Glide Effortlessly over Anything.
August 10, 2015
My daughter is now 11 months old, and in that time she's learned to say words in 4 languages, lived on three different continents, eaten probably 20 pounds of yogurt, and spent about a cumulative month in her gray City Elite stroller. We chose this stroller for durability, because we knew it would transition from Beijing, China to Istanbul, Turkey -- neither of which has terribly well-developed sidewalks. In a given day we roll over grass, concrete rubble, gravel, dirt, and asphalt. Occasionally we need to get the stroller on to sidewalks over 24" tall from the street, and we frequently need to take it down escalators or into the trunk of cabs. It fits in the back of our hatchback (with one wheel removed), and has a slightly narrower wheelbase than a standard wheelchair, so it can fit lots of other places, too. If we're headed somewhere without elevators or escalators, she can be picked up in one arm, and the stroller can be folded into a carryable form with the other hand on the fly. We barely miss a beat. I do some things with this stroller that aren't recommended. I hang weight on the handlebars, I run with it, take it on escalators, etc. This is the only stroller I own, and the only stroller I intend to own. It does everything without breaking a sweat. My wife and I can barely fit in our building's elevator along with it, but I'd not lightly replace it with a smaller model. The 3-wheel design is stable, easy, and a joy to use. This is one of the more challenging ways I can imagine to use a stroller, but in the time we've owned it it's never let us down. It rolls smooth, stows easily, looks great, and is comfortable enough that she prefers sleeping in it to sleeping in her own bed. That means that she spends between 8 and 10 hours a day in the City Elite, and still loves it. What higher praise can be given? CONS: These are few and far between, but they exist. 1) The latch that keeps the stroller shut when folded is convenient, but difficult to release when removing the stroller from the car. It would be nice if it was more convenient, like the brake is. 2) This stroller is physically very large, specifically the wheelbase on the rear wheels. Every inch counts here, but I frequently need to abandon the sidewalk because there just isn't enough room and walk in the street. That's not Babyjogger's fault, but an extra inch would save me some headache. Maybe redesign the removeable wheel brackets to make them a little narrower? it would be nice is the rear wheels were no wider than the handlebar.
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