Alpha Series vs. Zulu Series

Prevelo offers 20-inch and 24-inch bikes in two series:  the Alpha Series and the Zulu Series.  Trying to decide which one is right for your young rider?  Check out the differences right here:

Alpha Series

Zulu Series

Use All purpose riding. The 1.5" wide tires, rigid fork, lightweight and low height make the Alpha Series efficient, easy and agile on streets, sidewalks, bike paths and light trails. Dirt riding. The 2.1" wide tires, hydraulic disc brakes and air fork provide traction, control and a smooth ride on dirt trails.
Fork Lightweight aluminum alloy fork with chromoly steerer Air fork with adjustable air pressure and lockout to soak up harsh bumps
Brakes Tektro v-brakes. Alloy brake lever and calipers Promax hydraulic with 160mm rotor and short reach lever
Rear Derailleur Shimano ALTUS 8-speed Shimano ZEE Shadow RD+ 10-speed with ON/OFF Clutch
Shifter Shimano ACERA RAPIDFIRE Shimano SLX RAPIDFIRE Plus
Crank Length Alpha Three: 110MM
Alpha Four: 130MM
Designed to make riding easy, comfortable and unintimidating
Zulu Three: 120MM
Zulu Four: 140MM
Designed to give riders more cranking leverage off-road
Bottom Bracket Height Low to make the bike easy to ride and unintimidating and to improve agility on smoother surfaces Higher to provide additional clearance for off-road terrain
Wheels Aluminum with grinded sidewalls Aluminum black doublewall
Color Prevelo Speed Silver with gloss clear coat so riders can camouflage with lightening Prevelo Pro Matte Dark Grey Metallic to scare trail monsters
Kickstand Compatibility Includes kickstand plate
Kickstands available here
No kickstand plate

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