Welcome to theDaddy.Guide’s BOB Ironman Duallie Stroller Review 2016. The name says it all, doesn’t it? I’ve been waiting to review this stroller as yours truly was a 2011 Ironman finisher, albeit, I didn’t have kids at the time! But if I did have kids, would the Ironman Duallie have been my running stroller of choice? At first glance it’s easy to see the Ironman Duallie looks lean and mean holding down it’s status as the official double stroller of the Ironman triathlon.
Ironman Duallie was designed so you don’t have to lose your training regimen because you’ve got two little ones to look after. So, if you’re an Ironman, a triathlete, or simply a consistent runner… have you met your stroller match?
In short, the answer is ‘YES’! Nothing on the market competes with the Ironman Duallie for a serious running stroller. Aside from being extremely well constructed, running with the Ironman Duallie WILL NOT hinder your training or pacing. I successfully ripped off 7:00 minute mile pacing with this baby – something I would NEVER have believed without trying it for myself. Based upon my experience, your kids will lose patience with the run long before you’ll lose interest in running with this stroller.
Let’s dive a little deeper and have a look at the BOB Ironman Duallie 2016.
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Patience is a virtue, and indeed one you will need when assembling this product, but worth it in the end. The manual is pretty clear with a good amount of helpful images.
A few assembly tips: Make sure the tires are inflated once the stroller is assembled. If not, a bicycle pump will do the trick. And you must check that the stroller is properly aligned. You can just give it a push and if you see it rolls straight, then you’re good to go. If not, it’s an easy fix explained in the instructions.
This sporty-looking three wheeler comes in yellow, that’s the only color option. It has a front fixed wheel that provides stability for jogging or running. It’s designed to roll at a running pace. The fixed wheel setup provides better tracking and less wobbling. It has three 16″ high-pressure tires that are ideal for road running.
Ease of opening and Closing
It is easy to fold. (same as the BOB Revolution) but it’s not as compact as I would have liked, which is in part due to the front wheel being fixed, so it juts out more. You might have to remove one or more wheels to fit it into a smaller trunk (something that’s very easy to do). I’ll let the Ironman Duallie slide in this category as its primary purpose is designed for high volume running. Being as it serves its purpose exceptionally well, we’ll give it a pass in how compact it folds up.
The Bob Ironman lives up to its ‘Ironman’ name as a high performance running stroller. When I was training for Ironman I was logging 30 plus miles a week. The stroller’s fixed front wheel provides a stability that is necessary to put up that kind of mileage. If you’ve never pushed or run with a stroller with a fixed front wheel, it will take some getting used to. In order to turn while running, you have to push down on the handlebar and lift the front wheel off the ground. It’s definitely not a deal breaker but if you’re running on a path faced with a lot of narrow turns, it has its challenges. On a side note, it’s also a bit harder to turn at slower paces (like walking).
The hand brake is one of my favorite features and comes in ‘handy’ (no pun intended) when running downhill along with the safety strap. Everyone wants time away from the kids, but not like that! The stroller weighs 35 lbs and add on the weight of 2 kids and you can upwards of 100 lbs. Include gravity in that equation, and the hand break is a mighty fine option.
Like the Revolution, you can adjust the front wheel for perfect tracking, as well as use the adjustable suspension, which allows you to tweak the firmness of the ride based on the weight of your little guys.
theDaddy.Guide Botton Line
The bottom line for the Ironman Duallie is that it’s not a good option for day to day use. If you’re looking for a day to day stroller for errands and such with the functionality of a jogger, you’re better off with the BOB Revolution Pro or the BOB Revolution Flex Duallie. Overall, however, with its lightweight frame and smooth feel when running it’s the best pure running stroller on the market!
- Large canopy with peek-a-boo window – Wonderful sized canopies. Living in South Florida sun protection is a big deal. The canopies move independently of eachother and have amazing sun coverage. Peekaboo windows are a generous size. The canopies are one of my favorite features of this stroller.
- Lots of storage space
- Ultra-padded reclinable seat with ventilation
- Adjustable handlebar with hand brake
- Padded safety harness
- Fixed Front Wheel
- Can turn into a travel system (car seat adapter sold separately)
- Weight (Net): 34lb, 15.3kg
- Capacity: 8 weeks to 100lb, 45.4kg (occupants plus luggage weight); from birth with the use of an Infant Car Seat Adapter & compatible Infant Car Seat. Maximum occupant height is 44in or (112cm).
- Frame Materials: High strength aluminum alloy.
- Seat Material: Poly and Dobby weave fabrics with water repellent coating and open cell foam padding.
- Seat Recline: Adjustable seatback recline, down to 70° from vertical.
- Suspension: Coil spring and elastomer core shock absorbers provide three inches of wheel travel. Adjustable shock release knobs allow for two shock positions to fine-tune suspension for varying occupants and cargo. Position 1: 0-50 lbs. Position 2: 51-100 lbs.
- Tires: Pneumatic 16″ x 1.5″ Semi-slick tires.
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If this double stroller is not for you, check out our other double stroller review! Thanks for visiting.