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#1 of 14 Old 07-09-2008, 12:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone have either of these? I can't decide which to go with. Any insight would be helpful!

And this would be used for JOGGING not mall trips.

(All the reviews I see online are like "the bob is great - I can fit ten gap bags underneath it, wow! :Puke )
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I have a Revolution, and love it for jogging. I'm not familiar with the other model, is that the one with the small tires?

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revolution is great for jogging... and everything else!
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I think the sport utility's front wheel dosn't swivel. There are so many models I am having trouble choosing...and figuring out what the differences are.

So the Rev dosn't have a hand brake, right? Has that been a problem at all?
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We decided to go with the Revolution. The main reason is that the front wheel can either be locked or it can swivel. We decided that the Revolution would be our only stroller (the baby is usually in the sling) so we wanted the option with the front wheel. My husband is a runner and so he talked to alot of other runners when making the final decision he got great feedback on both the Revolution and the Utility.

As a sidenote, we were able to find the Utility used for about $100. We were unable to find the Revolution used and had to pay full price.
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We have the Revolution - it's great for jogging. The lack of handbreak hasn't been a problem.

I like that the front wheel swivels. I think the lack of a swivel option would make the stroller very hard to cope with on anything but the broadest and straightest of trails.
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[QUOTE=runnerbrit;11658524]We decided to go with the Revolution. The main reason is that the front wheel can either be locked or it can swivel. QUOTE]
: We have the revolution and I love that it can swivel or lock for jogging. It's great to have the option vs. the straight wheel. BOB was on sale at amazon but that was a few weeks ago (not sure if it's still on). I got mine with a 15% off REI coupon for signing up for their mailing list as it's rare to get a new BOB on sale.
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Done. Just ordered a Bob Revolution - thanks for the input everyone!
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ah poo, I saw this post too late.

I went through the same thing and opted for a Sport Utility. I love the fact the front wheel doesn't move. We use it exclusively for running.

In either case, you're jogging! Enjoy your new stroller

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We have the Bob ironman. It has larger wheels, thus a very light and smooth ride. I was actually surprised at the effort needed to push a running stroller while jogging. That's why I wanted the larger/lighter wheels. I only use the stroller for running, so not having the front wheel swivel was preferred. I've never used the hand brake, though. I know you've already ordered your stroller, but I just wanted to add this in case someone else was interested...

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We have the ironman and LOVE it!! We looked at the models you mentioned but liked it the best. I wish we would taken it back and got the dbl since the week we got it I found out I was preg with dd(now 6mos old) Even though we just have the single dh runs with ds everyday(almost).

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Saw that you ordered the Rev, but wanted to add for others:

We have an SUS d'Lux. It's the SUS with the Ironman 16" alloy wheels. I jog with it frequently, but the main reason why I chose it over the Revolution was becuase the huge front tire allows me to plow easily through snow, mud, etc. It is truly an "all terrain" stroller, and seems very safe in the kind of terrain we have where we live.

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i have the sport utility and love it for running and walking. i wish the wheel would pivot, but so far it hasnt been much of an issue, where i run the roads are pretty wide so its no big deal to turn.
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Revolution no doubt...We had a single before my daughter was born and now we have a doulie...

It is great for running but is still also great for use in the mall as well..
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