When pregnant with twins, finding a stroller that would allow me to return to my running routine was essential to my physical and emotional well being as a mom. I was looking for a stroller that was designed for running, I haven't been disappointed. It was worth every penny. My twin girls are now 16 months old and they have been in the stroller from before the recommended earliest age of 4 months, maybe because there is no head support, but my children had no problems. At the very youngest age, I ran with the seats in the recline position to keep their heads most stable. The recline position did not affect my running, although there are notes on the stroller cautioning it can tip backward more easily in the recline position. We never had a problem. At the earliest ages, we only went for short rides/runs as they didn't like not being able to see their mama, slowly both their and my endurance built and I could always see them through the windows in the fabulously over-sized sun shades. This stroller I use for running, walks around the neighborhood, to the park, and occasional trail and beach runs.
-rolls like a dream, very smooth -handbrake for hills -huge sunshades -relatively light weight for its tough build -adjustable front wheel for straight tracking -small storage bin beneath -durability, no wear visible after a year+ of frequent use -4 child accessible sippy cup holders. -with front wheel removed, fits in the trunk of my mid-sized sedan -reclining seats -quick release front wheel, on and off with ease.
-bulky and awkward to load in the trunk for trips around town -must remove the front wheel to fit in mid-sized sedan trunk -fixed front wheel, does not swivel.
While these cons limit the strollers everyday use around town, this stroller is designed to run and for that I give it 5 stars.
before i had two kids, i ran with the bob revolution - so i debated a lot about whether to get the revolution or the ironman duallie when my second baby arrived and was ready to run with me.
here are the big pros that make me happy i bought it and not a revolution:
-hand break. this is not an option on the revolution. if there are any hills where you are running (even tiny ones) having a hand break is fantastic. i don't fear that the stroller is going to careen out of control, and i don't have to strain my body trying to slow it down on those down hills.
-large wheels make for a very smooth ride. i took my baby out in the bob revolution single stroller yesterday and i can't believe how much bumpier the ride was in the revolution than it is with the ironman. big wheels definitely make a big difference.
-the sun shades are fantastic and this is important to my passengers. same as the revolution, however if you are considering another brand, these BOB ones really are superior.
-the big con is the fixed wheel because if, let's say, you want to quickly run into the drug store, you will have a heck of a time steering the thing. it's possible & i've done it - but this is not what this stroller was designed for. the fixed wheel makes it fantastic for running and terrible for shopping! it's great for walks to the park or anyplace that doesn't have narrow isles or tons of other people.
-i am 5 ft even and 110 lbs - so i feel like a bit of a munchkin pushing the thing around (and always get comments from other runners/cyclists/pedestrians but that is another story) and i really have to throw my weight into the handle bar to make a sharp turn while running. but honestly, now that i've been running with it for a month, i hardly notice and it feels like it fits me just fine.
-i have a tall toddler and the crotch strap is a little tight on him (he was 36 inches 8 months ago and i have no idea how tall he is now, but probably 38?).
big take away from my experience is that if you are already an established runner and you are in the market for a stroller that you'll use specifically for running and for walks in areas that are not crowded, then this is the one to buy. this is a perfect stroller for running and will help you take your little pals along for the ride.
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This double jog stroller is so lightweight and easy to push. It feels easier pushing two kids, than pushing one child with my Jeep jog stroller. It is slightly bulky, however, folds up quite easily. I LOVE this stroller!
BOB® IRONMAN® DUALLIE® :: Don't give up training just because you have two babies! Add the Bob® Ironman® Duallie® to your arsenal of training tools, and you're ready to hit the road and cover some miles. This is the stroller for parents serious about their training. Excellent shock absorbers adjust between two positions and provide 3 inches of bump-forgiving travel. The multiposition sun canopies protect little ones from any weather you are willing to brave.