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Silver Cross Coast: Rubber-coated wheels on a stroller - are they any good? What kind of maintenance do they need?

GR • 19 Oct 2021


What does rubber coated wheels mean? Are they the same as air filled or filled with something else? What kind of maintenance do they require?

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Eli • 19 Oct 2021

Hey there!

A good question, first-time parents often struggle with all the options and wheel types. Here's an article about stroller wheel types that should make it all clear for you.

The basic difference is, there is a layer of rubber on the plastic base/rims of the wheel (often, there is a bit of EVA foam under it to make it a but softer as well as save the manufacturing costs). It is more solid, more durable than the softer foam, but it is not like air-filled or foam-filled tires at all - it is harder, sturdier, with less natural suspension than is present in the inflatable wheels. It is a more durable urban option, mostly, that doesn't require much maintenance except for cleaning and lubricating from time to time.

P.S. To know more about the necessity of cleaning and maintenance of your stroller, read this article, too. It is a very useful guide that will save you a lot of nerves and money, in the end, as your stroller will last longer if having a bit of your attention regularly.

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