Nothing compares to the feeling you get after a long run when runners high just kicked in on a cool breezy day. This is the kind of experience you can get with the Bob 2016 Ironman jogging stroller because it is design with the runner in mind.
With a stroller like the Bob ironman jogging stroller, you can rest assured that baby will enjoy the ride while you get some much needed exercise.
I have a love relationship with jogging strollers. Bob is one of my favorite jogging stroller manufactures and today, I will be reviewing the 2016 edition of the bob ironman single jogging stroller.
- Fixed front wheels
- 16″semi slick air filled tires on lightweight aluminum alloy wheels
- Hand activated front caliber brake
- Adjustable padded handlebar with 9 positions
- State of the art adjustable suspension system
- Easy two step fold
- Travel system ready with the use of a bob car seat adapter and bob b safe car seat or any other compatible adapter and infant car seat.
- One hand squeeze button reclining seat feature
- Up right seating position
- Extra large low cargo boy storage
- Ultra padded seat with ventilation
- Five point safety harness
- Extra large UPF 50+ canopy with large viewing window
- Easy wheel release for a compact fold
- Adjustable front wheel tracking
- Foot activated parking brake
- Wrist strap and a buckle to secure stroller when folded.
What we like about this stroller
Ironman is build with safety in mind. It features a hand activated front caliber brakes that gives you more control of the stroller when running, especially downhill.
In addition to the hand brake is a rear foot activated parking brake that is flipflop friendly. This brake is very effective and can be engaged or released easily with the same red pedal.
Additional safety and control is provided by the wrist strap that prevents the stroller from rolling away.
Ironman has a fixed front wheel which ensures straight line motion and can be realigned when needed with a simple twist of the adjustable tracking alignment knob.
The seat has a padded five point harness that secures baby to the stroller comfortably. It is easy to put on and take off and adjust for shoulder height . The claps are easy to connect and comes right out with a push of a button.
Bob ironman has an extra large UPF 50+ canopy which adjusts to provide your baby with plenty of protection from the sun and elements. This canopy has a peekaboo window.
The trim of this canopy is made with reflective material to enhance visibility during conditions of low visibility like at night.
There is no cup holder on the Bob ironman stroller so parents do not have to worry about any cup holder safety issues.
Parents should take along a water bottle that is safely stored in the underneath storage basket; where it can’t fall on the baby when running or strolling.
Ease of use
The Bob ironman stroller has a large under seat storage basket that is placed a little further back and can be a little difficult to reach especially when putting something as big as a diaper bag in.
It is easy to push due to 16″ semi-slick air filled tires on lightweight aluminum alloy wheels. This stroller is design for fast action and is the official stroller for the ironman triathlon.
It has an easy two step compact fold and a buckle to secure the stroller when folded, making it convenient for storage and/or transportation. Wheels can pop in and out easily thanks to an enhanced quick-release design.
With proper adapters and compatible car seat, you can convert the Bob 2016 ironman stroller into a travel system. The stroller seat can be reclined with one hand only, by squeezing the recline button.
Bob ironman has a state of the art suspension system that provides up to 3″ of wheel travel and two stages of weight support for an extra smooth ride.
Seat and harness are padded and provides additional cushioning. The stroller seat reclines to an upright position which offers baby a great view of his/her environment.
The seat also reclines down to 70 degrees from vertical for outdoor naps and convenient diaper changes.
Parents are advised to avoid jogging with this stroller when the seat is reclined because this is not safe for your child. The complete recline mode should be used only when strolling.
The seat back is a little difficult to adjust and requires both hands.
The adjustable padded handlebar is very comfortable and adjust to 9 positions for better fit for a variety of parents.
The low cargo boy basket underneath the stroller is huge, with about 15% more storage space. Bob ironman has 2 interior seat pockets and 1 large seat back pocket.
You can pack things like a diaper bag, some toys and food for baby but it will not hold a lot of bags. Mind you though that this storage is not designed for shopping but is meant to hold a few and necessary items.
Bob strollers are always made with high quality materials and Bob ironman 2016 is not an exception. The seat material is made with heavy duty canvas that is durable and wears well over time.
This fabric is reflective which is good for conditions of low visibility. This fabric is resistant to tears and is stain and water resistant. The fabric is easy to maintain, requiring mostly spot cleaning.
The sun shade looks a little low quality even when open but this is not a big problem because this shade does its work well.
The aluminum alloy frame is very tough and resistant to bending.
- Stroller weighs 27 lbs.
- It is recommended for babies 8 weeks to 75 lbs. (occupant plus luggage weight).
- It can be used from birth with an infant car seat and adapter.
- Maximum occupant height is 44 inches
- Handlebar height of 35-48.5 inches.
- Overall width of 24 inches
- Interior seat width of 14.7 inches
- Folded length of 38 inches with wheels on and height of 24 inches
- Folded length of 35 inches with wheels off and height of 16 inches
Things to note
This stroller is designed for the avid runner and thus has a fixed front wheel that keeps it running straight, preventing sudden turns that can be catastrophic on high speed runs.
Bob ironman can convert into a travel system stroller with the right adapter and infant car seat.
This stroller can be used to carry a newborn when the car seat is used but according to manufacturer recommendations, it should only be used for running when babies are eight months or older.
The tires are air filled and like bicycle tires require refilling every now and then. I recommend investing in a pump.
This strollers has no head support. It is designed on the premise that your precious cargo should be able to hold their head up with no help.
So it is not for newborns who can’t hold their heads up by themselves. You should only use it for newborns when an infant car seat is attached to it.
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- Single handlebar console
- Travel bag
- Single handlebar console with tire pump
- Single snack tray
- Single fitness kit
What are people saying?
This stroller has a 4.8 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon. People love the semi-slick air filled tires and the lightweight wheel; a combination that makes it feel like the stroller is rolling on its own.
Below is a review from a verified Amazon customer,
Bob ironman is a top quality jogging stroller that is going to last for a long time even with repeated high speed running.
It is made for the active mom/dad and works best outdoors. It is a mean lean machine, more like a beast that needs to run free, not entangled inside some shop.
So don’t take this stroller to the mall because it will be very clumsy. I am very satisfied with Bob 2016 ironman stroller and highly recommend it for the avid runner.