Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogging Stroller Review

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Some parents like this jogger, but others are disappointed with the build and design, expressing concerns about durability, stability, seat size, and access to the storage basket.

Although Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogger reviews for the single (one seat) model are relatively few in number, those that we found are decidedly mixed. One parent who posted comments at Amazon about this model, which is sometimes sold as the InStep Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogger, considers it very heavy and says the ride is bumpy. Another asserts the opposite, saying the stroller rolls smoothly over the usual array of surfaces, is easy to push, and handily takes curves with a quick uplift to the front wheel. The latter Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogger review does point out, though, that a child just about 3 feet tall cannot lay comfortably when the seat is fully reclined.

Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogger reviews at Walmart likewise indicate this stroller claims fans as well as detractors. Some report struggles with assembly (e.g., missing owner's manual and screws, vague instructions), perceive the build quality as flimsy, gripe about limited access to the storage basket, and say the built-in MP3 speakers are mostly useless. On the other hand, we read Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogger reviews asserting that it's easy to maneuver off-road, passengers are happy, and what seemed to be an alignment problem was fixed by adjusting the air pressure in the rear tires. Comments posted at Toys R Us about the double version (starting at $260) echo both the pros and cons.

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At 20.5 pounds, this aluminum-frame jogging stroller is the lightest model we found. Specs say it can accommodate a child weighing up to 50 pounds and takes 3 seconds to fold. It boasts a fixed front wheel (best for jogging) and 16-inch tires -- all quick-release for storage -- a rear parking brake and a hand brake, a wrist strap, and an adjustable handle. Other features include a height-adjustable 5-point safety harness, parent cup holders, and MP3 speakers. On the two-seater model, the seats recline independently and the dual canopies go all the way up or all the way down.

The Schwinn Arrow Fixed Wheel Jogger (starting at $149, Amazon) looks good on paper but not so much out in the real world. For just a few dollars more you can buy a model that will be more satisfactory for both parent and child.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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