Zulu Three

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in the Continental USA
Checked and Tuned
Each bike is checked & tuned prior to shipment.
Easy Assembly
Includes all the tools you need & easy instructions.

Loaded with Features Obsessively Thought Out for Kids

Kid Optimized Crank

Prevelo crank lengths are custom sized for each size bike to make sure little riders have optimum pedal ergonomics. And they have ultra-narrow Q-factors to match the narrow hips of young cyclists. If that sounds like technical mumbo jumbo, here's the point - Prevelo cranks will help make small riders more comfortable and efficient on their bike.

Confidence Inspiring Trail Geometry

The Zulu Three features Prevelo's signature confidence inspiring geometry. Prevelo geometry utilizes a low bottom bracket that lowers the center of gravity of the bike and rider, making for a more agile and confident ride. The slack front end makes the bike forgiving to young trail riders experimenting with tough terrain.

Microshift Advent Super Short Drivetrain

The Zulu Three features the new Microshift Advent Super Short derailleur. The super short cage provides ample ground clearance for small wheels, while simultaneously providing best in class gear range. The clutch helps minimize chain drop while still providing crisp, accurate shifts.

Tubeless Ready Tires and Rims

All Zulu Threes are equipped with tubeless ready tires and rims, so you can ditch the tube, reduce flats, and get a more comfortable grippier ride. Bikes ship with tubes installed and will need to be setup tubeless by you or your mechanic.

Zulu Standard - Go-Go Grey

Fast, rugged, lean, and made with a special Go-Go Juice* formula designed to intimidate your opponents into submission as they smell the dirt kicked up by your tires.
* Contains 0% Go-Go Juice

Zulu HEIR - Battlestar Black

Formulated with particles that harness the power of the nearest star. Designed by Earthlings and tested primarily with the closest available star, a Class G2V star known as the Sun. Not tested with Class O stars - do not ride within 2 light years of a Class O star.

What the Bike Media is Saying

  • The Prevelo Zulu Three packs high performance mountain bike features into a 20-inch wheel size package. Every component is the real deal and is carefully chosen to provide the best performance and fit for young riders ready to tear up the trails. It features:
    1. Prevelo confidence inspiring low and narrow geometry. Prevelo geometry keeps the rider low, balanced and in control.
    2. Zulu specific slack head tube angle and short chain stays keeps the bike controlled over rough terrain.
    3. Lightweight aluminum frame with custom formed 6061 triple- butted tubing and TRAPT™ downtube profile.
    4. Available with a lightweight HEIR® 80mm travel airfork with HM Carbon Fiber / AL6061 lowers & AL7050 hard anodized 30mm stanchions and adjustable rebound, lockout and compression and 15mm Thru-Axle.
    5. Stealth dropper post ready.
    6. Tubeless ready wheels and tires.
    7. Rear hub with 12mm Thru-Axle.
    8. Front and rear Tektro hydraulic disc brakes.
    9. Wide span gearing with super short derailluers.
    10. Kid engineered direct mount cranks. All Prevelo cranks are sized specifically for each model bike, down to the millimeter.
    11. 95% assembled. Just install the handlebar, seatpost, frontwheel, and pedals.

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    Version Zulu Three Zulu Three HEIR
    Weight (with pedals and tubes) 22.96 lbs / 10.41 kg
    21.20 lbs / 9.61 kg
    Minimum Saddle Height 22.8 in / 580 mm 22.8 in / 580 mm
    Maximum Saddle Height 28.5 in / 725mm 28.5 in / 725 mm
    Bottom Bracket Height 9.8 in / 248 mm 9.8 in / 248 mm
    Gain Ratio 1.67 - 5.77 1.67 - 5.77
    Standover (ground to top of top tube) 20.8" / 530mm 20.8" / 530mm
    A Wheel Size 20"
    B Wheelbase 34.9 in / 887 mm
    C Effective Top Tube Length 17.4 in / 443 mm
    D Head Angle 66°
    E Seat Tube Angle 74°
    F Chain Stay Length 13.18 in / 335 mm

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    VERSION Zulu Three Zulu Three HEIR
    COLOR Go-Go Grey Battlestar Black
    FRAME 99M Series heat treated aluminum alloy custom formed & multi-butted tubing 99M Series heat treated aluminum alloy custom formed & multi-butted tubing
    FORK Spinner 300 20 AIR - 80mm travel - ⌀30mm Stanchion - lockout and adjustable compression HEIR® 20 80mm travel - HM Carbon Fiber / AL6061 Lower - AL7050 Hard Anodized 30mm Stanchion  - adjustable rebound, lockout and compression
    SEAT CLAMP Aluminum alloy quick release Aluminum alloy quick release
    FRONT BRAKE Tektro Hydraulic with 160mm rotor Tektro Hydraulic with 160mm rotor
    REAR BRAKE Tektro Hydraulic with 160mm rotor Tektro Hydraulic with 160mm rotor
    SHIFTER Microshift Advent Trail Trigger Pro 9 speed Microshift Advent Trail Trigger Pro 9 speed
    DERAILLEUR Microshift Advent Super Short Clutch Microshift Advent Super Short Clutch
    CASSETTE Microshift 9 speed 11-38T Microshift 9 speed 11-38T
    CRANK SET HEIR direct mount cold forged - 120 mm crank arm length HEIR direct mount cold forged - 120 mm crank arm length
    SPROCKET 30T alloy narrow-wide 30T alloy narrow-wide CNC machined
    BB SET Sealed cartridge - hollow axle Sealed cartridge - hollow axle
    HEAD SET 1 1/8" threadless with sealed cartridge bearings 1 1/8" threadless with sealed cartridge bearings
    RIM WTB i27 Tubeless Ready Stan's Crest MK4Tubeless Ready
    FRONT HUB Lightweight alloy 1-piece forged CNC with QR skewer Lightweight alloy 1-piece forged CNC with 15mm thru-axle
    REAR HUB Lightweight alloy 1-piece forged CNC with thru-axle Lightweight alloy 1-piece forged CNC with thru-axle
    TIRE & TUBE VEE Crown Gem 20 x 2.25 Tubeless Ready 120 TPI VEE Crown Gem 20 x 2.25 Tubeless Ready 120 TPI
    SADDLE Prevelo big kid saddle Prevelo big kid saddle
    HANDLEBAR HEIR aluminum large bore - 600mm width x 20mm rise with 31.8mm to 22mm taper HEIR aluminum large bore - 600mm width x 20mm rise with 31.8mm to 22mm taper
    HANDLEBAR STEM Forged aluminum HEIR machined aluminum
    GRIP Kraton rubber Kraton rubber
    PEDAL Composite Composite
    * Specifications are subject to change without notice

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    Blake B.
    United States United States
    • How would you rate the fit? SmallPerfectLarge
    • Rider's age in years 7

    Genuine Personalized Customer Service

    We pre-ordered a Zulu Three for our 7 year old son in November. As the estimated arrival would be after December 25th, Prevelo offered to send a customized “official riders license” and Prevelo jersey so we had something for him to open on Christmas Day. The thing if it was, I had missed this option when ordering the bike. I sent an email to customer service to inquire and received an immediate personalized response. To top it off, my sons riders license liklly was accidentally thrown out with the wrapping paper. My son was bummed about loosing his license so I reached out again to see if I could pay for a new one. To my surprise…Prevelo immediately sent out a new licenses at no charge. You may have noticed that I’ve yet to comment on the bike. Yes, it is awesome and my son loves it as we were expecting. What is truly surprising is the genuine personalized serviced we received from Jim and Owen. Thank you gentlemen!

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    Australia Australia
    • How would you rate the fit? SmallPerfectLarge
    • Rider's age in years 5

    Just amazing!

    This is my sons second Zulu and he loves this one even more than the last. He rides it everywhere, local trails and even to the shops he just doesn’t want to ride anything else! When you see the bikes in person, the attention to detail is really amazing, and for the level of quality you are getting I think the price is very fair. If your little one loves the trails, don’t think twice, get a Zulu. The countless hours of fun and memories you’ll have together is so worth it!

    United States United States

    Worth every penny and the wait!!

    We cannot recommend Prevelo enough!! This bike is fantastic. Simple to put together out of the box and it was already set up. The gearing.... The disc brakes... the light weight.... the color... I could go on. I get tears in my eyes thinking about how awesome this bike is. And my son's love for it abounds!! It fits him now and room for growth.

    United States United States
    • Fit SmallPerfectLarge
    • Rider's age in years 6/7

    Super Sweet Li'l Rippers Ride

    I bought this for our six year old son who's an advanced mountain biker for his age. He loves this bike. It fits him perfectly (48" tall and about 45 lbs) and you've done a great job to keep the weight down to a respectable level which is key for him since he doesn't weigh too much. The geometry and frame design is fantastic and largely why I chose the Zulu Three Heir. His inaugural rides on it were in Sedona for the week over Spring Break which allowed him to ride on a variety of conditions - from buff, flowy loam to sweet technical ledges, drops, etc and everything in between (think Slim Shady, Templeton, Easy Breezy). The rake of the bike is outstanding. He was able to roll some large drops that he couldn't jump that I wasn't sure would be makeable for him. And, for jumping/dropping, the degree of rake provides a bit of extra stability without taking away from the agile nature of the bike. He also loves going to dirt jump and downhill parks. He's ridden in a few dirt jump parks and he's psyched on how it handles. I know it will be great on true downhill trails once some parks start to open up this summer. All in all, he couldn't be more stoked. It's a super sweet bike that has perfect balance for all the usual types of riding li'l rippers love.

    Harriott S.
    United States United States

    Prevelo is amazing

    When our youngest son started to get frustrated on his Specialized Hotrock 16 (because of the coaster break and the weight) I started doing research. We needed a bike that had hand breaks and was a reasonable weight for a 5 year old to handle on the trails. We decided to invest in the Prevelo Alpa Two and, man, was it worth it! It completely changed biking for our little guy. Suddenly he could keep up with the rest of the family on trails and his love of biking grew exponentially. When it came time to trade up to a 20” I did my research again and again came back to Prevelo. The customer service is unmatched! I called Prevelo with some questions about the Zulu Three and was blown away by the responsiveness and personalized service. We live in Maine and we got the bike in January (aka snow season) but he has already taken it out on a few rides because he just couldn’t wait to ride his new Zulu Three. The quality of the parts is superb and the bike is perfectly designed for a young rider. We are all thrilled.