2021 Cult Gateway Review

Cult's 2021 Gateway is a step up in quality from the Access. The Gateway adds in some chromoly bars, forks and a chromoly front triangle. This will drastically improve how long the bike lasts. It only weighs 25lbs and comes in 4 color options.

Highlights

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

2021 Cult Gateway Overview

The Cult Gateway bike has a 20.5" top tube, with a chromoly front end. Put together with solid parts with an aftermarket quality, sealed 9t cassette rear hub, sealed headset, chromoly cranks with sealed mid BB, 2.4" Cult X Vans tires, 990 rear U-Brake, Cult Heaven's Gate Begin grips and much more & at a great price.

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2021 Cult Gateway Specs

Price

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Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: Chromoly front triangle
WHEEL SIZE: 20"
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.5"
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.65"
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKS: Cromo steerer, 10mm drop outs
BARS: 9" x 30" 100% Chromoly
STEM: Top Load Stem
HEADSET: Integrated
BRAKE MOUNTS: Removable
BRAKES: 990 U-Brake
FRONT HUB: 3/8" Alloy Looseball
FRONT RIM: Alloy single wall
REAR HUB: 14mm sealed with 9T driver
REAR RIM: Alloy single wall
TIRES: 2.4" Cult x Vans
SPROCKET: 25T Member style
CRANKS: Cromo 3 pc 170mm
BB: Sealed Mid
PEDALS: Plastic
SEAT: 1 piece padded with Cult logo
GEARING: 25-9
WEIGHT: 25 lbs

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length: 20.5" - Learn what size is right for you here.

Designed for riders who are 5'3" 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 Gateway Price

The Gateway costs right at $400. This is pretty cheap compared to other bikes that are well over the $500 threshold. For just $100 more you can get the Kink Switch which has full chromoly..

2021 Cult Gateway Quality

It is still a beginner bike, even with the chromoly front triangle. To be mid-level you need a bike that can hold up to lots of spins and drops. This bike just isnt there.

Buy if you are learning:

  • 180
  • 360 taps
  • pull up barspins
  • t-bogs
  • crank flips

Don't buy if you are learning:

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

2021 Cult Gateway Conclusion

The gateway is for a rider who is looking to buy their first or second bike. It is designed for a rider that wants to learn more about bmx and progress. If you are still learning beginner tricks like feeble, 180, pull up bars, and smith grinds, the Gateway is a good choice.

2021 Cult Gateway Review Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydkuT3hWE70