BOB Gear Revolution Owner`s manual

Canopy Drawstring
Seat Pockets
5 Point
Safety Harness
Foot Well
Swivel Lockout Knob
Adjustment Knob
Wrist Safety Strap
Parking Brake
Swing Arm
BOB is a company that produces high quality products, which encourage
a healthy, outdoor, car-free life-style. In addition to strollers, we also
make single-wheeled cargo trailers for bicycles. See
for our complete line of products. Before attempting to assemble
or use your new stroller, read and understand these operating
instructions completely to insure proper assembly and operation.
If you are unclear on any point, contact your dealer or BOB before
Never leave children unattended in the stroller.
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 of the stroller.
Always use seat harnesses to avoid serious injury to children from
sliding or falling out of stroller.
Never allow occupants to stand in stroller.
The parking brake is not designed as a stopping brake. The brake
should not be used to slow or stop the stroller. 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!
Do not strap parcels or bags to the handle as it affects the balance
and stability of the stroller and can cause it to tip over backwards.
The maximum carrying capacity of the stroller is 70 pounds.
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, always make sure that your kid’s hands and feet
are away from wheel spokes.
The stroller is not equipped for use after dark. If you intend to use
it at night, we recommend installing reflectors and a lighting system
available through your local bike shop.
We do not recommend wearing roller skates or in-line skates while
pushing stroller.
Always use wrist safety strap.
Never run with the stroller in Swivel Mode (see section 6)
Do not use stroller on stairs or steep inclines. Stroller can tip over,
resulting in injury.
Never pull a loaded stroller backwards up stairs. Doing so could
damage the suspension system – leading to frame failure and serious
injury to the user and/or the occupants.
It is recommended that your child be a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks old
before riding in the stroller. Young babies incapable of holding their
head up must be provided additional head and neck support to ride
safely. For jogging and off road use, children should be at least 6 to
8 months old.
Children develop at different rates. Consult with your pediatrician
regarding the suitability of the stroller use with your child.
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Sun Canopy
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
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Low Boy
Swing Cargo
Arm Pouch
Reference Fig. 1 as it describes the various parts of the stroller.
11 UNPACK: 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 these plastic
22 SWINGARM: Rotate the
swingarm away from the front
of the stroller until the shocks
engage in the first position (Fig.
2). The shocks’ locking pins will
“snap” and lock into position 1.
33 HANDLEBAR: Rotate the
stroller handlebar up to the fully
open position. Slider Latches will
lock into place (Fig. 3).
Position 1
Position 2
Fig. 2
Swingarm in unfolded position
with shock in position 1.
Place the rear
wheel quick release
lever in the open
position, as shown Handlebar Release
in Fig. 4. Insert the
rear wheel’s stub
axle into the hole in
Slider Latch
the rear dropout. If
the axle does not
Fig. 3 Handle in the unfolded position.
slide in easily,
loosen the quick
release adjusting
nut (Fig. 4) by hand.
Re-insert the axle
Quick Release
Lever In Fully
fully into the rear
Open Position
dropout until the
axle shoulder or
snap ring on the
axle comes in
contact with the
Adjusting Nut
dropout (Fig. 5).
Move the quick
Fig. 4 Rear wheel Quick Release with
release lever to the
lever in open position.
closed position (Fig.
6). The word
CLOSE should be clearly visible and the quick release lever should
be pointing up towards the seat. When properly adjusted, it will require
considerable pressure (80-105 inch/pounds) to close the lever. If you
do not feel this
resistance (too loose
or too tight), return the
quick release lever
back to the open
position (Fig. 4), and
adjust the adjusting
nut (clockwise to
counterclockwise to
loosen). Move the
quick release lever to
the closed position
(Fig. 6). NOTE:
Follow all instructions
exactly. If you are
unsure how to
operate the quick
release, consult your
dealer or contact
Snap Ring or
Axle Shoulder
Fig. 5 Rear wheel installed with
snap ring or shoulder contacting dropout.
Fig. 6 Quick release in the
(Fig. 7) shows the
closed position.
anatomy of the front
wheel and quick
The front fork’s dropouts are slotted to receive the front wheel (Fig.
8). Slide the wheel into the dropouts so that the quick release lever
is on the left hand side of the stroller when the fork is rotated forward
and locked in the fixed jogging position (see section 6). Make sure
the wheel is centered in the
fork and that the axle is
touching the top of the drop out
Securely tighten the wheel in
place as follows: With the quick
release lever in the open
position (Fig. 8), tighten the
adjusting nut (clockwise) until
it comes in contact with the
Fig. 7
Front wheel Quick Release Anatomy.
stroller dropout. Move the
quick release lever to the
closed position (Fig. 9). This
should require significant
pressure. If you do not feel
significant resistance, turn the
quick release lever back to the
open position (Fig. 8), and hand
tighten the adjusting nut by one
or two more turns in the
clockwise direction. Move the
quick release lever toward the
closed position (Fig. 9). The
word CLOSE should be clearly Fig. 8 Front wheel dropouts shown
with wheel in correct position. Quick
visible and the quick release
Release lever perpendicular to dropout.
lever should be parallel to the
stroller fork leg. It should require
considerable pressure (80-105
inch-pounds) to close the lever
when properly adjusted. NOTE:
Follow all instructions exactly.
If you are unsure how to
operate the quick release,
consult your dealer or call BOB.
new Revolution Stroller can
be used in one of two modes.
The stroller can be used as a
swiveling wheel stroller (swivel
mode) when the lockout knob
Fig. 9 Quick Release in closed
position and parallel to fork leg.
is in the unlocked position (Fig. 10).
Or, it can be used as a fixed wheel
stroller (Jogging Mode) when the
swivel lockout knob is in the locked
position (Fig. 11). To change from
the swiveling wheel mode to the
fixed wheel 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 the fixed wheel mode.
To change the stroller back to the
swivel mode, lift the lockout knob
and rotate it to the left. This will
free the fork, and the stroller is now
ready to use in the swivel mode.
Fig. 10 Swivel lockout unlocked position
It should be noted that all fixed
three wheeled vehicles can be
easily influenced to deviate from
a straight path. In some cases
locked position
strollers can have or develop a
tendency to pull to the right/left due
to many different factors including tire pressure, 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 the
jogging configuration during use on flat terrain, follow the sequence
of instructions below.
Top View Of Stroller
Wheel axles
to straight line
Stroller pulls
to right
Stroller pulls
to left
Fig. 12 Stroller roll test.
Tracking Adjustment Instructions:
Note: Tracking adjustment can only be performed with the stroller fork
locked out (jogging configuration). 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
a. Empty the stroller. 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 results.
Reference convention: Left and
right are described as viewed from
the operator’s frame of reference
Fig. 13 Tracking adjustment.
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(behind the stroller). Example: The swivel lockout knob is on the left
side of the stroller.
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
it. The parking brake
is not designed as a
stopping brake. Do
not use the brake to
slow or stop the
stroller. 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!
Brake Bar
(Locked Position)
Fig. 14 Parking Brake - Locked position.
To set the parking
brake, press the brake
Brake Bar
bar down into the
locked position (Fig.
Fig. 15 Parking Brake - Unlocked position.
14) with your foot –
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 brake bar with your foot until it springs
up into the fully unlocked position (Fig. 15).
99 SUN CANOPY: 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.
HARNESS: Set parking
brake before placing child in
stroller. To secure your child
in the seat, put one strap (grey
or black) 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 and
adjust the sternum strap (red),
see Fig. 18.
WARNING: Never place
Fig. 16 Place straps over shoulders
and secure to buckle.
passengers in the stroller
without securing them in the
harness. Unrestrained passengers can affect the control of the stroller.
Passenger Weight Limit - 70 Pounds (32 Kilograms)
11 RECLINING SEAT: Set parking brake before making any seat
adjustments. To recline the seat, rotate the ladder locks (Fig. 19)
forward thus releasing the reclining straps. To raise the seat, pull the
reclining straps until you obtain
the desired position. The seat
back can be adjusted to recline
anywhere between the fully
upright position and the fully
reclined position (Fig. 19 & 20).
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
occupants up to 40 lbs. (18 kg),
while position 2 is intended for
occupants 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, and
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.
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surfaces together (Fig. 24).
Inflation pressure must always fall
within the range embossed on the sidewall
of the tire (usually 25-35 p.s.i.)
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
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.
Fig. 17 Securely adjust shoulder straps.
Fig. 18 Connect sternum strap.
Seat Reclining
Ladder Locks
Fig. 19
13 FOLDING: Remove children
from stroller. Remove the
contents of the Low Boy cargo
pouch. The shock absorbers
must be in position 1 (Fig. 2)
before folding. Press both the
right and left handlebar release
Fig. 20 Seat in fully reclined position.
levers (Fig. 3), and fold the
handlebar forward as shown in
Fig. 21. Locate the frame release handle 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
Fig. 21
wheel quick release (Fig. 4),
Stroller with handlebar folded.
and removing the wheels.
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
MAINTENANCE: The fabric is 100%
polyester with a stain resistant
treatment that makes cleanup easy.
Use a sponge with a solution of mild
Fig. 22
soap and lukewarm water (maximum
temperature of 100 degree Fahrenheit).
sharply to fold.
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, and wiping parts clean with
a rag. To reduce the possibility of squeaks, periodically
apply a small amount of lubricant (Triflow, 3-inone, or light sewing machine oil) to the frame
pivot axle and interior faces of the pivot
bracket, as shown in Fig. 25.
STORAGE: 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.
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.
CARGO: 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
Fig. 24 Secure stroller in folded position.
against. Never place
sharp or injurious
objects into the seatback pocket.
Your little one will be
dry & comfortable in bad
weather, strolling with the
BOB Weather Shield!
Warm Fuzzy Seat Insert The ultimate in plushness
& comfort. Thick,
polypropylene fleece
will give you and
your child a warm fuzzy!
Apply Lubricant
to Interior Faces
of Bracket
At your finger tips storage
for two watterbottles or
drinks and other small
items. 4 Velcro straps for
easy attachment.
Apply Lubricant
to Axle
Fig. 25
Pivot Axle Lubrication
car seat
Allows quick attachment of
leading brand car seats to your
stoller. Folds with stroller.