Expedition LX Jogging Stroller

Read all instructions BEFORE assembly and USE of product.
Model # 9134
US Patent # 6196571, DES.430826
Expedition LX Jogging Stroller
Instruction Manual
Convenience through Innovation and thoughtful design
Expedition LX Jogging Stroller
WARNING: Please follow all of these instructions to ensure the
safety of your child.
Keep these instructions for future reference.
Failure to follow these instructions could result
in serious injury or death. Avoid serious injury from falling or sliding
out. Always use the safety harness and insure that the child is properly
positioned according to these instructions.
WARNING: Never leave child unattended.
• Purses, shopping bags, parcels, diaper bags or accessory items may change the balance of the stroller and
cause hazardous unstable conditions.
• The maximum weight that can be carried in the basket is 5 lbs and in the parent tray is 3 lbs. Excessive
weight may cause a hazardous unstable condition to exist.
• Be certain the stroller is fully erect and latched in the open position before allowing the child near the stroller.
• Use of the stroller with a child weighing more than 50 pounds, or over 42 inches tall, will cause excessive
wear and stress on the stroller and may cause a hazardous unstable condition to exist.
• DO NOT use the stroller on stairways or escalators.
• DO NOT use the stroller with roller skates or in-line skates.
• We recommend that the child occupant be at least 6 months of age prior to use of the stroller for jogging.
Because children develop at different rates, please discuss the use of a jogging stroller with your health care
provider prior to jogging with your child.
• Never allow your stroller to be used as a toy
• To clean use only mild household soap or detergent and warm water on a sponge or clean cloth.
• Check your stroller for loose screws, worn parts, torn material or stitching on a regular basis. Replace or
repair parts as needed.
• Discontinue use of stroller should it malfunction or become damaged. Please contact our customer service
Parts Hotline to arrange for repair or obtain replacement parts.
Please: If you experience any difficulty with the use of our product or have a question regarding these
instructions, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 328-7363 between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Pacific Coast Time. Please do not return the product to the store as once it is
returned it cannot be re-sold and the materials and energy used to make it are wasted.
To contact us:
1567 S. Campus Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761
Parts Hotline:
(800) 328-7363
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Coast Time
Parent Tray
Front Wheel
Child Tray
Fender Screws
Rear Wheels
• Remove stroller from box. The front wheel, rear wheels, fender, child tray
and parent tray need to be installed prior to use.
• To attach the front wheel, unfold stroller as described in the section
following. See figure 1.
Lean the stroller backwards so that it rests on the handle and rear axle frame
and the front wheel forks are pointing upward.
The front wheel features a quick release attachment system. See figure 3.
Slide the front wheel onto the front forks. See figure 2. The quick release
must be loose enough for the wheel to slide on and the brake release lever
must be in the open position (see figure 6). Line up the tab on the Holding
Plate with the slot on the fork plate. With the wheel in position, tighten the
finger nut on the axle until it is very close to contacting the fork. See figure
4. Rotate the lever to the closed position as shown in figure 5. You should
feel significant resistance when closing the lever and the wheel should be
held tightly. If you do not, open the lever and tighten the finger nut a bit
more and close the lever again. Continue to do this until the wheel is held
tightly in the fork. Close the brake release lever by rotating it toward the
front of the stroller. See figure 6.
• The front fender is secured to the frame by the 5 screws provided. Examine
the bottom of the front fender. You will notice four 1/4 inch diameter plastic
tubes protruding from the bottom. See figure 7a. These tubes must be lined
up with the holes in the front frame assembly. See figure 7b. Line up the
front fender and press onto the front frame assembly. See figure 7c. Insert
the 5 screws through the underside of the front frame assembly into the front
fender's plastic tubes. Tighten the screws only until snug. See figure 7d.
Do Not over-tighten.
Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Figure 3.
• Lean the stroller forward to rest on the front wheel. To attach the rear
wheels, push each wheel's axle into the plastic corner fitting as shown in
figure 8. Lift upward on the plastic lever on the inside of the corner fitting
as you push the axle into corner fitting. When the wheel will not go on
any farther, release the lever. Check that the wheel has locked into the
corner fitting by pulling on the wheel. If not locked, lift upward on the
lever, push the wheel on farther and release lever.
Ensure that the wheels are firmly locked into place. Do Not use the stroller
if the wheels are not locked into place, but rather contact our customer
service department immediately at (800) 328-7363, between the hours of
8:00am and 4:30pm PCT, for assistance
• To attach the front child tray, line up the male fittings of the child tray
with the female fitting on the outside of the center joint and push inward
(toward the rear of the stroller) until locked in place. See figure 9A. To
remove the front child tray, depress the button on the underside of the
male fitting and pull the tray outward to remove. See figure 9B
• To attach the parent tray, align the fittings on the ends of the parent tray
with the fittings on the outsides of the handle. Hook one end of the tray
on so that the fitting on the handle protrudes from the hole in the parent
tray. Pull outward on the opposite end while pushing down on the tray
until locked onto the stroller handle. Please be careful not to pinch your
finger when installing the parent tray. Please see figure 9C. To remove
the parent tray, pull outward on one end of the tray while lifting upward.
Figure 4.
Figure 5.
Figure 6.
WARNING: Do not place hot liquids
or more than 3 pounds in the parent tray.
Serious burns or unstable conditions could
• To open the canopy, push forward on the front edge of the canopy while
holding the rear of canopy in place. Please see figure 10.
• To fold the canopy, pull backwards on the front edge. Please see figure
The canopy must be in the closed position before folding the stroller.
Your stroller is now ready to use
Figure 7a.
Figure 7b.
Figure 7c.
Figure 7d.
Figure 9A.
Figure 8.
Figure 10.
Figure 9B.
Figure 9C.
Figure 11.
• The shoulder straps of the 5-point harness have 2 attachment positions.
Select the position that places the shoulder strap level with, or below the
top of the child's shoulder.
• Carefully place the child in the stroller seat and bring the safety harness
around the child's waist and over the shoulders. Place the crotch strap
between the child's legs. Insert the male end of each shoulder/waist belt
into the buckle on the crotch strap. Tighten the harness to be snug around
the child's waist and over the child's shoulders Please see figure 12a.
Shoulder Strap
Crotch Strap
Figure 12a.
Adjust for a
snug fit
WARNING: Avoid serious injury from
falling or sliding out. Always use the safety
Figure 12b.
Child can strangle in loose straps. Never leave
child in seat when straps are loose or undone.
• To release, apply pressure to both sides of each male clip until the clip
is released. See figure 12b. This process requires a moderate amount of
effort so as to prevent an accidental release by your child. The jogging
stroller also comes with a removeable head support, attached by 2 hook and
loop fasteners. See figure 12c.
Figure 12c.
• The seat has a multiple position recline that is controlled by a strap and
buckle assembly behind the seat. See figure 13. To recline the seat, loosen
the strap through the buckle and adjust to the required recline position.
Please see figure 14. To place the seat back in a more upright position, press
upward on the seat back with one hand while pulling the strap through the
buckle with the other. The strap will lock automatically. The upright
position should be used only for a child that is at least 6 months old.
Always re-adjust the safety harness, including the shoulder belts, when
repositioning the seatback.
WARNING: Always set brakes when
the stroller is not being pushed so that the
stroller will not roll away. Never leave stroller
unattended on a hill or incline as the stroller may
slide down the hill.
• To engage brakes, apply light downward pressure to the brake lever
located on each rear wheel. The stroller may require slight forward or
rearward movement in order to line up the teeth on the brake with each
wheel brake cluster. See figure 15. Check that the stroller will not move
and that both brakes are properly applied. To release, gently lift up on
the brake lever.
Figure 13.
Figure 14.
Figure 15.
Figure 16.
• The canopy features a ratchet system that allows the canopy to be
moved forward or back to block the sun or wind. To adjust the canopyʼs
position, push forward or backward on the canopy until the canopy is in
the desired position. See figure 16.
Your jogging stroller has two safety features for use when you are
jogging with your child:
• Always connect the safety strap to either wrist when jogging. This strap
will keep the stroller from rolling away in the event that you trip while
running. See figure 17. The safety strap must remain connected to the
rear lower frame cross member at all times. This location is intended to
prevent the stroller being tipped backward in the event that you do fall to
the ground. The safety strap includes a Velcro attachment for storage, on
the left side of the stroller, when not in use. See figure 18.
• The front wheel has a bicycle style caliper brake system that is designed to
assist you in slowing the stroller on a hill or in the event of an emergency.
Squeeze the brake handle to slow the stroller. See figure 19. The hand
brake is not to be used as a parking brake. Please see brake section.
Figure 18.
Figure 17.
Figure 19.
• Close the canopy as described in the canopy section above. Recline seat
by releasing buckle as described in seatback positioning section above.
• The stroller is folded by simultaneously depressing the safety lock on
the right side and fold buttons located on the central joints. Please see
figure 20. When the fold latches are released, the handle will begin to
fall toward the floor. Release the fold buttons and press downward on the
stroller handle until the stroller is completely folded. Secure the stroller
in the folded position by hooking the fold latch, located on the right side
of the stroller, over the rivet that protrudes from the frame. See figure
Figure 20.
• Stand the stroller on the ground with all three wheels touching the
ground. Release the folding latch, which is located on the right side.
See figure 22.
• Lift up on the stroller handle with both hands until the stroller frame
is erect and locked in the open position. See figure 23. The stroller
has spring-loaded latches on both sides of the frame. Test that both
latches are fully engaged prior to placing your child in the
Figure 21.
• Tires are shipped un-inflated. The tires should
be inflated on a regular basis to between 20 to
25 pounds of air pressure. Always use a bicycle
Figure 22.
Figure 23.
Trouble Shooting
Stroller pulls to one side:
The jogging stroller is unusual in that it has no swiveling front wheels. Therefore, the stroller may at times feel
like it is pulling to one side. This problem can have two different causes, either individually or in combination.
Please perform the following steps in their numbered order.
1. The stroller is sensitive to the air pressure in the tires. If the rear tires do not have equal pressure, the stroller
will feel like it is pulling to the side with the tire with the lower tire pressure. Check that the rear tires have the
same pressure. Add air pressure to a maximum of 25 pounds using a bicycle style hand air pump.
2. The alignment of the front wheel of the stroller can also cause the stroller to pull to one side. The stroller is
designed so that the front wheel can be adjusted to correct for any alignment problem. Page 3 of the instructions shows an expanded view of the front fork assembly. To align the front wheel, first loosen the wheel via
the quick release handle as in step 2 of the instructions. Grab the front wheel directly in front of the stroller and
push the wheel in the opposite direction of the pulling problem. You will notice that the axle will move within
the slot on the fork. Move the wheel to the side a small amount. Retighten the quick release handle. Give the
empty stroller a push across an empty smooth surface (let go of the handle) and note if the stroller now runs
straight. Re-adjust the axle a small amount at a time until the stroller runs straight. Please note that a very minute movement of the axle will affect the tracking of the stroller. Once you have aligned the front wheel, you
can mark the holding plate position with a marking pen if you detach the front wheel on a regular basis. Please
note that the hole in the fork is designed to allow the stroller to be adjusted to pull to the right, go straight, or
pull to the left. If you continue to have difficulty with tracking, please call our customer service department at
(800) 328-7363 for assistance.
Caliper Brake does not slow the stroller down: Reverse steps if brakes are too tight
The jogging stroller is equipped with a bicycle style caliper brake to assist you in slowing the stroller. It is designed with a quick release lever for ease in detaching the front wheel of the stroller. If you are experiencing
inadequate slowing when applying the hand brake, please review the drawing below in the instruction manual to
ensure that the quick release lever is in the down position (i.e. facing the front of the stroller). If the quick release
lever is in the closed position and you are still experiencing a braking problem, the brake cable tension needs
to be adjusted. This is accomplished in two different ways. If the brake is slowing the stroller slightly, the cable
tension can be fine tuned via the tension nut located on the end of the brake cable just above the caliper. Turn the
tension nut counter clockwise to increase tension. If at the maximum adjustment of the tension nut you still do not
have adequate braking, you will need to adjust the length of the brake cable. To adjust the length of the cable, first
return the tension nut to its factory setting by turning it clockwise until it stops. Loosen the cable clamp nut that
holds the brake cable to the brake caliper. Squeeze the caliper together so that the brake pads are just touching the
rim of the front wheel. Pull the cable through the cable clamp nut until the slack is removed. Retighten the cable
clamp nut. Retest the braking and fine tune the tension via the tension nut until adequate slowing is achieved.
Please keep in mind that the brakes are designed to be adjustable in order to compensate for the wearing of the
brake pads over time. If you experience difficulty, please call our customer service department at (800) 328-7363
for assistance. Also, most bicycle shops can quickly perform this adjustment for you.
Fine Tune Tension Nut
Quick Release
Clamp Nut
Brake Cable
Flat tire:
The jogging stroller features bicycle tires to allow for extended wear and ease of pushing. Just like a bicycle tire,
the jogging stroller can suffer from flat tires. If you have a flat tire, you can use a standard bicycle tire repair kit to
repair the tire or you can take the tire to a bicycle shop for repair. If you experience numerous flat tires, you may
want to purchase thorn proof inner tubes for the jogging stroller. These can be purchased at bicycle stores or at
many national retail stores. The correct size to purchase is shown on the sidewall of the tire.
style hand air pump to inflate the tires.