2011 BOB Stroller Review

January 31st, 2011

The 2011 BOB Strollers

have arrived! So, what’s different this year? Let me help break it down for you.2011 BOB Revolution Stroller

New Terminology
BOB is abandoning the “AW” or All-Wheel term. Instead, they are classifying their strollers into two categories; CE for City Experience and SE for Sport Experience. For those of you that are familiar with the brand, the AW strollers featuring 3 12″ wheels are now known as “CE

“, while the standard BOB Revolution Strollers featuring 2 16″ rear wheels are now referred to as “SE “.

New fabrics provide more technical benefits and bold new colors. The 2011 BOB Strollers are now available in Orange, Red, Navy, Yellow, Blue, Black, and Plum. If I had to try to describe the new fabrics, I’d say that they are more vibrant, lighter, and more resistant to the elements.

Integrated Accessory Adapter
This is perhaps the biggest change for the 2011 line. Brand new for all BOB strollers, the integrated accessory adapter allows for quick and easy installation of BOB infant car seat adapters and snack trays. Instead of having to bring your stroller into a bike shop and having to unscrew your adapter, this new system allows you to install and remove the adapters with the click of a button. Also, instead of a “one size fits all” adapter, BOB came out with separate adapters for each brand of car seat. BOB Single Strollers are now compatible with Graco, Peg Perego, and new for this year, Chicco Infant CarSeats. The BOB Duallie Strollers are compatible with the Graco Infant Car Seat adapter only.

The new and improved snack tray has room for a sippy cup, snacks, and more!

2011 BOB Revolution SE StrollerImproved Seat and Harness
With the new seat fabrics, BOB has also re-engineered the stroller seat itself. The ultra-supportive, redesigned seat now features heat press technology for additional padding and added back support. In layman’s terms, the seat has pockets of padding throughout the seat, similar to a pair of well padded bike shorts! Ultra soft and incredibly comfortable. The 5-point seat harness now features more padding to help secure children much more comfortably.

Stroller Lock
The 2011 BOB Strollers all feature a new buckle that fastens the stroller while folded. So, now your stroller will stay folded and safely locked in place.

Suspension System
The award winning (well, I’m not sure if they actually won an award, but we love it!) suspension has been improved as well. We can’t imagine a smoother ride, but BOB continues to improve their already flawless product. 

BOB has really pulled out all the stops with this stroller. They managed to take the best jogging stroller on the market and improve upon it without losing their signature BOB style. We have been huge fans of this brand for years. With these new improvements to their 2011 BOB Stroller line, we are even more enthusiastic about the brand.

For those parents looking for an exceptional jogging stroller, or even a great all around stroller, BOB will not disappoint.   

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  2. Jill says:

    I have a question. Im not sure if I need an SE or CE, what would you recommend? I want this to be an all purpose stroller. I am not a huge runner but would like to be able to run at least 5 miles at a time, no more than that.


  3. Greg says:

    Thanks for your inquiry!

    Basically, the SE will be the one you want. It’s the best selling BOB stroller by at least 10 to 1. The SE has larger back wheels. This provides more stability while running. The CE is more of a city stroller. The smaller back wheels provide a shorter radius for turning in tight spaces.

    Both the SE and CE Revolution feature a swivel wheel that can lock into place. If you want a general all around great stroller that you can job with too, go for the SE. If you are a hard-core runner, you might want the SUS or SUS Ironman. These 2 models have fixed front wheels and cannot swivel at all. Not great for turning and general use, but great for running.

    I hope that helps!

  4. Afi says:

    I’ve been searching and searching for info re the CE vs the SE.THANK YOU for the note Greg!

  5. Lucille says:

    With the BOB Revolution duallie/Stroller Strides stroller 2011 can you use the old integrated accessory adapter for the duallie or is there a new version? I love my single BOB and can’t wait to get the new and improved duallie! Thanks!

  6. Julia says:

    Will BOB come out with a Chicco car seat adaptor for the 2011 Duallie? I so, when?

  7. Greg says:

    Hi Julia,

    Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the only adapter for the Duallie is the Graco. BOB does not have any plans to make another one. The Graco adapter will be availble within the next month. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  8. Sean says:

    We owned both the (before 2011) 12″ and 16″ back wheel single BOBs.

    When one outgrew his and we only needed one, we already knew the 12″ was the one to go. You’d think it wouldn’t make a difference, but the 16″ wheels just carried momentum and rolled better. The difference in storage (when in the back of our Odyssey) was minimal between the wheel sizes. The 12″ turned very slightly easier, but it didn’t come close to being worth the 16″ wheels and the momentum they carried.

    I ride road bikes (okay, 2… but only one at a time), so I know it wasn’t bearings, tire pressure, or mechanical binding.

    Now that our 5 month old is going to need a single stroller (unexpected surprise), we are looking at getting the new plum one. After spending 10 minutes with the new one, we decided we like the old model better, and given a choice would get a new “old” one.

    HOWEVER, my wife really likes the purple, so that is what we’ll get. Duallie is too wide for mall trips, and my wife considers it too heavy to load into and out of the van.

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