Jogging Stroller

posted 1 year ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Our BOB is pretty awesome.  Thuele (that might be spelled incorrectly) is also another brand we looked at, but went with the bob.  You also might check out the fixed wheel versus not- fixed.  If he had a problem with the wheel moving, he might want to check out a fixed wheel (which is great if you’re running on mostly straight road). 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Most of my friends have a BOB – we live in Wyoming where there are rough sidewalks and lots of trails!  That’s what we are getting too.  Most of the models have a feature where the front wheel can swivel or be locked in place.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

BOB is great, friend has this one and swears by it because it’s so easy to use, light, and has a carseat.

Britax S08366700 2017 B-Agile & B-SAFE 35 Travel System

SIL uses Phil and Ted’s sports inline stroller for running, comes with a carseat,and she loves it. 

https://philandteds.com/ca-en/Products/push/sport#.Wx_aTr1E00M

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a BOB.  I have two, a double and single with the swivel wheel (that you can also lock in place).  BOB does make one that is permanently fixed wheel. I have the ones that do both so I can use them as normal strollers at places like the zoo or theme parks.  They’ve never come unlocked on me though I typically take mine on a paved trail but it can be bumpy in places.  If anything, they have accidently locked on me (when I want it in swivel mode).  Thule also makes some nice ones but they’re pricier and I used both of my BOBs with the adapator and car seat for both of my kids as infants so that was another reason I chose those. But I think Thule has some newer more stroller-ish ones now that they didn’t have years ago. I have one of their double bike trailers which is nice.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

aislebound :  Mine is a babytrend Expedition stroller, which came with a carseat and is still half the price of the ones suggested above.  I don’t jog with it, but I do live in rough terrain, which is why I purchased it.  I think it goes beautifully over roots, cracked pavement, sand (bogs down a little of course), big rocks embedded in the roads, washed out areas…  I can’t imagine it’d get out of control jogging on a path.  As mentioned above, it does have a swivel front wheel.  I’ve never looked to see if it could be locked.  At any rate, I love it and anyone else who has pushed the little bugger around has commented on how well it works, too.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

LOVE our BOB Flex! I’m 6’2” and it was difficult to find a stroller that was comfortable to even walk with. The handlebar comes out far enough that I don’t kick the storage and can be adjusted for different heights. It’s a dream on trails and sidewalks. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

If you’re going to be using it for actual running and jogging, you should definitely look into either a bob or a Thule. They are pricy, but you can get great deals on used ones either on craigslist or FB marketplace. I definitely wouldn’t use a non-jogging stroller for running as the safety mechanisms are different. Check FB for stroller groups too – they are a wealth of knowledge!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I purchased an Eddie Bauer jogging stroller on clearance from Target. I don’t actually jog, but we live on a gravel road and it works fantastic! We’ve had it for 3 years and it has always worked great. 

I couldn’t justify the cost of a BOB stroller. Granted I have never used one but even used prices in my area we’re like $300. That was more than I spent on my carseats that get used daily.  I live in an area where we can only use the stroller 4-5 months of the year.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We have a Bob Revolution and we love it. It’s our only stroller so we use it for running, trail walks, and just walking around the mall/ zoo/ stores, etc. It was definitely costly, but we didn’t buy any other stroller/ travel system and are happy with that decision. I’m pregnant with #2 and my cousin is giving us his used double Bob. I was hoping to find one so I’m thrilled! 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

ruby26 :  Did you buy an infant seat adapter for your Bob? Or what did you do for the first few months? Thanks girl! That’s awesome about your free double. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

KittyYogi :  we did. We bought the adaptor on Amazon for our Chicco Key Fit infant bucket seat. It’s not recommended that you run with an infant in the seat because the balance is thrown off so with LO, we walked but we didn’t run with her until she was stable in the stroller on her own (around 5 months- our pediatrician oked it). 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

aislebound :  BOB is kinda the go-to. But be mindful that you’re not actually supposed to run with infants until they’re 6mo old. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

BOB Revolution is great.   I ran with my daughter beginning at 4 months (when she was cleared by the pediatrician- the 6 months is just a guideline). She loved it until 1 year old and has started to like it again at 3.  I also don’t fix the wheel in place.  It’s impossible to corner…

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