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