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.
The Zulu Three 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.
The Zulu Three features the new Microshift Advent Super Short derailleur. The super short cage provides ample ground clearance for small wheels, while simultaneously providing best in class gear range. The clutch helps minimize chain drop while still providing crisp, accurate shifts.
All Zulu Threes 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.
What the Bike Media is saying about the Zulu Three
7-year-old tester: "This thing is awesome!"
Prevelo's claims of making a better kids' bike were legit.
Both sets of parents were shocked at how quickly their little kids not only became comfortable on the bike, but how much better they were riding.
Prevelo is definitely onto something with the low-center-of-gravity kids' bike geometry. It's not just another marketing claim, it actually works as shown by the three different kids that hopped on the bike and instantly took off.
From the moment my kid hopped on the Zulu Three, she became a dramatically better rider. I was stunned.
Jumping on the Prevelo was a noticeable change in how he rode. I immediately noticed his feet were on the pedals correctly. Stopping wasn’t such a chore as he could reach the levers without removing all four fingers from the bars. Shifting was easier, too. The grip shift on his old bike had him moving his hand so much that he had to take his concentration from the trail and focus it on the shifting task. Plus, the grip itself was coming off the bars the more and more he shifted. With a standard thumb shifter, shifting wasn’t only easier, he learned to do it without looking.
Step 1: Choose to size by either inseam or height (inseam is more accurate)
For more info check out the Size Guide