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Zulu Three: ETA May 2021
Zulu Three HEIR: ETA May 2021

Wheel Size
20 inches
Approx. Age Range
5½ to 9 years

Trail Optimized

$29 Shipping
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.
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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. Available with tubeless ready wheels and tires.
  7. Rear hub with 12mm Thru-Axle.
  8. Flat mount rear brake caliper keeps the rear brake caliper tucked away and protected between the rear chain stays.
  9. Tektro front and rear hydraulic disc brakes.
  10. Shimano ZEE 10-speed drivetrain. This 10-speed derailleur has a SHIMANO Shadow RD+ Short cage. Because of the small wheel diameter on 20-in bikes, rear derailleurs on 20-inch bikes hang low and close to the ground. The Prevelo Zulu Three uses a high performance short cage derailleurs to keep things high and away from the ground. The derailleur also features a clutch that can be turned on with the flip of a switch to eliminate derailleur bounce over hard terrain and reduce chain drops.
  11. 11-36T wide span gearing gives riders plenty of range to spin up tough hills.
  12. Kid engineered direct mount cranks. All Prevelo cranks are sized specifically for each model bike, down to the millimeter.
  13. 95% assembled. Just install the handlebar, seatpost, frontwheel, and pedals.


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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.

Kerstin K.
United States
Excellent Bike - worth the investment

My son loves this bike! At first he wasn't convinced because it was not his favorite color (red), but after riding a few times on the trails he realized how awesome this bike is. His riding has gotten so much better over the last 2 months. He is finally able to shift gears (his old bike had the revo twist shifters and he could not shift those) and climbing hills without moaning! Major win! Yesterday we took it to a new pump track and he was riding for 3.5 hours straight. This high quality bike is an investment in your little rider, but if you are an avid biker and are taking the kid out on the trail it is a bike that can make them a much stronger rider! If you're thinking about it, take into account how much awesome riding time you'll get with your little shredder and those memories created, not how many years they can ride that size. I absolutely would recommend buying this bike to anyone who is trying to get their kid interested in mountain biking.

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Zulu Three

Kiddo loves it and this bike is the real deal for the money it costs. It even looks like a Ferrari in the Red color it comes in. My 6 year old will enjoy this and improve his riding abilities for years to come.

Mark J.
United States United States
I got to go Mountain Biking for the first time in like 20 years!!!

My son on the Zulu 3 was able to ride some pretty legit trails. The single rear derailleur is a great setup for a kid. Bike was honestly a piece of cake to assemble. I'm sure the Alpha model is lighter, but I do think the suspension is worth it if you are going to really go out into the jungle. Its pretty cool that you can get a bike for an 8 year old that's good enough to go on trails that Dad has fun on. Everything on the bike feels as it would on a grown up bike, just scaled. Of course, I have no experience with competing bikes so I can't say it is better or worse than the other well-regarded models out there, but I can surely say its better than the kid bikes at big stores in town. Overall, I'm very happy to have done this. I questioned spending as much on a bike for an 8 year old as I did for myself, but the final result seems to have been worth it. Also, Prevelo does well with their shipping communications. Bike was supposed to ship next business day and did, and I got tracking information as I should.

Mario c.
United States United States
Awesome bike!

There is no doubt why this bike is considered one of the best bycicles for kids. Excellent quality and design, my son loved it! Getting ready for the 2020 season!

Prevelo Bikes Zulu Three Review