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child carrier questions(4 posts)

child carrier questionstmguy
Mar 31, 2002 9:42 AM
no caps because i have my 6-mo old son emerson on my lap and pecking out this post. anyone own the burley d'lite with the convesion kit to make it jogger? my wife really wants a jogger, but it makes sense if we could get the trailer for when emerson is bigger. (no i won't be hooking up the trailer to the pinarello.)

re: child carrier questionsSpoke Wrench
Mar 31, 2002 2:05 PM
The Burley DeLite converts to an OK stroller, but I wouldn't call it a jogger. If you look at the real joggers, you'll notice that the handles angle way back. That allows space for your foot to stride forward when you run. The Burley doesn't have that.

The joggers, on the other hand, don't have Burley's nifty attachment for a bicycle. It looks to me like you can have a good bicycle trailer or you can have a good jogger, but you don't get both in one vehicle.
not really a good jogger IMHOColnagoFE
Apr 1, 2002 7:58 AM
I'd just buy a used jogger. The d'lite is really wide and even with wheels it'd be a bear to jog with. I have a burley solo and still would not recommend it for jogging.
re: child carrier questionsdotkaye
Apr 1, 2002 10:04 AM
agree with the other posters, my biking friends have a Burley, but I can't run with it, keep banging my shins on the bottom of the frame. Ow. We bought both a bike trailer and a babyjogger. Remember that both of these will sell for 80% or more of purchase price, they keep their value really well, so it ends up not costing much at all. The Babyjogger web site has reconditioned BJ's for about $200, too.

my 4-yr old son still likes to go for an occasional babyjogger run.. he doesn't like the bike trailer anymore because he wants to ride his own bike.