The original three wheeler for the active
It all started with the Baby Jogger in 1984, and although most other
manufacturers have tamed the three wheel concept for the city walker Baby
Jogger have kept true to their roots and still produce the ideal sport
The Baby Jogger Performance is supplied with 20" alloy wheels. The larger
wheels and greater wheelbase 'footprint' provide improved stability,
superior tracking/handling at speed plus a longer stride for the active
parent... but make it less suitable for confined spaces such as shops.
The larger wheels plus rear shock absorbers give a smoother ride for the
the bad news....
Pushchairs sold in the UK
used to be regulated by British Standard 7409 but now it is a European
The new regulation no longer tests pushchairs for their weight capacity and
what use they are suitable for. Instead the new
standard tests all pushchairs to a single weight and for a single use -
products either pass or not. The Baby Jogger Performance has passed those
tests BUT the new standard is only for a pushchair at walking speed not
jogging or running. There is no test for jogging or running. As a result the
Baby Jogger Performance model (designed, built and with years of proven
performance for running) cannot be sold for the purpose of jogging or
running, it can only be used at walking speed.
(Note this may not be 100% technically
accurate but it is our best understanding)
Madness ? perhaps, but on
the other hand the intention is to protect your child from injury by the
obvious accident or more subtle shaking/vibration which might be more likely
at speed, and the problem is that the law cannot simply assume that the
pushchair will be operated safely with common sense. Some people would react by not
running with their child, others by taking responsibility for the care of
their child when running.
We think that some parents will
still choose to run with their child despite the fact that there are now no
pushchairs approved for running in the EU (note if you look at manufacturers
websites this may not be obvious as they are not based in the EU). We think
that if you are going to do it then the Baby Jogger Performance gives your
child the smoothest ride and best protection but be under no
misunderstanding you will be operating the pushchair outside of it's
approved use unless presumably you to take it outside of the EU to use it.
We hope that we are acting
responsibly by continuing to supply this product but only having first
brought your attention explicitly to this
information (comments welcome !).
You might expect that a
pushchair would automatically go in a straight line but in fact that is
actually quite a difficult thing to achieve, everything has to be aligned
perfectly. For an off road pushchair, like the Summit, any minor inaccuracy
from 'true' is irrelevant compared to how the rough ground is taking it off
line, but when you get onto smoother surfaces and in particular when moving
quickly it is crucial that the pushchair does not veer.
For this reason the Baby
Jogger Performance has an adjustment mechanism on the front wheel forks to
enable you to fine tune out any veering. It can even be used to adjust to
the user's own personal style ( e.g. someone who pushes with their hand on the
right side of the handlebar will naturally be steering left).
Simply turn the bolt with an
allen key to project or withdraw the front fork on that side (both sides are
rear wheel suspension
The Performance rear wheels have a robust suspension
system. The suspension permits movement up/down
to absorb jolts/bumps whilst preventing
The large 20" wheels offer a shallow angle of attack to bumps or
together with the rear
suspension enable a
smoother ride for the child,
while the fixed handlebar still gives you the positive action you need to
manage the pushchair -
push down on the handle and the pushchair moves
as you direct it, none of the flex/lag of an adjustable handle.
As you would expect from Baby
Jogger you also get as standard a reassuringly solid frame manufactured as a
one-piece frame, which means there are no hinges
or joints that may weaken from frequent and intense use.
The Baby Jogger
Performance can be folded with the wheels on but it will be more compact
having first removed the wheels.
At the joint where the seat frame meets the
under frame are two snap locks which lock the two
sections together - rotate to undo
the locks, pull the seat frame out of the connector tubes
and fold down.
Erecting the pushchair is simply the reverse
of the above
Ensure that the snap locks are closed before using the pushchair.
Click to watch the
Jogger Performance Demo Video
or see the
Baby Jogger Performance User Manual (note this is the US version, there
isn't an online UK version available)
Quick Release Wheels
Removing the wheels makes it more compact for
storage and transportation. It can also help
reduce the transfer of dirt from the wheels to the inside of your car.
On the rear axle is a release button for the
wheel axle, press the release button and pull out
the wheel. To mount the wheel simply re-insert the
axle and push until you hear it 'click' into place, then give the wheel a
tug - just to double check it is securely locked in
On one end of the axle is a lever folded back
against the frame. The 'running brake' caliper is closed over the wheel and
has to be undone before the front wheel can be removed. Fold
out the axle lever and undo then pull front wheel
out of the forks. Mounting the front wheel is
simply the reverse of the above procedure.
When remounting the wheel ensure that the axle is fully back into the forks
on both sides. If it isn't then the wheel will point to the left or
right...and you'll go around in circles !
Fold back the axle lever pointing to the rear of the frame rather than have
it pointing forward as this reduces the chance of it getting snagged on
something when you are going along.
Baby Jogger Performance has parking brakes on
both rear wheels, a 'running' (deceleration) brake
on the front wheel and also a safety handle wrist strap.
frame warranty for defects of materials or workmanship (not wear and tear,
accidental damage, negligence or misuse). One year warranty on fabrics, nil
warranty for punctures.
The Baby Jogger Performance is now available as
the 25th Anniversary model (click on an image to enlarge it)
The obvious difference between the
previous Performance Classic and the 25th Anniversary
models is 'cosmetic' - fabric & frame colours, weathershield & basket
design. And in essence they are the same frame but the 25th Anniversary
model (the blue one) is more than just a straight 'makeover' on the Classic
The substantial difference is the wheels - the 25th Anniversary model has
lightweight racing wheels with narrow tyres, on the one hand they give a
pushchair of lower weight and less rolling resistance so easier to run with.
On the other hand they have fewer spokes and may be less robust if used on
rough surfaces (more susceptible to accidental damage). The thinner tyres
will not provide as much pneumatic suspension (ride quality) and with only
standard inner tubes there is an increased risk of punctures.
Minor differences are that
the 25th Anniversary model seat has a fixed position (it cannot be
reclined), it was originally designed with a zip on Weathershield rather than the more traditional
rain cover however this is no longer available and we now supply the
pushchair with a standard PVC Rain Cover. There is a fabric pocket in the side of the seat for the occupant.
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We prefer to supply the Baby Jogger
Performance with some essential accessories in all of our packages -
Rain Cover & Pump. There's a range of quality Baby Jogger accessories to
customise your Baby Jogger Performance.
(the range of accessories does NOT include a carrycot or car seat adaptor as
the pushchair is not recommended for use under six months, in the US a car
seat adaptor is available but not in the EU).
Holder (Liquid Holster)
Holster clamps easily onto the pushchair frame
where it is most convenient for you, the drinks holder part itself is
detachable from the clamp if that makes it easier for you when the pushchair
is folded and when mounted it pivots in one direction to reduce spills. Self
adjusting grips hold almost all bottle and can sizes up to 800ml.
made for the Baby Jogger pushchairs the Travel Bags are particularly useful
when going on holiday.
The Travel Bag has internal compartments for the wheels, it is made of
durable fabric and protects from knocks and scratches while also being
stylish luggage with extra space to pack other kit.
Note that although it will protect against minor knocks and bumps it is a
soft bag and cannot protect your pushchair from being crushed, e.g. in an
aircraft hold. When flying we recommend that you get the pushchair as close
as possible to the aircraft steps so that it goes on top of the luggage
There is also a range of additional accessories
we have selected over a number of years with to further customise
your Baby Jogger Performance, the most popular of which are:
Luxury - 100% Natural Lambskin shorn to an even pile for comfort and
ease of use (fewer tangles). Made from a single Lambskin Fleece, this
is not a patchwork fleece and not a short fleece with separate head piece.
Fits the Baby Jogger Summit Seat it has holes at three levels for the
shoulder harness straps. It fits the standard seat or the carrycot, warm &
cosy in cold weather while in hot weather it absorbs perspiration releasing
it into the air to help that your child stays dry & comfortable. Lambskin
fleece soothes & calms infants and toddlers.
find that the Snuggle Bag made by Alvi of Germany actually fits the Baby
Jogger Performance better than Baby Jogger's own Footmuff as the
seat is more tapered to the knee than their other models.
A top quality sleeping bag style of 'cosytoes' designed for use with the
five point child harnesses on most pushchairs. Suitable from 6 months to 4+
years, your child will appreciate the sheer luxury. You will both appreciate
the benefit of not having to dress up a young child in several layers of
clothing before going out.
But these aren't just for the coldest of winter days. On a fresh spring
morning or at dusk on a summers evening it can be quite chilly for a child
who isn't keeping warm by moving about. Waterproof exterior with fleece
lining for instant warmth on contact. The base of the bag can be unzipped
for the older/larger child and there is a optional hood draw string included
to cosy up the opening at the top.
The Snuggle Bag is ‘mummy style’ - slightly tapered at the foot to fit
better on the narrow footplate of the Baby Jogger Performance and there’s a
light reflector for night time safety.
Plus it’s Machine Washable ! (do not tumble dry)
Shade-a-Babe UV Sun Shade
we are much better informed about the long term harmful effects of the sun's
rays... as well as the short term discomfort ! A baby's skin is more
sensitive to sunlight than our own and needs protection.
The Shade-a-Babe UV Sun Shade reduces UV by between 70% and 90% (Sun
Visor position cuts glare by 99%). Shown left on a Baby Jogger Summit XC
the Shade-a-Babe will also fit the Baby Jogger Performance, the Shade-a-Babe Protects against reflected light from water (inc.
snow) or light/concrete surfaces, and which can be a significant problem.
Acts also as an insect net and cat net, shields from blustery winds and
protects against light showers with easy access 'Zip n Go' front panel.
Useful when a baby first moves up from the carrycot to the standard seat as
the shoulder harness straps may pass irritatingly close to their ears, a
head hugger can correct this by concealing the excess strap which is above
the baby's shoulders.
Baby Jogger Performance
Length 142 cm (56")
Handle Height 104 cm (41")
Handle to Axle 'separation' 30cm (12")
Width 65 cm (25.5")
Lower Leg (knee to footplate) 30 cm (11.75")
Seat Width at Shoulder Height 38 cm (15")
Seat Width at Knee 25 cm (9.75")
Seat Depth 23 cm (9")
Max Head Height 56 cm (22")
Seat Back Height 54 cm (21.5")
Maximum Head Height 56 cm (22")
Weight 25th Anniversary model 9.3
kg (19.6 lbs)
Classic model 11 kg (24.5 lbs)
Max Load Child, Europe EN1888 15 kg (33 lbs) (US - 100 lbs, 45 kg)
Length 125 cm (49")
Height 23 cm (9")
Width 50 cm (19.5")
Weight (no wheels) 5.9kg (13lbs)
The Baby Jogger Performance is not tested/approved
in the EU for greater than walking speeds.
We supply mainly in the UK but we often deliver to other
European countries however there are additional payment and warranty issues
which need to be discussed first, please contact us at:
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