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    What's the best jogging stroller

    I'm just starting to learn about jogging strollers. I'm in the market for a true jogging stroller to jog with. So what's the best and what's the best in the $200 range? Can Phil and Ted's be used for jogging? I've heard about BOBs too...

    It would be great too if it had cup holders, snack tray, basket etc... or does that take away from something being really for jogging?

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    Re: What's the best jogging stroller

    I use my P&T when jogging/running at Baby Boot Camp. And I actually don't even lock the front wheel!! Downside is obviously it's more than $200. But I actually got mine new on ebay last Jan for $100 cheaper than normal, so it's possible to find a deal. The plus on getting the P&T is you're ready if you plan to have another baby within 2-3 yrs of the 1st.

    P&T doesn't have cup holders, or a snack tray (don't think any joggers do) for the kid. My solution: the BOB handle bar console that has 2 places for cups, and a zip pocket. Also bought the Siena Snack Tray (www.carryyou.com), though it was hitting my 3 yr-old's legs. Haven't tried it yet with DS2 since he's not quite old enough to need it. I also bought the single mesh cup holder from the same website. It was great to hang off the side of the front bar so my toddler had his drink close to him, and then I have the other 2 for me and DS2.

    Overall, love my P&T!

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    Re: What's the best jogging stroller

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    If you are seriously jogging then you need a fixed front wheel. If you want to have a swivel AND fixed wheel then I would get a BOB. Their front wheels locks forward and they do allow jogging with their strollers.

    You never want to jog without the front wheel locked. It can be very dangerous. Think of the "shopping cart" wheel effect and you going head over the stroller..yeah not purdy, and definitely not safe for the kiddoes

    If you do decide on a stroller that has a front swivel wheel that can be locked be sure and call the manufacture to see if they "recommend" jogging. The problem is that most of them are designed to handle that hard pounding...ie:adjustable handlebar could snap..frame could bend...bouncy jerky ride for kiddoes...
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    Re: What's the best jogging stroller

    BOB SUS. We love it! It doesn't have the swivel wheel but is better for jogging. I have another stroller to use for shopping, etc.
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    Re: What's the best jogging stroller

    I really wanted a BOB but we just couldn't afford it this past summer. Instead I got a Schwinn Free Wheeler (I think I got it for $175 on Walmart.com). I seriously love it. I can marginally tell a difference in the suspension of a BOB (have a couple of friends who have the BOB) but I do think the Schwinn is a great alternative if you don't want to fork over the dough. I actually got it because joggingstroller.com rated it as basically the best cheaper alternative to a BOB. My daughter likes it better than any other stroller and I find it very fun to 'drive'. Hope this helps.

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    Re: What's the best jogging stroller

    I have a Schwinn Safari. I basically needed a stroller with pneumatic tires and a swivel front wheel option since we have 8 acres to walk on and no sidewalks. I also had to stay on the less expensive side, I got it through Costco.com for 159.99 - but that was about a year and a half ago. I've never jogged with it - just pushed on rough terrain. Oh, and it does have cup holders (pretty tiny), a basket, and a snack tray. I think it's a great stroller for the price.

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    Re: What's the best jogging stroller

    If I was looking at a stroller for jogging I would definately get one with a fixed front wheel. I have a Bob Revolution and love it. It is $350 and has a swivel wheel. I don't jog I just fast walk and it works great for that or for the mall too.
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    Re: What's the best jogging stroller

    All of the schwinns are either fixed in straight position, or allow you to switch between swivel and locked options. If a stroller doesn't allow you to lock the front wheel, then it's not a jogging stroller.

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