2020 Cult Control Review


Cult built the 2020 Control bike to be well rounded and affordable. It includes features like full chromoly, double-wall rims, and sealed bearings, making it a good deal for the price. Cult has a reputation for making good complete bikes, and this is no exception. Progressing with bmx on the Cult Control will be fun and easy.

✅ – Full Chromoly
✅ – Under $500
⛔️ – Double Wall RimsLearn about single vs double wall rims here
⛔️ – Pegs

Highlights

  • Full Chromoly
  • Street-friendly geometry
  • Cassette
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trans brown

2020 Cult Control Overview

The Cult Control is a superb bike for riders looking for the next step-up in terms of performance. This ride is an intermediate-range BMX and features a range of aftermarket parts bolted to a 100% CrMo construction. Providing a lightweight and ultra-durable performance, its modern progressive geometry ensures you have total confidence in your ride. This freestyler is built so you feel your ride, when blasting over challenges you never thought you had the ability to achieve.

Equipped for Skatepark, Dirt Jump and Street Riding

This quality BMX is equipped with sensational Cult-quality aftermarket parts aboard its 20.75” top tube frame. With its 100% CrMo frame, forks, bars and cranks, and sealed bearings throughout, this modern-freestyler controls every ride with stylish and reliable efficiency. Rolling fast on Cult Match SW rims wrapped in wide and grippy 2.4″ Cult X Vans tires, this combo that ensures you have traction and pace regardless of whether you hit features at the park, dirt trails or down at your favorite street

from: Chain Reaction

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2020 Cult Control Specs

Price

$494.95 on ChainReaction.com

$510.99 on Amazon

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Specs

Material: 100% CrMo
Top Tube Length20.75″
Chain Stay Length: 13.65″
Headtube Angle: 75° – Learn About Head Tube Angles Here
Seat Tube Angle: 71°
Forks: CrMo Steerer Tube 10mm Drop Outs
Bars: 100% CrMo 9×30″
Stem: Forged Salvation V5 Top Load
Headset: Integrated
Brake Mounts: Removable
Brakes: 990 U-Brake
Front Hub: 3/8″ Sealed with 17mm flange nut
Front Rim: Cult Match SW Alloy
Rear Hub: 14mm, Sealed with 9T Sealed Driver
Rear Rim: Cult Match SW Alloy
Tyres: 2.4″ Cult X Vans
Sprocket: 25T Member Style
Cranks: 3PC CrMo 170mm HT
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid
Pedals: Cult Nylon
Seat: Cult Pivota
Gearing: 25/9T

Frame Geometry

A: Top Tube Length:  20.75″

20.75″ Is pretty tall.

This is good for riders who are 5’5″ to 6′

B: Chain Stay Length: 13.65

This is a really long chainstay. A long chainstay will give you more control with manuals and bunny hops. It will also make your bike feel less responsive.

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.

2020 Cult Control Price

I love any bike that costs less than $500. The Control comes in right at $495 and is totally worth the money. Not many $500 completes coming with Chromoly bars, forks and frame. Chromoly is a huge deal for durability.

2020 Cult Control Quality

Cult makes a lot of solid bikes. Here are a few of the quality highlights:

Full Chromoly Frame bars and forks. Chromoly is the strongest type of steel available for bmx bikes. Read more about it here

Sealed Bearings. Unsealed bearings fall apart and nothing is more frustrating than a seized wheel or something.

Sadly, a lowlight is the single wall rims. I have had a bad experience with single wall rims. Granted I was trying whips and banging my wheel on the ground haha. 😆

Highlights

Good Deal

Even though it comes with single wall rims… Everything else makes the 2020 Control totally worth $500. If I was just starting out, this bike would be in my top 3 for sure.

Lowlights

Single Wall rims

The thing with single wall rims is that they bend. Double wall rims hold up better for high impact tricks. This includes big 360’s and tailwhips. If you aren’t at then level yet, it’s no problem.

Buy if you are learning:

  • Bars
  • 360
  • Double peg/feeble/smiths
  • T-bogs

Don’t buy if you are learning:

  • Whips will be harder
  • 720
  • Huge drops
  • spins down drops
  • tech lip tricks

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Conclusion 🤩

Perfect for the intermediate rider that wants a new bmx bike. If you are just learning small tricks like 180, 360 tap, x-up rides and so on.. You will love the 2020 Cult Control. Everything is designed to last and Cult has never let me down before. Let me know what you think of this bike..

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do you have to be for this bike?

This bike is great for riders between 5’5″ and 6’2″

How long will this bike last me?

Depending on how aggressive you ride and how much you crash, I’d say it should last around 2 years.

Is this a good bike?

Very good for beginners to learn faster!

How much does the 2020 Cult Control weigh?

It weighs 25 lbs

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