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Sneak Peek: Cult Race Frame

I’m stoked that the dudes at Cult still take the time to develop products that give a nod to their racing and trails roots. First with the TRF trails/race frame that they came out with a couple of years ago, and now with a full on chromoly race frame. Look for Vic Behm to be burning up the track on this prototype real soon and for production versions to be available sometime this fall. I can definitely see some of these showing up in the woods! Preliminary specs after the jump.

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Sneak Peek: Cult Sect Forks with 32mm Offset

Being the over-analytical product nerd that I am, one of the first things that came to mind when Cult debuted their TRF frame was that they didn’t have a fork to go with it. Sure they make forks, but they all have steeper offsets that make them more of a compliment to street frames than they would be to a trails frame with its slacker head tube. Apparently they were were thinking the same thing, as this picture of a sample of one of their Sect forks with a 32mm offset popped up on product designer Neal Wood’s Instagram. While…

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Up Close: Cult TRF Frame

“A Cult trails frame eh?” That’s what I thought to myself when the first CAD drawing of what would eventually be dubbed the Cult TRF (Trail/Race Frame) showed up on Instagram. While a trails frame is a pretty radical departure from the direction Cult has been on since its inception, it does make sense if you stop to consider who the two main driving forces behind the brand are, Robbie Morales and product designer Neal Wood. Both of their roots lie deep in the 90’s trails and racing scenes, so there was never a doubt in my mind as to…

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Cult TRF Trail Frame

It’s been over a year since Neal Wood (Cult’s product designer) posted up a CAD drawing of what I speculated to be a potential Cult trail frame. I hadn’t heard anything else about it since then and honestly thought that the project was dead. That was until yesterday when Neal posted the whole CAD drawing along with specs and a release date. So yeah, it looks like the original “Trailboss” is getting back to his roots and bringing out a Cult trail frame next month dubbed the Cult TRF. Peep the specs after the jump!

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Cult Trails Frame?

This photo popped up on Cult‘s product designer Neal Wood’s instagram the other day with the caption, “Someone is getting an early Christmas present. #cultcrew #trailsisshouting”. Upon first glance the removable brake mounts and peg friendly stay caps don’t necessarily scream trails to me, but the 13.85″ rear end definitely points towards this thing being intended for those of us who don’t want to loop out in the event of a sneeze or the occasional Knievel landing.

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Soil

I decided to head west with this weeks flashback post. Soil came out around 1996 and was a real look into the West Coast trails scene. Sure most of the riders in it were dudes you’d see all the time in magazines and contest coverage but Soil really showed you what they had going on outside of that. I’m not even sure how I got the video in the first place. More than likely I traded some other video for it since that’s what we did at the time. What I do know is that I never got rid of…

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