Am a little ashamed to be asking this seeing as I've had my Volo for a few months. Bought it second-hand from ebay and no instructions and I've yet to discover the break. Can anyone enlighten me before my ds rolls down the street for good?
I have a Volo. The brakes are the same mechanism for all Maclarens and are just as bad But anyway, it is a kick bar at the bottom of the pushchair, just above the wheels. There should be two black plastic bits for knocking the mechanism across - one at each side. Kick to right to put on, and left to take off.
here is the volo page from the Maclaren website. If you click on "side view" you can just see a little black knob just above the back wheels. Have a look down there on your buggy, there should be a black knob that you push one way or the othere with your foot to get the brakes to engage. I must say I find the brakes the worst thing about this buggy, although otherwise, it is brilliant!
Just go to the Maclaren website (www.maclarenbaby.co.uk) view the Volo and click on the instructions link to download in PDF format. If you click on the tab at the side so that you have thumbnail pictures it is frame 29 that you need . Brakes are equally rubbish on all Maclarens apart from the Techno, I have a Quest which I never use because of this and a Techno as it's replacement which I love .