3.00 rating Good product bad picture by Katrina on January 25, 2007
I just received the stroller today and put it together in no time, the only problem I have is the cross over restraints, once you lock it in it's in...I can't get them out and they won't stay in locked. This stroller has a smooth ride and I have tried several types of twin strollers and this one controls the best. I have a back to back stroller and it's harder to push. It's very light. I like that the children have individual sitting angles. The storage is just perfect and big. It's a sweet ride, just one bad detail.
5.00 rating AWESOME! by E.B., USA on January 1, 2004
I bought this exact stroller almost 2 years ago. I researched and compared several expensive double strollers, and this one won out each time. Its very lightweight (a plus for a small gal like me), so I can lift it in and out of my trunk with no problems. It folds up tiny like an umbrella stroller, so it fit in every trunk I tried it in. My children are two years apart, so I really loved that the seats are seperated by material (my older child wasn't able to lean over and poke the newborn). The seats recline seperately, and the bars in front of the seats attach seperately--so I took off my older childs, enabling her to get in and out of the seat, and left the other bar on for added protection to my baby. The baskets are huge, allowing for plenty of storage...and I never had any problems getting through doorways or manuevering through the mall. It's worth every penny, and much better than double strollers with "stadium" seating. We used this stroller until my daughter was 4. And although it doesn't say on the packaging, our infant car seat fit on the bars, so we were able to use it like a travel system, while my daughter rode in the other seat.
4.00 rating I'm happy! by Anonymous, NY on January 1, 2004
I just opened my new Graco DuoRider side-by-side and am so excited! I did A LOT of research on side-by-side strollers and read several e-opinion reviews. I had a Graco travel system front-and-back for my twins and was so very happy with it for 3 years. At 3 years old, my daughters still sat in a stroller with no complaints, but I needed something lighter and something they could crawl in and out of themselves, so I wanted a side-by-side. I never realized how expensive they could be! I looked at the Maclaren, Inglesina, Combi and Peg Perego, and they were more expensive than my Graco travel system front-and-back was and it included 2 infant carrier/ carseats!! Being as my twins are 3 and will not be a stroller much longer, I didn't want to invest a lot of money. The Graco has two huge baskets underneath!! I am SO excited about storage on the Graco alone!! One of two complaints I have on the Graco is that I REALLY wish it had a 5-point harness strap. It has a 3-point strap that my girls can squirm up and out of. The bars in front of them help me to "feel" a little more secure with their safety although they probably really aren’t that much safer. They really are a nuisance actually, as you have to snap them both open and out of the way every time you fold the stroller close and open it back up. And they do not have a food tray or cup holder built into them. Basically, the bar is pretty useless, huh? The second complaint is of the canopy. I think 2 individual canopies are much more attractive on a side-by-side than Graco's 1 covers-all canopy. Plus, I would assume that 2 individual canopies would protect better from the sun, since they do surround the child like a dome.
4.00 rating still going strong 5 years later by Liz, PA on January 1, 2004
I bought this stroller when I had my second child 2 years after my first. Now my second is almost 5, and this stroller still sees a ton of use with her and her toddler aged brother. I find that I like the side by side manuverablity of this stroller, though I have to admit that I mainly use it for outdoor walks, and don't usually take it to the mall (where it would be harder to fit between racks, etc. It can fit thru any doorway, though sometimes you have to get the front wheels lined up perfectly to make it fit. Still doable, but might take 10 seconds. This stroller is quite large, even when folded. I guess the main size of it is the side by side measurement. Otherwise it folds pretty flat (like maybe 10 inches.) It will fit in a trunk or in the back of a minivan. I now have 3 kids, and the oldest (a very big 7 year old,) barely stopped using this stroller. I know that the weight limit probably doesn't technically go up this high, but I have pushed this stroller with about 100 pounds of kid in it and it still works and doesn't break. I love the fact that the seats recline separately. I just have to gush about the big baskets. Awesome for carrying several bags of groceries! I would definitely buy this stroller again.
4.00 rating This is a great twin stroller! by Cheryl, AS on January 1, 2004
This stroller was perfect for using with my twins once they were too big for their infant car seats. The girls love sitting next to each other and they can see each other well when the seats are upright (unlike some other side by sides which have a bar and fabric between the seats). The baskets are huge which is a great help since young twins can't fit in a shopping cart so you may have to put all your groceries in your stroller baskets. I lover this stroller and have used it forever. My girls are 3.5 and we recently used it in Disneyland. They were still comfortable in it and it is still in pretty good shape. We even carried it onto the tram each day. It is not the lightest stroller, but it is very manageable.
3.00 rating Decent stroller for the money by Thomas, USA on January 1, 2004
I looked into many double strollers and decided on the Duorider after much hemming and hawing. I decided that for the amount of times I would actually use a double I didn't want to invest alot of money. In the last year I have used this stroller maybe 10 times. It is usually easier to take the single and have my 2 1/2 yo walk when we go to the store or do quick errands. Having said that one of the front wheels literally shredded to pieces as we were out one day. The wheels themselves are pretty cheap plastic. Graco customer service was very good and sent out 2 new wheel assemblies for free. Since then though, the wheels squeak horribly and as the kids have gotten heavier feel somewhat wobbly. All the other doubles I have seen have better wheels, but this is also the cheapest, so you get what you pay for