Experts and owners have nothing but praise for the Tike Tech CityX3 Swivel Single. This full-featured, three-wheeled stroller offers excellent maneuverability, many comfort features for baby and parent, ample storage, and a light but sturdy aluminum frame. One owner says it's "rugged and luxury, all in one." An expert reviewer says the seatback is taller than most, making it good for taller babies, and it holds a child of up to 60 pounds -- about 10 pounds more than most strollers. The CityX3 Swivel is compatible with five popular car seats, and an optional bassinet is available to make the stroller suitable for newborns.
We found only two negatives about the CityX3. First and most important, it was part of a recall of two Tike Tech stroller models (the other was the X3 Sport jogging stroller) due to a possible strangulation hazard. One respected product review site lists the CityX3 Swivel as a "don't buy: safety risk." No incidents or injuries have been reported, and consumers can contact Tike Tech for a replacement of the grab bar causing the problem. Second, the Tike Tech brand isn't generally available in retail stores; only a few specialty baby stores carry it, which may explain why it's not more popular. When people pay more than $300 for a stroller, they generally like to try it out. The CityX3 isn't a jogging stroller, so those who need a true jogger may want to check out the best reviewed Jeep Overland Limited (*Est. $160) .
Strollerqueen Janet McLaughlin provides a comprehensive review of the Tike Tech CityX3 Swivel Single, and it's also included in a stroller roundup at ConsumerReports.org. BabyBargains.com features a discussion of the Tike Tech brand, but it seems very outdated -- it even lists an old web address -- and can't be given much weight. We didn't find many user reviews, but the ones we did are positive.
Self-described "stroller queen" Janet McLaughlin tests the Tike Tech CityX3 Swivel Single for comfort, ease of use and maneuverability. Her reviews are subjective and based on her own experience, but that experience is extensive and she provides a detailed evaluation.
Review: Tike Tech Stroller Review, Janet McLaughlin, Nov. 3, 2009
The Tike Tech CityX3, along with 11 other all-terrain strollers, is put through its paces by independent testers for ConsumerReports.org. This source could be greatly improved with more thorough write-ups on each model and more details on testing methods, but it does have reliable coverage of the basics: safety, maneuverability and ease of use.
Review: All-terrain Stroller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, As of Dec. 2011
3. Baby Bargains
This is the website for "Baby Bargains," the popular baby gear book by Denise and Alan Fields that offers practical shopping advice. In the bonus material section, the authors discuss brands that didn't fit into their book, including Tike Tech. The X3 isn't specifically mentioned and the review seems outdated.
Review: Bonus Material: Extra and Archived Stroller Reviews, Denise and Alan Fields, Not Dated
There's only a single review here, but an owner from Japan gives the Tike Tech CityX3 5 stars out of 5 for its durability, comfort and maneuverability.
Review: Tike Tech CityX3 Single Swivel Child Stroller, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Dec. 2011