View Full Version : Between the Baby Jogger 16" and 20" wheels, which are better and why?
05-28-2007, 10:47 PM
I also posted a question asking about the performance vs. the q series earlier. I found 2006 models on sale at the rei online outlet. Are these ok?
05-29-2007, 08:40 AM
Just depends on how fast you run on how rough a terrain..the bigger the wheel, the smoother the ride :)
Julie CPS Tech and mom to 3 in seats
05-29-2007, 09:27 AM
In our running club, all the parents use fixed-wheel jogging strollers with 16" wheels front and back. Most use their joggers for running on pavement and sidewalks, some light trail use. All the parents are marathon runners with lots of experience.
We have a Chariot jogger with 16" wheels. It is great off-road, glides over roots, rocks etc. 20" wheels are completely unnecessary for OUR use.
I know SQ recommends 20" wheels for use on sand. We don't use a stroller on the beach, so not an issue for us.
05-31-2007, 01:19 AM
Yeah, the bigger the better, lol! I just prefer the 20" for really rugged stuff, running, soft sand, etc. I think they give a better performance. Actually, my favorite jogger splits the difference. The Kool Stride Sr. does a 16" in front, and 20" in the rear. That means it is a little more maneuverable on the front end, not so bulky as a 20" all around. But it still has the great performance because of the 20" rear. I always wanted to try BJ's 24" model. I heard it was discontinued after a short time, because too many babies were sticking their hands in the spokes, ouch!
05-31-2007, 08:07 PM
When I was training for a marathon, I was told 20 inch was better than 16 inch for the distance. I bought an older BJ 20" on Craig's List and found it awesome to push. But, really the only must have for serious running is a true fixed-wheel. Hth!
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