Size Guide

Prevelo Bike Sizing

Getting your kids the right size bike is important and, fortunately, also easy. You just need two pieces of information about your little rider:

  • Inseam
  • Rider Experience

Measuring Inseam

  1. Have the rider stand against a wall, hold a book between their legs so that it is firmly against their crotch (the same place their bicycle seat will be).
  2. Measure the distance from the floor to the top of the book.

Rider Experience

Children who are learning are more sensitive to bicycle height than children who already know how to ride a bike. For this reason, our recommendations for bicycle sizing vary slightly based on the experience lever of the rider. The chart below takes into account the fact that experienced riders tend to adapt better to a bike that is slightly larger. For this purpose we categorize young riders as either "Learners" or "Pedalers"

  • Learner: riders who either have not yet learned to ride a pedal bike, or are still frequently putting their feet on the ground while riding.
  • Pedaler: riders who can ride confidently and only put their feet down to stop.
Model Wheel
Approx. Rider Age
Learner Inseam
Pedaler Inseam
Alpha Zero 12" 1½ + 12.5 to 16.5
Alpha One 14" 3 to 5 13.5 to 16.5 13 to 16.5
Alpha Two 16" 4 to 6 16.5 to 22
15 to 22 
Alpha Three 20" 5 to 9 20 to 23 17.5 to 23
Alpha Four 24" 7 to 11 24.5 to 28 23 to 28
Zulu Three 20" 5½ to 9 22 to 26 20 to 25
Zulu Four 24" 8 to 11 25 to 29 23 to 29

Zulu Four: Expected to ship week of Dec 10
Zulu Four HEIR: Expected to ship week of Dec 10
2018 Holiday Back Order/Pre-Order Info

Wheel Size
24 inches

Approx. Age Range
8 to 11 years


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Each bike is checked & tuned prior to shipment.

Easy Assembly
Includes all the tools you need & easy instructions.

Note: Final component spec is slightly different from the image above. See the "Components" section below for a detailed break down of the components included.
The Prevelo Zulu Four packs high performance mountain bike features into a 24-inch wheel size package. Every component is the real deal and is carefully chosen to provide the best performance and fit for young riders ready to tear up the trails. It features:
  1. Prevelo confidence inspiring low and narrow geometry. Prevelo geometry keeps the rider low, balanced and in control.
  2. Zulu specific slack head tube angle keeps the bike controlled over rough terrain.
  3. Lightweight aluminum frame with custom formed 6061 triple- butted tubing and TRAPT™ downtube profile.
  4. Available with a lightweight 80mm travel airfork with HM Carbon Fiber / AL6061 lowers & AL7050 hard anodized 30mm stanchions and adjustable rebound, lockout and compression and 15mm Thru-Axle
  5. Rear hub with 12mm Thru-Axle
  6. Flat mount rear brake caliper keeps the rear brake caliper tucked away and protected between the rear chain stays.
  7. Tektro front and rear hydraulic disc brakes.
  8. Wide Span Shimano drive trains and available with either SHIMANO DEORE SHADOW RD+ 10-speed or SHIMANO SLX SHADOW RD+ 11-speed 
  9. Available 11-46T wide span gearing gives riders plenty of range to spin up tough hills.
  10. Kid engineered direct mount crank. All Prevelo cranks are sized specifically for each model bike, down to the millimeter.
  11. Stealth cable routing.
  12. 95% assembled. Just install the handlebar, seatpost, frontwheel, and pedals.

Kid Centric Features

prevelo bikes kids mountain bike crank

Kid Engineered Crank

prevelo zulu kids mountain bike disc brake

Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes with Flat Mount Rear Caliper

prevelo zulu three kids mountain bike internal cable routing

Internal Cable Routing

Prevelo Confidence Inspiring Geometry
Slack, Long and Low



prevelo kids mountain bike 20 boost rear hub

Rear Hub with 12mm Thru-Axle

prevelo 20 kids mountain bike carbon air fork

Available Carbon Lower Airfork with Adjustable Rebound

zee derailleur

Shimano SHADOW RD+ Drivetrain with Wide Span Gearing

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0% Digital
100% Real


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Kelly Jorgensen
American Fork, Utah

Confidence Inspiring!

This is the best kids hard tail mountain bike I've been able to find for under $1000 for my 9 year old son. The geometry on this bike is dialed for young riders! Low stand over and low bottom bracket equals more confidence and ability to control the bike. Correct width handlebars get your kid in a good riding position and improves handling. My son has been having a blast since throwing a leg over this bike. It's light enough for him to climb on real single track trails and built for shredding back down. Hydraulic disc brakes give him plenty of stopping power and keep his little hands from getting sore and tired. Real air fork, grippy tires, crisp shifting and plenty of gears to keep up with mom and dad. I'd recommend this bike to anyone looking to get their kids out on the trails! Thanks for making a proper mountain bike that works for the groms!

Douglas S.
United States

A terrific bike

This review comes after my eight year old has had seven months on his Zulu Four. He loves it, and his riding has taken off. The bike has endured the abuse an eight year old can dish out. Rims are true, no issues with the components, it was a good purchase. Jacob was great to work with on the bike, we did the first 11x42 build (it looks like the new version is built this way) and that gearing allows my kiddo to climb things he walked up before. We’re living in an era of great kiddo bike options, and Prevelo hits the sweet spot of solid engineering, a good component spec and value in price. It should be at the top of your list for your young shredder.

william c.
United States

Awesome bike!

This bike is great! In addition to a kid-specific fit, the bike features rivals most modern adult mountain bikes - hydraulic brakes, sealed bearings, air fork, and 1-by drive train. I love that my 9-yr old can get out on the trails with a lightweight bike and shred with me. I searched for months at all the typical retailers looking for a high-end kids bike - nobody makes one that is sub-$1500. This bike is expensive, no doubt, but you get what you pay for. Compare the Zulu 4 weight to any other kid bike and you'll be surprised.

April S.
United States

PreVelo Zulu 4 for a 9 year old boy

We bought the PreVelo Zulu 4 for our nephew's 9th birthday. He loves the bike, and it fits him great. A quote for his first ride: "All Right!!" The Zulu 4 is exactly what we wanted: a high quality mountain bike that fits a 9 year old boy. We are very impressed with the obvious quality of the bicycle and definitely feel we got what we paid for, and are extremely glad we bought the bike for him. The only possible negative comment about the bike is that the front brake hose line appears to stick out forward of the bike a bit. Perhaps the hose is a little too long, or perhaps it is just a routing issue with this one bike. Not a problem at all, but is something we noticed. Thank you, The Stone Family