2021 Cult Control Review

The 2021 Cult Control is a beginner level bike. It comes with a chromoly front triangle, double-wall rims, and 4 pc bars. Designed with a new street rider in mind, the control comes in 2 color options and weighs around 25 lbs.

Review Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRSE3tCwoXM

Highlights

⛔️ - Full Chromoly
✅ - Under $500
✅ - Double Wall Rims
⛔️ - Pegs
✅ - Fully Sealed Bearings
✅ - 3 pc. Cranks
⛔️ - Freecoaster - What is a freecoaster?

2021 Cult Control Overview

Get your life back under control with this beast of a bike from Cult. Soak up those good vibes knowing that you are shredding a Chromoly (front triangle) Frame strapped up with loads of epic Cult parts. Down below are the Cult X Vans Tires. These have been incredibly popular and it is super easy to see why. maximum amounts of grip paired with an epic collaboration of brands make these things soo sick!

from: luxbmx

2021 Cult Control Specs

Price

Colors

Specs

FRAME Chromoly front triangle
FORK CROMO STEERER TUBE 10MM DROP OUTS
TT LENGTH 20.75"
HT ANGLE 75°
ST ANGLE 71°
BB HEIGHT 11.8"
CS LENGTH 13.65"
HANDLE BAR 9" X 30" 100% CROMO
H/BAR STEM FORGED SALVATION V5 TOP LOAD STEM
GRIPS&BAR ENDS CULT GRIPS
HEAD SET INTEGRATED
B.B SET SEALED MID BEARING
CHAINWHEEL 25T MEMBER STYLE
CRANK 3PC CROMO 170MM HT
PEDALS CULT NYLON
CHAIN CULT 410
SEAT CULT PIVOTAL
FRONT HUB 3/8" AXLE, SEALED, W/17MM FLANGE NUT
REAR HUB 14MM, SEALED BEARING, W/9T SEALED DRIVER
REAR BRAKES 990 U-BRAKE
BRAKE LEVERS ALLOY
RIMS CULT MATCH SW ALLOY (FRONT) /CULT MATCH DW ALLOY (REAR)
TIRES 2.40" CULT X VANS

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.75" - Learn what size is right for you here.

Designed for riders who are 5' 6" to 6'

B: Chain Stay Length: 13.65” - Learn About Chain Stays Here

This is a longer chain stay. It gives you a more stable and controlled feel.

C: Head Tube Angle: 75° - Learn About Head Tube Angles Here

Steep head tube angles make the bike "snappy" meaning more responsive to fast turns.

A less steep head tube gives you more control.

D: Seat Tube Angle: 71°

E: Bottom Bracket Height: 11.8"

F: Stand over height: 9"

This is a medium/tall standover.

A medium stand over provides a good balance between responsiveness and control.

While a tall stand over allows you to pinch more of the seat for bars and t-bogs.

2021 Cult Control Price

The Control is just under $500. Most parents will spend about that much on a new bike for their kid. In comparison to other bikes with the same quality, I think that this bike is a little overpriced.

2021 Cult Control Quality

The Cult control is borderline mid-level quality. It has a double wall rim in the back and a single wall upfront. Which isn't really a big deal since the back wheel takes most of the beating. The fact that the frame isn't full chromoly is the only thing keeping it from being mid-level.

Highlights

Under $500

Like I mentioned earlier, bikes under $500 sell more. Which helps grow the sport. ☺️

Lowlights

Overpriced

I don't mean to bash the bike, because it does have some 'aftermarket' parts like the Salvation Stem and Cult Vans tires. But there are full chromoly bikes for this price range. Finding one would be a better option.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360
  • barspins
  • t-bogs
  • crank flips

Don't buy if you are learning:

  • Big drops
  • 360 drops
  • 540
  • whips
  • flips

2021 Cult Control Conclusion

The 2021 Cult Control is for someone who has been riding bmx for a few months and can do some basic beginner tricks. Upgrading to the Control will give you a bike with some aftermarket parts and a little added strength. If you have a little extra money, I'd recommend getting a bike with full chromoly.