Platform: The DMR V12 Story

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Remember seeing these on the shelves of your local shop?

The DMR V12 has got to be the most iconic pedal to have graced our cranks in recent times. Everyone has had a set and I remember buying my first pair, for some reason in yellow, from the local shop and they are still in the shed even now.

Developed from an open mould the guys at DMR really stuck it all on the line to come up with their own design after seeing the success of Shimano’s DX pedal and wanting to create something of their own.

The DMR pedal was, and for many still is, the pedal to have under your sticky rubber soles. Having brought us the V8 and V12 pedals DMR took their time to develop a new offering, the Vault was born and it’s a favourite in these parts for being a solid all rounder. Myself, big Mike Rose and Chris the designer all run Vaults and will be giving the new V12′s a good thrashing soon.¬†They have made it into the Dirt 100 in both 2012 and 2013¬†with both Mr Rose and James McKnight choosing them in their ‘Can’t Live Without’ section.

The all new DMR V12

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Building on both the history of the V12 and the success of the Vault DMR have taken the V12 in a new direction. It’s got the looks and brand of the cult pedal that launched back in 1999 along with the up to date features of their latest top end product at an affordable price. The V12 always had a cast pedal body and that hasn’t changed but what is different are the numbers, 10% larger platform, 35% lower profile and it’s 20% lighter than the original. The new V12 bridges a gap, not just in the pedals we choose to ride but in the history of our sport. It’s a bold move from DMR to change something so iconic but it’s putting themselves on the line that got the V12 going in the first place so it seems fitting an equally bold move takes this product to the next level.

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Specification

16mm deep diecast body (Same as the Vault)

10 tuneable pins per side

Standard version sub 430g

Magnesium version 350g

Sealed bearing/DU bushings

CroMo axles

Colours: Diamond Black, Pure White, Polished Silver, Tango and Lemlime

One man that was there as the V12 began to dominate was Alex Rankin, well known for producing Sprung and Earthed Alex has been commissioned by DMR to tell the story of the V12 and here is the video. See if you can spot Mike…

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Ready to roll, the Mag version of the DMR V12′s are about to go on test at Dirt

We have a set of V12′s ready to be bolted on to a test bike or three so we will give you a full test conclusion soon. In the meantime lets see how many people are still running their DMR V12 pedals, answers on a postcard or email david.jaquin@factorymedia.com

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