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Hello,<br>
I had a Avalon jogging stroller but my husband didn't like it - it was too heavy to push while running. I think it maybe because it has smaller wheels than other joggers. Which are best for running? I'm thinking of one of these.<br><br>
BOB revolution<br>
Zooper boogie jogging stroller<br>
Love n' care joggin stroller<br>
mountain buggy urban jogging stroller<br>
Chariot bike trailer/jogging stroller - Cougar<br>
Baby jogger<br><br><br>
Ideally I want a jogging stroller that I can use for walking and my husband can use for running - multi purpose. So I would like it to have front wheel swivel funtion. But I'm not sure those multi purpose jogging strollers perform as well as joggers or bike trailer jogger as they have smaller wheels.<br><br>
Thanks so much.
 

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We <b>loved</b> our Baby Jogger with our now 9 yo DD. We've not yet tried it with our 5 mo old...but I guess we can, soon! When we got it 9 years ago, there weren't many joggers to choose from the Baby Jogger was the "Rolls Royce" of the bunch....
 

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I have a second hand Baby Jogger and I LOVE it !!!! It is so easy to use and it will drive over anything, even stairs, and even with flat tires!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I'm most interested in Chariot's bike trailer/stroller/jogger. Anyone has experience using it as a stroller in a store? It might be too big? I want something that is multi purpose as my space is really tight. thanks.<br><br>
Also, is it safe to put a 9 month old in a bike trailer?
 

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I have a zooper zydeco, which I love for walking, but for running I still like my 'cheapo' safety first. It's light, tough, and I don't care if I put a lot of wear on it. ( I tend to be hard on my strollers!)
 

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We have a Schwin free-wheeler and its pretty nice. Since DS is soo little we just walk with it right now, but it rolls very nicely on pavement and goes pretty darn well in the grass too! Nice big wheels and it folds down super easy and quick!!
 

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A friend has used a Baby Jogger as her main stroller since her daughter was born and really likes it. It's very lightweight and handles nicely. The only flaw I see in it is the lack of storage space; the basket is super teeny.
 

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Check out BOB's strollers...They're endorsed by the Ironman triathalon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
My GF just got one for her infant and it's great.<br>
-has infant seat attachment<br>
-seat fully reclines<br>
-full sun shade canopy<br>
-storage basket underneath<br>
-bigger tires for running<br>
-front wheel swivels<br>
-folds down to the smallest size of any running stroller I've seen<br>
-wheels are removable for storage<br>
It's a great size for shopping and also for running. We're looking at getting one too.<br><a href="http://www.bobstrollers.com" target="_blank">www.bobstrollers.com</a> or <a href="http://www.rei.com" target="_blank">www.rei.com</a><br><br>
I looked at the cougar, and it's super bulky and it looks like it would be hot for your DC because it has a full canopy over it. You also need to buy all the attachments for it. But, if you're interested REI.com has them.
 

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My neighbor has a BOB stroller and it's wonderful. I am very jealous!<br><br>
I have a Burley d'Lite bike trailer with the jogger kit. It is fairly similar to the Chariot. our front wheel doesn't swivel, but I don't find it a big problem. It is, however, WAY too big to shop with. I just carry DD in a sling or the bjorn when we are shopping, and if we're going to a zoo or festival or something, an umbrella stroller works just fine.<br><br>
We took our first DD out in the bike trailer when she was 9 months old. It worked OK. We had a little sleep positioner that we tucked behind her, and it helped to prop her up when she fell asleep. All helmets were just a bit big at that age, and she really didn't like wearing it, but we felt it was important, so she did a little crying in the trailer until she fell asleep sometimes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
DD1 really loved the trailer the following year, when she was 20 months old. the first year, we think she just kind of put up with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> but we did get her out and about, and it was a fun way to spend family time visiting different parks and running errands on the bike.<br><br>
DD2 is now 5 months old and I wonder if we'll try the bike trailer with her this year. We'll see how well she is sitting up when June/July get here.<br><br>
As far as jogging goes, I love the Burley for jogging. It is such a godsend to me... I am trying to train for a race in June and I wouldn't be able to get out at all without the jogger. It works just great. For the baby I strap an old car seat into the Burley so she is rear-facing. However I can only fit one child in with the carseat in there. My older DD loves to ride in it - there is a lot of space for books, drinks, snacks etc, and she can choose whether the canopy is up or down. I like the canopy with mosquito season here... I get bitten but she does not!
 

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I have a Chariot Cougar 2. I'd take a Chariot over any regular jogging stroller! We went to the local park in the rain today, and it went up the trails with no problem. I have the bike attachment, the jogging wheel, and the stroller wheels. The strolling wheels are good where space is tight, and it tracks really well with the jog wheel. It also has a suspension system, which is especially nice when we're biking. My 3yo and 10.5mo fit in it nicely now, but when we just had our older son he was able to sit in the middle (which you can't do with a standard double jogger).<br>
Children aren't supposed to ride in a trailer until about a year, but my second son is pretty sturdy, so I'd feel comfortable putting a helmet on him in the next few weeks.
 

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I hated the BOB (too much extra 'stuff' for me; I run and I'm petite) but for your application it might be good. Men are more comfortable running with the BOB and they do make a wheel that swivels or can be fixed.<br><br>
I'm a baby jogger devotee. I have a single and double. Love them. Worth the money or go ebay. My girlfriend has the Q series baby jogger and it's very easy for her to fold the jogger and throw it in her 300M- backseat or trunk. So it's portable.<br><br>
I have a Burley trailer (similar to Chariot but made in the USA!!) and I use it behind my bike and for walking. It's great for walking and you could run with it. Might not be AS comfortable as a jogger, but would work okay, I think.
 

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I third the BOB line of strollers! If you are an REI member, go for it! What a great dividend that'd make next year<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> .<br><br>
I have a second (or third) hand jogger by Baby Trend. It is *okay* for walking, and even running a bit--but the front wheel does not turn, so you have to lean on it a bit to turn...not easy when you are enjoying a good stride, kwim?<br><br>
ETA: Bob's are on sale (20% off ) for REI members May4-13) Use coupon code ANNV7!!
 

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We have 2 BOB Revolutions--a single and now a duallie--and we love them! DH is tall (6'3") and the stroller works well for both of us. On lots of other ones we looked at, the handlebar was just way too low for him, but this one works great, even for actual jogging with long legs. I also know lots of parents who have them who aren't tall, and they work well for everyone. It's also very light and easy to get in and out of the car, even now when I'm 7 months pregnant and wrangling a squirming toddler!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have a Chariot Cougar 2. I'd take a Chariot over any regular jogging stroller! We went to the local park in the rain today, and it went up the trails with no problem. I have the bike attachment, the jogging wheel, and the stroller wheels. The strolling wheels are good where space is tight, and it tracks really well with the jog wheel. It also has a suspension system, which is especially nice when we're biking. My 3yo and 10.5mo fit in it nicely now, but when we just had our older son he was able to sit in the middle (which you can't do with a standard double jogger).<br>
Children aren't supposed to ride in a trailer until about a year, but my second son is pretty sturdy, so I'd feel comfortable putting a helmet on him in the next few weeks.</div>
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We LOVE the chariot. I was shocked to see how much it has increased in price since last fall when we go ours, though! We also got the infant insert, which provides support for an infant. DDs 5 months and loves it. We take it on trails all of the time. It folds up nicely, too. Our friends have the ski attachment and use it a lot, too.
 
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