Canadian company Cult says that it makes ‘some of the most rad bikes ever’ and there aren’t many in the BMX world who would disagree. In only a few years, it has made a big impact with some quality parts, a top team of riders, and a unique image demonstrated by the bold graphics on its popular range of clothing and headwear.
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Cult offers a full range of completes, including two full-size bikes – the top-of-the-range ‘Control’, featuring full cromo frame, forks and 9″ rise bars, sealed bearings throughout and removable brakes, and the ‘Gateway’ with 20.5″ top tube and cromo front triangle, 8.75″ rise bars, Cult salvation stem, and sealed bearing three-piece cranks.
There is also a range of 12”, 16” and 18” juvenile bikes, and two Simpsons-branded models, the ‘Duff’ and the ‘Bart’. Other hardgoods include frames, forks, bars, grips, stems, hubs, wheels, tyres, gearing, seatposts, pegs and bearings – standouts include the Alex Kennedy ‘AK’ signature range featuring frame, grips, and a tripod seat with one-piece textured vinyl top wrapped around a thick foam padded base for comfort.
Apart from Kennedy, the Cult crew features some of the leading names in BMX, including Chase Dehart, Chase Hawk, Dakota Roche, Trey Jones, Bas Keep, Russ Barone, Bobby Simmons and Timmy Theus. Along with riders such as Dave Krone and Lil Jon, they all feature in the company’s videos, ‘Talk is Cheap’, ‘Small Talk’ and ‘Let ‘em Talk’.