

4

It's harder than the Jané Slalom, but it's small, foldable, easy to ride - and what I like the most: the seat can be reversed in froward facing and vice versa ☺️ The seat is large, bigger than the Slalom, and I put my son to sleep in the stroller until he was two years old.

For me, average

3
  • very spacious
  • reverses for and against the direction of travel
  • the wheels go through everything
  • no suspension
  • a bit difficult to fold into my car

For me, an average stroller. Unsprung wheels, so a bit harder, but thanks to the larger wheels it went through everything without a problem. The bucket seat was fine for us. The stroller is wonderfully roomy, suitable for bigger kids. I was a little disappointed with the quality of the covers, after a while you could see rubbing, pushing through etc... Reverses in and against the direction of travel.

A bit bulky in the car for me, didn't suit me to fold the seat first and then fold the chassis - I travel a lot and need to fold the stroller ideally in one click. But those who don't take the stroller out of the car 4 times a day don't have to deal with this :-)

Super easy to use and super light

5

Love it! Super easy to use and super light!

If it wasn't so hard to steer and the wheels weren't rattling, I'd be happy with it.

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.

Your questions about the Cybex Balios M

1)

Hi Eli,

I have Cybex Balios M and a car seat, Aton what adaptors do I need? Thanks

Hi, Andrea,

You need the dedicated Balios M adapters which, as the model is discontinued, are not easy to come by, at least not in stores. Be sure to search through classifieds or eBay - pre-owned models and accessories, mostly - to find these:

.eli - 15 Aug 2022
2)

Hi,

Is the Cybex Balios M compatible to use with most brands of baby capsules?

Hiya, Ana,

With the car seat adapters for this stroller, the Balios M is compatible with many of the well-known brands - the same adapters that go with this stroller's frame accept Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, Joie, Nuna, Recaro and Kiddy car seats. This stroller, however, doesn't accept Britax, Graco, Chicco nor Peg-Pérego car seats.

.eli - 17 Jul 2022
3)

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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