Easy to activate hydraulic disc brakes give kids plenty of stopping power on long descents.
This is where little riders command these steed. It's decked out with ultra small diameter grips and short reach brake levers that are optimized for small hands.
The Zulu Two features Prevelo's signature confidence inspiring trail 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.
The HEIR cranks 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 - the HEIR cranks will help make small riders more comfortable and efficient on their bike.
Kids are going to put their bikes through the ringer, so Prevelo bikes are built kid tough with robust BOXT rear chainstays and seat stays, and BMX track style forged dropouts that shroud the rear axle.
The Zulu Two HEIR comes equipped with the HEIR 16 fork with 60mm of travel, adjustable rebound, lockout and compression
Getting your kids the right size bike is important and, fortunately, also easy. You just need two pieces of information about your little rider:
Children who are learning are more sensitive to bicycle height than children who already know how to ride a bike. If the rider is new we recommend erring on the side of a smaller bike. If the rider is experienced and confident, it is OK to err on the side of a larger bike.
We include ride age as guidance for our bikes as a quick reference. But because riders of the same age can have very different sizes, inseam is a more reliable size indicator than age.
|Model||Min Inseam||Max Inseam|
|Alpha Zero||12½ in||16½ in|
|Alpha One||14 in||17½ in|
|Alpha Two||15½ in||22 in|
|Alpha Three||19 in||23 in|
|Alpha Four||23 in||28 in|
|Alpha Five||25 in||30 in|
|Zulu One||14 in||17 in|
|Zulu Two||16 in||22 in|
|Zulu Three||21 in||26 in|
|Zulu Four||24 in||29 in|
|Zulu Five||25 in||31 in|
"The most trail-capable 16-inch kids’ bike we’ve ever tried."
Our son rips on this bike on mountain bike trails and the pump track. The geometry and brakes are a game changer! Plus it looks rad! We highly recommend this bike!
Every component on this bike is quality, its clear that this bike was developed with skilled kids who really want to push the bike in mind. Prevelo is an amazing company that really wants to make sure its customers are happy with their product. You have a customer and fan until my kids grow out of the product!
My 5-yr old was blown away by his new “big boy” bike! The geometry was perfect for his 41” body. The transition from pedal coaster brakes to hand brakes was no big deal and the multiple seat posts enabled us to fit him exactly for pedal stroke and handlebar reach. It’s easy to tell this bike was made with kids in mind!
My four year old son was doing pretty well on his little balance bike so I thought it might be time for the real thing. I got him the Zulu Two for Christmas and I was originally thinking that I would remove the pedals for his first ride so that he could get used to the new bike and the hand brakes. I was completely shocked when he just took off on his own (so was the rest of the neighborhood). Literally, his first time getting on the bike, he got some momentum going and then jumped right to the pedals and he was gone. We really were blown away by this. My wife was pretty upset that I spent this much money on a kids bike but she soon forgot about the price tag when she saw her son riding it. I am very happy with this bike and my son LOVES it. I highly recommend starting with a balance bike and then moving up to something like this.
It's winter, so my 4-year old has only pedaled this around the snowy driveway thus far. The 2.1 inch tires are basically fat tires relative to his little body, so he was stoked about riding in snow. He's even more stoked about opening day the bike park. He is an advanced trail rider for his age, yet only has a 15" inseam. He started riding lift-served downhill trails this past summer. At 3 he started building his own jumps in the driveway. Two major problems we've encountered with other bikes: no suspension and rim brakes that heat up and fail. Consequently he developed a fear of not be able to stop and got tired of having teeth rattled out of his head. He would get the dreaded claw hands from too much white knuckling. While other companies ignore the fact that many 3- and 4-year olds can indeed rip, Prevelo gets it. I'd love to write another review after we've done some hot laps in the park.