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Chirp Wheel+ Bundle – on sale for $99

As a father of three, I sometimes find me in the awkward situation of sounding like my father during a “do as I say, not as I do” moment. This carries over a little outside of the parenting realm and into running on a handful of things. My two biggest culprits on this front are 1) not doing much dynamic warm-up pre-race and 2) foam rolling. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely realize the benefit to both of these things, especially foam rolling, but I have just had a tough time getting them going. Thanks to Chirp and their three different size options, I made a commitment to break out of this bad habit during this quarantine – as now I have no excuses in doing so. Because really, it’s not like I have much else going on in my downtime.

The Chirp comes in three sizes – a 12 inch wheel, 10 inch, and 6 inch – each the same in construction, but with a specific focus:

12″Gentle

  • Gives largest overall stretch
  • Best for overall pain in upper and lower back
  • Can be used to stretch hips and open chest

10″Medium

  • Gives largest overall stretch
  • Best for overall pain in upper and lower back
  • Can be used to stretch hips and open chest

6″Deep Tissue

  • Gives deep targeted stretch
  • Great for neck and posture correction
  • Travel size

While it is evident that the wheels can be used on all areas of the body, I personally liked them the most given my tight area – the upper back. One of my big challenges with foam rollers is while they are effective in many areas, the muscles just around the spine seem to either not be appropriately reached or is too uncomfortable to do much work in there. But these wheels, with their spinal groove area (officially called the “Spinal Canal”), has allowed me to safely put additional pressure to relax this area than I have experienced before. I find that standard rollers are more like a massage for your muscles and have difficulties in getting into certain areas effectively, like hips or between shoulder blades. I felt that these wheels have provided the ability to work more focused on a specific pressure point along it’s 5 inch width, instead of rolling out an entire area at once. For those of us who get knots in weird places, it’s nice to know that the Chirp can get in there to get it out.

I will reiterate again that though this is great for backs, they have the ability to easily transition to rolling other body parts. From quads to calves to neck, these have done the trick. The padding looks relatively thin against the Plexus structure, but I found it surprisingly comfortable – considering that it is a foam roller after all. I am also on the bigger side of runners (194 pounds currently), and the wheels had no problem handling my weight. In fact, it can accommodate weight s up to 500 pounds!

The wheels can be purchased individually (see prices below), and doing so would cost about $165. They also have a bundle for all three, which usually runs about $120. However, in these crazy times, Chirp is saying ” We’re in this together. Do more good” and have lowered their bundle price to just $99 in an effort to ease financial burden during this time for those who have back pain needs.


Company: Chirp (Facebook)

Products: 

  • Chirp Wheel+ Bundle ($99)
    • 12″ ($65 standalone purchase)
    • 10″ ($55 standalone purchase)
    • 6″ ($45 standalone purchase)

More About Chirp:

The Chirp Wheel is exactly what your back is craving. Seriously, we’ve sold over 500,000 wheels! Your back pain has never been easier to fix. The Chirp Wheel is designed to fit perfectly between your shoulder blades, targeting the muscles that go up and down your spine. As your back is strained from the countless activities you do, those muscles lock up, and cause even more pain. The Chirp Wheel massages those muscles, relaxing your back and relieving all of the pain.


Thank you to Chirp for providing us with sample rollers. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Matt Rasmussen (1500 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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