Zulu Four

Wheel Size: 24"
Age: ~8 to 11 years | Inseam: 24" - 29"
38 reviews
Ships on or before Wednesday November 30th
$49 shipping
in the Continental USA
Extended Holiday Returns
Holiday returns extended
to Jan 31, 2023.
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 Four 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.

Lightweight Widerange Drivetrain

Microshift Advent X with 10-speed Microshift Advent X G-Series 11-48T and easy to use trigger shifters gives progressing riders plenty of gear range to tackle a variety of trails.

Tubeless Ready Tires and Rims

All Zulu Fours 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

"Probably the most hard charging 24" hardtail there is."

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"If you are looking for a trail bike that can handle climbing and descending on mellow rides as well as some serious single track that will test the skills of any kid, the Zulu line-up has you covered."

  • The Prevelo Zulu Four packs high performance mountain bike features into a 24-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 chainstays keep 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® 100mm 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 cable routing and stealth dropper post ready.
    6. Tubeless ready wheels and tires.
    7. Rear hub with 12mm Thru-Axle.
    8. Tektro front and rear hydraulic disc brakes.
    9. Wide Range Drive Trains
    10. Available 11-50T wide span gearing gives riders plenty of range to spin up tough hills.
    11. Kid engineered direct mount crank. All Prevelo cranks are sized specifically for each model bike, down to the millimeter.
    12. 95% assembled. Just install the handlebar, seatpost, front wheel, and pedals.

    Zulu Four Zulu Four HEIR
    Version Zulu Four Zulu Four HEIR
    Weight (with pedals and tubes) 25.39 lbs / 11.51 kg
    23.24 lbs / 10.54 kg
    Minimum Saddle Height 26.0 in / 660 mm 26.0 in / 660 mm
    Maximum Saddle Height 31.5 in / 800 mm 31.5 in / 800 mm
    Bottom Bracket Height 10.8 in / 274 mm 10.8 in / 274 mm
    Gain Ratio 1.36 - 5.93 1.30 - 5.93
    Standover (ground to top of top tube) 25 in / 635 mm 25 in / 635 mm
  • prevelo zulu four geometry
    A Wheel Size 24"
    B Wheelbase 39.44 in / 1002 mm
    C Effective Top Tube Length 19.7 in / 500 mm
    D Head Angle 66°
    E Seat Tube Angle 74°
    F Chain Stay Length 15.55 in / 395 mm

    Zulu Four Zulu Four HEIR
    VERSION Zulu Four Zulu Four 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 24 AIR - 100mm travel - ⌀30mm Stanchion - lockout and adjustable compression HEIR® 24 100mm 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 X Trail Pro SRAM GX Eagle
    DERAILLEUR Microshift Advent X
    SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed
    CASSETTE 10-speed Microshift Advent X G-Series 11-48T 12-speed SRAM 11-50T
    CRANK SET HEIR direct mount cold forged - 140 mm crank arm length HEIR direct mount cold forged - 140 mm crank arm length
    SPROCKET 30t Alloy 3mm Boost SRAM X-SYNC Eagle 30t Boost Alloy
    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 MK4 Tubeless 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 24 x 2.25 Tubeless Ready 120 TPI VEE Crown Gem 24 x 2.25 Tubeless Ready 120 TPI
    SADDLE Prevelo big kid saddle Prevelo big kid saddle
    HANDLEBAR HEIR aluminum large bore - 620mm width x 20mm rise with 31.8mm to 22mm taper HEIR aluminum large bore - 620mm 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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    Kenneth L.
    United States United States
    • How would you rate the fit? SmallPerfectLarge
    • Rider's age in years 7

    Purpose built for Kids

    Kiddo outgrew a 20'' RipRock much faster than anticipated (both in height and in skill), and at 7yrs and 4' 5'' / 65lbs was ready for a 24''. Lessons learned from the first "Mountain" bike, and our terrain (New England tech), translated into needing 1) A lightweight bike, 2) An adjustable air shock, 3) more kid friendly geo & ergonomics. It's awesome that companies now offer 24'' Mountain Bikes (not something that I had as a kid in the 90s!); but let's be honest, there are few purpose-built bikes and for that matter companies like Prevelo. Most "Kid" 24s are adult standard bike components, slapped on a small frame. The $1,000 range (+/- a few hundred), seems to be the sweet spot for competent, trail worthy, kid's bikes. We looked at offerings from Scott, Specialized, Polygon and Marin. All had pros and cons (weight, configurations, etc). We kept coming back to the Prevelo. It stood out for a number of reasons. It had a good head tube angle, a large range drive train, hydraulic brakes, an air shock, and a kid friendly crankset / cockpit, with easy to reach controls. My research, paid off well. In person the bike has met all our expectations. It's the absolute right bike for this phase in my son's riding abilities and growth. (Because it's such an investment, I struggled with buying something like the D24 that can "grow" with your kid. I'm glad I didn't fall into that trap. Buy the bike your kid is ready for now, not one they'll grow into.) The Zulu 4 has only been with us for 3 rides, but already my son can go farther and longer on this lighter weight, well geared bike - and he's hitting more features as his confidence grows. I'm also quite pleased with the controls. The brake levers are adjustable (though it's not noted in the instructions) and fit his hands well, I was worried about the shift from grip shifter to trigger, but honestly that's way better for him too! The airshock took a little bit to dial in,. It does seem like it's a shock that is built for a range of applications, but it's compliant for a 65lb kid @ 50ish psi. All in Prevelo has done their homework and worked with suppliers to put together a bike that's truly meant for kids. We love ours. I'm happy my son has a great bike and he (being a kid) digs the custom colors and decal naming. Only suggestion I'd make is offer a few more color options, but really this is a good bike. I bet in a few years I'll wish they make a Zulu 5 for tweeners!

    Jonathan S.
    United States United States
    • How would you rate the fit? SmallPerfectLarge
    • Rider's age in years 9

    Best bikes on the market…

    Hands down Prevelo build the best kids bikes on the market. I bought the Zulu Four for my 9 year old son and he LOVES it! I’ve never seen him more confident or excited to ride. In addition, Jacob and the team at Prevelo take great care in making sure that your purchasing/delivery experience is top notch. I never write reviews for anything, but had to take the time to write one for this amazing bike and company.

    Prevelo Bikes Zulu Four Review
    Ryan M.
    United States

    Amazing Product and value!

    The Zulu four is an amazing bike! This was a Christmas gift for my 6 year old - and it has helped to transform his riding! Before he was a solid rider on his 16” rigid single speed, we could do 4-6 miles rides, but there was many walking breaks. Now he flies! We’re up to 9-10 mile rides and he is pushing most of the hills and taking single track like a champ. He begs to ride more and is taking on obstacles like a stud. It did introduce a problem though, my 4.5 year old is chanceless of keeping up on the 16” hand me down bike and I’m eying the Zulu 3 20” for him. And Mom also needs and upgraded bike to keep up with him....

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    Kelly J.
    American Fork, Utah

    Confidence Inspiring!

    This is the best kids hard tail mountain bike I've been able to find for under $1000 for my 9 year old son. The geometry on this bike is dialed for young riders! Low stand over and low bottom bracket equals more confidence and ability to control the bike. Correct width handlebars get your kid in a good riding position and improves handling. My son has been having a blast since throwing a leg over this bike. It's light enough for him to climb on real single track trails and built for shredding back down. Hydraulic disc brakes give him plenty of stopping power and keep his little hands from getting sore and tired. Real air fork, grippy tires, crisp shifting and plenty of gears to keep up with mom and dad. I'd recommend this bike to anyone looking to get their kids out on the trails! Thanks for making a proper mountain bike that works for the groms!

    Calvin M.
    United States United States
    • How would you rate the fit? SmallPerfectLarge
    • Rider's age in years 8

    Best option on paper, and in real life

    I did a LOT of research on the bike to purchase for my 7-8 year old, with the goal of putting him on a real bike with real components that was the appropriate fit for his strength to weight ratio. On paper, the Prevelo Four Heir was the one. And I am happy to say that after a summer of legit mountain biking in norther VT it was a great choice. My 7yr old turned 8 this summer, is ~60 lbs, experienced biker, and this frame size is the right one. There is a little room to grow into it but I wouldn't call it too big. The weight of the bike and the gearing is spot on. The first bike for him that we haven't had to customize the drive train. The not so awesomeness - the brakes. We have had a lot of headaches with the brakes. Prevelo has ben super responsive and helped with sending new parts but the quality of the brake components just don't seem to match the rest of the bike. The level handle snapped after a very mild "crash" and the rear brake assembly just wouldn't hold fluid. Frustrating... but now that we have new parts it is dialed. Hoping this was just a bad batch and isn't a greater issue. Overall, I am happy that we had this great option for our kid!