Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Cleared for take off

I had my 6 week check up today and am cleared to exercise again. Woohoo! I have been searching and searching for a jogging stroller that I want. Everyone tells me to check Craigslist, and I have, but the pickin's are slim, and I honestly don't want to buy a semi-junky stroller on the cheap if I'm going to use it daily like I did with my single.

Recently I came across a brand new stroller (a 2010 model), Tike Tech CityX3. It has a lot of the same features as the $700 stroller I wanted (BOB duallie) but is only $415 new. Only problem is it is not technically a jogging stroller. The front wheel is a swivel lock wheel, but they have a new sport jogging stroller with a fixed wheel that is for "real" running. I jog about 3 mi., 5 days/wk at most. It's all on paved roads. I am torn because I really would like a swivel wheel for times that I'm just walking, but I don't know if it will hold up to my moderate jogging...

The review at babygizmo said they use it for jogging and even demonstrated it on a very rocky terrain, but they reiterate that Tike Tech doesn't advertise it as a jogging stroller.

Any thoughts from joggers (or non-joggers)? Anyone have a swivel lock stroller that you jog with?

8 comments:

Lois said...

There was a jogging stroller at the Run On store in McKinney. Have you checked it out? It's always nice to try something that expensive before buying.

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

If I bought it from Target online I could return it to the store here.

randa_joy said...

from the title this post was not what i was expeting. thank goodness. ha!

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

Randa, were you worried I was traveling or that it was going to be a post about "cleared for take-off-your-clothes-and-lets-get-it-on"? hahaha

wildwesthome said...

used http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bab/1360902431.html

discount on new
http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bab/1348182408.html

another used
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/bab/1339886372.html

these seem a little closer to your area and for the price, might be worth checking out. Good luck!

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

I don't buy anything off craigslist unless it's in my town and i can easily meet them in a store parking lot.

Juls said...

the jogger you bought for me was a swivel wheel and was great for walking,but would go crazy if I went a little faster than a jog...that was 6 years ago so maybe it is different.

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

J., did that wheel lock at all? Or was it purely a swivel wheel?