Great wheels but...
Written by: cupcake
Nov 28 2016Y
Good wheels, robust and I'm sure they'll last the duration for my Duet. It is however absolutely disgraceful that these wheels are not provided as standard - it's only a matter of time before you get a flat with the originals. In reality, you need to add the cost of these wheels onto the cost of the pram from the off, which makes the prams an altogether more expensive option.
Written by: Bren
Nov 22 2016Y
I bought these because they are hassle free! No more pumping up tyres or deflating tyres that are about to blow. I use my buggy a lot, the aerotech wheels are the way to go! I highly recommend them, maybe this is what all buggys should have on them now.
Far too expensive, but unfortunately essential
Written by: Andy J
Nov 08 2016Y
We got a Mountain Buggy Duet second hand. Everything was fine, until we got a puncture. Then we read that these things are pretty puncture prone. After my wife had to drag a pram with two kids and a burst tyre for about 3 miles, we decided it wasn't worth risking so forked up for these non-burst tyres. Of course, we balked at the price tag (being half what we paid for the entire 2nd hand buggy with infant bassinet), but the risk outweighed the cost. It seems a bit rich to release a buggy with air-filled tyres and offer a more reliable alternative at such an extortionate price. Bit like buying a car where the doors could fall off any second, but for a third of the price of the whole car, you can buy doors that DEFINITELY won't fall off. What a deal!
And what are the wheels like? Much more sleekly designed than the originals, not as shock absorbing though so makes for a bumpier ride for our little ones. The manufacturing quality is decent, but not sure how Mountain Buggy can justify charging £120 for a load of plastic... I guess they know people like me will buy it because the alternative is potentially leaving your loved ones in the lurch.
Written by: Booboo
Oct 19 2016Y
I bought these wheels after we got a puncture in one of the tyres supplied with our Mountain Buggy duet. The inner tubes for the inflatable tyres were out of stock for 2-3 weeks and we could not go that long without a pushchair for our 4 month old twins. After reading all the reviews which said the Un-puncturable tyres were excellent but over priced and should be supplied with the pushchair as the tyres puncture all the time, we decided to spend £120.00 on the wheels to save us having to constantly have to replace inner tubes.
They were easy to fit and made the buggy lighter to get in and out of the car, BUT they are useless on the beach which is where we spend most of our time walking our dogs. We don't go on fine sandy beaches we go to beaches where the sand is compacted and hard when the tide has just gone out. With the changing bag strapped to the handle of the buggy the extra weight makes the tyres even harder to roll, our twins are only 13lb each so I dread to think how bad it's going to be when they are 2or 3 years old. Even without the changing bag the buggy is now a lot harder to push on the sand, we spent a lot of time researching double pushchairs as we wanted something which was great on the beach and off road now the buggy is a nightmare with these tyres, please
redesign them so that they work on sand, the tread is not very deep so I'm assuming this might have something to do with it maybe?
Aero tech tires are needed
Written by: Mom of 2 boys
Aug 25 2016Y
We purchased the buggy about a month ago for our newborn and toddler. With the included tires, the weight distribution was off making the stroller hard to use. The tires constantly needed air. They are poorly made and useless.
We bought the aero tech tires and received them last week. What a difference! The stroller is useful especially with the bassinet and toddler seat.
I wish the stroller came with them in the first place. Without the tires, one goes through a period of regretting the stroller purchase.
No more flats!
Written by: Fit Mama
Aug 15 2016Y
I'm so glad I finally bought the aerotech wheels! I've had the stroller a year and a half and struggled with flats a lot. I use it almost daily for running and Baby Boot Camp. I was afraid they would add too much weight, but the difference isn't even noticeable. Overall, the ride may be a bit bumpier for my girls. But it's not terrible at all. If I had a newborn I might worry more, but my youngest is 18 months. I just wish the stroller came with these.
Aerotech wheel bundle
Written by: GrandmaLA
Aug 15 2016Y
These are very good for my grand children's duet buggy. It's a disgrace that you have to buy them to ensure a puncture free pushchair experience. They should be fitted as standard but I couldn't risk my daughter and son in law having a difficult time with the air filled tyres that come as standard with their very expensive double buggy.
Very expensive but necessary
Written by: Nope
Aug 14 2016Y
I'm disappointed as to how much these cost even though they're basically a requirement for a functioning mountain buggy. We'd been through 8 wheels in a short period of time before we caved and bought them. Also disappointed they don't have wheels to suit the other axles. We haven't had a problem with these yet, however they do make going over bumps more difficult
Not awesome like I was expecting
Written by: Minshara
Aug 12 2016Y
I bought these hoping they would be a nice upgrade with the added benefit of never getting a puncture. I've had them on my Duet for about 2 weeks now and I'm just not loving them. Unlike the great air filled tires, with the aerotech wheels I could feel every bump in the sidewalk, every piece of gravel and every twig we rolled over. Also, it's not a quiet ride on normal sidewalks, there's a grinding sound that's annoying. The wheels remind me of a basic Graco stroller. If you're thinking that I'm picky, you're right. I love every other MB product we've ever had which is probably why the let down with these upgraded wheels seems like a big deal to me. I may keep these in the back of the minivan in case we get a flat on the buggy with the good air tires when we're out and about.
brilliant wheels, shame they cost so much.
Written by: natalie200
Jul 29 2016Y
I am really happy as these wheels have been brilliant. Shame they are so expensive as they used to be half price with a voucher you 're dive with a new buggy. The other tyres punctured all the time. Only 4 stars due to price.
Should be the defult wheel
Written by: abe16
Jul 28 2016Y
My wife stopped using our mountain buggy double carriage because the wheel was going flat every few days. then I bought this and my wife loves it. it makes going around much easier.
This should be the default wheel with every carriage.
Written by: Daddy
Jun 24 2016Y
It is a pity that a balance can't be had with the wheels of the mountain buggy. The inner tube dependent wheels are excellent, soft and versatile but clearly punctures a problem. These wheels are basically plastic and therefore notice every bump which I'm not sure I'd like if I was sitting on them or trying to get to sleep.
We now have inner tube patches, a spare inner tube, tyre levers and a pump with every outing and hope for only a few blow outs!
Tyres don't last long
Written by: Lita
Jun 01 2016Y
I have my duet for 7 months now and now one of my tyres popped last week, but why can't the duet come with the aero tech wheels? not happy about forking out another $200 au to buy them as we can't afford it as it is, it's the best pram I've invested in, but now I can't use it and I need a double Pram and it's not helping with my post natal depression as its another thing to stress about... The DUET is AWESOME it's like a car to me, and I'm so thankful to mountain buggy for it, its a big life saver for a struggling mother of 2, it's a solid Pram except for the tyre wheels... The 5 star rating is for the Pram not the wheels..
Invest from the start
Written by: Avapops79
May 26 2016Y
Have had them 6 weeks now and wish I'd bought them with the pram. Actually, I wish they came as standard considering the price of the pram! No more punctures, no more going out on long walks and getting the fear!
Written by: manda
May 18 2016Y
My tyres kept going flat so i was housebound with the twins until i decided to bite the bullet and buy totally new wheels. These ones will never go flat again and provide a smooth ride. They were easy to change and replace but the price is ridiculous. These should be the default wheels on the pram when you buy it instead of a costly addition when the supplied tyres inevitability fail.
Too bad they aren't standard!
Written by: Jackie
May 05 2016Y
Bought a month ago after much deliberation about the price. That said, I now have piece of mind knowing I'll never get a flat. Had two with the old wheels and sooooo frustrating!
Wheels are Good but..
Written by: dio13col
Apr 18 2016Y
Glad we swapped to these wheels, but we put them on an older frame and it seems the only things keeping the back wheels on are little pins. these have now fallen out (no issues with previous wheels) and now I need to keep an eye on the wheels to make sure they don't wriggle right off the frame. Not sure what to do about this issue, but will just watch and see for now..
Why didn't I buy these sooner?
Written by: Annette
Mar 16 2016Y
I adore my duet, but after yet another puncture I decided to upgrade to these. They seem very expensive for what they are, but with them on the pushchair is still as easy to push, although there is a slight difference in feeling more bumps along the pavement the children haven't complained and no difference to other pushchairs without air tyres. I would suggest these come as standard as the duet seems to be very heavy on the back wheels (already wore through rear air tyres and replaced once) and therefore that seems to be where the punctures always hit. So nice to be able to go out and not panic that I'm going to end up stranded yet again.
They will do
Written by: Mom2
Feb 15 2016Y
The original tires provide a smooth comfortable ride, but would not hold air. I would pump up then load the stroller and the tires would be flat by the time we got to our destination. Bought these to replace the air filled version. The ride is bumpy and rough. The tires are already pitted and wearing with minimal use. Just relieved to have something on my stroller that won't go flat. I think these tires should just come standard with the stroller because the air filled do not last long at all. My first stroller (a single jogging stroller, different brand) was a lot less expensive and got a lot more use and the air filled tires are still awesome 3 years later. I bought the double stroll stroller from mountain buggy which I love with the exception of the airfield tires (which where not even a year old when they became useless) and not a huge fan of their replacement tires. I only recommend these because you are going to need them!
Easy to fit
Written by: Irislili
Feb 09 2016Y
I love my mountain buggy duet but the tyres supplied are awful - I was forever getting punctures.
Changed to these tyres and as they are solid no chance of a puncture and the buggy is still able to go on beach, tough terrain ect.
I do think they should come as standard and are expensive given the price of the buggy new!
I bought the air tech tyres and although they are not as 'bouncy' as the air fill I think they are a better option. My air fill tyres broke after only 2 months of light usage.
It would be good to have the option to buy the buggy with an upgrade on tyres as I felt £119 for 4 tyres was very expensive, I would have rather paid a little more for the buggy but had air tech tyres.
Customer service care was exceptional and restored my faith in mountain buggy brand.
Written by: Busyme
Jan 31 2016Y
Fabulous product! Easy to fit & the buggy is so light to push with them on.
No more pumping up tyres & pushing on a flat, hooray!
life has been made easier
Written by: happymumma
Jan 28 2016Y
Its such a relief, going for a walk and stopping at the shops on the way home, packing things into the pram to get home with tyres that don't need pumping up before it's used again! ! I have a swift and duet and have spent big $ replacing tyres. It's frustrating the aerotechs don't just come with the prams!!!
Should be standard on the buggy
Written by: Going broke with Mountain
Jan 09 2016Y
These work perfectly for the Mountain Buggy Duet for our twins.However this is a very expensive way to avoid the flat tyres which come with the buggy. For the price you pay for the duet buggy these wheels should be standard. We eventually bought them because we had so many flat tyres without any visible reason and my wife was getting stranded on walks. The original inflator wheels are not good at all. Whilst these new wheels can't deflate it seems unreasonable that you need to buy them separately at over £100 for a working buggy.
Easy to push!
Written by: CCKP
Dec 16 2015Y
I was having such a nasty, hard experience with the air tyres so I purchased these and I had no idea how easy it is to push the mountain buggy. It made such a difference and I actually enjoy going out with my kids now!
Written by: chaya
Dec 15 2015Y
Stroller pushes great with these wheels and I don't have to worry about my tires popping. The only thing I wasn't happy about is the price
Written by: Lovemybuggies
Dec 07 2015Y
I walk allot on gravel & concrete,And love how much easier to push the pram is and no punctures anymore
Not up to the job.
Written by: SimonV
Nov 05 2015Y
Not great. They wear out quickly and break with normal everyday use ( dropping off a kerb). They feel flimsy and not really fit for the buggy. They are expensive for what you get.
Should have come with the buggy!
Written by: JonT
Oct 16 2015Y
These are the wheels the mountain buggy should come with, rather than have to pay extra.
My wife got a puncture on the other tyres and had to push twins home on a flat tyre - not fun and something impossible to fix on the move with two small children on board.
Written by: samanthajayne
Oct 05 2015Y
I bought the aerotech wheels a few weeks ago and I am very happy with my purchase! The pram still steers and handles great both in shopping centers and on walking trails and it's awesome knowing I don't have to worry about punctures.
Much better than the original tires
Written by: Mom to four 3 and under
Sep 26 2015Y
We use our stroller daily for walks and errands. In roughly two years we had about six flats with the original tires (beware most bike shops don't stock this inner tube size as standard so stock up). Finally one wore through entirely. We bought these wheels to replace them - we have four kids three and under and there's no way to take them out alone without a double stroller. We needed something reliable and sturdy. The new tires roll smoothly and are fine on moderately rough ground. Really, they should be the standard wheels for the Mountain Buggy Duet rather than costing $100+ later. Any marginal gain in smoothness with the original air-filled tires on rougher terrain like gravel trails isn't worth constantly finding yourself stranded with an out-of commission stroller, especially if you're a mile or two out on a trail with a heavy dead-weight stroller and multiple small children who can't walk yet.
Written by: Jesse
Sep 15 2015Y
The wheels are great, similar to other higher end stroller wheels like uppababy, citymini, etc. It would be great to get the option of purchasing either the aerotech tires or the air filled ones when purchasing the stroller instead of having to have both sets.
Written by: Angharad
Sep 15 2015Y
We've had our Duet for two and and a half years. We've bought new tyres, new inner tubes countless times even though we live in a city centre and it's hardly rough terrain! Really disappointing and it's cost us a fortune. Filling the tyres with slime didnt work either. It's been a real pain during a very stressful time trying to care for young twins.
Written by: Argo
Sep 14 2015Y
Bought these tyres as the standard air tyres were terrible at keeping pumped up.
These tyres are great on smooth surfaces but very hard and jerky on others
Worth the money but should come with pram
Written by: kjw3
Aug 29 2015Y
These tyres have been great in the fact that they don't puncture. Its just a shame that the air filled tyres that come with the pram are so terrible and you have to fork out extra for these ones if you don't want to be forever fixing flat tyres.
Wheels are excellent!
Written by: Nick
Aug 26 2015Y
Wheels are excellent - easy to install, lightweight and responsive
Great tyres but overpriced
Written by: Chrise225
Aug 24 2015Y
Bought them after a few flats and they are brilliant but should be a no coat option when u buy the pram and not 170 bucks afterwards.
Written by: Aussie
Jul 29 2015Y
A great improvement on the original wheels though over priced for this product, but found it necessary to buy as the original ones were hopeless with tyre pressure and punctures frequent!!!
Written by: jennlewis
Jul 05 2015Y
I mean, why don't these just come with the stroller? I'll be honest, I didn't even use the inflatable tires; after reading reviews, I immediately bought these. We love them (and being comfortable that they're not going to deflate makes the cost totally worth it.) And the stroller is amazing - so easy to push around, easy to get the kiddos into, narrow enough to get through doors, and the reclining means my tiny twins can ride in it now!
Written by: Sharpie
Jun 27 2015Y
I ordered these a month ago and still waiting for them to arrive but am really really hoping they do the job as the air ones the buggy came with are rubbish. 6 weeks in and we have already had 3 punctures. Nightmare. When I complained I was told the air ones were apparently good for off roading... wouldn't even dream of risking off roading given they can't cope with the pavements of north London. Makes me hate Mountain Buggy a bit that we had to get them and think they should be included instead of air tyres.
Perfect, stress free
Written by: Becc
May 08 2015Y
No longer worry that we're going to burst a wheel or get a flat when out. These should be standard, & not so expensive.
Written by: Sam RJ
May 07 2015Y
After constant pumping of tyres and time consuming puncture repairs we finally got these and love them. We've noticed no change in the way the buggy performs in terms of handling/bumpiness but no longer need to worry about getting a flat tyre on a long walk and constantly pumping or repairing tyres! A god send - I just wish we found them earlier!
Love them... But wish they came standard
Written by: Jamie
May 07 2015Y
Love the new tires for our mountain buggy. This is the second mountain buggy stroller we have owned (Terrain with our first, duet when we had our second). We are hard on our strollers and an original rear tire popped during an outing after having the duet stroller for about 8 months. Since we use the stroller so frequently, we needed a replacement and I decided on the aerotech tires. I am very impressed with the durability of the wheels so far, I only wish that you didn't have to put out another $150 to get them.
excellent addition to duet
Written by: rsdw
Apr 29 2015Y
I bought it right away and I am very happy. It wheels very well.
Written by: Hutchy
Feb 24 2015Y
Had to have new inner tubes after 6 months,another set 5 months later,now after 18 months,new tyres as the originals have shredded.The buggy was not used for the first few months and it isn't used every day now.Considering the purchase price, this problem has been very disappointing.£119 for a new set of wheels and tyres is ridiculous!Obviously a design fault judging by the other comments,they should be a free replacement!
Written by: Nikki
Jan 31 2015Y
Omg! These wheels changed my life. I can not recommend them enough! No more punctures. Makes the buggy so much lighter and easier to push. Love love love. Registered my buggy an got them half price!
Made a Great Stroller Even Better
Written by: Andy54
Aug 31 2014Y
Our kids are in our Duet at least 4 times a day, all year long, so we really put it through it's paces. We have gone through our share of inflatable tires- the last time an inflatable tire went out at a park two miles from our house, we got home and ordered these tires. I think the Duet handles just as well as it ever did, and now we venture into the wild without fear of a flat. Fantastic buy!
Changed my life
Written by: Monique
Nov 13 2013Y
I hated having to pump my tyres. Who has the time? These aerotech still offer a smooth ride and I don't feel too compromised. Best investment. :)
Written by: Brooklyn Mom
I was having a lot of trouble with my first set of tires. They kept on getting punctured. I'm thrilled that new tires came out.
Written by: Baila
I'm thrilled that new tires are coming out... I'm looking forward...Had a lot of trouble with the air tires....