Excerpt: I have a few pros and cons with this stroller. The only reason I got this one is because the town I live in has unpaved streets and sidewalks and uneven pavement so needed a stroller with good traction that can handle a bumpy ride.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Smooth Ride
Cons: Bulky, Cumbersome, Hard To Maneuver, Heavy, Poor/No Cupholders
Summary: I was so excited to get our Bob when my son was born. Great turning, smooth and easy to push...even through a doorway at a store while holding the door open yourself (hope that makes sense). Love taking on hikes in the woods -- fantastic shock absorbing. The downsides: 1) Accessing the storage area.
Summary: When I bought this stroller a year ago, it seemed wonderful. I was dazzled by its smooth handling and the way it seems to glide over the most bumpy and crumbly sidewalks my town has to offer. But after the dazzle wore off, its shortcomings became apparent.
Summary: I use the Bob stroller for everyday walking with my 2 year old son. (approx. 2.5 miles/day) I was wearing the plastic "tread" off my Chico Cortina and needed something that would be easy to push and sturdy.
Summary: The pros: It rolls really well - very smooth. I do a lot of walking on sidewalks and it is much smoother than my other strollers over the expansion joints. It requires almost no effort to push. It rolls well off-pavement, too. The brake is awesome - if it's on, the stroller isn't going anywhere.