The Bumbleride has just released it’s new jogging stroller called Speed. It’s a luxury jogging stroller designed for hardcore joggers.
It rolls on three large air-filled tires that together with all-wheel suspension can handle any kind of terrain. But, the best feature of Seed is a three-speed steering on the front wheel that allows you to choose between 360 degree swivel, locked forward, or 30 degree locked modes. This is a big plus since most joggers have only swivel and locked modes.
It also features: large canopy, large basket, easy one-step fold, deep recline, adjustable handle bar, and roomy seat. The seat can accommodate a child from birth and up to 65 lbs (basically till college. LOL). This baby weighs only 24 lbs, which I think is pretty light for a hardcore jogger.
For 2016 Bumbleride also has changed their fabrics for Speed and Indie models. Before they’ve used 14 recycled plastic bottles and now they are using 28. Their recycled bottles come from Taiwan which of course makes me wonder if there is a lack of recycled bottles in US. LOL. The fabric is a blend of 50% bamboo charcoal and 50% of recycled bottles. Despite the eco-friendly approach, the material is very nice and soft.
It’s nice that Bumbleride is thinking about environment and is trying to implement better manufacturing processes. Not many stroller companies really care about being eco-friendly.
I gave it 5 out of 5 stars because this is a outstanding jogger that is full of great features all parents want. I love that huge canopy, love deep recline, three-speed steering is a big plus, plenty of storage, and amazing maneuverability. This model is designed to compete with popular strollers like BOB Revolution Flex and Baby Jogger Summit X3. If you are on the market for a luxury jogger with a swivel wheel, Speed might be for you. It comes in three colors and retails for around $575 on Amazon. The air-pump is included.
Here is me with the Speed model at the ABC Kids Expo 2015.
-Huge canopy. The canopy is really nice. It has two large UPF 45+ panels and a large pop-out sunvisor that provides full coverage even with the seat fully reclined. Love it! There is also a large peekaboo window with dark mesh and magnetic closure. No noisy Velcro! Perfect!
-Adjustable handle bar. The handle bar is adjustable and goes from 35″ up to 46″. This is one of the tallest handle bars on the market. Shorter parents will also be comfortable. It’s covered with thermoplastic rubber instead of foam which is PVC free. Easy to clean. There is also a convenient grip in the middle for one-hand navigation. BTW, that grip comes quite handy when I am on the phone or have a dog leash in the other hand.
-Roomy seat. The seat is 14.5″ wide with 19″ seat back and a measurement of 23″ from the back of the seat to the top of the canopy. This is a very roomy seat that should last you through toddler years. It has a strap recline system that is very smooth and easy to operate. I am not sure why they are saying it’s a lever recline on Bumbleride site. It’s a trap recline.
It goes to almost a flat position suitable for a newborn. Of course, you should NOT jog with a baby till he is around 8 months old. The seat can accommodate a child up to 65 lbs which is till college! Another great feature that I like is the mesh in the back of the seat that prevents your baby from sliding out of the seat and also improves the air circulation.
-5-point harness. It has an adjustable padded 5-point harness with a center release buckle.
-Run-away strap. INCLUDED!
-Bumper bar. INCLUDED! The bumper bar is fordable so you can fold the stroller without removing it. It’s covered with the same material as the seat and can be easily unzipped for easy cleaning.
-Storage pockets. Bunch of storage! There is a small zipper pocket in the back of the canopy. There are also two mesh pockets in the back of the seat where you can store small items or your water bottle. There are also two seat mesh pockets where you child can store a sippy cup or some snacks. My daughter loves those pockets.
-Non-adjustable leg rest. I wanted to point out that the leg rest is not adjustable unlike the Indie model.
-Large basket. The basket is a good size. Just like on Indie it’s large and easy to access. There is also a small zipper pocket where you can store your included air-pump.
-Parking brake. It has one-step foot brake that locks both rear wheels in place. It’s not flip-flop-friendly.
-Air-filled tires. It rolls on three air-filled tires with 12″ wheel in the front and 16″ wheels in the back. The front wheel is swivel, but can be locked straight for better stability. The cool thing about the front wheel is that it has three modes: swivel, fixed and 30-degree swivel. That 30-degree mode is great for when you are jogging and want to be able to turn a little and at the at the same time need the stability of the fixed wheel. Love it!
-All-wheel suspension. Of course there is an all-wheel suspension.
-One-step fold. The fold has been improved and now is super easy! You just need to pull on two levers located on the side of the frame and fold it down to the ground. There is an automatic lock and a standing fold. The folded dimension are 33″ x 25″ x 15.5″.
-Air-pump. INCLUDED! I was very happy to find out that air-pump for your air tires is included. I had to buy one for my Indie anyways.
-Travel system option. You can convert your stroller into a travel system for your newborn. It works with most popular car seats.
-Bassinet option. Not many joggers have a bassinet option so this is a big plus.
-Non-adjustable leg rest. Not that it has to have an adjustable leg rest, but it would be nice to have since it’s little brother Indie has one.
-Bulky. Like most joggers, it’s very bulky. Usually takes up all of the space in the trunk of a smaller car.
Here is a video overview from Bumbleride.
Here is a video review.
Stroller weight: 24 lbs
Weight limit: 65 lbs
Folded dimensions: 33″ x 25″ x 15.5″
Handle bar height: 35″ – 46″
Seat to canopy height: 23″
Rear wheels: 16″
Front wheels: 12″
Bumbleride provides 3-year warranty from the original date of purchase. That’s it. Here is more information on the warranty.
Bumbleride Speed is available in four colors: green, gray, blue and black.
Where to buy it
My favorite place for buying strollers and a lot of other baby items is Amazon. It usually has the lowest prices, free shipping, free returns and no sales tax. You can get Bumbleride Speed 2016 in one of the four beautiful colors for around $575 on Amazon. It comes with an air-pump.
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