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The Schwinn Turismo is very affordable. It may not have all the features you can find on a more expensive stroller but is a good option for parents who go out on a regular basis (to run errands or visit relatives, for example) and only occasionally jog. It doubles as a regular stroller and a jogging stroller, avoiding the need to have a second one. To this effect, parents can easily switch between locked wheel (when jogging) and swivel wheel (when maneuvering on normal activities). See More
This stroller has 1 brake for each wheel and you have to press them both to fully stop the stroller. This is a hassle for jogging parents. A single step-brake that controls both wheels is better. Or hand brakes, since you can also control/stop the stroller using your hands. See More
The front wheel has a locking mechanism. You can choose to either lock it in place or let it swivel freely. This feature is used for when you want to run or when you want to steer. A locked front wheel is more stable when running but is not advisable for non-jogging use since you would literally have to lift up the front part of the stroller to turn it to another direction. A swivel wheel is best used for said non-jogging activities. See More
This jogging stroller does not have a handbrake, which is an important feature that gives parents added control when running on varied terrain or on a downhill road, since it enables them to restrain the stroller's speed. The Thule only has a parking brake at the bottom of the stroller which, when stepped on, stops both rear wheels at the same time. See More
The Urban Glide has a 12" front wheel and 16" rear wheels. It's easy to maneuver because the front wheel can either be swiveled during regular/non-jogging days or locked into place on jogging days. This ability to switch from swivel to lock is an advantage since a swiveling wheel makes it easy to turn corners and switch directions during your normal daily activities. On the other hand, a locked wheel ensures that the stroller runs straight and doesn't shoot off in a different direction as it goes over a bump when jogging. See More
In case you accidentally release your grip on the handlebar, the safety strap worn on your wrist and attached to the handle prevents the stroller from rolling further away from you. It acts like a short leash that limits the stroller's motion. See More
The Urban Glide, like all strollers, has a 5-point harness with padded shoulder straps, and belts across the hips and between the legs. This is especially important in minimizing injuries in the event of a stroller flip or in the case of a crash. See More
The suspension system has better shock absorption on varied terrains like gravel and bumpy roads, than non-jogging strollers. It serves as a natural cushioning and allows the front wheel to bounce when passing over a bump in the road. The tires roll over bumps easily, lessening the impact transferred to your baby's body. See More
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