Chariot Stroller CX1 w/bike kit - The best purchase I made last year
Excellent safety, design and riding experience. The best in the market for bikers.
supporter for head could be improved for sleeping babies.
The Bottom Line:
very recommended for bike riders
Since my kid was 8 months old, I started riding bicycle with him early in the morning every weekend. That brought me to sport life again after months and let me enjoyed it with my wee one and my wife.
I found that the Chariot CX1 design is extremely well thought, Nearly all details have been studied deeply and considered in this model.
The wheels roll very well making the bike ride very smooth, easy-going and letting me get fast enough to exercise at a good pace.
If I have to say something that may be improved, it's the following:
My baby tends to fall asleep very easily in the stroller after 10 minutes of ride. Due to the straight position of the seat, while sleeping, his head hangs in such a way that seems dangerous for his neck. I have to ride much more carefully then and put my sweater as a pillow under his head, difficult operation to perform on the road without unhitching the stroller from my bike. Also, the sweater tends to move and fall after a while. I know that Chariot sells an accessory called baby supporter. I'm not sure how well it works for the bouncing head problem, I only know that it's useful just for babies up to 18 months of age. I think I will try to make myself a head supporter for my now 22 months old baby.
But this is not an insuperable issue and nothing compared to all the fun we get together while riding. The baby enjoys the ride as much as my wife and I.
I don't use it much for jogging but found a little bit hard to change direction since the big front wheel of the jogging kit keeps straight, therefore I have to push down the handlebar to leverage up the front wheel and then correct the direction. When is not a straight road and frequent maneuvering is needed, this may be a little bit tiresome. But, again, I don't use it very much for jogging and have no experience at all in other jogger strollers.
Before purchasing the Chariot CX1 (with bike kit, stroller kit and jogging kit) I've spent 5 hours daily for seven days studying all the brands and models available of this carriers and found that the CX1 was the best. So I bought it. And now, I will buy the CX2 since my wife is expecting a baby for next February.