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DMR V12 Mag Pedals Pedal

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MSRP : $89.95


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Product Description

DMR V12 Mag Diamond pedals share all the characteristics of the standard V12 but the Magnesium body sheds 30% of the weight.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jonathan

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2014

Strengths:    over all good dmr v12 pedals r good

Weaknesses:    none all good all round

Bottom Line:   
got no more comments

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Geoff

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2012

Strengths:    Nice flat grippy pedal and never lost my footing.

Weaknesses:    Having a pedal seize in 2 months and no warranty claim.

Bottom Line:   
Left pedal seized in less than 2 months. Pulled pedal down to find that the axle was scored badly. Right pedal was also scored, but not as badly. Neither pedal had been submerged and the grease in both appeared to be OK. Returned pedals to shop, who contacted the Australian supplier. Supplier advised that given neither pedal axle was pitted, there was no warranty claim. Then emailed GB parent company with photos and I am still awaiting a reply.
I thought I was buying a quality product, looks like I brought an expensive wall decoration for my shed.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by biggrumble a Weekend Warrior from Cambridge, MA

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2011

Strengths:    Lightweight, good looking, incredible grip, durable pedal body

Weaknesses:    Threads for pins are weak, causing pins to rip out and strip upon impacts with rocks.

Bottom Line:   
These pedals are incredibly grippy, the consequence being that your shins will get turned to hamburger if your shin contacts the pedal pins. Pedal body seems pretty durable. However, if you spend a fair bit of time in rock gardens, when you pedal strike the pins will frequently rip out of their threads, taking the threads with them (as well as bits and pieces of the pedal around the thread, making re-tapping frequently not an option). I've ridden about 50 hours on these pedals, and about a third of the pins are now missing. Contrasting to the Odyssey Twisted Pedals, which weren't as grippy but never lost pins; however on those the pedal cracked upon a hard pedal strike on a rock. In conclusion, great if you want incredible grip and don't spend a lot of time dealing with rocks, not so great if you value scar-free shins and play around in rock gardens.

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Favorite Trail:   Harold Parker

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Tree Fort Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Odyssey Twisted Metal Pedals

Bike Setup:   2009 Specialized Enduro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Graham from Peak District a Cross Country Rider from Peak District in UK

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2010

Strengths:    Just perfect - pins still same length after many years riding at leats twice a week, hit so many rocks and not one problem...EVER. Can regrease in a second and therefore I will ever buy any other pedals.

Weaknesses:    ABSOLUTLY NONE...I once read they were small but I am 6'3" and wear 5-10's...big ones...no issues...why do magazines speak b**l????

Bottom Line:   
Just get some...last pedals you will ever buy!

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Favorite Trail:   Steep and technical up or down

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle

Similar Products Used:   Every kind of shimano clipless, variations of clipless and flats with pins...I even had many years of toe clips and straps...

Bike Setup:   Rockshox Lyric coil u-turn, formula mega, hope hoops on dt 4.2, maxxis ardent, thompson layback (i'm 6'4"), SRAM XO/X9, DMR flats, monkeylight DH bars - stuff that survives the muck and grit and UK winters in the peaks!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aleek a Cross Country Rider from Czech Republic

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2010

Strengths:    What a GRIP!!! Haven´t feel anything like that. Even if I take my mamas court shoes.. :o) Looks stylish too.


Weaknesses:    None, unless you make a mistake and it nails your shin. Now I have two beautiful round scars below my knee :o)

Bottom Line:   
Maybe littlebit pricey, but its worth it. Thru them you can feel you are tied up with your bike, like anything else..

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Favorite Trail:   XC, DH

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Bike Setup:   Wheeler Hardtail, Marzocchi Bomber XC 600, Shimano XTR´s, Hayes Stroker Carbon, Mavic Crosstrail, FSA Controls & Crankset, Selle Italia Signo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ForkedTail a Weekend Warrior from Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2010

Strengths:    Great quality, solid, a lot of grip for your foot. Very light.

Weaknesses:    NO WEAKNESSES

Bottom Line:   
Those pedals are great, I love them. If you want good pedals for your mountain bike, get those ones.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Bike Setup:   SPECIALIZED P.2 2009

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by drintoul@bigpond.net.au a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2009

Strengths:    Grippy. Foot friendly. Tough as nails. Perfect for rocky Sydney trails where you must bail out occasionally. I use clip ins for races and V12's for fun.

Weaknesses:    None as long as you clean them out once a year.

Bottom Line:   
I have used these pedals for over five years. Service them once a year i.e. open, clean and grease -- the design is elegant simplicity with one sealed bearing takes most of the load. They keep on going on and on. They grip better than any thing else I or my mates have have used. Go really well with five ten shoes. I have slammed them into rocks dislodging a pin but you just screw in a new pin. Wear shin guards or else expect to get stitches in your shins like one of my mates.

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Favorite Trail:   six foot

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Manly Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Most

Bike Setup:   Trek Liquid

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by joesomerwill a Weekend Warrior from devon

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2009

Strengths:    very light, good berings

Weaknesses:    the berings can get a bit squeeky sometimes.... not that a bit of wd40 cand solve that:)

Bottom Line:   
Well ok i dont acculy own the mags but the v12 are baisicly exactly the same pedal and form what time ive spent with mine im absouloutely smitten:). I swear the surface of thse pedals is made of octopus. They certainly have the same amount of grip. deffiniatly a great buy!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   bike shed exeter

Similar Products Used:   not sure dmr v8s?

Bike Setup:   Marin B17 (awesome bike btw) Dmr v12s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kgunzer a Downhiller from Sydney, NSW

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2008

Strengths:    GRIP on your foot when you step on them!!! This is what you pay for, this is what you get.

STRENGTH!!! Demolished a pedal lately on the rocks? Not these puppies. They're in for rock demolition!


Weaknesses:    bearings could be improved for spinnies...

Bottom Line:   
GRIPPPPPpppyyyy!!!

Just 1 bar better than V8s, these V12s are ultimate step ons if pedal slip is something you don't want to experience. Beware of pedal bites on the shin though.

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Favorite Trail:   Stromlo, Manly DAM

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   ebay.au

Similar Products Used:   Azonic A-frames, Wellgo flat teethy pedals <-these ones are just as grippy and nasty on the shins


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by supadart a Weekend Warrior from S.C.

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2008

Strengths:    Grippy, light, abuseable, decent price. Lots of colors if you care about that silliness. I have two MAG sets.

Weaknesses:    Creaky outer bushing present in both sets used. Hollow studs take hideous core samples of shin bone and skin like no other I've tried. That's not really as much of a weakness as it is a warning. Pack some butterflys in your post-ride gear bag.

Bottom Line:   
Nice pedals for a decent price. You can get them pretty cheap if you shop around. Grippy wide surface, even when wet or muddy. I've read other reviews here about the creaking from the outside bushings. Defiantely needs improvement here. But they still work spot on. Some outer bearings would make for a great pedal. Little hollow studs really can wreck your shins with wounds that take months to button up. But you want grip, you gotta pay for it somewhere. I'll give 'em a B+ overall. A+ if they remedy the outer bushing problem, as regreasing that area doesn't seem to help much.

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Bikeworx

Similar Products Used:   Wellgo something-or-others

Bike Setup:   06 Rush, Maverick sc32 fork etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex from Sheffield

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2008

Strengths:    Everything! The way there made, the design. Maintain them and they will last for ever.

Weaknesses:    .....?

Bottom Line:   
Mabey the best ever all round pedal..

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by shane a Downhiller from cwmbran

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2008

Strengths:    grippy and good looking(i got the chrome and gold ones)

Weaknesses:    none yet because i rode my bike for 2 days with these pedals on then crank snapped but it is nothing to do with pedals

Bottom Line:   
good pedals and grippy

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Favorite Trail:   cwmcarn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   crank brothers 5050x(good but to big for me)

Bike Setup:   08 gt chucker,hope headset and spacers,race face diablous handlebars and stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tatu salokoski a Weekend Warrior from finland

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2007

Strengths:    really grips my shoes
good looking
easy to service


Weaknesses:    hurts, when these hit the flesh. leaves terrible scars that seem to take ages to heal.

Bottom Line:   
Been very pleased with these pedals. the bearing is working like it should, the axle is straight. So nothing to complain about. Works really well even if my shoe is not in the "optimal" spot! GRIPS :)

I´ve got the MAG version.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt from Bracknell

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2006

Strengths:    Light weight (magnesium version). Huge grip with the extended pins.

Weaknesses:    Bearings and bushes

Bottom Line:   
I have two sets. I purchased the first pair over 2 years ago and they have been abused to the point that most of the studs are ground down and the sides are completely scuffed. The main problem with these pedals (and Shimano DX20s) is that they have only one set of bearings per pedal. Ideally, pedals should have two sets of bearings (one either side of the pedal).

Out of the three pedals I have named, these are the only one's I would buy again. Chipped paint and scuffed pins is all part of the course - if you don't want to damage the pedals - leave them in the box and don't use 'em.

Not sure the pedals are worth the titanium axle upgrade given how bad the bushes are, but I have yet to find a better flat pedal that come's in so light and packs so much grip.

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Favorite Trail:   Swinley Forest

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano DX, 50/50's

Bike Setup:   Dean Baja, Formula Puro brakes + discs, Chris King hubs + headset, RockShox Reba forks.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rain Man a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2006

Strengths:    This is an update on my DMR V12 Magnesium pedals which I have been using.

Weaknesses:    The Bearings / Bush... and the inboard seal.

Bottom Line:   
Last week I noticed that the pedals were popping and crunching under loads when grinding up long steep climbs, so I pulled them off and had a look inside.

Only ONE bearing ! ! Damn ! These pedals are lovely and light, provide superb grip, look good and work very well for me, but having a crappy bush instead of two bearings, one in each end, is just plain stupid, imo.

I'm really disappointed in DMR for this reason. I expected better from a high-end pedal. A bearing on each end would at least help to spread the loads better than that cheap little bushing.

I don't think that I will be buying these again. I would never have given them such a good initial review if I knew about this before.

DMR.........you just lost a customer.


R.

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Favorite Trail:   Local singletracks.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Lots of different brands.

Bike Setup:   SS 29'er.

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