Name: Dakota Roche
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Sponsors: Cult, Levi’s, Lotek, GSport
All photos by Fat.
Frame: Cult, prototype 20.5″
Fork: Odyssey Race
Bars: Odyssey Lumberjack
Stem: Odyssey Front Load
Grips: Fit Chase Dehart Signature
Seatpost: Animal Wedge Post
Seat: Odyssey Aitken
Cranks: Odyssey Twombolt
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy
Front Tire: Odyssey Aitken
Front Wheel: GSport Rollcage rim with GSport Marmoset hub.
Rear Tire: Odyssey Path
Rear Wheel: GSport Rollcage rim with GSport Ratchet hub.
Pedals: Odyssey Trail Mix
Hub Guard: GSport
I cut my bars like half an inch on each side. But everything already comes the way I like it, so no need for mods.
Which parts do you go through the most?
Grips or tires.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
Tall and solid. Nothing rattling around, just nice and smooth.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
Grips change everything, but I’m able to get used to new parts pretty quick.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
Yeah, it was a Hutch that I got from a police auction for 15 bucks. Followed by a sicccckkkk red S&M dirt bike I got for my 12th birthday.
We heard both Solid and FBM’s machine shops were making prototype frames for you guys. Who built the frame you are riding and how do you like it?
Mine was made by FBM and it’s awesome. I’ve had it for a month and a half with no problems. The solid ones seem sick, too.
You’ve had a signature frame in the past, so is your new Cult frame similar to what you helped design before?
Yeah it feels pretty similar, but how different can a frame really feel?
How long have you been on this particular frame? Is it the first prototype you’ve tested, or have there been others?
A month and a half. And yes it’s the first prototype, it’s the only one I’ve been on.
Can you say yet when all the Cult stuff will drop? There really hasn’t been any word of the brand since it was first announced that there was a brand. No one really knows what’s going on with you guys over there… Fill us in any?
Don’t worry, everyone will know soon enough. Cultcrew.com early January, kids.