Prevelo Updates the Class-Leading Zulu Kids’ Hardtail So that Your Kids Will Love to Ride As Much As You Do

Prevelo Updates the Class-Leading Zulu Kids’ Hardtail So that Your Kids Will Love to Ride As Much As You Do

New Zulus are 15% lighter, making them easier and more fun to ride

Westlake Village, CA, April 16, 2024 – To help kids have more fun, Prevelo is proud to announce a significant update to their Zulu line of kids’ hardtails. The new versions, on sale today, are about 15% lighter, making them easier to ride for kids who want to have more fun on the trail or bike path.

Since their introduction in 2017, Zulu models have been known for their lightweight, carefully designed geometry, and thoughtful component specs, a combination that makes the bikes fun to ride, and an easy choice for parents who know bikes. This new version represents a significant improvement.

“Fun happens when your equipment gets out of your way, and with the new Zulus, we’ve built a bike that will let kids ride to their full ability, without ever having the bike interfere with their fun,” said Prevelo Founder Jacob Rheuban. “We all know that lighter bikes are more fun to ride, especially for smaller riders, but we didn’t stop there; every part on these new bikes was hand-chosen to make these bikes easier to ride, and lighter.”

The Zulu line includes five different wheel sizes, and the three largest have been updated (20-, 24-, and 26-inch versions). These three models fit kids from about 5½ to 13 years old.

Leading a full slate of updates to Zulu is the first-ever Pivotal-compatible dropper seatpost. Prevelo led a collaboration with KS to create this new post, which takes advantage of the Pivotal system’s low stack height to create a bike geometry that will fit a wider range of rider heights. With the Pivotal dropper post installed, Zulu has the lowest minimum seat post height of any comparable bike with a dropper post

Other updates include:    

  • All-new UDH compatible frame with improved internal cable routing, triple-butted tubing, inboard rear disc mount, and integrated headset cups.   
  • Upgraded to an RST First Fork. Saves weight and runs at lower pressures needed by small riders
  • Pivotal seat post and saddle for lower stack height and increased durability. Pivotal dropper post available as an upgrade.
  • New HEIR wheels have tubeless compatible asymmetrical rims, and sealed cartridge/thru-axle quick engaging hubs.
  • Microshift Advent Super Short 1x drivetrain with Clutch Derailleur on the Zulu Three
  • Microshift Advent X 1x drivetrain with Clutch on Zulu Four and Five