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City Mini Double - Is the GT worth it?

I checked out the City Mini GT (can't find a floor model of the double at our local stores) and loved the steering and the air-filled nubby tires.  Does anyone with a toddler and a baby (on the way or already born) have an opinion about which of these two models is better.  I think the GT is heavier, which cuts against spending the extra money. But the handling seemed smoother.  I was by myself and in a hurry when I tried it, so I haven't had a chance to try the fold.

Re: City Mini Double - Is the GT worth it?

  • I think the GT is worth it because I do think it makes the stroller easier to push.  I am on a Facebook stroller group and a lot of people there have also been raving about the Valco Snap Dual. It pushes very well and is only 22lbs.  I think Valco also plans to release air tires for it in the future if you want those.  
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  • Hmmm, I think it depends on where you will be using it.  We mostly use ours on pavement/flat surfaces so just the regular city mini is fine and we have no steering issues at all- even with DS in there and he's almost 6!  But if you think you will be using it on uneven surfaces then yeah, I'd go for the GT.

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  • If you plan on using it on rough terrain like trails and sand, then yes.  Otherwise the regular one works just fine.  I can push mine through grass, gravel and snow with no problems.
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  • I think there is a slight difference in maneuverability between the regular double and GT. The wheels do make a difference. The big thing for me was the adjustable handle bar bc DH is 6'3'' so we went with the GT. So worth it.
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  • I have the regular city mini double and I love it. I have never had an issue with maneuvering it. However, we went on vacation a few months ago and instead of bringing our stroller I rented the GT double at our destination and I loved it even more. It handled slightly better(especially on uneven terrain) and I really liked the hand brake and adjustable handlebar. You can't go wrong with either but I slightly prefer the GT.
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  • ebp913 said:

    I think the GT is worth it because I do think it makes the stroller easier to push.  I am on a Facebook stroller group and a lot of people there have also been raving about the Valco Snap Dual. It pushes very well and is only 22lbs.  I think Valco also plans to release air tires for it in the future if you want those.  

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  • I think the GT is worth it because I do think it makes the stroller easier to push.  I am on a Facebook stroller group and a lot of people there have also been raving about the Valco Snap Dual. It pushes very well and is only 22lbs.  I think Valco also plans to release air tires for it in the future if you want those.  
    Oooh, a stroller group?!
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