• Multi-Sport Capabilities
• Aerodynamic Design
• CAS™ Suspension
• Adjustable Handlebar
• Anodized Aluminum Roll Cage Frame
• 3M™ Reflective Material
• Five Point Child Safety Harness
• Partial Window Venting
• Weather Cover
• Tinted Windows
• Padded Seating
• Shoulder Harness
• Integrated Helmet Space
• Back Wheels with Quick-Release Axle
• Parking Brake
• VersaWing™ Technology
• Patented ezFold™
• Click n’ Store™
• Rear Storage
Number of Children:1 or 2
Weight capacity (kg/lbs):45 / 100
Starting configuration:CTS Ready Chassis
Weight (kg/lbs) :12.7 / 28
Shoulder width (cm/in):59 / 23.2
Sitting height (cm/in):67 / 26
Dimensions (cm/in LxWxH):118 x 80 x 107 | 46.5 x 31.5 x 42
Folded dimensions (cm/in LxWxH):107 x 80 x 28 | 42 x 31.5 x 11
Height w/o handlebar (cm/in):85
Handlebar heights (Low/High, cm|in):93/107 | 36.5/42
Door pass through (cm/in):80 / 31.5
Wheels:20" aluminium spoked
* Weight include handlebars.
So, there are rear-axle parking brakes actuated via a push-poll toggle made of anodized aluminum. Push in to set it, pull out to unset it. Use your feet, your hands, or make your kid do it.
OK, moving on is what the CTS terms as their CAS or adjustable suspension. Much like the adjustable forks on your Rock shox, you can adjust it for weight or smoother ride or stiffer ride. Either way, there`s a nice ruler measure thingy, that you can slide the adjustable shocks for. This is mainly for your kids`comfort and in no way a safety thing. Just set it to the stiffest, and let your kids go AHAHAHAHAHAHAHhahahahahahaaha...
Actually its not bad at all, my eldest BAK is almost 5 now, and although she prefers to be running and gunning on her own, when she`s pooped after the first 5kms, its a good place for her. The cool thing about the Chariot is that it integrates various levels of protective coverings, weather coverings, sunshades etc. This prevents the bugs from flying into their teeth when on a bike ride - something the Duallie could not guarantee. From this pic, you can see that they fit in there nice and cozy. Rain or shine, BAM goes jogging with this thing, and she says its better than the Duallie for its lightness and its weather protection from inclement weather. Now, if you're doing trails that are wet and muddy, make sure you use the cover unless you want your kids to eat mud..
The bike attachment pieces are infinitely better than the Canadian tire special one, using stainless steel versus what was probably aluminum or some cheap bendable metal. The hitch arm is made of aluminum, and is mounted to your bike via Quick release on the bike`s axle. An extra tall safety flag and an approved reflector kit is also included.
So what are few of the things I don`t like. Because its a 4 wheeler its not as maneuverable as the tri-wheel Duallie. It also uses a dense solid rubber on the front tires versus the air-pump bike tire kind. I can see this being an easy-wear item. Although it folds nice and flat, its not a one-handed operation - meaning you can`t be holding your infant and tearing this shit down at the same time. There`s a few edges to be weary of lest you pinch yourself or some shit.
Duallies are being sold at the 7 bills marks, and this is being sold at the 8 + 1 Benjamins mark. For an extra 2 Bs you get dual use. Think about it this way... The chariot integrates weather protection, whereas the Duallie requires a 80 dollar piece of plastic which is an afterthought design.
My recommendation, between the Duallie and this...get this one. Like I said, you can put ski`s on it.