Hi all, I have been riding bikes for thirty+ years - across a variety of disciplines as well - road, mountain, triathlon... this, along with various sizes of hand-me downs from her older brother, make for a busy garage. When it came time to upgrade my 7yo daughter’s bike, a quick web search brought me to Prevelo Bicycles. Seeing the Alpha Four in person at the Westlake Village showroom sealed the deal. After quickly setting the seat height on the demo bike, my daughter simply climbed aboard and rode away. There really is something to be said about a longish wheelbase, low bottom bracket, low Q-factor (narrow) and shorter crankarms. Jacob let me ride the bike around the parking lot; these bikes are both lightweight and sturdy! Solid frame design coupled with quality components make for a bike she’ll be able to grow with for several years. Yes, these bikes are somewhat more expensive than those you’d find at a big box or dedicated bike shop, but I see it as an investment in my daughter’s riding. She will ride longer and more frequently if the bike is enjoyable. There were some nice touches available to customize the bike, such as handlebar grips and name stickers (both pink) for the seat stays. A third party water bottle and cage round out her new bike. Two thumbs way up for Prevelo!