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6 Best Cult BMX Frames (Tested 2022)

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

They are available for street, park, trail and race riders.

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 (link to their official website) 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.

Best Cult Crew BMX Frames

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.

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″
  • Price: $349.99 (may vary)
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2. 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″
  • Price: $349.99 (may vary)
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3. 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″
  • Price: $349.99 (may vary)
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4. 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”
  • Price: $349.99 (may vary)
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5. 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”
  • Price: $249.99 (may vary)
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6. Vick Behm (race)

cult crew vick behm race frame
With Vick Behm on the squad, it only makes sense for Cult to have a race frame in their lineup.

The Vick Behm Race Frame from Cult is a full chromoly BMX race frame with a Euro bottom bracket, built-in chain tensioners, and it comes in at just over 4 pounds.

The frame comes in 4 different top tube lengths, ⅜” dropouts, has built-in v-brake mounts, and has a 30mm seat clamp with a 27.2mm seat post size.

Vick Behm specs:

  • Top Tube: 20.5”, 21”, 21.5”, 21.8”
  • Head Tube Angle: 74
  • Seat Tube Angle: 73
  • Chainstay Length: 14.5”-15.5”
  • Bottom Bracket Height: 11.5”
  • Standover: 8.5″
  • Price: $349.99 (may vary)
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FAQ

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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