The BOB Ironman Duallie is an excellent choice for serious runners with two children, whether it's twins or young children of different ages. As reviewers point out, this is a serious running stroller for people who run every day or run long distances. Some runners with children of differing ages say the seat back/canopy combination is short for their older child, so it may be best to try before you buy.
Super safety features. The BOB Ironman Duallie has a five-point padded harness, one-touch heavy-duty linked parking brake on the back wheels, and a handle brake made to carefully slow the stroller on hills. There also is a wrist strap, but at least one owner says it's fixed on the right side and rather short. She'd like to see it made longer or made to move from one side to another so she can switch hands. The wrist strap doubles as a manual fold, so the stroller does not open when carried.
Runners love its easy push. Experts and owners praise the BOB Ironman Duallie for its ease of pushing due to its 16-inch, high-pressure tires. The fold and recline are two-handed, but reviewers say it's easy to do. It is bulky when folded, but the wheels pop off easily to make it more compact. The seat can be spot-cleaned. It is heavy at 34 pounds, so it may take some muscle to lift in and out of car trunks.
A stroller for serious runners. The BOB Ironman Duallie has a fixed front wheel without a swivel option, so it's targeted towards long-distance or everyday runners. The tracking and suspension are adjustable. The Duallie takes a car seat with optional adapters, but only one at a time. It can accommodate newborns to 100 pounds (total for two children). The seat features extra back support, good padding, and leg support with a bumper. The tracking and suspension are adjustable. Taller children may outgrow it early due to a lower clearance. The canopy has independent adjustments. There is ample storage, but all accessories are sold separately.
The handlebar is not adjustable, but taller parents say it fits them well.
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1. Baby Bargains
"Baby Bargains" covers jogging strollers in depth. Authors Denise and Alan Fields consider performance, ease of use and the brand's track record when making stroller recommendations. Reviews are comparative, thorough and unbiased and include reviews of the brand in general, and of specific jogging strollers.
Review: Strollers, Diaper Bags and other To Go Gear, Denise and Alan Fields, 2013, 10th edition
Editors of BabyGizmo.com put the BOB Ironman Duallie on their list of Top 5 jogging strollers. There is no review of the Ironman Duallie, merely a list of product features, but BabyGizmo.com is such a credible source that if they say it's in the Top 5, it's a good pick.
Review: Double Jogging Strollers: Editor's Choice Top 5, Editors of BabyGizmo.com, Not dated
The BOB Ironman Duallie earns an overall 4.5 stars out of 5 in more than 20 reviews. Owners say the Duallie is a great stroller, particularly for serious runners. The few quibbles are that the seat back is short for older kids and it's bulky to fit into trunks.
Review: BOB Ironman Duallie, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of October 2013
Christine Luff, the running guide for About.com, offers her picks for the best jogging strollers, including the BOB Ironman Duallie. It appears that most of the strollers were not tested, and her overviews of the strollers are very brief.
Review: Top Double Jogging Strollers, Christine Luff, June 16, 2013