How to Adjust the Brake of Your Baby Stroller
Brakes are one of the most important parts of your baby stroller. It allows you to sustain more control and balance of your stroller while underway. It also keeps your baby safe from any unwanted bumming in the motion. So, before going out with your stroller, make sure your stroller brakes are fully okay and operational. If it is not, you can easily adjust the brake of your stroller. Brakes may become loose or over tightened. A brake force in both wheels may not be even. Today I am going to show you the process of adjusting the brake of the BOB Revolution Pro stroller.
Adjust The Brake Of Your BOB Revolution Pro stroller:
To adjust the brake of the stroller, you will need the following tools.
i) You will need two wrenches, 8mm and 10mm.
ii) You can also get an adjustable wrench.
2. A pair of safety glasses.
Problem 1: Rear Wheel Do Not Spin Freely
The wheel of the stroller will rotate freely if the brake is not engaged. If the wheel is not rotating freely in the released position of the brake lever that means there are too much brake forces on the wheels. To eliminate this problem, we have to adjust and loosen the brake cable a little bit.
1. To loosen the cable, first we have to loosen the lock ring on the brake lever.
2. Adjust the barrel adjuster tighten it to clockwise turn.
3. Now just lock the ring with the lever to secure this position of barrel adjuster.
An expert hand will do it by one chance, but you have to repeat a couple of times to adjust it properly.
Problem 2: Brakes Are Loose
An adjusted brake will stop the rotating wheels whenever you pull the brake lever within ½” of the handle bar. If the wheel continues its rotating, then the brake cable needs to be tightened.
1. To tighten the brake cable, at first disengage the lock ring from the lever like previous way.
2. Then twist the barrel adjuster in a counter clock way.
3. After a couple of twisting regarding to your brake cable position, adjust the lock ring again with the brake lever.
Your stroller wills will stop rotating now if you pull the lever within 1/2” of the handlebar.
Problem 3: Brake Forces Are Uneven
If your brakes are properly balanced, whenever you pull the brake lever, the stroller will stop evenly. But if your stroller pulls to the left or right that means the brake force is not even and you have to adjust the brakes.
Determine Which Wheel To Be Adjusted:
Set both of your stroller’s rear wheels in motion. When they are rotating, slowly pull the brake lever. At some point, one wheel stop rotating but the other one will continue its motion. The second wheel does not have enough brake force and that’s why it needs to be adjusted.
1. Remove the wheel by opening the quick release lever of that wheel.
2. Press the wheel retention button downwards and put off the wheel from the stroller’s frame.
3. To tight the brake cable, first loosen the lock ring.
4. Turn the barrel adjuster slightly (a quarter) in counter clockwise direction.
5. Tight the lock ring against the brake to secure the position of barrel adjuster.
6. Repeat the process for a couple of times until the wheel spins freely.
Make sure both of the wheels are spinning freely and both are stopped simultaneously as soon as you squeeze the brake lever.
1. The lock ring is used to hold and secure the position of barrel adjuster. Engage the lock ring properly to hold the adjustment, otherwise it may return to previous position after a while.
2. Ensure the brake cable housing is properly adjusted inside the barrel adjuster.
3. The gap between the barrel adjusted and lock ring does not exceed 5mm.
4. If the gap is more than 5 mm, there is a possibility that the brake cable may shear when you squeeze the lever. It will lead to the loss of braking function of your stroller.
It is recommended not to go out with your baby in the stroller if the stroller brake is not completely functional. With frequent use, it is very generous that the brake cable may become loose or the cable needs to be adjusted. So, if you have those tools and proper instruction, adjusting the brake of your baby’s stroller will not be a major issue for you. Just make sure, the gap between the lock ring and barrel adjuster is fine. If the brakes are operational and you are comfortable with the maneuver, then you are ready to roll.