Prevelo Bikes are the newest lightweight bikes built specifically for kids on the market. They aren’t just a scaled down version of adult bikes, but instead with intentional kid-friendly geometry and components.
P (age 6 and wearing a size 5t pant) has been riding the 20″ Alpha 3 extensively over the past 6 weeks with great success. As noted in many of our biking posts, a light, great-fitting bike really does make a huge difference for small kids. While P could technically still be on a 16″ bike, he is an eager and proficient rider and was more than ready for gears this summer. He was limited on many of our rides by a single speed and frustrated by that. Also, at only 38 pounds, he needed a bike that was not going to weigh nearly as much as him.
The Alpha 3 weighs 18.9 pounds. In comparison, the Kona Makena and Trek MT 60 both weigh 25 pounds….nearly as much as him and way too much bike to handle on serious rides and hills (which we do plenty of!)
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