The Microshift Acolyte Super Short Derailleur allows the Alpha Series bikes to use an 11-38t cassette. This gives 90% more gear range than other comparable bikes.
Microshift is the only drivetrain maker to focus on kids sized shifters. Easy-to-reach triggers and ultra-light shifting action make this the #1 shifter for kids.
Short stems, handlebars sized to match shoulder width, easy-to-reach brakes, and a kid-friendly shifter. All features that give the rider control of their steed.
Low standover allowing young riders to get on a bigger wheel earlier. Bigger wheels roll faster, offer more traction, and roll over obstacles with less effort. Upright seating position with just enough weight over the front of the bike to maintain control and balance. A low center of gravity that's designed to keep the riders weight "in" the bike, rather than on top. Short chainstays keep the bike agile, while a slack front end keeps things stable at all speeds.
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.
What the Bike Media is saying about the Alpha Three
Exceptional from frame to wheels, brakes to handlebars, the Prevelo Alpha Three is the ultimate ride for young, adventurous riders.
For parents interested in introducing gears at an early age, and for kids who have already mastered pedaling and bike handling, the Prevelo Alpha Three is the ideal 20 inch bike.
The Alpha Series from Prevelo are neighborhood bikes that punch above their intended use. The geometry lends itself to ripping up trails as much as it does flying around the cul-de-sac. Everything is spot on from the tires, to the brakes to the handlebars.
Step 1: Choose to size by either inseam or height (inseam is more accurate)
For more info check out the Size Guide