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Old 07-07-09, 01:36 PM   #1
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Burley d'lite 2008 vs. 2009?

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Any thoughts regarding the Burley d'Lite 2008 vs 2009 [ST] models?

The local shops have then on sale, and the 08 models are $140 less than the 09 models right now. But the local shops don't know what the heck I am asking when I ask about them, so I turn to y'all.

Other than the obvious included stroller kit with the 09 ST model, is there a reason to spend the extra $140 on the 09 ST model?

I have looked up as much as I can, and other than the included stroller kit and push-on wheels (which we recalled, even), the things that are "new and improved" with the 09 ST model don't mean much to me as listed, such as:

Better seat pad.
Reclining seat.

The 08 model still has suspension, helmet pockets, cup holder, etc, eh?

Thoughts? Advice?

Planning to buy soon while they are on sale. Kid turns a year (state legal age to ride) in a week and I want to take him out on his birthday (more for me than him, of course).
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How much would it cost for the stroller kit separately? In the $80 neighborhood I think. Our burley was a much better stroller than any of the actual strollers we had.

I don't like the '08 as much as our late lamented '04 or '05, it's a lot more cramped in terms of additional cargo space.

Anyway, w/ a 1 yr old, I would definitely want the stroller kit, so compare price of adding it on later to price of getting it included (sounds like it's less to buy it separately for old model). We replaced our trailer (long story) when our youngest was not really stroller age any more so we are doing fine w/o the stroller kit.
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Let me start by saying I am not familiar with Burley models. Now that disclaimer out of the way, I started trailering my son when he was 13 months old and wished our trailer had a reclining seat because he wasn't able to keep awake for more than 15 minutes. I recommend thinking about the reclining seat option.
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