Your Guide to Buying and Maintaining Chariot Stroller

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Your Guide to Buying and Maintaining Chariot Stroller

In the past joggers had to use a 4-wheeled stroller if they wanted to take a baby along for a run. It was certainly not an easy feat considering those strollers were made for strolling and not running. For many avid runners, running is not nearly as much fun when it is necessary to stick to smooth, level sidewalks to accommodate a traditional 4-wheeled stroller. And skaters, skiers, and hiking enthusiasts had even more difficulties as strollers were not designed for these activities at all, despite the fact that these activities are ideal for taking a baby along.

Many sports enthusiasts try to encourage a love for fitness as well as the outdoors in their children when they are as young as possible, and so strollers have emerged to meet sporting parents' needs. These strollers have large, ground-eating wheels, safety harnesses, and even shocks. Chariot strollers have so many options to choose from that parents need to research the various Chariot chassis and sports kits available to find the right combination for their sporting activities and children's needs. Chariot carries a full line of sports strollers that can be seen at authorized dealers and online sites like eBay and once parents own a Chariot stroller, they should maintain it to ensure it functions well.

About Chariot Products

Parents are more and more concerned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating right and getting plenty of exercise. Having to get a babysitter just to go for a jog is not just inconvenient; the baby also misses out on a fun activity. Chariot offers a variety of stroller chassis that can be modified with kits to adapt them to specific sports and outdoor activities. Parents have the following chassis to choose from:

Model

CX

Cougar

Cheetah

Corsair

Cabriolet

Single or Double (for one or two children)

Single or Double

Single or Double

Single or Double

Single or Double

Double only

Aerodynamic Design

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

Adjustable Handlebar

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Right Height Handlebars

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lightweight

Yes

 

Yes

 

Yes

Hand Activated Drum Brakes

Yes

       

5-Point Harness

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Full or Partial Window Venting

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Enlarged Child Cockpit

Yes

   

Yes

 

Cargo Bag

Yes

       

Foot Activated Parking Brake

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

With Chariot strollers, parents choose the chassis that best suits their needs, then purchase a conversion kit to customize the stroller to their particular sport. All Chariot strollers are designed to roll smoothly on rough terrain.

Matching a Chariot Stroller to Your Lifestyle

When parents are considering which stroller chassis best suits their lifestyle, a good place to start is with a list of the activities it should be able to be used for. Parents should consider their activities, such as jogging, hiking, cycling, and cross-country skiing. They should also think about if the stroller needs to have additional room for groceries or other gear. Chariot stroller chassis are available in single or double varieties (seating one or two children), each having a variety of features. Conversion kits can then be purchased for various sporting applications.

Strolling Kit

For everyday, all-weather strolling, the Chariot Strolling Kit features easy-turning 8-inch wheels that attach to the front of the stroller. This kit can be used on all Chariot chassis and is appropriate for newborns and up. However, for use with a newborn it may be necessary to use the Baby Comfort accessory.

Jogging Kit

Whether parents love to run or simply need an all-terrain stroller, the Chariot Jogging Kit is designed to be maneuverable. This kit contains two easy-to-attach aluminum arms for attaching a 16-inch front wheel. Jogging Kits are specifically designed to work with each specific chassis type, so it is important to be sure the kit ordered matches the chassis for which it is intended. The Jogging Kit is appropriate for children ages 6 months and older.

Bicycle Trailer Kit

Parents can pull out the bike and take to the roads with the Chariot Bicycle Trailer Kit. This kit includes an aluminum hitch arm that is lightweight and easy to attach, an axle mount hitch, an approved safety reflector kit, and a tall safety flag. The stainless steel hitch keeps the trailer and bike properly aligned and makes attaching and detaching the stroller quick and easy. The Bicycle Trailer Kit is appropriate for children ages 1 year and up.

Hiking Kit

Many parents have traditionally used child backpack-style carriers to take babies hiking with them. With the Chariot Hiking Kit the load is taken off the shoulders and placed behind the hiker where it can be pulled with ease. The Hiking Kit contains two aluminum tow bars that are lightweight and adjustable with a padded shoulder harness. The Hiking Kit is appropriate for children ages 6 months and up.

Cross-Country Ski Kit

For some cold weather fun, parents can strap on their cross-country skis, bundle up the baby, and head out for a winter adventure. The Cross-Country Ski Kit replaces the stroller's wheels with lightweight skis and aluminum tow bars which attach to the parent's waist for towing. The Cross-Country Ski Kit can be used for both skate-style and classic skiing and is appropriate for children ages 6 months and up.

Maintaining a Chariot Stroller

Chariot strollers should be maintained regularly in much the same way a bicycle is maintained. Mechanical parts should be cleaned and greased, a regular inspection for wear and tear should be performed, and bolts should be tightened if needed. When a Chariot stroller has been used in rain or water it should be dried before putting it away to prevent rust or mildew. Any time the stroller has been used near the ocean or where salt has been used on the roads, the carrier's mechanical parts should be rinsed thoroughly before drying.

Cleaning a Chariot Stroller

Dirt or stains can be cleaned from the carrier's fabric tent by using a mild detergent. It is recommended that a patch test be performed on the underside or another non-visible area to be sure the detergent causes no discoloration. After washing and rinsing, dry the carrier thoroughly before closing it up or storing it to prevent rust or mildew from forming. It is not recommended that the fabric body be removed from the carrier for cleaning. The harnesses and seat pad, however, can be removed for hand-washing with a mild detergent, then laid flat for drying. Never put these parts into a dryer.

Sporting Stroller Safety

The sporting stroller is a great choice for active parents, allowing them to get outdoors and exercise while sharing a healthy activity with their children. It is important, however, to be sure any sporting stroller is used safely and in moderation.

  • Baby should be strong enough to hold up and support the weight of his own head while being jostled
  • Chariot strollers include manufacturer's guidelines for when children are typically old enough, strong enough, or heavy enough for each activity
  • Whatever the weather, make sure baby is comfortable inside the stroller
  • In cool or cold weather babies should be dressed more warmly than the parent
  • Be sure to use the safety buckles included in every Chariot stroller to keep the baby safe
  • Using an MP3 player or listening to music may be a distraction
  • Parents should be aware of their surroundings at all times while jogging, hiking, or bicycling with baby on board

Parents should remember that children or babies in the stroller may need a break during longer activities to get out and move around.

Shopping for Chariot Strollers on eBay

Once you have decided to shop for a sporting stroller, you can find Chariot strollers and kits on eBay. Simply go to eBay online and type in a description of the items you are searching for into the Search bar that can be found on every eBay page. You can enter descriptions such as "sporting stroller", "jogging stroller", or "Chariot stroller". To find sporting stroller accessories, type "jogging stroller accessories".

Buying a Chariot Stroller on eBay

The item listings have product descriptions as well as pictures. Click on each item you are interested in to read the product description, see the photos, find shipping details, and learn about the seller. The seller's information is important to help you determine whether to buy from a particular seller. You can also read buyer feedback to ensure previous buyers have had a positive experience when purchasing items from a particular seller.

Conclusion

The best way to give children a love of the outdoors and to be physically active is by example. With Chariot's wide variety of sporting strollers, parents are able to include their children in their outdoor activities. All of Chariot's products have been developed with form, function, and safety in mind. Since Chariot has many styles of stroller available for a variety of needs, parents can find a stroller to fit any athletic needs. Once parents have chosen a chassis style and the size they need (single or double), they can purchase conversion kits for each activity. Strollers are not just for joggers. Parents can go hiking, fishing, picnicking, bicycling, or even cross-country skiing with their children. Various features and accessories are available to ensure parents can pack all of the necessities such as food and drink, diapers, and sunscreen. Shopping for Chariot strollers and accessories on eBay allows parents to see the many options and find the right stroller for their sport.

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