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Back like it never left, the 2021 Cult Devotion is a strong mid-level bike. Aimed at helping mid-level riders hammer out new tricks. The Devotion has a tall 21″ toptube, full chromoly, and pegs. Available in 3 color options, this bike is perfect for mid-level riders who want to learn bars, grinds, 360’s and more.
Skip right to the good stuff where I give the bike a Dougsterbob Score based on 20 different aspects that determine how good the bike is overall.
The Cult Devotion sit at the top of the Cult range. This BMX is put together with a range of aftermarket parts. The 21" top tube frame, bars & forks are all made using 100% chromoly tubing. Put together with solid parts kit: sealed 9t cassette rear hub, sealed front hub sealed headset, chromoly cranks with sealed mid BB, 2.4" Cult X Vans tires, Cult Heaven's Gate Begin grips, Salvation V5 Forged stem, and much more.
|Frame: 21” TT 100% CROMO Frame|
|Forks: 100% CROMO Fork|
|Bars: 9″ CROMO 4-piece Bars|
|Grips: CULT x VANS Grips|
|Stem: CULT Forged Salvation V3 Top Load Stem|
|Headset: Integrated Headset|
|Pedals: CULT Nylon Pedals|
|Cranks: CROMO 3 pc 175mm|
|Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid Bottom Bracket|
|Chain: CULT 510 Chain|
|Front Hub: Sealed Front Female Hub|
|Rear Hub: Sealed 9T Cassette Hub|
|Rim: Cult Match Double Wall Rims Front & Rear|
|Sprocket: 25T Alloy Member Sprocket|
|Seat: CULT Pivotal Seat|
|Tires: CULT Dehart 2.40 SLICK Tires|
|Weight: 26.8 With Pegs|
Check the size guide to see if its right for you..
Getting a top tube that is taller than suggested will make the bike feel more controlled and less responsive
Getting a top tube size that is smaller than normal will make the bike feel a lot more snappy and responsive.
This is a long chainstay.
A short chain stay makes the bike feel twitchy. Spins will be easy, but airing and jumping might feel hard to control.
A long chain stay will make the bike feel really controlled. Spins will feel sluggish, but manuals and air tricks will feel nice because it will be more stable.
Steep head tube angles make the bike “snappy” meaning more responsive to fast turns.
A less steep head tube gives you more control.
This is a tall standover.
A tall standover makes your seat higher up and will allow you to pinch it easier when learning barspins.
The GREY Devotion has 4 pc. Bars the other colors have 2pc bars.
Riding a tall rise, will give you more leverage on the bike. Making it easier to pull back and lift the front wheel up.
This is a wide width.
Narrow bars make barspins easier.
Wide bars give you more control and stability when steering.
As far as I know, there is a sweet spot for backsweep. Too much will make the bike feel weird, and too little will make the bike unstable. It seems like the sweet spot is around 11º to 12º. If you need something a little more aggressive and straight feeling, go for 10º, but only do this if 11º is uncomfortable.
There is a lot of discussion about 1º upsweep vs. 4º upsweep. Some people are running experiments and testing if the greater upsweep will make drops feel better. It seems like a lot of street riders run 4º to 5º upsweep. This helps for wrist pain and lessens the impact of big drops.
Now everything above the line is pretty basic info. I break down the specs, geometry and some highlights. But that doesn't really help you find the right bike. So I created the Dougsterbob Score.
The Dougsterbob Score is taken from Doug Demaro's "Doug Score" (He already had the name so I had to get creative with mine haha) Anyway, this assigns a score to the bike based on 20 different aspects. This way you will know exactly what this bike is good for and how it holds up.
|Category||Points||Percent of total|
I love the Cult Devotion. It has the incredible quality for a fairly decent price. One thing to keep in mind is that the geometry is pretty big. Making it a really good choice for taller riders.
Another big factor is the pegs. The Cult Devotion comes with two pegs but 0 hub guards. This is silly to me that they don't just include some hub guards but oh well. Just pick up some hub guards at your local shop or make sure you order some with the bike because they do make a difference.
Cult's Devotion is a good bike for street riding. The only thing to make it better is if it would have came with 4 pegs and 4 hub guards. Luckily the geometry is great for controlled street riding, and the tires grip good on the streets.
While you can get away with doing some park riding on the Devotion, you'd be best sticking to the streets. Now you are able to upgrade this bike to do better in the park. Check out how here
The 13.65 chainstay makes the Devotion a good choice for dirt riders because of the stability it provides. However, I doubt the cult x vans tires on the dirt.
For a beginner, the Devotion will be good for learning the fundamentals of Dirt Jumps. But this is not a good choice for an experienced dirt rider.
Because of the high-quality score, the Devotion is a mid to high-level bike. For the price, it doesn't get much better than this.
This is a very nice looking bike and everything on the Devotion is fully customizable.
If we are just talking about quality and price. Yes, you should definitely buy the Devotion. But do me a favor and go here to make sure the 21" toptube is a good choice for you. The Cult Devotion is best for taller riders.
The 2021 Cult Devotion cost's $549. Like I mentioned above, this is a really good price for the value that is included.
The 2021 Cult Devotion weighs 26.8lbs. Keep in mind that this is the weight with pegs. Without pegs it will be a little lighter.
You can buy the Devotion from my store here. (obviously i'm going to plug my new shop 🤫) But if for some reason it is out of stock, or you hate me and want to buy somewhere else, it is available below.
The 2021 Devotion is a mid to high-level bike. Perfect for a rider who has been riding for a while. This person should have some tricks down already and should be working on harder tricks. The Devotion has the quality to help you progress to a high-level of riding. I hope you find one that’s not sold out.