So I ordered a Cybex Onyx from Btrendie to keep at my mom's house, and it came in less than a week! Amazingly fast for a site like that. I took it out for a spin and am very pleased with my purchase. I also have a Bugaboo Cameleon and Bee. I'll compare it to the Bee since they're around the same weight. I'd definitely recommend Cybex strollers even though there aren't that many reviews out there of them.
When I took it out of the box all I had to do was snap on the front wheels and put on the hood. The seat back and bottom is very nicely padded and the material seems like a good quality. The first thing I did was plop my 3 month old in and see what he thought. He seemed very comfortable and didn't fuss at all.
The recline is great...it has 4 positions and adjusts very easily with the pinch mechanism in the back. Much better than a strap system. The footrest also has two positions which is nice.
I took it for a spin around the block to test out the shade. It has a fairly good size sunshade plus an extension that pops down if you need more shade. My son is small and sits so low in the seat the shade didn't do all that much if I'm walking directly into the sun, but that would be a problem with most strollers. It's great that the stroller has such a tall seatback, I'll be able to use it for a long time. Much taller than the Bee. The shade also has a window on the top which is nice.
The push was pretty good. Not as smooth as my Bee. It has rear suspension which is nice and the wheels are pretty big. I can definitely push it with one hand on the sidewalk, but wouldn't try pushing it over rough terrain.
Now for the fold. I know people have been saying that you have to use closed toe shoes to do it, but I had no problem using the folding mechanism barefoot. It's a two step process that mostly involves using your feet to push up on one section and down on another. I can do one handed. MUCH easier than the fold on my Bee. Pretty much like a Maclaren fold.
Tightening and loosening the harness is so easy. You push down on the middle part of the seat and just pull.
It's pretty light, a smidgen lighter than the Bee and comes with a carry handle and a raincover.
My one negative is that it took me awhile to figure out how to adjust the harness to the lower position, and once I adjusted it, it was much too loose. You have to thread it through a loop on either side of the seat to tighten it. This is not stated in the directions.
Overall I really like this stroller. Especially for the what I paid for it. Great materials, pretty good push and my baby is comfy in it. My mom is a fan of umbrella strollers, and is excited about getting to use it.
What did you think of this review?