DMR's New Clipless Pedal - Eurobike 2016

Aug 31, 2016
by Mike Levy  
Eurobike 2016


Images of DMR s New Clipless Pedal - Eurobike 2016


When someone says DMR, a lot of people probably think of the longstanding V8 and V12 platform pedals that have been in the British company's catalog since forever. The V8 gets updated with a slimmer, lighter body for 2017, and the V12 and Vault platforms are still around, but the news is that DMR is entering the clipless market with their new VTWIN pedal. There are plenty of clipless pedals out there that employ some sort of large body for more support, but after considering the easiest option - simply bolting a clipless mechanism to a Vault pedal body - they decided to instead start from scratch with the goal of creating a pedal that could be adaptable to many shoes and rider preferences.


Images of DMR s New Clipless Pedal - Eurobike 2016
VTWIN Details

• Intended use: trail / enduro / downhill
• Replaceabe and adjustable nylon blocks
• SPD-compatible mechanism
• 5 and 7-degree float cleats
• Sealed inboard and outboard bearings
• Five color options
• Availability: December 2016
• Weight: TBA
• MSRP: TBA
www.dmrbikes.com / @dmrbikes


The new pedal body is home to an SPD-compatible mechanism that sits at an angle in order to lower the trailing edge and raise the leading edge, something that should make it easier to get clipped in, but the mechanism is also spring-loaded so it sits level once the cleat is engaged. Nylon support blocks are attached to each end of the pedal, with aluminum shims underneath that are used to fine tune their height which, in combination with the spring-loaded mechanism, means that you can be clipped-in while also having maximum contact and support for your shoe. This wouldn't be possible if the mechanism weren't spring-loaded, or if the nylon blocks weren't adjustable in height.

DMR is saying that the VTWIN pedal is all about adaptability, and are even considering options like allowing customers to 3D print their own nylon blocks to further tweak how the pedals function with their shoes. Also, different traction pins (not shown here) can also be used to tailor how the VTWINs feel underfoot. The pedal bodies spin on a cartridge bearing and a bushing, and DMR says that the design is easy to work on and service.


Images of DMR s New Clipless Pedal - Eurobike 2016
Images of DMR s New Clipless Pedal - Eurobike 2016
Replaceable nylon blocks on the leading and trailing edges of the pedal body can be adjusted in height via shims that sit underneath them.


There will be a few different versions of the VTWIN pedal when it's released at the end of the year, with the standard model sporting steel axles and aluminum bodies; a lighter version that gets the titanium axle treatment will also be available. For those with a pedal fetish and a larger disposable income, there might be an ultra-gucci version with a magnesium body and clip mechanism that spins on titanium axles.

Target weight? Just 300-grams for a set of the magnesium/titanium VTWINs, which is damn impressive for a pedal of this type. The steel/steel VTWIN will come in around 480-grams, although weights aren't set in stone quite yet. Pricing is yet to be decided, and while you can bet that the magnesium/titanium model will cost more than many riders are willing to consider spending, DMR has always hit some decent price-points with their more get-able options.


55 Comments

  • + 31
 Look pretty rad Smile
  • + 22
 Definitely didn't expect a clipless pedal from DMR. Looks good, though.
  • + 16
 Also #flatsforlife
  • + 7
 Well shit... I have run into the issue of my pins eating material away on my fivetens, now my Mallet DH feels like im riding on eggbeaters, adjusting the pins will only eat deeper into my shoe. This is a great idea, im going to remove my pins, and get some delrin machined up, and fix them inplace with some flat heads.. TAAA DAAA Thanks for the idea DMR!
  • + 2
 Did you do this? Photo?
  • + 8
 Can Time please release a new pedal with metal cage?
  • + 4
 I mean it's about time! Will also help when you clip it on rocks!
  • + 14
 Can Shimano please release a new DX M647 pedals? Smile
  • + 0
 @jure: but that DMR pedal has Shimano SPD mechanism sooo, why go M647 with plastic cage that weighs almost double
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns: was thinking towards that would be great to see new Shimano M467 / "clipless Saint pedals"
  • + 0
 @jure: they'd be cheaper fo-sho! But Shimano has had some issues with their pedals in recent years
  • + 1
 Why you need new? Time Z is still available...
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: XTR are trail pedals are the best clipless pedals on the market, sure you wouldn't put them on your DH, but my buddy rides them at bikes parks and loves them! Nobody can touch the pedictable entry and release of Shimano!
  • + 2
 @Beez177: agreed. I'm a Shimano clipless guy. Once I went shimano I can't go back.
  • + 0
 @Beez177: XTR sheer off at the axle. Known fault. For this reason plus increased value id argue that the XT version is a better option. (The last XT, not the newest version with the smaller platform)
  • + 0
 @Mega-Man: yeah they're not exactly burly but the entry and release is money! I'm confident using them for trail riding as they haven't let me down yet
  • + 1
 @Scotj009: How so? Rock strikes with a composite are surely better than that horrible metal-on-rock feeling from metal ones. They won't leave ugly scratches on the rocks either
  • + 1
 I love my Time MX's but am ready for a larger, thinner platform. I really don't care if it's metal or composite as my MX4s have held up admirably well. I was getting impatient and ready to pull the trigger on some Enduro E's but decided to wait the fall shows out to see if Time drops anything new.
  • + 0
 @mattg95: I used to go through 2 plastic cages on PD424 a year. Metal may not feel nice when hitting rocks but it surely lasts longer.
  • + 1
 Wouldn't mind it if they designed a spring that didn't bend when you look at it the wrong way either.
  • + 3
 Not seeing the traction pins on this pedal unless they can be used in place of the torx heads? The nylon plates are nice as it will eliminate the slight foot roll you feel get with an SPD type cleat versus the more flat pedal feel with a CB cleat/pedal.
  • + 21
 My bad - the pins weren't installed when I took these photos.
  • + 3
 Im not convinced pins and clips are a good mix. I tried with mallets and the pins made getting out hard (perhaps its just me). I think the flat shoe contact will be enough as the cleat provides the stability and grip
  • + 1
 @chrismac70: In the wet the pins come in handy setting your foot before fully clipping in. I imagine the pins will be low profile on these DMR's.
  • + 3
 @mikelevy: You had ONE job!
  • + 6
 I don't ride clips at all

But these still look damn awesome!! Amazing job @dmrbikes
  • + 5
 That's my name. Can I have a free pair?
  • + 3
 spring loaded platform, high angle for cleat engagement before then sitting flat... with SPD cleats and DMR quality... I'm getting these.. Xmas pressie sorted!
  • + 3
 will the files be free for 3D printing? I think it is cool to see a company acknowledging that consumer 3D printers are really good now and aren't too uncommon.
  • - 2
 I am pretty sure they are saying about the nylon blocks being printed not the whole thing (as that wouldn't work). if you have your own printer you can obviously use CAD software so you can make your own files easy enough anyway. Smile no need for free files.
  • + 0
 It's like deja vu... The market/people preference is
Everyone use Platform, then everyone use clip, then someone use platform with clip, then back to simply clip, and then platform no clip, now platform with clip... OK enough sorry guys
  • + 1
 Don't purchase these! The end cap, screw, and spring fell off after about 5 rides and DMR's customer service is awful. They do not carry spare parts and will not warranty their pedals.
  • + 2
 I usually ride flats, but have mallet dh for those rare events. These look pretty nice though, and I'd be willing to give them a shot. Different colors though please.
  • + 5
 Vaults forever!
  • + 1
 Like these pedals a lot. I've been waiting for Shimano to release their updated DX pedals for ages and it looks like DMR have done it for them Go DMR!
  • + 2
 I don't even run clips and I want these pedals.
  • + 2
 I'm selling my HT's. That's all.
  • + 3
 Eurobike's on! Giddyup!
  • + 2
 Get in there DMR. You guys rock!
  • + 3
 I like gold.
  • + 1
 Why is so f@#%@$ hard for the producer to put those pedals on a scale? Weight: TBA. F#%@ off!
  • + 1
 Tba weight?

Therefore 578g
  • + 0
 Dimensions?
  • + 0
 Nice!
  • + 0
 Very nice.
  • - 2
 they look cool!!!!! will Fairclough use these ?? Big Grin
  • + 6
 yes and Sam Hill too
  • + 7
 why would he? he's tried racing clips in the past and has returned to flats. he's having one of his best recent World Cup seasons to date. come on Bren win one of these!
  • + 1
 @frankfitzpatrick: That would be awesome - Brendog to win the last World Cup of the year then Rampage. #1 Freehiller in the world.
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