We believe that the best way to teach children to ride is to prioritize teaching balance. Balance is the most difficult part of learning to ride a bike and the skill that trainingwheels are poor at teaching.
We do not offer trainingwheels for our bikes. And because of the design of the rear drop out on Prevelo Bikes (where the rear wheel attaches to the bike), it would be challenging to fit trainingwheels on our bikes
Our recommended teaching method is to let children learn balance by practicing without the pedals on that bike (so the child is running with the bike underneath them). After some time doing this, your child should learn to coast for short distance by sitting in the seat and lifting her feet off the ground.
In order to remove the coaster brake you need to have the Alpha One Freewheel Kit. If you would like to purchase a freewheel kit for the Alpha One, you can either check the box to include it with your Alpha One purchase, or you can buy it separately here: Alpha One Freewheel Kit
If the brake rub is slight, it will likely go away over time as the brake pads wear and the brake cable stretches. But if the brake rub is severe, or if you would like to try to perfectly tune the front wheel so there is no brake rub, please view the instructions here:
The HEIR 16 fork will fit on the Zulu Two. But there are a couple of caveats to be aware of:
The Zulu Two (standard) and Zulu Two HEIR frames are not identical. The Zulu Two HEIR frame's headtube angle is adjusted to correct for the longer fork. If you put an HEIR 16 fork on a Zulu Two (standard), it will slacken the head tube angle.
All Prevelo bikes come with a 30 day Money Back Guarantee. Try it out the bike on a dry surface and if for any reason you don’t love it, you can return it to us within 30 days. We even pay the return shipping. Just make sure to hold onto the original packaging until you know it’s right. To learn more about the 30 Day Money Back Guarantee or to return an item, go here: Returns
We stand behind every bicycle that we sell with the Prevelo Bikes Five Year Warranty.
Frame and Rigid Forks: Prevelo Bikes warrants the frame and rigid fork of each new Prevelo Bikes brand bicycle for five (5) years from the original date of purchase for the original owner.
Paint finish and other Components: Paint finish and all other original components, and all Prevelo Bikes brand repair parts and replacement parts, are warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase.
Like most brands Prevelo bikes are made in Asia (specifically, Prevelo bikes are made in Taiwan and China). The ownership, product development, marketing, graphics design, web design, and pretty much everything else, is done right here in the United States. When you buy a Prevelo bike, some of the money goes to Asia for manufacturing costs (like most brands). The rest stays in the United States.
Prevelo bikes are inventoried at Prevelo bike Headquarters in Westlake Village, California. We have a showroom here with a fleet of bikes for little riders to test ride. If you want to visit, please contact us and make an appointment so we can be sure to have someone ready to assist you.
We have a small handful of dealers listed on our Dealer List. If you plan on visiting a dealer, it's a good idea to call ahead and see if they have the model you are interested in.
If you are not within driving distance of Westlake Village, California or a dealer, you can order a bike through prevelobikes.com. We understand that some parents might have some trepidation about ordering a bike online. If you have any questions about fit, please contact us and we'll be happy to help you out, or consult our size guide (we have >98% success rate rate of getting children properly fitted this way). And to be certain that you love the bike, we have a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
United States CPSC standards require the Alpha One to be shipped with a coaster brake installed. A coaster brake is the type of brake the is operated by pedaling backwards. Many parents/riders prefer to a bike without a coaster brake. The freewheel kit allows the removal of the coaster brake and installation of a freewheel. It includes a complete extra wheel with a freewheel hub, tire and tube. Requires Installation.
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