DMR Show 2013 Line-up

Sep 10, 2012 at 14:51
by Alasdair MacLennan  
It seems a long time since DMR first appeared on the radar. Back then, in 1995, they were known for resurrecting the well known and unavailable for years design of the original Shimano DX flat pedal. Playing to a burgeoning and growing dirt jump fraternity in the UK their range expanded to include frames with the massively successful Trailstar & Sidekick and now, 17 years later, they have an even bigger line up. Pinkbike takes a few minutes here to look at what they have on offer.

Bolt XL
New long DMR Bolt.
  The standard bolt is a great bike park & slopestyle biased bike but for anything else it's a little limited thanks to its size. Fortunately, DMR have now addressed that with the addition of this, the Bolt XL. Following in the footsteps of the standard Bolt it features a longer top tube and seat tube and as a result of these changes, is capable of translating into a solid and durable all mountain/enduro bike with the addition of a gravity dropper (hose guides included). Travel of 125mm is perfect for this, controlled through an X-Fusion O2 RL air shock and a swing link to keep the rear end stiff. The 4130 Cro.Mo steel used throughout the construction keeps strength high and, as a likely result, durability too. A concentric BB pivot allows for single speed when mated to the 'Swopout' dropouts. These enable a rider to swap dropouts between horizontal for singlespeed, and 142mm combined with ISCG05 mounts for geared, all with minimal fuss simply by undoing the two bolts holding them in place on each side. The bike on display here shows a metallic black finsih on the rear and a matt on the front end while all aluminium parts are anodised orange. An alternative painted cyan/anodised magenta combo is also available.

• Single BB pivot to allow single speed set ups.
• 125mm travel & X-Fusion O2 RL air shock
• Heat Treated 4130 Cro.Mo Steel
• Spherical bearing shock pivot & swing-link joint for added rigidity
• ISCG05 Mounts & adaptable ‘Swopout’ dropouts
• Geometry based around 120-150mm fork for tough riding
• MSRP €1,149



Wrath
DMR Wrath.
DMR Wrath Details.
  Always a brand which has been conscious of those not willing, or able, to spend fortunes on their bikes DMR have done a lot over the years to bring quality equipment in to the market at affordable prices. Their entry level bike for the pump track and dirt jump market, the Wrath, features a low BB and short fork and comes in both 24" and 26" models (pictured) with BMX race inspired geometry. Running singlespeed, a rear disc brake, 3pc crankset and full Cro.Mo frame are all solid features that make it a strong contender, and should keep reliability high despite the low price.

• Full Cro.Mo frame and forks
• BMX race geometry with low BB and short fork
• Available in both 24" & 26" sizes (pictured)• Fast rolling DMR Supermoto tyres
• Rear cable disc & 3pc crankset
• MSRP €579



Reptoid
DMR Reptoid.
DMR Reptoid details.
  Essentially the next level up from the Wrath, the mid-range dirt jump targetted Reptoid sees an increase in specification, and a corresponding increase in price. As with the lower priced Wrath this is available in both 24" and 26" wheel sizes, both bikes coming with the same fast rolling DMR Supermoto tyres. An alloy bar reduces weight, V8 pedals, microdrive and Tektro brakes improve performance but the big news is the RST fork up front to absorb harsher landings while minimising the impact to your wallet.

• Full Cro.Mo frame and forks
• Available in both 24" & 26" sizes (pictured)• Fast rolling DMR Supermoto tyres
• RST fork
• Tektro cable disc brakes
• Microdrive gearing and DMR V8 pedals
• MSRP €839



Defy Stem
DMT Defy stem.
DMR Defy stem.
  The Defy here is DMR's new all mountain and enduro stem. At 50mm long and with a 5mm rise it's likely to appeal to the more extreme end of that market but the features are what really set it out. Extensive machining removes significant weight from the block to leave it with a super low stack height and sculpted shape, combined with an expanding wedge to clamp the steerer and keep your knees safe from painful strikes.

• 50mm long, 5mm rise
• 31.8mm & 35mm bar clamp options
• Super low stack height
• MSRP €65



Sect Stem
DMR Sect stem.
DMR Sect stem details.
  The Sect stem here forms part of a new sub-group from DMR, a range of great value products that includes a frame and assorted control points. With an emphasis on rider needs, DMR hope to continue their success and, thanks to this stem, the signs are promising. At zero rise and 40mm it's a little heavier than the Defy, aimed instead at the dirt jump market, and there is less sculpting. Rear facing upper clamp bolts keep a clean look.

• 40mm long, 0mm rise
• 31.8mm bar clamp
• MSRP €55



Brendan Faircough's Signature Vault
Brendan Fairclough s signature DMR Vault pedal.
New pins for the DMR Vault pedal.
  The Vault pedal may not be new to the world but it caught our eye once again when we saw it available in this new 'Stealth' finish as Brendan Fairclough's signature pedal. It looks classy with it's 'Brendog' logos and keeps up the standard Vault features of a large and thin platform combined with low weight for it's size. Custom 'MX' pins bring back memories of the original TerrorPins for the earlier V12's and, despite the pedal war having since moved on, these pins still promise fantastic grip and shin eating tendencies.

• 105*115mm cage, 17mm concave foot bed
• Extruded 6061 Aluminium and 4140 Cro-mo Steel axles
• 22 pins per pedal
• 400g per pair
• All black Brendan Fairclough signature pedal available alongside existing 2012 colours
• MSRP €139



Check out the complete range of products on the DMR website.

90 Comments

  • + 45
 Brendan Vaults. DO WANT. Bolt XL. DO WANT.
  • + 29
 Don't forget that defy stem! One of the best looking non-direct-mount stems on the market in my opinion.
  • - 4
 www.slam-cycles.com
  • - 14
 bunkey:
Nothing compared to Kore Repute:
www.kore-usa.com/products/stem/repute
  • + 2
 Damn I wish those Brendog Vaults were available a few months ago when I got mine- Love the stealth look.

Wonder if the pins and axles will be available in black now. If so DMR can have some more of my monies. tup
  • + 1
 ... ooo they already do the pins in black. Sweet. :p
www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=69095
  • + 7
 Steel enduro bike.....yeeees pleeease!! Really love their line up in total .
  • + 3
 My shins are hurting just looking at those pedals!
  • - 8
 Make a budget frame with absolutely shit geometry so a beginner has to/instantly wants to upgrade it, smart one dmr ! Seriously dmr are being raped by newer companies like ns and dartmoor, the og 'uk' dj scene is long gone and dmr need to see that...all their frames look so bad and have some of the worst geo possible. I mean c'mon look at the state of the bolt xl (imaginative name too Wink ) Who the hell wants a heavy, ugly steel fully when there are so many better, cheaper options out there? Also what beginner would possibly want to drop £560 on a reptoid complete when you can buy a ns which has great parts and doesn't have a frame you'll want to upgrade as soon as you ride it? Step the up dmr, nobody wants slack and heavy frames all the up and coming new shredders want ultra nimble and flickable frames. Sorry to be harsh but it needs to be said, having said that though I've been impressed with strength and aesthetics of dmr products I've owned in the past.
  • + 12
 DMR is not trend whore newschool. The sooner you realise that, the sooner you won't come across as such a fanny. Sorry to be harsh but it needs to be said.
  • + 1
 I LOVE those pedals!
  • - 3
 Being an oldschool company only benefits a small majority of riders, a company needs to be trendy in order to survive. Theres a big difference between oldschool and just being plain old fashioned .The main buying force within the dirt/park/street segment are young (under 25) most of these people are focused on whats trendy not supporting some dying old brand. Right now neither me nor any body I know can possibly think of a dmr product we'd like to own. They're frames ride awkward as f*ck and look like utter shite. Take it from me (someone who's rode lots and lots of MODERN street/park/dirt frames) dmrs ride like pish. Let me ask you guys a question what frame would you rather have for riding a bit of everything (which lets face it, nobody rides dirt and nothing else) : An ns majesty dirt for £360 which looks amazing, has great up to date geo, really light, super strong and has a high re-sale value or would you rather have a low, long, heavy and shit looking dmr 898 for £450 which you'd want rid of in a month. I mean there is no reason whatsoever for buying a bolt over say a killswitch or a soda. People who say that dmr's ride god are people who have never rode one of the competitors frames. @Bunkey you're one of the latter, you've clearly never rode a decent ns or dartmoor etc.
  • + 7
 I'd rather have a bolt than a Killswitch or Soda unless you are solely riding jumps and 'slopestyle', it's a more versatile frame.
  • - 8
 There are heaps better frames out there, heck I'd rather ride a kona bass ! The new kona entourage (or whatever?) seems like a better option.....
  • - 2
 You can not argue with some one that would take a bolt over a soda or killswitch. Do not even bother any more.
  • + 3
 I get your point about the hardtails and don't disagree, but you can't really compare a Bolt, a Killswitch and an Entourage, they're all build for different purposes.
  • - 3
 Define exactly what a bolt xl is? For me its a slope bike gone wrong or a trail bike gone wrong. Also, the bolt is aimed at the slope market whereas the xl is aimed at the.......I don't even know what market...
  • + 2
 I was under the impression that it was meant to be a jack of all trades sort of bike (may be a master of none, I've never tried one) that can jump but also you can rag it around trails and downhill tracks too.
  • + 5
 hmmmm olly-geary how come my mate has a yeti dj but yet jumps on my dmr omen and says it rides better the his yeti dj? also i have the new saint pedals and also dmr vaults and i would says the dmr are better, so well done dmr you are up there with the big boys and keep going you are doing great, Big Grin
  • - 1
 The yeti is allready a very slack frame. It is better suited to 4x than Dj really if you look at the angles. As for the pedals the saint pedals they are somthing that has let shaimano down this year IMO.
  • + 3
 yes the yeti is for 4x but the dmr omen is dmr 4x frame so testing like for like and my point with the saint pedals was that dmr two years ago design and made a great pedal the vault, better then what is one of the biggest company in cycling could design, surely that show that not only are they not old-fashion but that they are ahead of bigger company's like shimano, unlike what olly-geary said.
  • + 1
 Ive recently had a 3rd set of stitches in my shin for that exact shin.dig reason.. -.- and thats on pedals with smaller pins! O_O
  • - 2
 Having rode a yeti; they ride like shit ! Seriously, I can hop pretty high on my ns but when I tried to hop my mates dmr the geo made it hard to go higher than half a foot..
  • + 5
 i'd rather ride a sheep... and im not even welsh.
  • + 8
 You wouldn't there no fun!
  • + 0
 ok olly-geary you are clearly a ns bummer so I will leave you to your views, but to everyone else dmr make great frames and their pedals are great too.
  • - 5
 Firstly, you ride a marin alcatraz so don't even try and lecture me on how a good dirt jump frame rides. There plenty of amazing brands out there...dartmoor, black-market, banshee, specialized all make cheaper and much better options. Although the pedals last a life time their platform is miniscule and I've saw a shit-tonne of snapped vaults; something which worry's me for a metal pedal. I'm an ns 'bummer' because they make some amazing products and have some of the best if not thee best frames on the marked for their price and quality. This applies to dmr, from the great mind of reck "why pay more for a frame that gives you less, it doesn't make le sense". Oh and thanks for the neg props guys, you know I'm telling the f*cking truth. You're all just dmr 'bummers' harking for the good old dj days where it was perfectly acceptable to buy a shit frame for a heinously expensive price tag. Also, an ns or a blkmrkt etc would of held up much better in a situation like this www.pinkbike.com/video/159080 dmr is just a different name for overpriced shit.
  • + 8
 Chill out bro - Nobody cares.
  • + 0
 I'm not even started...
  • - 1
 To be honest, DMR make some good frames, the 831 and the Bolot look nice, and I've heard good reviews, but loads of my friends had drones or reptoids, and they were heavy and ugly. Most of them now don't ride anymore, or have NS/Dartmoor frames. The DMR V8s are rubbish, Wellgo make much better, grippier, lighter pedals for the same price or less (£25), with grub screws, instead of the slippery smooth-topped screws DMR used in their V8s. The Vaults look better than the V8s, but not worth £70 for sure.
  • + 3
 lol wow i think we upset the boy, but it does seem you are out numbered on the hate of dmr, plus i have heard of some dmr vaults snaping and seen it but here is why dmr is still great! because i work at bike shop and have done for 3 years, we have sold load of dmr vaults 50+ and i have only had one pair snap and what did i do i phoned dmr and they said yeah change them, no problem. no need to send them back or anything, job done well done dmr for great customer service.
  • + 2
 I like dmr's but only on ebay when the prices are low (around £100-£200 for a bike with a rrp of £800),the new frames and parts are overpriced.so for that reason id choose a 26 player over a 898 anyday......
mind you though,their tyres are pretty sick,i have the r/t back and the redshift on the front :0
  • - 1
 Shut up olly-geary you stupid scottish cunt.
  • + 0
 Nick, it may surprise you that I'm actually english....fuck you ! Also dmr tyres are pish, I had ripped both tyres in under a week....
  • + 2
 Why all the bad coments come from the UK?
  • + 3
 It's that time of the month over here...
  • + 4
 Quickly.. Get to Asda and stock up on Tampax ! I've just been notified that they're on special!.
  • + 3
 jbrckmn... 831 is a fork you knob...
  • + 3
 @jbrckmn, I think u mean the dmr 898? Dont know about you but it my be hard riding a fork by itself. . .
  • + 1
 Some of the longer arguments I could've taken more seriously if they weren't written by turnips.
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  • + 10
 I rode a DMR for years, and I always like to see home-grown kit. So I was pretty chuffed to see some great looking components and the Bolt XL in this lineup. I wish they would overhaul their hardtail frame design though Blank Stare sort it boys!
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  • + 7
 Just for the fact, that DMR are offering tool's and spare parts e.g. for the pedals; driving me to say: I love company's like this.
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  • + 4
 Pedals look great, stem looks great, bolt XL looks great... But the wrath and the reptoid look like supermarket bike. No look of quality about them and the frame design is very poor. They're well behind the times with those bikes. Shame because so many of their components and aftermarket frames are rad!
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  • + 6
 Those components look sick.

Wonder when will Kirill Benderoni get his signature products Smile ))
  • + 0
 He rides for DMR?
  • + 1
 I don't know if he's actually so called "factory rider", but DMR supplies him with components (and Fox with protection and apparel).
  • + 3
 When people have actually heard of him?
  • + 4
 That guy a legend, he goes big as the top freeriders on Rampage. I don't understand how some of the big companies have not sponsor him?
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  • + 5
 The Bolt XL looks very good. I like that it's made from CrMo steel, that's rad.
  • + 8
 I love narrow tubed steel full susp frames. Would love to see some more travel on it at some stage.
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  • + 1
 I'd really love a Bolt XL, now that the size is right for more than just slopestyle riding, but the weight! 9lbs means that even with all the money in the world thrown at it, you'll struggle to get less than 30lbs complete, and a more realistic built is going to be 33-35lbs. Even for the bargain price, that's just too much in these days of 37lb DH bikes. If they there could make a similar frame for the same money but 2lbs lighter, it'd rule.
  • + 1
 they should make a Ti version
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  • + 1
 Dear DMR, Please put more meat on the body of your pedals. I bought a pair this year excited for the huge platform, and they performed just like I had hoped coming off of strait lines. Unfortunately they can't take impacts like strait lines, and although these were some hard hits, and the axel didn't bend, the body on both pedals is now warped to much to ride. There is no doubt to me that the strait lines would just have deep gouges after those rock hits. All this to say, I love you company and your products are sweet, but please add a few grams to the Vaults, then I will deffinitly go out and buy more. Maybe make a DJ model and a DH model to keep weight weenies are still happy.
  • + 1
 well same thing happened whit my vaults. had them just for 29 days till one axle and body bend. and they where on my dj bike. and NO i did not crash, just a 1,6m drop (i weight just 80kg)

other then that i really liked those pedals for the big platform, weight and good gripping pins. Maybe just make the axle or body thicker and i may buy new ones?
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  • + 3
 Personally, I prefer my 2011/2012 DMR Repoid Paintjob.

www.pinkbike.com/photo/7285430
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  • + 1
 The Defy stem looks amazing. I hope the dual bolt set up grips better than other super low stack stems do such as the spank spike I am running now. Vaults look good as well but to be honest no pedals compare to Superstar.
  • + 1
 Exotic pedals are better then superstar, they're the same but cheaper Wink
  • + 1
 I agree. That defy stem is one of the nicest stems I'v seen in quite a while.
  • + 1
 if you want to get one dont get one from tweeks cycles. they are wank at delivering on time. they forgot about my order untill I sent a furious email. but i have it now and its niice Smile
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  • + 2
 That DEFY stem looks great , perfect for me ... Wonder what the weight is on it since they decided not to list it unless i missed it somewhere ?
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  • + 2
 I'd like to see a new 898 frame on here or an alternative, been looking forward to seeing an updated version!
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  • + 0
 uhm, that entry level DJ bike doesn't seem that cheap to me, but maybe in Britain... The entry level DJ bike in Norco's lineup comes in both wheel sizes, with a RST fork, for around $600.
  • + 1
 its a pump track bike. its not supposed to have a sus fork
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  • + 2
 what are the numbers/geo for the bolt xl frame? even the dmr website has nothing
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  • + 1
 Why have a seat on the Reptoid? Better to have a small piece of foam like a BMX 80's era frame pad and eliminate the seat post tube altogether. Just saying.
  • + 1
 why are we not funding this!?
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  • + 1
 Dear DMR what have you done the old reptoid looks a hell of alot nicer than the new one. RST forks rather than DJ3's and a plain boring chain ring than a coulourfull one?
  • + 2
 Do like that Defy stem though
  • + 0
 i know but come on the full build looks like a £500 bike at most
  • + 0
 Yeah if that! That mafia whatever that kid was on about is better value for money!
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  • + 2
 The Reptoid looks so sick
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  • + 2
 The Defy stem is awesome, hope they make it in black.
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  • + 1
 The cable routing on that BoltXL is hideous! "hose guides included" - those sure look like zip ties to me
  • + 0
 Agreed! u caught that too, haha.
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  • + 1
 the wrath is listed as having a marzocchi dirt jumper, but in the paragraph above it, it says RST
  • + 2
 No it isn´t, it has a rigid fork
  • + 2
 you mean the reptoid, don't you?
  • + 2
 the old reptoid had dj3's
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  • + 2
 Wow send me one of those red stems asap!
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  • + 0
 I'm just gonna be honest and say that it all looks ugly apart from the defy stem and signature pedals..
  • + 2
 I´m gonna be honest too: You are a TOOL!
  • + 5
 Remember you're not allowed an opinion on pinkbike
  • + 0
 haha awesome^
  • - 1
 I actually agree with dan, I feel like DMR could have done a better job with a few things on each complete bike
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  • + 0
 those pins are weak!!!
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  • - 2
 Looks like a temple lite stem to me
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