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Prevelo Team Launches EagleBear Bikes Aimed at Parents

EagleBear black full bike with rack and kid holder
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The team behind Prevelo (purveyors of excellent kids’ bikes) takes a massive step into the adult bike category with the EagleBear Black. The EagleBear bike company is completely new, and shares members that made the Prevelo bikes team so successful.

EagleBear crew
The EagleBear Team. Image: EagleBear

The team wants parents and riders looking for an affordable “return to cycling” bike to feel at home with the EagleBear family.

EagleBear black logo
The EagleBear head badge is pretty sweet IMO. Image: Jordan Villella

Why a new brand? If you’re encouraging your children to ride, you should have a dependable machine yourself. Don’t think you’re pulling out the rusty 10-speed (the one you haven’t tuned since high school) either. Chances are it needs more work than it’s worth, and if you’re stopping every minute to fix something, you’re not going to have a productive outing with family or friends (we’ve all been there). 

EagleBear black full bike
Image: Jordan Villella

The EagleBear bike line aims to equip riders with everything they need for a great day exploring the trails or gaining fitness. The complete bike retails $1,300 and has some extra add-ons parents will dig into. 

Whats EagleBear? 

EagleBear black team
Image: Jordan Villella

Besides an awesome band name, EagleBear is the brainchild of the crew at Prevelo Bikes. There is a gap in the market for parents rejoining the bike world. Especially for affordable/dependable machines, and double for ones that can take many kid-centric accessories.  

EagleBear looks to fill that gap with affordable, long lasting bikes that can be a gateway to cycling.

Designed for Fun and Utility

EagleBear black bars
A comfy cockpit with a short stem and a full Shimano Deore groupset. Image: Jordan Villella

The EagleBear Black is designed to be easy and fun to ride. The specs are thoughtful, much like those of the Prevelo bike line. EagleBear’s ethos is to give the customer the most bang for their buck without unwanted extras that will never be noticed. 

EagleBear black fork
Image: Jordan Villella

The frame is a full alloy with a kickstand mount (excellent) and a full carbon fork. The EagelBear Black rolls on 700c wheels and can fit a 700c x 45mm tire if needed.

EagleBear black headset
Internal cable routing, dropper compatible and built to be ridden. Image: Jordan Villella

The team explained that riders can purchase an optional 27.5 x 2.2” wheel set at check out as an “off-road” option. 

EagleBear Black Geo

The geometry is for all-day mixed-surface and adventure riding, but it’s more neutral than anything. Don’t look for snappy responsiveness like a road race bike; look for predictability and comfort. 

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large

So Much Room for Activities 

EagleBear black full bike with rack and kid holder
Image: Jordan Villella

I think of the Black as a transformer-style bike. It can do a lot of things, and with the right assortment of accessories, it’s unstoppable. For family riding and adventuring, the Black is easy to outfit with a front rack that can carry luggage, gear, or a smaller bike. 

EagleBear black kids stuff
Image: Jordan Villella

Add a Mac Ride child seat, and a small rider can hop aboard if they tire of pedaling independently. The frame is adaptable to use different-style racks, trailers, and kid seats. 

EagleBear black full
Image: EagleBear

“The world is full of many different types of bikes, and the list of variations seems to be growing continuously,” said EagleBear co-founder Jim Huth. “With the Black, we wanted to build something that riders can use daily for every purpose.”

What’s the Spec? 

EagleBear black
Image: Jordan Villella

The Black has a Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain, tubeless-ready Kenda tires, and Shimano flat-mount hydraulic brakes.

If riders are feeling the gnarly side of life, the 27.5 x 2.2” wheelset has optional add-ons. These include a tubeless setup kit, alloy front rack, 80mm riser bar, colored lock-on grips, and bottle cages.

When can I get a EagleBear Black? 

EagleBear black full
Image: EagleBear

The new EagleBear Blakc bike will be available for pre-order at EagleBear.com starting April 17th. Its estimated delivery date is mid-July 2024. Look for additional EagleBear models in the future.

EagleBear.com

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Jef
Jef
21 days ago

As a new Dad and someone who (actually) hasn’t ridden their ten-speed since high school, this is great. I love the internal cable routing and tubeless compatibility, however flat-mount calipers make me hesitate. Granted I haven’t ridden a bike in 25 years, but I’m concerned that the smaller packaging of the caliper will result in overheating (not to mention the structural concerns of exerting all the braking forces onto the a single chainstay). Perhaps I could move to a 203mm rotor in the rear? Is this possible?

Neo
Neo
21 days ago
Reply to  Jef

The forces necessary to create overheating in this application (let alone structural concerns) are immense. Think about a system weight of 110kg going down a 20 km long downhill in the Alps. Also most braking stress is in the front wheel, that is why rotors are larger in the front typically. So long story short, I don’t think this will have the clearance for a DH rotor, but also that is unnecessary, all things considered.

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
19 days ago
Reply to  Jef

You haven’t ridden a bike in 25 years and you are fully versed in internal cable routing, tubeless, and flat-mount calipers! Most people “just looking for a bike” usually want cheap, can it tow a kid’s trailer, and is it okay to store it outside with the firewood. Think second/third hand hybrid. I’m pretty sure the last thing you would hear them utter is, I’m concerned about those flat-mount calipers.

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