BOB’s new jogging stroller may be called the Rambler, but that doesn’t mean it’s aimed at less-than-serious runners. It’s not. This is a jogging stroller for people who intend to go fast, which, according to recent research, is the only way to get a workout while pushing a kid. With a middle-of-the sidewalk price point and clean lines, the Rambler is likely to be a hit when it hits stores in September.
The Rambler is essentially a scaled-down version of the BOB Flex ⏤ one of our Best Jogging Strollers of 2017 ⏤ and is equally ready for the road or trail. Big differences between the two: the new model has three smaller 12-inch air-filled tires as opposed to two (all still removable), 16-inch rear wheels; its padded handlebar does not adjust; and, at $370, the Rambler runs about $80 cheaper.
As for similarities between the BOB Flex and BOB Rambler, expect the same swivel-locking front wheel with knob-adjusted tracking to refine alignment, mountain-bike suspension with 3-inch clearance, foot-activated rear parking brake, and ability to add an infant car seat adapter. The Rambler also offers both the easy, one-hand/one-button recline (to get that kid prone before their eyes even finish closing) and two-step fold, so you can load it back in the trunk without much effort. It comes only in black with a two-year warranty.
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Weight: 25.2 lbs.
Weight Capacity: 8 weeks to 75lbs.
Front Wheel Type: Swivel lock
Wheel Dimensions: 12″ Air-filled tires
Suspension: Coil spring and elastomer core shock absorbers, with adjustable shock release knobs
Brake: Foot-activated parking brake
Adjustable Handlebar: No