MA0506 BOB REVOLUTION OWNERS MANUAL Handlebar Canopy Drawstring Seat Pockets 5 Point Safety Harness Foot Well Swivel Lockout Knob Tracking 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 www.bobgear.com 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 use. WARNINGS 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 kids 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. BOB IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURY, DAMAGE, OR FAILURE THAT RESULTS FROM OWNERS FAULTY ASSEMBLY OR MAINTENANCE AFTER SHIPPING. AGE RECOMMENDATIONS: 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. Phone: (805) 541-2554 Fax: (805) 543-8464, BOB Trailers, Inc. 3641 Sacramento Dr. #3 San Luis Obispo, California 93401 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 Stroller. (800) 893-2447 www.bobgear.com email- email@example.com Low Boy Swing Cargo Arm Pouch Pivot Fork ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS: 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 pieces. 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 Shock Release Button Fig. 2 Swingarm in unfolded position with shock in position 1. 44 REAR WHEEL: Place the rear wheel quick release lever in the open position, as shown Handlebar Release Lever in Fig. 4. Insert the rear wheels 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 tighten, 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 BOB. Snap Ring or Axle Shoulder Dropout Fig. 5 Rear wheel installed with snap ring or shoulder contacting dropout. Quick Release 55 FRONT WHEEL: Fig. 6 Quick release in the (Fig. 7) shows the closed position. anatomy of the front wheel and quick release. The front forks 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 Tire/Wheel Quick touching the top of the drop out Release Lever slot. Adjusting Securely tighten the wheel in Nut place as follows: With the quick release lever in the open position (Fig. 8), tighten the Cam Housing 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 Fork significant resistance, turn the quick release lever back to the Dropouts open position (Fig. 8), and hand tighten the adjusting nut by one Quick or two more turns in the Release clockwise direction. Move the Lever 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 Quick inch-pounds) to close the lever Release Lever when properly adjusted. NOTE: Fork Follow all instructions exactly. If you are unsure how to operate the quick release, consult your dealer or call BOB. 66 SWIVEL LOCKOUT: Your 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 Dropout 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. Swivel Lockout Knob (Unlocked Position) Fork Fig. 10 Swivel lockout unlocked position Swivel Lockout Knob (Locked Position) 7 TRACKING ADJUSTMENT: It should be noted that all fixed three wheeled vehicles can be Fork easily influenced to deviate from Fig. 11 Swivel lockout 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 90o Wheel axles perpendicular to straight line Stroller pulls to right Stroller pulls to left 16 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 process. 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 operators frame of reference Tracking Adjustment Knob Fork Fig. 13 Tracking adjustment. MA0506 (800) 893-2447 www.bobgear.com email- firstname.lastname@example.org BOB REVOLUTION OWNERS MANUAL (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. 88 PARKING BRAKE: 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! Locking Pin Brake Bar (Locked Position) Locking Disk Fig. 14 Parking Brake - Locked position. Locking Pin To set the parking Locking brake, press the brake Disk Brake Bar (Unlocked Position) 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. Shoulder 10 SEAT SAFETY Strap HARNESS: Set parking brake before placing child in stroller. To secure your child Buckle 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). 12 SHOCK ABSORBERS: 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 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. Phone: (805) 541-2554 Fax: (805) 543-8464, BOB Trailers, Inc. 3641 Sacramento Dr. #3 San Luis Obispo, California 93401 LIMITED WARRANTY surfaces together (Fig. 24). Shoulder Strap 14 TIRE PRESSURE: IMPORTANT: 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. Frame Fig. 17 Securely adjust shoulder straps. Sternum Strap Fig. 18 Connect sternum strap. Seat Reclining Ladder Locks Fig. 19 Reclining Strap 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 STROLLER CARE & Release MAINTENANCE: The fabric is 100% Handle 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 Pull handle upwards 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. STROLLER ACCESSORIES 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 Handlebar 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 Cross pounds (1 kg.). Tube Although the seatback Wrist is padded, it is important Velcro Strap 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 infanT car seat adapter Allows quick attachment of leading brand car seats to your stoller. Folds with stroller.