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Thule Chariot Cheetah 1 & 2
Instructions
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1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
Introduction
Thank You
Manual Intended Use
Carrier Intended Use
Specifications
5 Use & Features
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2 Parts Description
2.0 Included in the box
5.0 Setting the Parking Brake
5.1 Using the Two-in One Cover
5.2 Child Placement and Seatbelt
5.3 Using the Safety Wrist Strap
5.4 Using the Sunshade
5.5Storage
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6 Additional Information
3 Safety
3.0 Safety Introduction
3.1 Symbols and Instructions
3.2 General Safety Instructions
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6.0Accessories
6.1 Service and Care
6.2Storage
6.3 Wear and Tear
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4 Getting Started
4.0
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
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Unpacking Your Carrier
Included Components
Unfolding the Carrier
Folding the Carrier
Installing the Wheels
Removing the Wheels
Installing the Handlebar
Installing a Thule Conversion Kit
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing a Thule Chariot Cheetah. Your new carrier offers superior quality, safety features and comfort.
PLEASE NOTE:
All Thule child carriers are designed with the end consumer in mind and their desire for maximum flexibility &
performance; in order to achieve this, the purchase of conversion kit(s) is required allowing you to choose the activity
you desire while also eliminating the need to purchase several dedicated child carriers. The four Thule Conversion Kits
available for sale from your local dealer are:
Thule Strolling Kit
Thule Jogging Kit
Thule Bicycle Trailer Kit
Thule Cross-Country Skiing
& Hiking Kit
Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd. retains all rights to this Owner’s Manual. No text, details, or illustrations from this
manual may be reproduced, distributed, or become the subject of unauthorized use for commercial purposes, nor may
they be made available to others.
Additional Manuals for using this carrier may be downloaded from www.thule.com.
Great care has been taken in assembling this manual. Nevertheless, should you discover any errors, we would be
grateful if you could bring them to our attention.
Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd.
105 - 5760 9th Street SE Calgary, AB T2H 1Z9 Canada
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www.thule.com
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1.1Manual Intended Use
Who is this Manual intended for?
This Manual is intended for the purchaser and user
of the carrier, who is also responsible for keeping
it in proper condition, carrying out maintenance as
prescribed and performing repairs.
When using this carrier with the Thule Bicycle Trailer Kit,
please also follow the owner’s manual of the bicycle
used for towing and the specifications there regarding
the maximum allowable full load for the bicycle.
1.2 Carrier Intended Use
Use as intended
The carrier is intended for use within the
performance ranges specified for the carrying of
children in daylight hours, on sidewalks, light traffic
public roads, and smooth paths.
Luggage may also be carried in the storage bags
intended for that purpose, provided the children in
the carrier are not put at risk.
If the child carrier is used in conditions of poor
visibility, at dusk or in the hours of darkness, it
is highly recommended to be fitted with a safety
approved working light set.
As part of the recommended use, you should also
follow this Owner’s Manual and comply with the
prescribed maintenance requirements.
Use not recommended
Any use that goes beyond the above is not
recommended.
Use not recommended is primarily the conveying of
people together with animals, use of this carrier on
rough off-road terrain, use for commercial purposes,
overloading, excessive speed and improper repair
of defects or modifications.
The manufacturer is not liable for damages arising
from use that is not recommended – this is at the
risk of the user.
1.3SPECIFICATIONS
Chariot Cheetah 1
Chariot Cheetah 2
Maximum Passenger Weight
22kg / 49lb
22kg / 49lb
Maximum Load Carrying Capacity Including Passenger(s) 34Kg / 75lb
45Kg / 100lb
and Cargo Combined
Number of child(ren)
1
2
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Dimensions without handlebars (Length x Width x Height)
89 x 69 x 86 cm
90 x 82 x 86 cm
35 x 27 x 34 in
35 x 32 x 34 in
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Dimensions folded (Length x Width x Height)
107 x 61 x 27 cm
107 x 80 x 27 cm
42 x 24 x 11 in
42 x 31 x 11 in
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Weight of child carrier without Thule Conversion Kits
9 kg/ 19 lb
10 kg/ 22 lb
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Maximum body height of passenger(s)
111 cm / 44 in
Head / helmet must not stick out of the carrier frame
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PARTS DESCRIPTION
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INCLUDED
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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Cheetah 1 or 2 chassis
Adjustable Height Handlebar
2 - 20" Aluminum wheels
2 in 1 weather cover
Accessory Cross Bar
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SAFETY
The safe use of this child carrier is vital to the
enjoyment of it. For that reason it is extremely
important that you familiarize yourself with the
safety instructions in this manual and follow
them whenever you use this child carrier.
3.1 Symbols and Instructions
General Safety Instructions
This owner’s manual uses warnings and notices
throughout to emphasize safety and optimal use
information.
•Important – Keep these instructions for future reference.
•Your child’s safety may be affected if you do not follow
these instructions.
•Never leave a child unattended in this child carrier.
•Put on the park brake whenever you park this child carrier.
• Do not carry extra children or bags on this child carrier.
• This child carrier will become unstable if the
manufacturer’s recommended load is exceeded.
• Do not use with children who exceed the weight
limitations.
• When using this child carrier with only one child, the
child should be seated in the center seating position.
• The user of this child carrier must be aware of
exposure hazards such as wind chill and heat
exhaustion, either by less active children in prolonged
exposure in colder temperatures, or by extended
periods in warmer temperatures without adequate
ventilation or hydration.
3.2 WARNING
Warnings provide instructions critical
to the safe use and operation of
this child carrier. Failure to follow
these instructions could result in an
accident, potentially causing serious
injury or death to you and/or your
passenger(s).
NOTICE
Notices provide additional instructions to make
using the product easier.
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• Do not allow any of the child’s body, clothing, shoe
laces, or toys to come into contact with moving parts.
• Care must be taken when folding and unfolding this
child carrier to prevent finger entrapment. Ensure
children are clear of any moving parts, otherwise they
may be injured.
• Do not install a car seat or any other seating device not
approved by Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd. on this
child carrier.
• Only use Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd. approved
rack products otherwise this child carrier will become
unstable if any other parcel bag or rack is used.
• It is unsafe to use any accessory products which are
not approved by Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd.
• Do not use any cleaning solvents on this child carrier,
clean only with mild soap and water.
• Make no modifications to this child carrier.
• Do not use this child carrier on stairs or escalators.
• Do not use this child carrier around or near an open
fire or exposed flame.
• A reflector that complies with local regulations shall be
visible on the rear of this child carrier when it is used
for cycling.
• Before each ride, ensure the attached child carrier
does not interfere with braking, pedaling, or steering of
the bicycle.
• Never ride a bicycle at night without adequate lighting.
Obey all local legal requirements for lighting.
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WARNING
This product is not suitable for skating.
WARNING
This product is not suitable for running
unless a Thule Jogging Kit is attached.
WARNING
Do not let your child play with this product.
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GETTING STARTED
4.0 unpacking your carrier
4.1 INCLUDED COMPONENTS
Verify that your carrier was packaged with the
following items:
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Cheetah Chassis
•
Two-in-One Cover (on Chassis)
•Handlebar
•
Two 20 inch Wheels
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Accessory Cross Bar
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The Owner’s Manual
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NOTICE
Store your carrier and its components in a safe
dry place so that when they are needed, they
are in the best possible condition.
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B.
C.
D.
E.
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Open the box flaps and remove the staples.
(See image 1)
Remove the handlebar from inside the box.
Lay the box on its side on a clean, sturdy surface.
Slide the carrier and wheels out of the box.
Remove and discard all packaging materials.
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4.2Unfolding the Carrier
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4.3Folding the Carrier
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A.
2
B.
With one hand, pull or release the auto-lock disc on
one side of the back frame. With the other hand, push
forwards on the bracket. Repeat for the back frame
on the other side of the carrier.
(See image 3)
With one hand on the upper frame and the other
hand on the carrier axle, push the two halves together.
WARNING
Care must be taken when folding and
unfolding this child carrier to prevent
finger entrapment. To avoid injury
ensure that your child is kept away
when unfolding and folding this product.
A.
B.
C.
With one hand on the upper frame and the other
hand on the carrier axle, pull the two halves apart.
(See image 1)
With one hand on the upper frame and the other
hand on the folding bar, pull the back frame
rearward until the auto-lock disc engages. Repeat
for the other side of the carrier. (See image 2)
Verify that the carrier’s frame is locked by giving the
left and right back frame a push forwards.
WARNING
Ensure that all the locking devices are
engaged before use.
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4.4 Installing the Wheels
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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
4.5Removing the Wheels
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Press and hold the wheel release button on the wheel.
(See image 1)
Insert the wheel axle into the carrier axle.
Release the wheel release button.
Press the wheel fully into the carrier axle.
Verify that the wheel is securely attached to the
carrier by giving it a sharp pull.
Repeat for the other wheel.
Using a tire pressure gauge check the air pressure
in each tire. The minimum recommended tire
pressure is 30 psi (2.1 bar) and the maximum is 35
psi (2.5 bar).
If air pressure is too low in either one of the tires fill
them up using a bicycle tire pump.
A.
B.
C.
Press and hold the wheel release button on a wheel.
(See image 2)
Pull the wheel out of the carrier axle.
Repeat for the other wheel.
WARNING
Before each journey make sure that
both of the wheels are securely locked
in the carrier axle.
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4.6 Installing the Handlebar
4.7 Install a Thule Conversion Kit
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B.
Select a Thule conversion kit from the following:
• Thule Strolling Kit
• Thule Jogging Kit
• Thule Bicycle Trailer Kit
• Thule Cross-Country Skiing & Hiking Kit
Install and use the selected kit according to the
instructions included with the Thule Conversion Kits.
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A.
B.
D.
E.
With one hand on each side of the handlebar, press and
hold the spring buttons on both ends of the handlebar.
(See image 1)
Slide both ends of the handlebar into the upper frame of
the carrier. Allow the spring buttons to click into place.
(See image 2)
Verify that the handlebar is securely attached to the
carrier by giving it a sharp pull - it should not pull out.
To remove the handlebar; press both of the spring pins
through the upper frame and pull the handlebar out.
WARNING
Before each journey make sure that
both of the spring pins in the handlebar
are fully engaged.
NOTICE
The HeightRight™ adjustable handlebar has
two positions; high and low. Remove the
handlebar and turn it over to change between
these two positions.
Any load attached to the handle affects
the stability of the child carrier.
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USE & FEATURES
5.0Setting the Parking Brake
1
2
engage the
parking brake
A.
B.
C.
Push in on the red foot pedal on the carrier axle to
engage the parking brake. (See image 1)
After engaging the brake always verify that the
parking brake is working – the carrier should not roll
forwards or backwards.
Pull out on the red foot pedal on the carrier axle to
release the parking brake. (See image 2)
disengage the
parking brake
WARNING
Never leave your child unattended in
this child carrier.
The park brake should always be
engaged during the loading and
unloading of children.
NOTICE
No adjustments of the parking brake are required.
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5.1Using the Two-in One Cover
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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
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F.
To improve the air flow inside the carrier; roll up the
plastic window. Use the elastic rings at the top of
the cover to keep the window up. (See image 1)
To keep the elements out of the carrier; unroll the
plastic window. Use the velcro at the bottom of the
cover to keep the window closed.
To open the cover; undo the velcro on the front
corner of each carrier's cover.
To close the cover; pull down the front of the cover
and attach each corner using the velcro.
(See image 2)
To remove the cover from the carrier; remove the
handlebar, remove the Accessory Cross Bar, open
the cover, and slide the top of the cover up, off of
the upper frame.
To put the cover back on the carrier; remove the
handlebar, remove the Accessory Cross Bar and
slide the holes at the top of the cover back over the
upper frame.
WARNING
The user of this child carrier must be
aware of exposure hazards such as
wind chill and heat exhaustion, either
by less active children in prolonged
exposure in colder temperatures,
or by extended periods in warmer
temperatures without adequate
ventilation or hydration.
WARNING
When this child carrier is used as a
cycle trailer, the weather cover should
be closed to prevent debris from
entering the carrier.
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5.2CHILD PLACEMENT AND SEATBELT
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A.
B.
C.
D.
Engage the parking brake.
Open the two-in-one cover.
Loosen all of the belt adjustments.
Undo the crotch strap buckle on the shoulder
harness by pressing the red release button.
E.
Seat your child(ren).
F.Slide the shoulder belt height adjustment located
on the vertical web straps, in the seat back, to the
same height as your child(ren)'s shoulders.
(See image 1)
G. Lift up the crotch strap and connect the two
shoulder strap buckles together and then insert
them together into the crotch buckle. (See image 2)
H. Adjust the harness system using the shoulder
length adjustments until the crotch strap buckle is
positioned above their lower chest. (See image 3)
I.
Snugly tighten the two shoulder straps by pulling
downward on the shoulder strap loose ends. Ensure
that there is no looseness in the harness system at
the child's waist and shoulders. Ensure the shoulder
pads are positioned on top of the child`s shoulders
and next to their neck.
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WARNING
This seat unit is not suitable for children
under 6 months. Use a harness as soon
as your child can sit unaided.
Do not add a pad thicker than 10 mm.
Check that the seat unit attachment
devices are correctly engaged before use.
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Avoid serious injury from child falling or
sliding out. Always use seat belt.
NOTICE
When seating a single child in a CX 2 always seat
the child in the right side.
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5.3Using the Safety Wrist Strap
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A.
B.
5.4 Using the SunsHADE
2
Loop the free end of the safety wrist strap around
your wrist to prevent the child carrier from becoming
separated from you. (See image 1)
When not in use stow the free end of the safety wrist
strap inside the large mesh pocket.
A.
B.
To shade inside the carrier; roll the sunscreen down.
Use the velcro at the bottom of the sunscreen to
keep it closed. (See image 2)
To let more light inside the carrier; roll the sunscreen
up. Use the elastic rings at the top of the sunscreen
to keep it up.
WARNING
Failure to use the safety wrist strap
could cause the carrier to become
separated from you resulting in an
accident in which your passenger(s)
could suffer serious injury or death.
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5.5STORAGE
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2
Your carrier is equipped with the following storage
compartments:
• One large mesh pocket on the upper back
(See image 1)
• One small pocket inside large mesh pocket
• Two small mesh pockets inside the carrier at the front
(See image 2)
NOTICE
The maximum load capacity of the cargo bag is
4 kg (8.8 pounds).
The cargo rack accessory allows the carrier to
carry an additional 2.3 kg (5 pounds) above the
child compartment.
WARNING
Do not carry extra children or bags on
this child carrier. This child carrier will
become unstable if the manufacturer's
recommended load is exceeded.
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ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION
6.0 Accessories
6.1 Service AND CARE
There are numerous accessories that are compatible
with your Chariot:
Regularly inspect your child carrier, Thule Conversion
Kit(s) and accessories for damage and signs of wear.
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Hydration Cage
•
Cup Holder
•
Jogging Brake
•
Axle-Mount ezHitch Partial
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Shimano Internal Hub Hitch Adapter
•
SRAM Internal Hub Hitch Adapter
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Cargo Rack
•
Infant Sling
•
All-Season Bunting Bag
•
Baby Supporter
•
Storage Cover
•
Rain Cover
•Console
Metal Components
Check for any dents or cracks. Do not use the child
carrier if any metal components are cracked or damaged.
Contact your local dealer or visit our website:
www.thule.com for more information.
Wheels
Clean the wheel axles and apply grease or oil to all
exposed moving parts. Have the wheels inspected and
serviced at least once a year.
Fasteners
Regularly examine the child carrier to see if any of the
fasteners are bent, broken, missing or loose. Tighten any
loose fasteners and replace any damaged or missing
fasteners.
Fabric
Examine the fabric regularly for tears, worn spots or any
other signs of damage. Any holes in the fabric could allow
a child's hand to come into contact with the wheels or
road surface.
It is highly recommended that you take your child carrier
into an authorized service provider once a year to keep it
in the best possible condition.
Regularly clean the child carrier with warm water and a
mild soapy solution. Never use harsh cleansers or solvents.
WARNING
The proper service and care of this child
carrier affects the performance and
safety of it.
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6.2 STORAGE
Store your child carrier, Thule Conversion Kit(s) and
accessories in a dry area out of direct sunlight. If
possible, hang the child carrier up off of the ground.
Before storing your child carrier, it should be dry to
prevent the growth of mold or bacteria. Do not store the
wheels in contact with the windows. Do not store the child
carrier coupled to a bicycle for long periods of time.
6.3 Wear and Tear
This child carrier is very durable and allows you to
transport your child(ren) for long periods of time. It
is subject to wear and tear over time depending on
several factors.
Use and Milage
The more often this child carrier is used and the farther it
goes the more it will wear.
Service and Care
Keeping this child carrier clean and well maintained is an
important factor in keeping it in good condition.
Storage
Storing this child carrier properly will reduce the amount
of wear, especially to the fabric.
Type of Use
Hard cornering, fast acceleration and braking all
contribute to premature wear of various components
especially brakes and tires.
Weather
Various weather conditions affect individual components
differently. Direct sunlight prematurely wears the fabric,
windows and rubber wheels. Salt in the air or on the road
affects the wheel rims and fabric floor. Dirt and mud can
get into moving parts and contribute to wear as well.
Premature wear of a component is not necessarily a sign
of a defective product. The way this child carrier is used
and cared for will greatly affect how well it performs.
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