Tackle the most monsterous of hills with the Microshift Acolyte Super Short derailluer combined with an 11-38T wide span cassette with 345% gear range.
Compared with other brands that use 11-28T cassettes, the Alpha Five offers an additional 90% gear range.
HEIR® cranks use specific lengths and widths to match young riders pedaling ergonomics. The Dual Alloy Chainguards keep the chain on in all terrain, while protecting the rider's pants from getting caught.
This is where little riders command their steed. It's decked out with ultra thin grips and short reach brake levers that are optimized for small hands.
The Alpha Five 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.
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|
"Fast, versatile and fun, the Alpha Five is sure to be an instant hit with your tween. With its impressively lightweight build, wide gear range, and kid-specific narrow build, the Alpha Five is just as capable on long paved bike rides as it is on basic dirt trails. Compared to other brands, the Prevelo is truly the best “all-arounder” and is our top pick for the true all-terrain kid ready for adventure."