Not perfect, but very good.
September 30, 2014
I've put 186 miles on this stroller since its purchase date, averaging 6 miles per run. I'd like to say a few things about its good features and its bad features. Positives: - We have the click-connect carseat as well, which made it really convenient. When the carseat part is in the stroller, the carseat canopy combined with the stroller's canopy make total coverage for your child if the sun or the weather is really bad. - The wheels are very sturdy. You will break or bend one of those plastic-spoked jobbies on other strollers long before you break one of these steel-spoked wheels. - The stroller has a lot of flex to it, which I initially thought was bad. But it actually acts sort of like a suspension system for my child. When you hit a bump, the stroller flexes somewhat and cushions the blow -- unlike a rigid aluminum frame that might rattle the kid's teeth out. - The stroller handles very well for regular shopping activity as well. It's not insanely wide, and it turns quite easily. - Plenty of storage space underneath. - The regular seat has multiple reclining positions, from almost all the way flat, to almost fully upright, and this is easy to adjust. - The buckles are nice, with good, easy adjustments. - My son loves this thing, and constantly tries to say the word "wheelie!" while he is in it. He has slept in it quite a bit during runs, so it must be pretty comfortable. Negatives: - The iPhone holder is dated. It is meant for an iPhone4. My 5S will only fit vertically. Forget putting your 6 plus in there. - The little "hidden" compartment beneath the iPhone holder has a little flip-up door for access. It's a cool little compartment, but when you are running, this little door rattles non-stop. You'll have to tape it shut to avoid losing your sanity. - This stroller is quite heavy, if that matters to you. Perhaps you are in the stroller Olympics? I've seen a lot of complaints about this, but in all honesty, who are you racing when you're running with a stroller? Isn't the point to get a workout? Suck it up and power up those hills you Nancy! If you manage to survive, you'll be faster than everyone else when you're running without a stroller. - The handle is high. I'm 5'10", and it's up at my chest level. It is not adjustable in any way as far as I can tell. It works, but I'd like it just a hair lower. If you're 5'3", you might have a problem with it. - The front wheel locks, but even when it is locked, it still turns about 2 degrees in either direction. I don't know why the manufacturers think this is a good idea. You don't need "just a little bit of turning." The wheel should be locked solidly straight, with maybe some sort of fine-tuning knob down by the wheel. It's quite easy to turn a stroller even when it has a fully-locked front wheel. This stroller just doesn't feel like it tracks very straight due to this issue. It always seems to be hunting for a direction. In my opinion, this is this stroller's biggest problem, and I might be customizing mine to fix this. - I will say that it is quite stable with the steering lock off, and you can actually run like that without it doing anything unpredictable. It just means you have to be more mindful of where you're pushing on the handle. - People say the canopy doesn't lock. When you have it fully-extended, if you hit a bump, it will come back just an inch or 2. It will not come back any further. This is not a big deal, and honestly, it allows you to deploy and retract your canopy in the middle of your run without stopping. - The stroller has no hand brake. It's heavy, so if you're a tiny female running in super-hilly terrain, I could see wanting a brake. As a positive for this stroller, there is actually room to install a high-quality mountain bike v-brake to the front fork. There are plenty of bike shops that will actually do this for you. I am a 180lb dude, so I can manage the stroller quite easily without a brake.
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