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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaof4 View Post
    Please don't anyone flame me for this, but "jogging" prams are not actually designed for running, and most (not all unfortunately) manufacturers will grudgingly admit this.
    I used to work for a baby shop and this is completely true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaof4 View Post
    I just realised I sound like an a$$ in the pp lol, sorry.

    The reason Im a bit funny about joggers is because I bought the Valco for my 2nd DD just as joggers were coming on the market. I started running with it, like I'd done with the runner pram. Once when running, the swivel wheel came unlocked and turned sideways. It felt like hitting a wall, and DD was thrown forward hard enough that the harness left marks.
    I rang the company, who told me it was not designed to run with! The seat difference I found out on an American forum, where runners were popular, before Baby Jogger and BOB runners were available here, but it was Valco that told me that a lockable swivel wheel could easily do what it did to me.

    I did have someone show me years ago how to permanently lock the swivel wheel on a Phil'n'Teds but kids have fried my brain, but with the MB I used the Elite for running with a bassinette as it's wheel is fixed, the Urban is swivel.

    If you are still unsure what to use, google running pram, and it should show you the running forums. I dont use them anymore cos I'm lucky to walk a block without collapsing
    Wow thank you so much that is so so helpful will keep this in mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by haveheart View Post
    I used to work for a baby shop and this is completely true!
    It's strange, isnt it! But even with the huge number of jogging prams on the market, it's really not commonly known. Some state it in very fine print with the various bits of paper a new pram comes with, but apart from the fact that most of us just want to know how the damn thing works and don't have time to read every single thing, a lot of parents (like me) buy a 2nd hand pram.

    But then again, a lot of prams that have a bassinette attachment also have stands for the bassinette to be used as a bed, but then say not to use it as a bed! My valco 10 yrs ago had one

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    please excuse me if this sounds like a dumb question, DW is pregnant with number 2 and she took up running to get back into shape after number 1, So i started to research prams (to help her out) and thought 3 wheel prams were joggers but what is a running pram.. any current good examples or should i try for an old MB

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadcares View Post
    please excuse me if this sounds like a dumb question, DW is pregnant with number 2 and she took up running to get back into shape after number 1, So i started to research prams (to help her out) and thought 3 wheel prams were joggers but what is a running pram.. any current good examples or should i try for an old MB
    That's what I thought too, but run with my 3 wheeler and it gets death wobbles! As far as I know now, there is only 1 true 'running' pram available and it is the one that you can attach to bikes (it has massive wheels and is wide).

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    The Bob iron man is a true running pram. Baby jogger make one but I don't think you can buy it here

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJones&Me View Post
    The Bob iron man is a true running pram. Baby jogger make one but I don't think you can buy it here
    Yep, the BOB ironman is a proper running pram. Baby Jogger initially only sold running prams, but now also sell the smaller prams like the City elite. I've never had a BOB, but my current runner is a Baby Jogger with 20ich wheels which I bought second hand around 10 years ago for $80 on ebay. It's still going strong!

    Schwinn/ Instep do quite a few styles, esp in the 16 inch & 20 inch, and bike shops often sell them. As a PP mentioned, there are the bike trailers that have a front wheel you can add on which is about 12 inches, but as the back tyres are bigger it's great for running.
    Aslo there is Koolstride, of which I have an old one with a flat tyre that I bought from Vinnies for $30, but still haven't changed the tyre (I'm lazy lol) so can't test it, but it looks really good for running.
    Jeep also do one now called the Overlander, which I think has 16 inch wheels.

    For a new one, def try the bike shops, but be prepared for the cost! For second hand, I'd stick a wanted add on Gumtree

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    mamaof4 has pretty much summed it all up, but when I was looking at prams for jogging the main points that made them suitable for jogging over normal prams were bigger wheels, good suspension and the hammock style seat.

    The mb terrain has 16 inch rear wheels, the seat is soft structured and swings nicely with the movement of jogging, the suspension is great and it has a handbrake on the handle for controlling the pram when running downhill. I'm only a light jogger though - not a full on runner. I have seen some of those prams with the big bike wheels and they look pretty serious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadcares View Post
    please excuse me if this sounds like a dumb question, DW is pregnant with number 2 and she took up running to get back into shape after number 1, So i started to research prams (to help her out) and thought 3 wheel prams were joggers but what is a running pram.. any current good examples or should i try for an old MB
    dadcares, will your wife use it as her only pram, or does she have a pram or stroller she uses now?
    If she is looking at having just the one pram-so using it for everything from running to shopping centres-then a MB Terrain would be your best bet.
    If she already has another pram, then I'd go for the running pram.
    They can be slightly wider, and can be a bugger in the shops as the larger front wheel makes it much longer, you tend to run into things, and people often trip over the wheel when they cut across in front of you

    I used to use a Quinny Zapp for going into town of the shopping centre, and the runner for everything else.
    If you decide on a runner, have a google to get an idea of what you want.

    Also, it's worth knowing that it can often be a lot cheaper to buy online in the US and ship to Aus-up to half price-as they are very light, and the wheels simply pop off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decemberbubba View Post
    mamaof4 has pretty much summed it all up, but when I was looking at prams for jogging the main points that made them suitable for jogging over normal prams were bigger wheels, good suspension and the hammock style seat.

    The mb terrain has 16 inch rear wheels, the seat is soft structured and swings nicely with the movement of jogging, the suspension is great and it has a handbrake on the handle for controlling the pram when running downhill. I'm only a light jogger though - not a full on runner. I have seen some of those prams with the big bike wheels and they look pretty serious!
    Now I'm on the MB website drooling!
    Do you have one of the newer Terrains? I didn't realise that they had upgraded them, they look really good!
    My Terrain is one of the older models, and looks completely different. I don't think it had a handbrake, and it only had 12 inch wheels. It was the one with a metal basket underneath.

    The one your describing is definitely more a runner than it used to be, how do you find it going over rough terrain?

    There you go everyone, decemberbubba is absolutely right. Go for the newer Terrain, not the older model, as it's got 16 inch wheels. Those 4 inches of difference would make it heaps easier to use.
    Off to look at pram porn...


 

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