434 that’s it, that’s all you need to know, review over. Okay, maybe not. The 434 refers to the weight, 434g, which we will come back to later.
DMR V12 Magnesium 9/16 Inch Pedals are the ultimate platform pedal. Die-cast from a special magnesium alloy that is 30 percent lighter than aluminium but just as tough.
DMR have 3 pedals in this range.
- DMR V8 Pedals
- DMR V12 Pedals
- DMR V12 Magnesium Pedals
Before we go any further, let’s look at the price vs weight scenario.
- DMR V8 Pedals – weight 528g – price £27.99
- DMR V12 Pedals – weight 536g – price £51.99
- DMR V12 Magnesium Pedals – weight 434g – price £69.99
As you can see, the standard V12 pedals are the same weight as the V8 pedals but are twice the price. So why bother with the V12 pedals?
The V12 Magnesium pedals are 100g lighter than the standard V12 pedals. If you don’t think that is a lot, before you read on, just pop into the kitchen and find something that weighs 100g and then imagine that being taken off your bike at the end of a long day halfway up that climb – now do you see why its worth shedding the extra weight?
The choice in my book is the V8 pedals at half the price or the V12 Magnesium pedals at 100g lighter, with the same strength. The V8 pedals get good reviews and on our test bike were pretty smart, however, we prefer the V12 Magnesium’s due to the weight loss. Afterall, what is the point of having light-weight kit if you simply add to it with basic bike parts?
For those of you who want to go one step further, yes its possible, try the Titanium axles and cut the weight to an amazing 354g.
DMR V8 Pedals
V8 Pedals use exactly the same body design as the V12, but they run on precision ground (5/32 balls), adjustable bearings and a tough Cro. mo axle. A ‘grease port’ and ‘V-Lube’ syringe mean easy servicing. ½” axle available ‘complete’ in black and 9/16” axles fitted as standard in all other colours (including black), both ½” and 9/16” axles available to order as seperate items to convert all colours to ½”. Eight replaceable M4x0.7×8 corner pins, and 12 fitted non-replaceable pins per pedal. Colours: Black, White, Silver, Red, Vivid Blue, Aqua Blue, Irish Green, Purple, Orange, Ox Blood. New Floro Green, Acid Blue, Acid Green and Acid Red.
- 115mm Long
- 95mm Wide
- 25mm High
DMR V12 Pedals
V12 Pedals run Sealed bearing (608RS) at the outside pedal face and a Plain bearing/bushing (DU1 4F) on the inside pedal face. 20 replaceable M4x0.7×8 pins, in each pedal. Pedals come in Diamond Black, Pure White, Polished, Sky Blue, Green, OX blood and Chrome (costs extra). Dimensions are the same as the V8 pedals.
DMR V12 Magnesium Pedals
The Mag V12 is the ultimate DMR pedal. A specially developed magnesium alloy is used that is 30% lighter than aluminium but just as tough, to shave 100g off the weight of the standard V12 pedals. Sealed bearing (608RS) at the outside pedal face and a Plain bearing/bushing (DU1 4F) on the inside pedal face. 20 replaceable M4x0.7×8 pins, in each pedal. Your can even make your pedal colour unique using the ‘Pimp my Pedals’ kits. Colours Diamond Black, Pure White, OxBlood, Steel and Code Red. Dimensions are the same as the V8 pedals.