Cybex Melio
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Cybex Melio

The lightweight, budget-friendly brother of the Mios
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The Cybex Melio is a lightweight, more minimalistic brother of the GB Melio, a stylish urban stroller inspired by the Cybex Mios design. Cybex's version of the Melio will have similar features as Mios', but in a more affordable, simplistic fashion. The front wheels footprint of this practical, compact stroller with a unique design is wider compared to rear wheels. Like the Mios, the Melio comes with the breathable, mesh seat unit, ideal for hot summer days. Other distinctive features of the seat are the front safety lights for better visibility, the clean lines as well as the higher weight capacity of up to 22 kg.

With a weight of less than 6 kg, the Cybex Melio is exceptionally light and easy to load. The Carbon version of the Melio will also be released; this version will be lighter by another 0.2 kg. The Melio is available as a stroller only, but for your newborn baby, the optional soft insert Cocoon S can be added. The Cocoon S transforms the seat unit into a form similar to a carrycot, so your little one will be safe in the seat. Alternatively, using car seat adapters, you can attach a Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, GB, and other car seat brands with the Cybex/Maxi-Cosi type attachment. The seat unit offers a full recline and comes with a seat insert cover for the backrest, offering a snuggly and comfortable place for your child, especially during cold days.

Cybex Melio Features & Specifications

The Basics

Type
Pushchair (seat and chassis only), 2in1 stroller system
Stroller weight
6.2 kg
Unfolded dimensions (h×w×l)
107 cm x 49 cm x 91 cm
Folded dimensions (h×w×l)
71 cm x 52 cm x 40 cm
Chassis material
Aluminum
Country of origin
Germany

The Seat unit

Maximum weight capacity - seat load
22 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
Yes
L-shaped, bucket-type seat unit
No
Reclining backrest
Yes, 4 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, 4 positions
Extendable leg rest
No
Wipe-clean layer on the leg rest
Yes
Footrest
No
Backrest height
50 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
Yes
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
Yes
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
16.5 cm
Rear wheels diameter
16.5 cm
Swivel wheels
Yes
Lockable wheels
No
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
Rear
Suspension type
Open springs
Adjustable suspension softness
No
Rocking chassis
Yes

The Brake

Central brake system/type
Push-push pedal brake (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
Yes
Self-standing fold
Yes
Auto-lock feature of the folded chassis
Yes
Folded stroller can be pulled behind like luggage
Yes
Stroller folds and/or unfolds by itself
No
Equipped with a carry strap/carry handle
Yes
Outward fold (the seat fabrics are on the outside after folding)
No

The Handlebar

Handle height adjustment
Pivoting
Handlebar material
Foam
Handlebar height
96.5-107 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
No

The Carrycot

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

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Parent reviews of the Cybex Melio

3.1/5
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It tips forward every time the front wheels hit a pebble.

  • LOW WEIGHT
  • DESIGN
  • BASKET
  • FLIMSY FEEL OF TEH CHASSIS
  • SEAT SURFACE + LEG REST
  • NO FOOT REST
  • HANDLE COVERED WITH FOAM

I love much about it (mainly the design, the low weight, the rather accessible basket) but it feels flimsy a bit, and the foot rest is pretty much non existent. The child has feet dangling around. Also, the leg rest and the overall surface for napping could be bigger. But yeah, it's parent facing so I guess that's the price to pay...

  • Faces both ways
  • Good quality
  • Badly balanced
  • I felt that the stroller would tip over with the child

Nice frame, nice looking - but that’s all. I felt that the stroller would tip over with the child.

  • low weight
  • nice roomy seat
  • one-hand push
  • one-hand fold
  • lie-flat seat
  • ventilation
  • small wheels
  • open seat when reclined

Fantastically lightweight! I love how nimble it feels and how I can push it with one hand while holding my toddler’s hand with the other one 🥰 The seat is spacious for occasional use with the older son, too. Recommended if you need something compact for a small car boot.

A yes from us

4
  • hood size
  • seat size
  • storage
  • stylish
  • light
  • foldable
  • foam on the handle
  • short leg rest
  • footrest

I sincerely love it. The hood size, the seat size, the storage 😍😍😍, the stylish frame, and so light ♥️ A yes from us.

I truly mind the foam handlebar

2
  • ventilated seat
  • large hood (a sun visor for the reclined position would be nice, though)
  • looks
  • compact one-hand fold
  • no foot rest
  • no locking of the front wheels
  • wobbly chassis/plastics
  • small wheels
  • less suspension than the Mios' (and only in the rear part)
  • foam handle

It's a little wobbly for it to be a pushchair made out of carbon - maybe they could have also made the plastics better. I truly mind the foam handlebar. I also don't understand why there is no real footrest for an older child and why the front wheels lack suspension as well as a locking system. Otherwise, a good-looking little urban pushchair with great ventilation for hot summer days.

  • incredibly lightweight
  • luxury design
  • summer seat
  • short leg rest
  • short canopy

A must-have for the stroller fashionistas! Great for summer, even though, get an extra sun-shade to it, if your child naps in the stroller often.

  • mesh seat
  • weight
  • compactness + one-hand fold
  • newborn-compatibility
  • maneuverability thanks to the wheel width
  • sturdiness
  • canopy

A less expensive "Mios". I love the "summer" design, but ofc it won't be that great in winter. Not the sturdiest. A simple option for the fashion-enthusiastic moms whose budget is a bit lower than the Mios' price.

I do love that it is like a cheaper, super lightweight Mios. Space- and function-wise, it is really super nice, but it doesn't feel sturdy at all. Very urban, ideal use would be for going shopping and such... The mesh seat will be awesome for summer.

Your questions about the Cybex Melio

1)

Hello,

I’m in doubt about Cybex Melio v.s. Cybex Eezy Twist S2+? Please can you help me to make a decision? Thank you 💛

He, Azra,

To me, the Melio is a weaker version of the Mios, which is actually a fantastic stroller, quality- and space-wise. So if it would be between the Cybex Mios and the Eezy S-Twist, the Mios would definitely win. But the Melio, as it tips backward to many, and the quality is rather weak-ish, I would actually not pick. So there you have it, the second option it would be for me, as the Melio, I am not as much a fan of - I would rather go with the Eezy S-Twist.

.eli - 07 Jul 2022
2)

Hi, Is there an option to put a Priam (and which?) or Mios seat on the Melio frame? To combine a little bit like Bugaboo?

Because on the Melio, the canopy is right above the child's head, and to use it fully up to 2 years of age and even little more, you need a bit extra space. 🤷

Thank you!

Hi, Mary,

I think you could, perhaps with a bit of engineering, change the canopy for a different one (probably for the Bugaboo Donkey one, but you would need to buy the extra canopy wires and canopy clasps, which will cost quite a bit), but I must say you will not solve the problem you have, as the hood HAS to be over the seat's end, or it will just stick out and move around with a huge gap in the back.

It is a thing with reversible seat units (more about those here), they are smaller, it has nothing with the weight limit which is almost always a bit overstated. My recommendation would be not to invest too much into your stroller, rather to use it as long as you can, and then get a non-reversible mid-size pushchair in the style of the Oyster Zero which suits a larger toddler better.

.eli - 02 Jul 2022
3)

Is there anything like this (facing both ways, large basket, large canopy, lightweight, cube fold, high mobility), but for child upto 22kg and higher backrest or canopy position for larger child's head?

Hi, Maya,

A better quality, but with a smaller basket (at least it seems so, but I never had a problem) is the Cybex Mios. It can definitely fit a larger toddler, I could fit a 4-year-old inside (also thanks to a better leg rest), but it will be a tight fit at 4 years (about 20 kg), and, unfortunately, no, at this size and weight AND being a reversible stroller, you will not find anything more spacious than the Mios. All similar strollers I know were actually smaller when I compared them to it (e.g. the Silver Cross Spirit, the Hauck Eagle 4S, etc.). You can check the Bugaboo Bee which does have a slide-up canopy. but unfortunately no leg rest, and from my experience, that seat was actually much less comfy for larger toddlers.

.eli - 24 Jun 2022
4)

Hi Eli, how would you rate the Cybex Melio Carbon vs. the Cybex Mios 2?

Hi, Katie,

In my humble opinion, the Melio is much worse in terms of quality and push. It is like they made the Melio as a budget version of the Mios/Mios 2, which almost always results in worse materials, worse characteristics, and overall worse performance. Even with similar features, it is not the same, unfortunately.

I would definitely recommend the Mios, but wouldn't get the Melio myself.

.eli - 18 Apr 2022
5)

Hello to those using Melio for some time. Does the mesh back stretch with the time? My worry is that it might become hammock-like if the child will sleep in it.

Hey, Lana,

The fabric that the Melio's mesh is made out of is actually rather sturdy. It, as everything, can get worn out, of course, but I never encountered this problem nor heard of anything like that happening to moms with this model nor the Mios. If you won't put the textiles on the washing machine (here's our [[article:ruyunochi|stroller cleaning guide and why not to put it in the washing machine), there's nothing to be afraid of in terms of stretching the mesh. If anything, a torn fabric is more likely to occur if you bump into something very strongly.

.eli - 31 Oct 2021
6)

Hi!

Our Melio, brand new, not carbon, has a handle that wobbles up and down easily all the way down the frame to where there is the Cybex logo. In addition, when we place the cot, it is at an incline with the head being circa 10 degrees higher than bottom.

Is this normal?

Thanks!

Hey there, Bee,

The answer is 'yes and no,' actually. The wobbling - the loose handle is actually rather typical of Cybex prams and pushchairs, I also don't like it as much. Some looseness is, however, normal, yes, it helps the frame endure the shocks from the road to not break. The bad news is, if it's too much, it is not normal, so it all depends on how much it wobbles and how much it bothers you. I will certainly recommend consulting the place you bought your stroller system at and showing (or making a video) what is happening and how much it causes you trouble. They should be informing you about what can be done.

About the bassinet incline, a bit of incline is just fine and actually good for reflux babies. A 10-degree incline seems a bit too much - if it causes your baby to slide down, I would again go to the seller and complain about a probably faulty piece. The first aid of a kind that you can, however, do, is to put a rolled towel roll under the baby's knees to help him of her stabilize in the position he/she's in and not slide down. It is also an ergonomic position helping with gas ;-)

We would most certainly appreciate a review of your Cybex Melio as it helps other parents make their choice (we tried our best to help you as well). Thank you so much!

.eli - 15 Aug 2021

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