BabyJogger devised the following guidelines so you can choose the right wheel size for your needs:
5.0" - 8.5" Wheels - Ideal for indoor strolls, walking on pavement or smooth urban terrain. These smaller lightweight wheels are perfect for city dwellers who need a compact stroller for every day use. Please view our Vue Lite, City Mini, City Mini GT, City Mini ZIP, City Lite, or City Tour strollers for this wheel size.
12" Wheel - Perfect for walking on grass, trails, sidewalks or in stores. Wonderful for city life where smaller wheels offer a more compact, maneuverable stroller. You will fall in love with the 12" stroller wheels if you have previously owned a conventional stroller. Please view our City Elite, City Select or Summit models for this wheel size.
16" Wheel - Great for walking or jogging and is still very easy to store and transport. It's large enough to handle snow and sand yet still small enough to fit into tight spaces. Please view our Summit X3 model for this wheel size.
An EVA tire is a lightweight molded plastic wheel that is compressible - ideal for pavement or smooth urban terrain. EVA is found on many durable goods, such as shoes. This wheel is available on our Vue Lite, City Mini, City Mini ZIP, City Lite, and City Tour strollers, which helps to make these strollers lightweight, agile and compact when folded.
A PU foam-filled tire is a "rubber like" tire, that is more durable than EVA yet still lightweight. It's ideal for multiple terrains. The City Select (front wheels only) and City Premier feature this type of tire.
A Forever-Air tire is a rubber tire inflated with a lightweight foam instead of air. This ensures the tire will not go flat with frequent use or rough terrain. This is our most all-terrain tire. The City Mini GT, City Elite, and City Select (rear wheel only) all feature Forever-Air tires.
A Pneumatic tire is an inflatable rubber tire that provides a comfortable, smooth ride on many different terrains. The Summit X3 has pneumatic tires, which adds to its all-terrain capabilities.
It is recommended that you speak with your pediatrician before starting this activity. Every baby is different, but typically a doctor will recommend that a baby be 6 months old before you jog on smooth pavement, and 12 months old before jogging on trails, grass, gravel or uneven terrain.
You can easily turn your stroller into a travel system with one of our car seat adapters or prams. BabyJogger has car seat adapters available for both the single and double strollers. The Compact Pram is designed to fit on the single strollers that feature the accessory mounting bracket and a full recline or a 2011 and newer City Mini Double, City Mini GT Double and Summit X3 Double, while the Deluxe Pram is compatible with most of the single strollers. (Please note Car Seat Adapters have a maximum weight capacity of 45 lbs - that's the combined weight of the car seat and the newborn, and prams will hold children up to 25 lbs.)
The City Mini, City Mini GT, City Mini ZIP, City Lite, City Elite, and Summit X3 strollers have an increased recline angle to a near flat position to accommodate newborns. That means you can safely lay a baby in the fully reclined seat of these strollers without the use of a car seat adapter or bassinet. While using a Summit X3, never run or jog with your seat fully reclined. Also, please keep in mind that babies should have ample neck support when placed in the reclined seat of a stroller - you can use any number of neck supports sold at baby stores.
Baby Jogger's strollers and joggers can be used for children in an upright position from approximately six months to five-years-old. Baby Jogger does not recommend placing your baby in the upright seat of the stroller or jogger until they are able to sit and hold their head up without assistance.