DMR Releases a New V11 Composite Pedal

Nov 3, 2020
by DMR Bikes  
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Press Release: DMR Bikes

Presenting the V11 pedal. For those that favour the durability, compliance and affordability of composite pedals, the new benchmark choice from DMR has arrived!

We know a winning formula when we see one. That's why the V11 is moulded with the same proven shape as the legendary Vault pedal, providing a huge platform and concave surface.

Developed, tested and refined in conjunction with DMR team rider and designer Olly Wilkins, we can guarantee the V11 is well qualified for a regular dose of heavy punishment.

bigquotesSome things don’t need changing. The V11 shares everything we’ve learnt from years producing the best large platform flat. The size, shape and concave from my favourite pedal is now available with a composite body and in a range of colours which don’t wear off when you smash a rock. Perfect for those...who smash rocks...like me! Olly Wilkins aka ODUB23

V11 Turquoise Closeup
Big 104x104mm platform

The V11 benefits from DMR’s unique concave shape that allows your foot to sit deep into the centre for supreme grip.

V11 Black Closeup
The concave sweet spot

V11’s durable glass-reinforced nylon body features eleven replaceable steel pins each side for rock-solid grip. All pins are secured with captive locknuts for ultimate durability. Outer pins are Vault Moto pins that sink deep into your shoe, keeping your foot well and truly planted.

V11 Red Closeup
Moto outer pins for insane grip

V11 is fully rebuildable with the same proven internals as DMR Vault pedals, guaranteeing ride after ride with no-nonsense performance.

V11 Internals
V11 shares the Vault internals

Available in eight stand out colours:


Black
Black


Blue
Blue



Purple
Purple


Green
Green



Yellow
Yellow


Orange
Orange



Red
Red


Turquoise
Turquoise


Specs:

• 105mm x 105mm platform
• Low profile 19mm body with 16mm concave foot bed
• Tuneable with 11 replaceable steel pins per side
• Moto Pins at the leading and trailing edges for serious grip
• All pins secured with captive locknut
• Strong Forged 4140 Cro-moly steel axles (9/16") with hardened black finish
• 6mm hex key fitting (no pedal spanner flats)
• Fully serviceable, all spares available for a long life
• Weight: 450g/pair
• Colours: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Turquoise, Yellow.
• SRP: £50 / €49,99 EURO / $59.99 USD / $79.99 AUD

Thanks for reading, we hope to see you guys ripping these pedals on the trails in the near future. You can find out more here. If there are other colours you would like to see, be sure to let us know in the comments!

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@dmrbikes @odub_23


122 Comments

  • 41 5
 Huge fan of plastic pedals here, lighter, stronger, cheaper and don't hook up on rock strikes as much.... Never going back to rattly alloy pedals and constantly having studs ripped out.
  • 13 0
 I'm looking at new flats and would consider plastic pedals, but are they really stronger? do they last as long?
  • 11 0
 @GumptionZA: Yes and yes.

@ctd07 good plastic pedals are great! These are the same weight as many aluminium ones though. Still,if they grip like Vault's, they're going to be good.
  • 5 0
 @GumptionZA: I've got nothing to compare to as i've only used plastic pedals - Nukeproof's Neutron and Horizon models (Horizon is also the alloy pedal but they do a composite model too). First set i ever bought still working perfectly. The only reason i've bought more is to go on other bikes.

I've had loads of rock strikes and they've held up perfectly well. The only thing that would tempt me to alloy is aesthetics (ooh, shiny!). But price normally over-rules since i can't justify £80-£100+ for alloy pedals when £20-£30 ones work flawlessly.
  • 20 0
 These are actually heavier than the alloy Vaults, which are 430g/pair.
  • 7 0
 Dito, but 450g is far from light ;-)
  • 12 16
flag styleguide (Nov 3, 2020 at 1:03) (Below Threshold)
 @Davec85: Theres are much better plastic pedals out there than these. My favorites are the OneUps, but RaceFace and Nukeproof are also great.
  • 31 1
 @styleguide: Of course there are lots of options out there, but we have done it our way Smile

We've taken the Vault, which is an award winning pedal design, and recreated it in a composite body. It's the same platform size, the same concave shape, the same durable and serviceable internals. We've used Moto pins on the outer edges, which are also derived from the Vault. This is Vault performance for the masses.
  • 5 2
 @dmrbikes: Looks way overbuilt. Much more plastic than aluminum on the original one?

Like it that these are real pins, not those super thin ones on other plastic pedals.
  • 6 3
 @GumptionZA: Yes and Yes. I rode my OneUp Pedals longer than any other aluminium pedal before. Absolutely flawless design, strong, durable, light and cheap.
  • 4 1
 @GumptionZA: I used to run Vaults on the old bike. Personally, didn't find the bearing sealing was great, and they looked a bit sorry where the paint had been smashed off. Now have one up plastic pedals. They have at least as much grip as the Vaults, I've smashed them into loads of stuff and they still look good, all the pins are intact.
  • 6 0
 @dmrbikes: Threadlock on the pins out of the box? I hate buying pedals and finding every one of the damn pins needs removing in order to finish the job.
  • 3 1
 @blackforest: the OneUp composites look amazing, but the oil slick option for the alloy one is tempting...
  • 6 0
 @pbuser2299: Yes they have threadlock on!
  • 2 0
 This. Exactly.
  • 4 0
 Fair play to you dmr, Not everyone can afford the ally ones, and now people can get the same performance but a little cheaper@dmrbikes:
  • 4 0
 @pbuser2299: absolutely. I've run Vaults for years and decided to go all out with some magnesium ones with ti axles this year (£££). Managed to strip two threads from the main body of the pedal threadlocking the pins :-(

Might try these instead next as I like the shape of the Vault, but I wouldn't recommend the mag version.
  • 1 0
 @dmrbikes: Is there a rider weight limit on these? And didn't the regular Vault have a limit? It's not shown on the website now but I thought it used to be.
  • 2 1
 I like the overall plastic pedal concept, but am it off by the M3 pins they tend to use. I've tried Burgtecs and Oneups on friends bikes and together with Five Ten Impacts the thin pins give a weird, floaty feel, like if they dig and move around within the sole. The M4 pins on my Nukeproof Horizons feel way, way better
  • 1 1
 @Davec85: strong. light, cheap. Pick two
  • 3 1
 @dmrbikes: I‘m sure that the grip and feel is phantastic. It must be with 11 pins per side, a concave platform and the highly praised alu Vault in the background.
But I also think you missed the chance to make the pedals lighter than their alu brothers.
As we have seen the reliability is not a problem with plastic pedals.
But cudos to DMR for going their own way.
  • 7 0
 @dmrbikes: I've been a big fan of the vaults (when using flats) but one thing I'd like to see is a better sealing system. I rode my vaults last season for a few races when the weather was just too gnarly for clips, and the bushing and internals got destroyed pretty quick. Mine developed quite a bit of bushing slop which was rather disappointing. Overall, I love the look and feel of these pedals when using flats, but the durability could have been much better.
  • 1 0
 @styleguide: have u tried DMR vaults or these to make a valid comparison
  • 5 0
 @blackforest: Yes, and the Oneup composite pedals are only 355g, nearly 100g lighter...
  • 1 0
 @DanielP07: The vaults have been my last alloy pedals. I switched to NP electrons in 2015 I think.
The vaults were fine pedals and had surely more grip but the electrons were good for me too.
I think flat pedals just have to do their job inconspicuously. And of course it's the system of pedal, shoe and rider...
  • 1 0
 @GumptionZA: riding one up composite pedals now after years on chromag scarab and they're just fine (and 3 times cheaper)
  • 2 0
 get an issi flat pedal and you'll never go back
  • 1 0
 @GumptionZA: I've used both through my cycling career but got convinced on plastic after riding a bunch of street BMX ... I consider bmx-ing to be harder on pedals than mtb and nobody I know had any issues with plastic pedals, hell even pros use them.
I remember using the plastic odyssey back in 2010, when they first came out they didn't have pins, instead, they had patterns which worked pretty well until they wore off, they were awful in the rain also.... plastic pedals with metal pins are the way to go, lighter, cheaper and forgiving pedal strikes
  • 2 0
 @GumptionZA: Plastic pedals are the best, I've also found in colder weather they maintain grip and don't ice over as easily. All and all plastic are the way to go.
  • 1 0
 @styleguide: Agreed, I own Deity Deftrap pedals and they have a large platform and feel great.
  • 2 0
 @BillyBoy0519: And OneUp offer a great warranty service. Buy with confidence.
  • 1 0
 Be super keen to try. Do you find the plastic is sliperier in the wet than alloy?
  • 1 0
 @shred14: Bru this is information I wouldnt put the burden of learning on my worst enemy, you need so move somewhere warmer!

but thanks, will be ordering plastic flats soon
  • 1 0
 @GumptionZA: ahhaha, whats better than riding in cold, wet weather?? *everything*
  • 1 0
 @shred14: Ice over?? Where do you live?? Alaska??
  • 1 0
 @jomacba: haha no, the PNW. I just have a bad habit of riding in weather that most people consider ridiculous to ride in. One time I rode when there was snow on the ground and it was snowing/raining and about 22° out, my pedals iced over. Believe it or not, this has happened a few times. Just so you know the trails drain very well and don't rut in the mud.
  • 2 0
 @shred14: I too live in the PNW. Up here in Canadaland 22° is primo weather. I am also guilty of riding in the least ideal conditions, but a bad day on the bike is better than a good day off imo. We typically avoid the trails that get destroyed in wet weather riding too, however alot of the training trails up here are way better in the wet than the dry.
  • 2 0
 @jomacba: I can definitely agree most of the trails ride better in the wet. I wouldn't be surprised if they were specifically designed for the wet weather. Anyday on a bike is 96.9% better than most other things.
  • 2 0
 @shred14: I agree anyday on a bike is better than most things, but probably about 97.1% better for me....lol
  • 24 1
 Disappointed to see that they use the same rubber seal.
Constantly have to rebuild my vaults. However, I bought a pack of 10 bushes as they're usually the only piece that needs replacing. The seal doesn't do much and the bushes work their way out of the pedal body.

@dmrbikes your vault service kit is way too expensive. I don't understand why you need to include the aluminium cap. Can you not do a refresh kit consisting of 2 bushes, 2 bearings and 2 seals? This will be way more in line with what 99.9% of pedals need and should be a much more appropriate ~£12 or so.

Having to service them every month or 2 at £25 a go is ridiculous. (Hence buying a pack of bushes direct from igus)
  • 12 1
 Glad to see someone mention this. It only takes a few rides before there's a bit of play. I always end up greasing the crap out of the pedals. If it wasn't for that one issue the vaults would be perfect imo.
  • 8 0
 Servicing every months or two?!? I have had a single pair of DMR Vaults since 2016 that I switch between my DH and trail bike all the time, and have never had to service them (and in all fairness it has never occurred to me to service them as they have been flawless - knock on wood).
  • 3 1
 I was about to add the same thing, I had a set of the bearings disintegrate on me mid-ride recently before the pedal fell off. Luckily I was cycling up hill at the time or I might well not be commenting on here today...
  • 3 0
 Never had a problem with the bearings on mine but the bushing on my trailing foot pedal regularly works its way out. Has happened on both sets I've had.
  • 5 1
 Totally agree, I'm on my second set, both have needed regular rebuilds, as the seal is pants and allows dirt in the bush and chews it up. I've also noticed that if not caught early enough, the combo of grit and moisture in the bush allows corrosion on the axle where the bush seats just making it worse. Really disappointing to see this unchanged by DMR, its a well mentioned issue on tests and forums. Seems DMR are answering all questions on here except those relating to the seal though! Since my last rebuild, I've put three extra O rings on the axles, before the seal, so that they push against the seal, holding it tight to the body. Its helped considerably.
  • 2 0
 I have two sets, both years old, both running nicely. Agree with you on the cost of the service kit, but at least they supply one!
  • 4 1
 My Vaults need a rebuild every year because the bushing wears out. Everything else can last much longer. I usually just grease the hell out of it until I can rebuild them. But since these are plastic, you're unlikely to hear the 'rebuild me' noise when it needs it.
  • 1 0
 Weren't people at the Singletrackworld forum replacing the Vault bushings with metal ones? I recall some threads about it, some were reporting an exponential increase in durability
  • 1 0
 the only time i had issues with my seals was when my bushing wasn't pressed in all the way, so the seal wasn't doing anything. light tap with a hammer and the vault service tool fixed the issue
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the heads up. They look great but that sounds super annoying lol. Luckily plenty of other brands with some sick looking purple pedals. You'd think it would be an easy enough problem to fix, but they don't even seem to be responding to people's questions about it haha.
  • 4 0
 @BmxCarl: Good idea to preload the seals using o-rings! I have also experienced the spindle corrosion under the bush, despite keeping a 6 month clean and re-grease schedule. I always wondered how a company based in the UK could make a pedal with such poor shaft seals.
  • 1 0
 While Vaults have been some of my favorite pedals. They are comparable to Spank pedals where I had to rebuild them all the time and the durability wasn't as good. T-Macs are now my go to pedal.
  • 4 1
 100% agree that for a British company, the Vaults don't survive wet weather. I got very bored regreasing and replacing the innards. And the axle corroded inside the pedal
  • 3 0
 I have given up on Vaults great grip, but eat bushings. Pretty sure they never used to be as quick to wear as they are now?
  • 1 0
 Nice to hear I'm not the only one. Sold mine after 6 months,worst money spent on pedals ever.. it's all real ball bearings for me now.
  • 5 0
 I guess the extra weight comes from the locknuts under, holding the grip pins? I would have expected these to be lighter than the Alu Vaults but they are slightly heavier. I guess they are designed to last though with this pin setup!

Love my Vaults by the way. 4 seasons in now, around the year, some hard smashes, no problems. Just rebuilt them with the rebuild kit ( a bit overdue.. ) and now back to original tightness.
  • 23 0
 Yep, all metal pins with the captive nuts, and a tough nylon composite that will take a beating. Our philosophy is that for those in the market at this price, weight saving isn't the top priority, but durability and performance definitely are!
  • 8 1
 Thanks DMR, I just logged in online to buy a set, wife threw a blanket and the pillows at me........guess that means I am on the couch AGAIN tonight
  • 3 0
 Look good - and with the price of many alloy pedals getting to £100 or more it brings things back to more affordable levels.

Whoever is making these nylon pedals must be unbelievably busy right now, almost every brand has one - Wellgo, VP?
  • 7 0
 The shape of pins... They were tested on pig corpses to rip flesh better?
  • 4 0
 Nah, tested on the corpses of amateurs who rode crabapple hits for the first time clipped in.
  • 7 0
 Scudgood. You are welcome
  • 1 0
 The secrets out!
  • 1 0
 So basically the nukeproof nylon pedals, but even 6€ cheaper ... thx
  • 11 0
 @cxfahrer: No open mould for us!
  • 1 0
 I've just ordered a pair for my guest bike. I will have to try them out first of course.
  • 4 1
 It looks good with the Vault shape and dimensions and with 7 moto pins per side. but why ruining it with those 4 stubby pins per side? They don’t penetrate well enough through the soles and they are one of the reasons I chose the Brendog Signature Vault rather than the normal one.
  • 2 0
 I would guess using the shorter pins in the middle of the pedal gives them a more concave feel under foot and makes it feel more secure in the rough stuff.
  • 2 0
 @Patrick9-32: I disagree because first, the traction on flat pedals affected mostly by the pins and less by the pedal shape. In fact there are flat pedals out there with convex shape that are very grippy, like Canfield Crampon Ultimate and One Up.
Second, having pins on the perimeter only, allows the shoe sinking well enough into the pedal even if all the pins are the same height. Not to mention the spindle house in DMR pedals is also concave, if you know what I mean.
  • 1 0
 I remove the 2 pins which are closest to the crank, to make it more concave and stop them from getting stuck against the outer of the sole when I try to shift my foot closer inwards. Helps immensely.
  • 2 0
 @tekjim: that’s exactly how Sam Hill sets up his pedals
  • 3 0
 I've ran RaceFace Chesters, Crank Brothers Stamp 1(Large size) and OneUp. All composite pedals.

The Chesters and OneUp are both far more grip than the Stamps, even though the stamps are the largest platform. The problem there is the stamps don't have much concave which makes the grip feel iffy.

The Chesters are super grippy with a good shoe, but I like a larger platform. OneUp have been wonderful, but I tossed them on my girls bike.

I don't feel like a 105x105 platform is HUGE, rather one of the smaller options actually compared to what I have listed above for the most part.

Really like that outer pin style on these DMRs, but that platform size is making me lean towards the Deity Deftraps personally. Selling my Chesters and Stamps.

Honestly extremely happy with the durability. Plenty of rock and tree smashes, and minus some minor cosmetic, I haven't had any issues breaking a pedal. Plus they color doesn't scrap off like alloy pedals, and they tend to slide across rocks easier I feel.

The DMR are one of the smaller, one of the heaviest, and one of the thickest composite pedals.
  • 3 0
 deftraps are fantastic. grippier than chesters by quite a bit, but not as lethal to my shins as my TMacs
  • 1 0
 @steezysam: More grip than chesters almost sounds frightening, as I felt there were times I had to pick my foot up to reposition it. That's not the case with the Stamps, wanted to love them but feel I lost confidence in my foot placement/grip after putting them on.
  • 3 0
 WahWah2's have that big platform and pretty good grip. They also don't have the spindle down the middle sticking up like the OneUp's.
  • 1 0
 @Svinyard: OneUp have enough concave that you don't even notice the axle spindle. Only one that I have ran that you notice it, is the Stamps as they aren't concave. That platform is big though, need more pins!
  • 4 0
 @MAZphoto: Lol...they aren't concave. They are the opposite, convex. Its a bit odd. They are nice pedals but plenty of people can feel that spindle with it being raised and the shape being convex. Love OneUp but I'm not a huge fan of the pedal shape.
  • 1 0
 @Svinyard: I stand corrected, they are listed as convex. My bad. I have a set, I don't notice it anywhere near as bad as the Stamps are which is why I was thinking they had a small amount of concave shape. I think the pins might stand taller on the OneUp, where it seems the pins need to be a bit longer on the Stamps.
  • 2 0
 @Svinyard: the oneup pedals are for mid-foot riders. Oh he concave shape fits really nicely in the arch of your foot.
  • 2 0
 @Svinyard: The convex*

Fingers and brain slipped.
  • 6 3
 Was excited to see these... but then I saw the weight. Why so heavy? Most composite pedal options come in around 100g lighter than these (e.g. Oneup, Nukeproof etc). At that weight might as well buy aluminium.
  • 3 1
 This is a genuine question I have too.
  • 3 3
 @Afterschoolsports: then you both should actually read the comments, because it was answered approx 1 hour before Paco asked.
  • 2 1
 @just6979: or it could be communicated effectively without having to scrape the comments to find out.
  • 2 2
 @Afterschoolsports: or it's like asking the price of a supercar: if you have to ask, maybe it's not for you. I think the riders buying this pedal just want it to be grippy and strong, period. Another 100 grams in the pedals just doesn't really matter all that much for riding done on these pedals.
  • 1 1
 Really? Wear lighter socks if these are too heavy for you.
  • 2 0
 I'm on the oneups. Would enjoy a group test of those vs. these, deftraps, wah wahs, and chesters To me, the gradually rising but still very palatable price of plastic pedals shows that they are the widely accepted norm and aluminum is now just for high end looks.
  • 3 0
 Well this was not what I expected to see when I woke up this morning. Great to see DMR pushing out great looking me products.
  • 3 0
 lol what did you expect this morning?
  • 1 0
 @Brklss: diarrhea
  • 1 0
 I've had a couple legit composite pedals snap but these look solid and grippy. Good job drm!

For those wondering about durability: my experience is that alloy pedals crack when you smash them into rocks etc. but composites just slide over them... composites in the other hand crack with time and fatique.
  • 2 0
 Wuuuuut??!?!? Rebuildable plastic pedals! Hell yea! I have the metal Vault and V12 pedals and while they're great, they make a ton of noise when the bushing wears out. With these plastic ones, it'll just remain silent!
  • 1 0
 Composite flats for winter are warmer. No aluminum heat sink sucking the heat from your feet. Or worse a steel cleat. I just got Bontrager flats which are great. No spindle hump under the foot and nylock nuts keeping the pins secure. They thread in from behind so the hex in the pin is protected. I put Chromag Synth on my hardtail and I’m less impressed. But that’s a hardtail so more bouncing and harder to keep the shoes in contact. I may have to source some small nylock nuts at some point if the pins start backing out en masse.
  • 1 1
 Have you considered wearing shoes?
  • 6 3
 These look really good. Would be even better if lighter and made from ocean plastic.
  • 4 3
 You mean Carbon right?
  • 4 0
 Very nice. I'm currently running some first edition V8's and I love them.
  • 3 1
 @dmrbikes Would of been nice to see them made out of recycled plastic. You could of launched the only sustainable pedals on the market.
  • 2 0
 I don't know if 19mm counts as low profile anymore...

But _this_ is the way to do a composite pedal: exactly like the alloy, just plastic!
  • 2 1
 Wellgo make the Alu ones (original V8s were rebranded off the shelf Wellgo LU313s), so I’d be surprised if these aren’t Wellgo too.
  • 3 0
 Love my DMR vaults, can see myself with a pair of these in Turquoise!
  • 3 1
 Probably keep their colour longer than the 2 rides before half the paint came off my Vaults....
  • 2 0
 I've had that with ever alloy flat pedal tbf
  • 1 0
 @T4THH: I've got my pedal innovations ones that I've been running hard for a year and look nearly new
  • 1 0
 @T4THH: I have 3 year old race face aeffect
And the red is still shining.
  • 1 0
 ISO that recycled "unicorn hair" carbon from Canyon frames type of pedal...but I'm still spinning Fookers...so many options out there.
  • 2 0
 Just got the TMac ones for my Trail bike (no buyers remorse, awesomeness), But I’m going this route or V12’s for my DJ
  • 2 0
 Fine, take my money!! What's the best way to order online delivering to the US?
  • 1 0
 These are some hardcore plastic pedals. And the pedals share the same internals as the aluminum ones . Well thought out pedals.
  • 1 0
 @dmrbikes
So are they a little bit thicker than the vaults?

I love my vaults, and the moto pins this could be a good option for the hardtail.
  • 5 3
 YAY more plastic....... ????
  • 2 0
 Do these used recycled/recyclable material?
  • 2 0
 Shimano is the father of this design, with their DX pedals from the 80's.
  • 1 0
 Exactly - original DMR V8 and V12 were rebadged Wellgo LU313 - copies of the Shimano DX.
  • 2 0
 Yes please!
  • 2 0
 I am buying these rn
  • 1 0
 @dmrbikes will there be gold pins available?
  • 3 0
 No. Only oil slick.
  • 1 0
 Are these available to purchase anywhere yet?
  • 2 1
 Chester ... is that you ?
  • 1 0
 Best pedals. 2 years zero issues

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