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BOB is a company that produces high quality products designed to promote a healthy outdoor life-style. See for our
complete line of products. Before attempting to assemble or use your new stroller, read and understand these operating instructions
completely to ensure proper assembly and operation.
If you are unclear on any point, contact your dealer, place of purchase or BOB [toll free 1-800-893-2447] before use.
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Never leave child unattended in the stroller.
Always use seat harness to avoid serious injury from falling or sliding out.
Never allow occupants to stand in stroller.
Always use Wrist Safety Strap.
Do not attach parcels or bags to the handle or frame of stroller except those recommended by BOB, as stroller can become unstable
and tip over.
Do not place sharp objects in the seatback pocket as your child leans against this and can be injured as a result.
When starting out and during use, always make sure the child’s hands and feet are away from wheels.
Do not use stroller on stairs or steep inclines. Stroller can tip over, resulting in injury.
Never pull a loaded stroller backward up stairs. Doing so could damage the suspension system – leading to frame failure and serious
injury to the user and/or the occupants.
Use extreme caution when using stroller on uneven and/or unpaved surfaces as these conditions create additional hazards and can
lead to loss of stability and injury.
Do not make any modifications to the stroller. Doing so voids the warranty and could lead to a dangerous condition and possible injury.
Transportation of stroller requires protection to prevent damage to stroller components that could lead to an accident and injury.
We do not recommend wearing roller skates or in-line skates while pushing stroller.
The stroller is not equipped for use after dark. If you intend to use at night, we recommend installing a front and rear lighting system
available through your local bike shop.
Failure to properly assemble or install the quick release wheels on this stroller may result in the wheels becoming detached while
moving and a subsequent loss of control, resulting in serious injury or death. (See sections 4 & 5)
Never jog with the stroller in Walk Mode because doing so could result in loss of control. (See section 6)
The parking brake is not designed as a stopping brake. The brake should not be used to slow or stop the stroller because doing so
could cause the stroller to stop abruptly, resulting in loss of control. The brake is intended to park the stroller on flat surfaces, not on
inclines. Never leave your children in the stroller unattended with or without the parking brake set!
Never load or unload the stroller without the parking brake set. (See section 8)
The maximum weight capacity of the stroller is 70 lbs (32 kg) (occupant plus luggage weight). Do not exceed the maximum capacity,
as stroller will become unstable. (See section 10)
Always jog with the stroller seat in the fully upright position. Jogging with the seat in reclined positions may result in a loss of stability
and injury. (See section 11)
When seat is fully reclined, (Fig. 20) backward tip-over is more likely, and may result in an accident or injury, as seat and/or passenger
may contact ground before handlebar. (See section 11)
Follow instructions and use care when folding and unfolding stroller to prevent finger entrapment. (See section 14)
Canopy Drawstring
Seat Pockets
Handlebar Release Lever
Rear Canopy Flap
Seat Recline Adjusters
Slider Latch
Seat Back Pocket
Shock Absorber
Shock Release Button
Frame Release Handle
Fig. 1
Anatomy of the
BOB Revolution
5 Point
Safety Harness
Foot Well
Swivel Lockout Knob
Adjustment Knob
Wrist Safety Strap
Parking Brake
Sun Canopy
Swing Arm
Low Boy
Swing Cargo
Arm Pouch
We do not recommend that children under 8 weeks old be placed in the stroller seat.
For jogging and off road use, we recommend that children not be younger than 8 months
old. Young babies incapable of holding their head up must be provided additional head
and neck support to ride safely.
Children develop at different rates. Consult with your pediatrician regarding the suitability
of stroller use with your child.
Reference Fig. 1 as it describes various parts of the stroller.
Position 1
. Stroller
. Wheels (2 rear, 1 front)
. This Owner’s Manual
Remove stroller and stroller wheels from packaging. Plastic packaging material was
used to protect the front fork dropouts, the front wheel axle quick release, handlebar
release levers and the metal shock brackets. Remove and discard packaging material
to avoid choking and suffocation hazards.
Rotate the swing arm away from the front of the stroller until the shocks engage in the
first position (Fig. 2). Each shock locking pin will “snap” and lock into position 1.
Rotate the stroller handlebar up to the fully open position. Make sure Slider Latches
lock into place as shown in Fig 3.
Prior to installing the rear wheels, position the brake bar in the Unlocked position as
shown in Fig. 15. Place the rear wheel quick release cam lever in the open position,
as shown in Fig. 4. Insert the rear wheel’s stub axle into the hole in the rear dropout.
If the axle does not slide in easily, loosen the quick release tension adjusting nut (Fig.
4) by hand. Re-insert the axle fully into the rear dropout until the axle shoulder or snap
ring on the axle comes in contact with the dropout (Fig. 5). Move the quick release cam
lever to the closed position (Fig. 6). The word CLOSE should be clearly visible and the
quick release cam lever should almost touch the dropout. When properly adjusted, it
will require considerable force (37-50lbs or 165-222N) to close the lever. If you do not
feel this resistance (too loose or too tight), return the quick release cam lever back to
the open position (Fig. 4), and adjust the tension adjusting nut (clockwise to tighten,
counterclockwise to loosen). Move the quick release cam lever to the closed position
(Fig. 6).
WARNING: Failure to properly adjust quick release may result in wheel loss and
serious personal injury. If you are unsure how to operate the quick release, consult
your dealer or call BOB.
It’s important to your safety, performance and enjoyment to understand how the front
wheel quick release works on your stroller. We urge you to ask your dealer how to
perform the steps described in this section before you attempt them yourself, and that
you have your dealer check your work before you use the stroller. If you have even the
slightest doubt as to whether you understand something in this section of the Manual,
talk to your dealer, place of purchase, or BOB before use.
Position 2
Fig. 2
Swingarm in unfolded position
with shock in position 1.
Handlebar Release
Slider Latch
Fig. 3 Handlebar in the fully open position.
Quick Release
Cam Lever Open
Tension Adjusting Nut
Fig. 4 Rear wheel Quick Release with
Cam Lever in open position.
Wheel Quick Release
WARNING: Strolling with an improperly adjusted wheel quick release can allow
the wheel to wobble or fall off the stroller, which can cause serious injury or death.
Therefore, it is essential that you:
. Ask your dealer to help you make sure you know how to install and remove your
wheels safely.
. Understand and apply the correct technique for clamping your wheel in place with
a quick release.
. Each time, before you use the stroller, check that the wheels are securely clamped.
Snap Ring or
Axle Shoulder
Fig. 5 Rear wheel properly installed
(left side shown).
The wheel quick release uses a cam action to clamp the stroller wheel in place (Fig.
7). Because of its adjustable nature, it is critical that you understand how it works, how
to use it properly, and how much force you need to apply to secure the wheel.
WARNING: The full force of the cam action is needed to clamp the wheel securely.
Holding the nut with one hand and turning the lever like a wing nut with the other
hand until everything is as tight as you can get it will not clamp the wheel safely
in the dropouts.
Adjusting the quick release mechanism
The wheel hub is clamped in place by the force of the quick release cam pushing against
Fig. 6 Quick Release Cam Lever in the
closed position (right side shown).
one dropout and pulling the tension adjusting nut, by way of the skewer, against the
other dropout. The amount of clamping force is controlled by the tension adjusting nut.
Turning the tension adjusting nut clockwise while keeping the cam lever from rotating
increases clamping force; turning it counterclockwise while keeping the cam lever from
rotating reduces clamping force. Less than half a turn of the tension adjusting nut can
make the difference between safe clamping force and unsafe clamping force.
Front Wheel Secondary Retention Devices
All 2007 and newer BOB Strollers have front forks which utilize secondary wheel retention
devices designed to help keep the wheel from disengaging if the quick release is
incorrectly adjusted. Secondary retention devices are not a substitute for correct quick
release adjustment. The secondary retention devices on your stroller are the integral
type that is formed into the outer faces of the front fork dropouts.
WARNING: Do not remove or disable secondary retention devices. As its name
implies, they serve as a back-up for a critical adjustment. If the quick release is
not adjusted correctly, the secondary retention devices can reduce the risk of the
wheel disengaging from the fork. Removing or disabling the secondary retention
devices may also void the warranty.
Secondary retention devices are not a substitute for correct quick release
adjustment. Failure to properly adjust the quick release mechanism can cause
the wheel to wobble or disengage, which could cause you to lose control and fall,
resulting in serious injury or death.
(rotate to
Quick Release
Cam Lever
Fig. 7
Front Wheel Quick Release Anatomy.
Installing a Quick Release Front Wheel:
a. Move the quick release cam lever so that it curves away from the wheel (Fig. 7). This
is the FULLY OPEN position.
b. Insert the wheel between the fork blades so that the axle seats firmly at the top of
the slots that are at the tips of the fork blades — the fork dropouts. The quick release
cam lever should be on the left side of the stroller (Fig. 8 & 9).
c. Holding the quick release cam lever in the OPEN position with your right hand as
shown in Fig. 8, tighten the tension adjusting nut with your left hand until it is finger
tight against the fork dropout.
d. While pushing the wheel firmly to the top of the slots in the fork dropouts, and at the
same time centering the wheel rim in the fork, move the quick release cam lever
upwards and swing it into the FULLY CLOSED position (Fig. 7 & 9). The lever should
now be parallel to the fork blade and curved toward the wheel. To apply enough
clamping force, you should have to wrap your fingers around the fork blade for
leverage, and the quick release cam lever should leave a clear imprint in the palm
of your hand.
WARNING: Securely clamping the wheel takes considerable force. If you can fully
close the quick release without wrapping your fingers around the fork blade for
leverage, and the quick release cam lever does not leave a clear imprint in the
palm of your hand, the tension is insufficient. Open the lever; turn the tension
adjusting nut clockwise a quarter turn; then try again.
e. If the quick release cam lever cannot be pushed all the way to the fully closed position
parallel to the fork blade, return the lever to the OPEN position. Then turn the tension
adjusting nut counterclockwise one-quarter turn and try tightening the lever again.
Removing a Quick Release Front Wheel:
a. Move the wheel’s quick-release lever from the locked or FULLY CLOSED position
to the FULLY OPEN position (Fig. 7). Your front fork has integral secondary retention
devices. Loosen the tension adjusting nut enough to allow removing the wheel.
b. Raise the front wheel a few inches off the ground and tap the top of the wheel with
the palm of your hand to knock the wheel out of the front fork.
The Revolution Stroller can be used in one of two modes. The stroller can be used as
a swiveling wheel stroller (Walk Mode) when the Lockout Knob is in the unlocked position
(Fig. 10). Or, it can be used as a fixed wheel stroller (Jog Mode) when the swivel Lockout
Knob is in the locked position (Fig. 11). To change from Walk Mode to Jog Mode, lift
and slide the Lockout Knob (Fig. 10) up and all the way to the right. Then release the
knob, and it will snap down. Next, rotate the fork until the pin engages and locks the
fork in position. You are now ready to use the stroller in Jog Mode. To change the stroller
back to Walk Mode, lift the Lockout Knob and rotate it to the left.
WARNING: Never jog with the stroller in Walk Mode because doing so could
result in loss of control.
It should be noted that all fixed three wheeled vehicles can be easily influenced to
deviate from a straight path. In some cases strollers can have or develop a tendency
to pull to the right/left due to many different factors including uneven tire pressure,
improper wheel installation, road conditions and manufacturing tolerances. If you find
your BOB stroller to significantly track or pull to the left or right while in Jog Mode during
use on flat terrain, follow the sequence of instructions below.
Fig. 8 Front fork dropouts shown
with wheel in position. Adjust nut snug
with Quick Release in OPEN position.
Cam Lever
Fig. 9 Quick Release in closed
position and parallel to fork blade.
Fig. 10 Swivel Lockout Unlocked Position (Walk Mode)
Fig. 11 Swivel Lockout Locked Position (Jog Mode)
Tracking Adjustment
Note: Tracking adjustment can only be performed with the stroller
fork locked out (Jog Mode). Roll test the stroller as described
below. It is recommended you have someone assist with this
task in order to catch and return the stroller. Fig. 12 illustrates
the roll test process.
a. Empty the stroller.
Top View Of Stroller
Wheel axles
to straight line
Stroller pulls
to left
Stroller pulls
to right
Fig. 12 Stroller roll test.
WARNING: Do not roll test with a child or any occupant in the stroller.
b. Find a location on level ground approximately 16 ft. long. It is helpful to use an existing
straight-line as a frame of reference such as the edge of the sidewalk or a painted line
in a playground.
c. Align the stroller so the rear wheel axles are perpendicular to the straight line. Push
and release the stroller, trying carefully not to influence its direction to the left or right,
so it rolls straight down the test path. This step should be performed more than once
to make sure the stroller was not biased left or right by the pushing action.
d. If the stroller consistently pulls to the left or right when pushed straight, proceed with
the steps below until tracking is satisfactory. Fig. 12 illustrates how to interpret the
Reference convention: Left and right are described as viewed from the operator’s
frame of reference (behind the stroller). Example: The swivel lockout knob is on the left
side of the stroller.
Fig. 13 Tracking Adjustment.
Fine tune tracking of stroller is accomplished by using the tracking adjustment knob
shown in Fig. 13. If your stroller pulls to the left, turn the knob counter-clockwise 1/2
turn. If your stroller pulls to the right, turn the knob clockwise 1/2 turn. Repeat roll test
and adjustment until the stroller rolls straight.
The brake is a parking brake, it prevents the stroller from moving while loading and
unloading. The parking brake is not designed as a stopping brake.
WARNING: Do not use the brake to slow or stop the stroller because doing so
could cause the stroller to stop abruptly, resulting in loss of control.
WARNING: The brake is intended to park the stroller on flat surfaces, not on
inclines. Never leave your child in the stroller unattended with or without the
parking brake set!
To set the parking brake, press the brake bar down into the locked position (Fig. 14)
with your foot on the red foot pedal – making sure the locking pin fully engages the
locking disk. To ensure the brake is set properly, attempt to roll the stroller fore and aft
after setting the brake. If the stroller will not roll, the brake is set properly. To release
the parking brake, lift up on the red foot pedal with your foot until the brake bar springs
up into the fully unlocked position (Fig. 15).
The stroller features a two position canopy. To fully open the canopy, rotate the assembly
forward until the fabric is taut. The rear canopy flap should be freed from the Velcro to
give additional sun protection. To reduce the size of the sun canopy, pull the canopy
toward the handlebar. The additional fabric can be gathered by pulling the canopy
drawstring (Fig. 1) and securing the cord lock.
Brake Bar
(Locked Position)
Red Foot Pedal
Fig. 14 Parking Brake - Locked position.
Brake Bar
(Unlocked Position)
WARNING: Set parking brake before placing child in stroller.
To secure your child in the seat, put one shoulder strap over each shoulder and snap
the male buckle into the female receiver on the crotch strap (Fig. 16). Adjust shoulder
straps to be snug and secure (Fig. 17). Connect the sternum strap (red), see Fig. 18.
Fig. 15 Parking Brake - Unlocked position.
WARNING: Never place passengers in the stroller without securing them in the
harness. Unrestrained passengers can affect the control of the stroller.
Passenger weight limit - 70 lbs (32 kg)
Passenger height limit - 44 in (112 cm)
For heavier and or taller passengers (closer to the maximum limits above), auxiliary
harness anchors may be utilized by unfolding anchor Velcro (Fig. 17), sliding ladder
lock buckles above anchors, and reconnecting Velcro to keep ladder lock buckles in
WARNING: Set parking brake before making any seat adjustments.
To partially recline the seat, rotate the ladder lock buckles forward thus releasing the
reclining straps. (Fig 19)
To fully recline the seat, unfasten side release buckles at seat back. (Fig. 20)
Fig. 16 Place straps over shoulders
and secure to buckle.
WARNING: When seat is fully reclined, (Fig. 20) backward tip-over is more likely,
and may result in an accident or injury, as seat and/or passenger may contact
ground before handlebar.
Conditions that make backward tip-over more likely to occur:
. Heavier and or taller passengers (closer to our maximum limits in this manual) make
backward tip-over more likely.
. Adding weight to the seat back pocket (max weight 2 lbs. / 1 kg.).
. Elevating the front wheel. Be careful when going up curbs, steps or other obstacles.
. Pushing down on handlebar.
. Jogging and or running. Always jog or run with the seat in the fully upright position.
. Hanging items from handlebar. Items should not be hung from handlebar when seat
is in fully reclined position.
. Using the stroller on uneven terrain and inclines
. To help prevent backward tip over, always hold handlebar.
Fig. 17 Securely adjust shoulder straps.
To raise the seat to the fully upright position, fasten side release buckles and pull the
reclining strap loops. (Fig. 19 & 20).
For additional head clearance in fully upright and partially reclined positions:
Fold panel at top of seat down against seat back and attach Velcro.
Next, pull back on strap at top center of seat. Holding tension on strap, fold down and
connect Velcro on seat back. This strap tension will keep the top of seat (padded panel)
perpendicular to the seat back. (Fig. 19)
WARNING: Always jog with the stroller seat in the fully upright position. Jogging
with the seat in reclined positions may result in a loss of stability and injury.
The suspension system features two shock positions to provide a comfortable ride for
kids of different weights. The two positions are shown in Fig. 2. Position 1 is intended
for occupant up to 40 lbs. (18 kg; total weight of occupant and cargo), while position 2
is intended for occupant from 40 to 70 lbs. (18 to 32 kg) total. The stroller features a
metal shock bracket with a sliding track and spring loaded shock pin that automatically
locks in place when it aligns with either of the two shock positions. Shock position
adjustments should be made with the stroller unloaded. The shocks will lock into position
1 when unfolding the stroller. To use the stiffer shock position, move the shock from
position 1 to position 2 by depressing the shock release button (Fig. 2) with one hand.
With the other hand, lift slightly and pull the shock backward. When the shock pin is
properly aligned in position 2, the pin will “snap” into place. Repeat this process for the
second shock. To move the shock from position 2 to position 1, reverse the above
process for both shocks.
The wrist safety strap is designed to help prevent the stroller from rolling away should
you lose your grip on the stroller. When using the stroller make sure the strap is securely
looped over your wrist.
WARNING: Always use Wrist Safety Strap. Failure to use the Wrist Safetly Strap
can result in loss of control, injury and death.
Remove child from stroller. Remove the contents of the Low Boy cargo pouch, seat
back and seat pockets. The shock absorbers must be in position 1 (Fig. 2) before folding.
Press both the right and left handlebar release levers (Fig. 3), and fold the handlebar
forward as shown in Fig. 21. Locate the frame release handle (red foam) underneath
the seat (Fig. 22) and pull upwards sharply. This will allow the lower frame to fold
together, as shown in Fig. 23. The folded stroller can be made even more compact by
removing the front and rear wheels. The front wheel is removed by opening the front
wheel quick release and removing the wheel (see section 5). The rear wheels are
removed by releasing the parking brake (see section 8), and then opening the rear
wheel quick release (Fig. 4), and pulling each wheel directly to the side.
The Wrist Safety Strap can be used to keep the stroller in the folded position for transport
and storage. With the stroller folded, loop the end of the wrist safety strap around the
handlebar and back to the cross tube and fix the Velcro surfaces together (Fig. 24).
Fig. 18 Connect sternum strap.
Seat Reclining
Ladder Lock
Additional head clearance:
Fold top panel,
Pull strap
and fasten
Side Release
Fig. 19 Seat in fully upright position.
Fig. 20 Seat in fully reclined position.
WARNING: Check tire pressure before every use.
Keep all tires inflated to 30 p.s.i.
The fabric is 100% polyester with a stain resistant treatment that makes cleanup easy.
Use a sponge with a solution of mild soap and lukewarm water (maximum temperature
of 100 deg. F / 38 deg. C). Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap then air
dry. Do not use detergent.
Regular maintenance should include: Verifying tire pressure, verifying that all screws
and fasteners are tight, checking that all wheels are securely clamped, checking for any
tears or excessive wear in the fabric seating which could lead to an accident, and wiping
parts clean with a rag. To reduce the possibility of squeaks, periodically apply a small
Fig. 21
Stroller with handlebar folded.
amount of lubricant (Triflow, 3-in-one, or light sewing machine oil) to the pivot axles and
interior faces of the pivot brackets, as shown in Fig. 25.
It is best to store your stroller indoors when it is not in use. This will prolong its attractive
appearance. Extended exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can fade and damage the
fabric, tires, and plastic parts.
The stroller is equipped with two small seat pockets for your child, a seatback pocket
and a Low Boy cargo pouch under the stroller. Adding weight to the seatback changes
the center of gravity of the stroller, and increases the possibility that it will tip over
backwards. For this reason, loads in the seatback pocket should never exceed two
pounds (1 kg). Although the seatback is padded, it is important to remember that this
is what your child leans against. Never place sharp or injurious objects into the seatback
pocket. Maximum weight capacity for Low Boy is 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
Fig. 22
Pull handle upwards
sharply to fold.
BOB Trailers Inc. takes pride in its workmanship and strives to manufacture the best
products possible. Therefore, we warranty our Revolution Strollers against defects in
material and workmanship for the periods and parts set forth below, subject to the
conditions listed below. Since no product is indestructible, it does not cover defects
attributable to or resulting from normal wear, abuse or alteration.
Frame is warranted for 5 years.
Components and fabric are warranted for one year.
Warranty is only valid for the original purchaser.
Proof of purchase is required to exercise this warranty.
Labor and freight charges are not included.
Normal wear, neglect, abuse, accidents, improper assembly or maintenance, or the
installation of parts or accessories not compatible with the original intended use of
the stroller, as sold, are not covered by this Warranty.
. Warranty claims must be made through an authorized dealer.
. This warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the defective part. BOB shall
in no event be responsible for consequential or special damages.
. This Limited Warranty is the only express or implied warranty applicable to BOB.
Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness shall be
limited in scope and duration in accordance with this limited warranty.
Fig. 23
Stroller in fully folded position.
BOB offers a complete line of accessories for your Revolution stroller. Visit our website
for full details, specs and images:
At your finger tips storage for two water bottles or drinks and other small items. 4 Velcro
straps for easy attachment.
Warm Fuzzy Seat Insert -The ultimate in plushness & comfort. Thick, polypropylene
fleece will give you and your child a warm fuzzy!
Fig. 24 Secure stroller in folded position.
Apply Lubricant
to Interior Faces
of Bracket
Your little one will be dry & comfortable in bad weather, strolling with the BOB Weather
Allows quick attachment of leading brand infant car seats to your stroller so you don’t
have to wait to take your infant on a stroll with BOB! Once installed, easily folds with
Reduces up to 65% of solar heat and glare as well as UVA/UVB rays.
Also protects children from brisk winds and flying insects.
Apply Lubricant
to Axle
Fig. 25
Clips directly to all BOB single and Duallie strollers. Shoulder strap, changing pad and
removable waterproof insert included.
Allows you to carry everything, and the baby!
Lubrication Points
BOB Trailers, Inc. 2006
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