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.
|Model||Zulu Three||Zulu Three HEIR|
|Weight||22.96 lbs||21.2 lbs|
|Color(s)||Go-Go Grey, Bodacious Blue||Battlestar Black|
|Fork||Spinner 300 20 AIR - 80mm travel - ⌀30mm Stanchion - lockout and adjustable compression||HEIR®20 80mm travel - HM Carbon Fiber / AL6061 Lower - AL7050 Hard Anodized ⌀30mm Stanchion - adjustable rebound, lockout and compression|
|Chainring||30t 3mm Offset Narrow-Wide Aluminum||30t 3mm Offset Narrow-Wide Machined Aluminum|
|Rims||WTB i27 Tubeless Ready||Stans Crest MK4 20 Tubeless Ready|
|Saddle||Prevelo Big Kid with Steel Rails||Prevelo Big Kid with Chromo Rails|
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|
"The Prevelo Zulu Three is the gateway drug of mountain bikes."
Quality bike. My son is 5 1/2, started on a strider, then Zulu Two, now on to the Three. Great geometry, components, easy shift, adjustable break levers all make it a very manageable ride and promote development for little riders. He is starting to ride green and blue trails at BlackRock (near where we live in Oregon). An investment, but well worth the lifestyle Prevelo promotes with their equipment!
We pre-ordered a Zulu Three for our 7 year old son in November. As the estimated arrival would be after December 25th, Prevelo offered to send a customized “official riders license” and Prevelo jersey so we had something for him to open on Christmas Day. The thing if it was, I had missed this option when ordering the bike. I sent an email to customer service to inquire and received an immediate personalized response. To top it off, my sons riders license liklly was accidentally thrown out with the wrapping paper. My son was bummed about loosing his license so I reached out again to see if I could pay for a new one. To my surprise…Prevelo immediately sent out a new licenses at no charge. You may have noticed that I’ve yet to comment on the bike. Yes, it is awesome and my son loves it as we were expecting. What is truly surprising is the genuine personalized serviced we received from Jim and Owen. Thank you gentlemen!
This is my sons second Zulu and he loves this one even more than the last. He rides it everywhere, local trails and even to the shops he just doesn’t want to ride anything else! When you see the bikes in person, the attention to detail is really amazing, and for the level of quality you are getting I think the price is very fair. If your little one loves the trails, don’t think twice, get a Zulu. The countless hours of fun and memories you’ll have together is so worth it!
We cannot recommend Prevelo enough!! This bike is fantastic. Simple to put together out of the box and it was already set up. The gearing.... The disc brakes... the light weight.... the color... I could go on. I get tears in my eyes thinking about how awesome this bike is. And my son's love for it abounds!! It fits him now and room for growth.
I bought this for our six year old son who's an advanced mountain biker for his age. He loves this bike. It fits him perfectly (48" tall and about 45 lbs) and you've done a great job to keep the weight down to a respectable level which is key for him since he doesn't weigh too much. The geometry and frame design is fantastic and largely why I chose the Zulu Three Heir. His inaugural rides on it were in Sedona for the week over Spring Break which allowed him to ride on a variety of conditions - from buff, flowy loam to sweet technical ledges, drops, etc and everything in between (think Slim Shady, Templeton, Easy Breezy). The rake of the bike is outstanding. He was able to roll some large drops that he couldn't jump that I wasn't sure would be makeable for him. And, for jumping/dropping, the degree of rake provides a bit of extra stability without taking away from the agile nature of the bike. He also loves going to dirt jump and downhill parks. He's ridden in a few dirt jump parks and he's psyched on how it handles. I know it will be great on true downhill trails once some parks start to open up this summer. All in all, he couldn't be more stoked. It's a super sweet bike that has perfect balance for all the usual types of riding li'l rippers love.