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An Interview With Bumbleride CEO Matt Reichardt: Meet The Speed Jogging Stroller & More!

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Excerpt from Spilling the beans blog by Magic Beans (an authorized Bumbleride retailer)-

“Since 2004, Bumbleride co-founders Matt and Emily Reichardt have been designing strollers “as gear, purpose-built to perform whether taking your little ones on a trail run or navigating the local farmers market.” This year’s new debuts are even more outdoorsy than ever: Bumbleride has just introduced their first designated running stroller, and some eco-friendly new fabrics, too. In this interview with Matt, we got the inside scoop on how they came up with these new advances, and how they’ll enhance your life as an active parent.

Want to see the Speed and the rest of the Bumbleride collection in person (and chat with the Bumbleride crew about why their strollers are so cool)? They’ll be at Drool Baby Expo tomorrow, April 7 – if you don’t have your tickets, get them now!

 

Q: So, the marquee event for Bumbleride this year appears to be the Speed Jogging Stroller! We’re so excited to add it to our selection. I know that the Indie wasn’t designed as a jogger but was often used as one – how does the Speed improve on Indie for running parents?  
I think they definitely serve different needs, Indie has always been a great option for urban strolling, all-terrain, and light jogging.  For running parents moving at a faster pace, Speed has larger 16” back wheels for better control, a longer wheel base for better stability, and the new Speed 3 steering system, which gives more options on different terrains.

 

Q: The central feature of the Speed is the 3-speed steering system – can you tell me a bit about how this idea was developed, how it works, and why it will be terrific for parents?  

The idea was developed from observations of how parents jog with strollers and from feedback from our customers.  Basically there are three scenarios runners find themselves in:  1. Running at a fast pace on open road, boardwalk or somewhere that you don’t really need to steer.   2. Jogging anywhere else whether it be a park, trail, urban community where turning is required.  3. Everyday use walking where 360 degree swiveling is preferred.  The problem that we found for parents is that a fixed wheel option is very limiting and not always convenient, and the swiveling option is not safe for jogging.

In response to this issue, the Speed 3 steering has 3 positions: fully locked with tracking for open road running,  a 30 degree swivel, and a 360 degree swivel.  The 30 degree swivel addresses the problem for joggers, allowing sufficient turning radius to steer while jogging but prevents the wheel from rotating past 45 degrees where the stroller can become unstable. It’s much like the way the steering is restricted on toddler balance bikes!

 

Q: What kind of family do you picture using the Speed stroller, and in what environments?  

I would say families where either one or both parents are joggers, or like to get out on walks for exercise.  Speed is designed for all terrain, so everything from city urban living to rural terrain.  Because of its versatility, it also can be the only stroller an active family needs.

 

Q: What kind of response have you gotten about the Speed stroller so far?  

I think a lot of our customers see it as an obvious addition to Bumbleride’s line up, and a much needed category.  We have also seen excitement around the Speed 3 steering and our fabric story.”…..

Make sure to read the rest of the interview at http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/an-interview-with-bumbleride-ceo-matt-reichardt-meet-the-speed-jogging-stroller-more/.

 

Magic Beans Blog – Meet The New Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller!

Magic Beans Blog – Meet The New Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller!

“The Bumbleride Indie, while not officially a jogging stroller, has long been a favorite of casual joggers, with a lockable wheel and big air-filled tires, along with a ton of other perks (all-terrain wheels, rear suspension, tons of storage, eco-friendly fabrics, a HUGE canopy, a near-flat recline, and more). This year, Bumbleride is adding another option for more dedicated joggers: the unique and lovely Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller, optimized to get you where you need to go, FAST!

In our video, Pati, the friendly voice at the other end of the line if you call us, demonstrates some of the cool new features on this exciting new jogger:

The most obvious innovation on this jogging stroller is the three swivel modes:

  • Full swiveling, for optimal maneuverability when you’re strolling the city or suburbs;
  • Locked in place, for running; and
  • A 30-degree swivel, which will help only-sometimes joggers handle corners, and will come in handy when you’re hiking!

The new fabrics are also absolutely fabulous – we love how they’ve made them even more eco-friendly while improving the quality even further. Everyone wins!”

Source article, http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/pick-up-some-speed-with-bumbleride-in-2016-meet-the-new-bumbleride-speed-jogger/ .

What People Are Saying About Indie 4

Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Reviews

What People Are Saying About Indie 4

Baby Gizmo blog:

“The wheels and suspension give the Indie 4 amazing maneuverability whether you are cruising the streets, shopping the mall or hitting the trails..”– http://babygizmo.com/2014/05/baby-gizmo-spotlight-review-bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/

Cool Mom picks blog:

” I put the Indie 4 through our usual paces at the mall, the park, and the boardwalk, and I love that it turns on a dime and is narrow enough to easily navigate in and out of doorways. Plus it just looks sleek in a variety of colors…”http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2014/07/01/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

MINI magazine:

All terrain is an important aspect for many parents now and the Indie 4 once again fits the bill. You can go from city strolling to a hilly hike with no problems-the Indie 4 can handle it all!” http://mini-magazine.com/bumbleride-debuts-new-indie-4-stroller/

Pregnancy & newborn magazine:

“The sunshade on the stroller provides a lot of coverage and is easy to operate. In fact, it provides the most sun coverage of any stroller we’ve owned. A very nice feature! There is even a small peekaboo window made of mesh.”  –http://www.pnmag.com/h-s/bumbleride-indie-4/

Pop Sugar blog:

Bumbleride has created an all-terrain stroller for everyone. To top it off, the Indie 4 is lightweight and easy to fold-perfect for families on the go.”http://www.popsugar.com/moms/photo-gallery/34531667/image/34531736/Bumbleride-Indie-4

Simple Moms blog:

“It is very easy to push and maneuver, two handed as well as one…It glides right along. Not once have I wished this stroller could do something it couldn’t do. It’s amazing!

To be completely transparent with you guys, my husband grabs this stroller EVERY time we go on a walk folks. No joke. This has me husbands stamp of approval…and we have sure tested a lot of strollers!”http://www.thesimplemoms.com/2014/05/lets-ride-with-the-new-bumbleride-indie-4-check-it-out-before-you-can-buy-it-review.html

Mom’s Stroller Reviews:

“I give it 5 out of 5 stars because just like the Indie model it has a lot of luxury features that parents are looking for.”– http://www.momsstrollerreviews.com/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

Mom Trends blog:

My two favorite features of the Indie 4 are the great maneuvering front all-wheel suspension pneumatic tires and a fabulous canopy that has excellent coverage.” – http://www.momtrends.com/tag/bumbleride-indie-4/

Baby Dickey blog:

The Fold- Why I love it: It auto locks, Yea, not all strollers do! AND, even better, it stands on its own when folded. A MUST!”http://babydickey.com/2014/06/24/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/

Magic Beans review:

“The zippiest all-terrain stroller has so many great features that it’s hard to see why everyone wouldn’t love it! Bumbleride strollers are easy to love, with their eco-friendly materials, thoughtful engineering and beautiful design.”– http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/strollers-off-the-beaten-path-the-bumbleride-indie-4-and-peg-perego-book/

Learn more about Indie 4, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4.

Magic Beans Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller and Bassinet Review


Bumbleride indie 4 review

Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller and Bassinet Review

Thanks Ben and Magic Beans for your Indie 4 review with video!!

“The zippiest all-terrain stroller has so many great features that it’s hard to see why everyone wouldn’t love it! Bumbleride strollers are easy to love, with their eco-friendly materials, thoughtful engineering, and beautiful design….

All in all, the Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller is for a mom (Ed: or dad) who does a lot of walking and doesn’t just stick to the suburban sidewalks, either: if you want to show your baby the natural world, this well-made stroller’s air tires and strong construction ensure that it will offer a smooth, comfortable ride and can handle all the exercise you can give it.” -Magic Beans

Read their full review here, http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/strollers-off-the-beaten-path-the-bumbleride-indie-4/.

Learn more about Indie 4 here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4 or purchase it from Magic Beans here, http://mbeans.com/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-and-bassinet.html .

Learn more about Ben in Magic Bean’s latest post in the “Meet the Magic Beans Team” blog series, http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/local-boston/meet-the-magic-beans-team-ben-sung-manager-of-magic-beans-wellesley/ .