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6 Best Cult BMX Frames (Tested 2024)

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I reviewed the available Cult BMX frames to bring you the six best from their lineup.

You will find in their line BMX street frames, BMX park frames and BMX trail frames.

Honestly, I wonder why there’s no flatlander on the team with a signature frame.

(Maybe that’s something Cult secretly works on?)

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Anyhow, Cult Crew (company by Robbie Morales) is an insanely popular BMX brand with a ton of really good riders. Many have their signature frames that you can get your hands on.

There are also some “team frames” available. But all in all, Cult sure has something for everyone.

I break things down by specifications, geo and features to help you quickly decide on which to go with.

All. Are. Dope.

Quick-Pick: Best Cult Frames For Everyone

  • Best frame for street & park: Shorty
  • Best frame for street, park (& light trail): Dak
  • Best frame for street & park: Heaven’s Gate
  • Best frame for technical street (& park): 2 Short
  • Best frame for street: Dehart
  • Best frame for transitions: Walsh

Best Cult Crew BMX Frames

Note #1: Frames are listed in no particular order. (The 1st one is not necessarily better than the 6th one – all are DOPE!)

1. Shorty

cult crew shorty frame
The Cult Shorty frame is a technical frame featuring a head tube angle on the steeper side of what we see in modern BMX frames and a shorter rear end, hence the name Shorty.

This frame is offered in 5 different top tube lengths so there is something for everyone and is made from 100% Cult classic tubing according to the Cult website.

The Shorty features top and down tube gussets with removable brake mounts and chainstays with room for 2.4″ tires.

Note: Jordan Aleppo and Sean Ricany ride Shorty frame.

Shorty specs:

  • Top Tube: 20″, 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″
  • Head Tube Angle: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 70°
  • Chainstay Length: 13”-13.3″
  • Bottom Bracket Height: 11.8″
  • Standover: 8.65″
  • Best For: Street & skatepark riding
  • Price: $384.99 (may vary)
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2. Biggie

cult biggie frame
If you’re all about going tech and street and searching for burly setups, as Devon Smillie does, then his signature Cult frame is the perfect solution for you.

Devon made his frame slightly larger but still tech-oriented, which is perfect for his insane balance stuff.

Steeper head tube angle, shorter chain stay and heigher BB height make the bike twitchier, perfect for the wizardry tricks.

The frame uses Cult’s traditional tubing with top and bottom gussets, removable brake mounts (not included) and investment cast drop-outs, seat post clamp and seat stay bridge.

And yes, the frame is compatible with tires of up to 2.4″ (because that’s the size Devon likes to ride, too!).

Walsh specs:

  • Top Tube: 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″, 21.5″, 21.8″
  • Head Tube Angle: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 70°
  • Chainstay Length: 12.9”-13.2″
  • Bottom Bracket Height: 11.7″
  • Standover: 9.65″
  • Best For: Street riding
  • Price: $384.99 (may vary)
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3. Dak

cult crew dak frame
The Dak Frame from Cult is Dakota Roche’s signature frame.

The frame features Dak’s geometry of choice and slots nicely into Cult’s line up with a steep head tube angle and a little longer chainstay by today’s standard at 13.2″ -13.5″.

The frame also has a little bit taller of a standover as well at 9.25″.

The Dak frame also features top/down tube gussets, a built-in seat post clamp, and removable brake hardware.

Dak specs:

  • Top Tube: 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″
  • Head Tube Angle: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • Chainstay Length: 13.2″-13.5″
  • Bottom Bracket Height: 11.6″
  • Standover: 9.25″
  • Best For: Street, skatepark & (light) trail riding
  • Price: $384.99 (may vary)
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4. Heaven’s Gate

cult crew heaven's gate frame
The Heaven’s Gate frame is Brandon Begin’s signature frame from Cult and is a brakeless frame with a unique geometry.

The frame has a 75.3 degree headtube angle and a 12.8-13.1″ chainstay length.

Being brakeless, the frame has no removable brake hardware, which is definitely something to take note of when purchasing a BMX frame.

This frame is available in 5 different top tube lengths ranging from 20″ flat, all the way up to 21.25″, meaning there is a size for everyone.

Heaven’s Gate specs:

  • Top Tube: 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″
  • Head Tube Angle: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71°
  • Chainstay Length: 13.2″-13.5″
  • Bottom Bracket Height: 11.6″
  • Standover: 9.25″
  • Best For: Street ridding (but also great for parks)
  • Price: $349.99 (may vary)
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5. 2 Short

cult crew 2 short frame
The 2 Short frame from Cult features the shortest chainstay length of any Cult frame offering at just 12.5”-12.8”, which is probably where the 2 Short name comes from.

The frame also features an aggressive head tube angle and standover height at 75.5 degrees and 8.65″.

Like most of Cult’s other frames, this one is offered in many different top tube lengths, so there is a size for anyone!

2 Short specs:

  • Top Tube: 20″, 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″
  • Head Tube Angle: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 70°
  • Chainstay Length: 12.5″-12.8″
  • Bottom Bracket Height: 11.7″
  • Standover: 8.65”
  • Best For: Technical street (& park) riding
  • Price: $384.99 (may vary)
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6. Dehart

cult crew dehart frame
Chase Dehart’s signature frame with Cult is called the Dehart frame and is basically their 2 Short frame with a longer chainstay.

The head tube angle, seat tube angle and bottom bracket height are all identical between the two frames.

So if you’re into the geometry of the 2 Short but wish it had a longer rear end, this could be the frame for you.

It’s also the signature frame of the legendary Chase Dehart and comes in at an affordable $249.99 price point!

Dehart specs:

  • Top Tube: 20”, 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, 21.25”
  • Head Tube Angle: 75.5°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 70°
  • Chainstay Length: 13.25”-13.55”
  • Bottom Bracket Height: 11.7”
  • Standover: 8.75”
  • Best For: Street riding (makes your whips cleaner 🙂 )
  • Price: $274.99 (may vary)
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FAQs About Cult Frames

Is Cult BMX a good brand?

Yes, Cult is a great BMX brand that offers a wide range of products and complete bikes for every rider. In short, Cult offers everything, including a ton of clothing to keep you fresh.

Where are Cult BMX frames made?

Cult frames are made in Taiwan out of strong CrMo to ensure extra strength.

Who makes Cult frames?

Robbie Morales makes Cult frames in Santa Ana, California, but are manufactured in Taiwan, like most BMX brands.

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