Post # 1
I am wondering if any of you have any advice regarding jogging strollers? We have been looking at a few and are interested in this one by Tike Tech but I’m not sure if it is what we need. I like the fact that the reviews say that it really good off-road (on trails and trudging through snow, which is great considering we live in the snow-belt), but I’m concerned about the lack of any designated space for a taller child’s feet (DH and I are both tall and I assume our offspring might also be tall). I’ve also looked into other brands like Baby Jogger, BOB Iron Man, Schwinn and Mountain Buggy. I know it sounds silly but I’ve noticed a lot of the jogging strollers come in bright/construction vest-ish colours and I’d rather go with an all black stroller, if possible! We are willing to spend up to $600.00 on a stroller that we love.
Any bees out there really love their jogging stroller? Or, Any bees really hate the jogging stroller they purchased? If so, why?
Thanks for all your help ladies!
Post # 3
Are you looking to buy this to go “jogging” or to have as your every day stroller? The reason I ask is because having a fixed front wheel makes it very hard to maneuver for most activities, like going to the store. I see a lot of people use “jogging” strollers for every day use and struggle to get through the aisles of stores. That’s not what they are for.
We had a BOB stroller and I loved it! (Just sold it because the youngest is too big for it now) It looked very similar to the Tike Tech one you are considering. Had a fixed front wheel and knobby tires. We used it mainly in the gravel trails, but it also worked great on pavement. My kids never complained in it, in fact they would always want me to go faster! 🙂
If you’re mainly going on smooth pavement or like I said, using it for just errands, then I would get one that doesn’t have as knobby tires. It will make it lighter and easier to maneuver,
I definitely thought the shocks were great, but for us it was because we used it on uneven ground. I would also check the weight compared to other strollers. One of the reasons we went with the BOB stroller is because it was much lighter than other ones. It may not seem like a big deal but after you’re pushing it for a while, it makes a difference. We had a double stroller too so adding the kids’ weight to it really added up.
I don’t know of a stroller out there that has a designated area for taller kids’ feet. My oldest is off the charts height wise and she fit just fine in our stroller, and it had a similar bottom to the Tike Tech one. We had to stop using it when she was around 4 because then her knees were scrunched up a bit and she wanted to dangle them, which is obviously dangerous.
I didn’t read the entire description but I would find one that had a basket where you could put your keys and cell phone. Ours had a small pocket between the handlebars. Inner pockets for the kids to put their snacks in too was helpful. Ours also had a bin on the bottom – that’s where I would put my water bottle.
The reason why the strollers are bright is so cars can see them. Ours was blue and not too obnoxious.
One of my friends had a Baby Jogger brand and wasn’t crazy about it. She said it felt cheap. But that’s just one person – I would definitely read the online reviews; that’s why we decided on the BOB stroller.
Post # 4
One of my friends swears by her BOB. She says it’s the best purchase that they made. It’s been 5 years since they got it and it has held up really well through two babies and is still going strong for their third.
Post # 5
@country chic: Thanks for your reply! I would definitely hopefully be using it for both, although likely more for actual jogging and walking on hiking trails. The closes mall is about an hour away so we wouldn’t be spending much time shopping with it in that setting.
I’m not too concerned about cars seeing it, as we live in a small town/rural area so traffic isn’t really an issue!
Thanks for the tips about looking for a light one, that makes sense for running obviously, you don’t want to be pushing a crazy heavy stroller when trying to run!
Post # 6
@AstoriaK: It sounds like BOB is the one to go with!
Post # 7
@MrsHS: I have a City Mini and LOVE it!
- Folds easily
- Front wheel can spin or stay straigjt
- The back can lay flat (love this for when my daughter falls asleep in the car)
- Wheels detatch for easier storage
- Tons of extras (cooler, travel bag, rain covers etc.)
I have had mine over 5 years and my daughter still fits. It is still in great condition and works as good as new!
Post # 8
Hi there, there are 2 jogging strollers that I can recommend for you – The Bob Revolution and the Baby Jogger Summit X3 – someone mentioned above that there friend wasn’t happy with the Baby Jogger and that is true re the older model. Baby Jogger came out with the model in March 2013 and its seriously a competitor with the Bob. As of yet I’ve still not heard a bad thing about it only raving reports. Its got some really cool features which in my opinion trumps the Bob eg it’s narrower than the Bob and you can fix the front wheel from the handle bar – very cool and useful. The summit x3 doesn’t come in full black but black with orange , black with green, the Bob does come in black. I think that you will find this article very useful.