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#1 of 2 Old 04-17-2013, 03:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Wasn't sure where to post this. I am pregnant now with my first, and want to get a jogging stroller that I can put an infant car seat in. Sometimes I'll use it for vigorous walks, sometimes for jogging/running in the neighborhood. There aren't tons of options, but I like the BOB Revolution best so far.

 

However, I noticed a problem with it, and wondering if this is just me.....When I tested ut out at REI, I felt that it was almost trying to make a snake-like pattern (left, right, left, right) and I had to kinda control it to prevent that. Seems like a lot of work! I think it was the front wheel doing it. But this is while I was walking! I realize that the front wheel can be locked, and that that is good for jogging, but it seems like I shouldn't have to lock the front wheel just for a stroll, for the thing to "walk"/glide easily. I can't remember if I felt that sensation when running with the front wheel unlocked....I wanna say it was actually better when I picked up speed, but a lot of the time, I'll be walking!!!!

 

However, people seem to LOVE this stroller, and I feel like maybe I'm the only one noticing this? Hubby didn't notice. Or maybe it is my short height? Has anyone else ran into this problem with the Bob Revolution? I am wondering if it's just me. I noticed this also with a Graco jogging stroller, and the girl in the store suggested it could be my height, because she said she was short and noticed it too. This is with the 3 wheel strollers.

 

I guess my main question is if anyone else notices this, and if it is better when there is actually a baby in the stroller? I am a little worried when the car seat is in, the problem won't be much better, because the weight will be mainly on the top, not close to the front wheel.

 

I am thinking of just getting this stroller anyways, and locking the front wheel or getting over it.......because I can't find anything else I like right now that will accomodate jogging with an infant. I looked into the Baby Trend ones you see at Babies R Us and it's a no....the Summit by Baby Jogger doesn't take car seats.

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We have that stroller and I'm pretty short and didn't find swerviness problematic. Floor models sometimes get pretty beat up - do you know anyone who has that stroller so you could test if maybe it's that one?

That said - actual jogging with infants isn't really recommended, even with the carseat holding attachment. Manufacturers talk up concerns about the baby, but I'm a little more concerned about the advisability of pushing 40 -50 pounds of stroller while jogging and potentially not yet fully recovered from birth. Make your husband do that, or make him take the babe so you can go for a run.
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