DMR V8 Grease Port Flat Pedal

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Reasonable Value

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The Good:

Strong, cheap, available in tons of colors, pretty grippy.

The Bad:

Paint wore easily, some pins snapped off, heavy, slight play in the bearings.

Overall Review:

I'll start by saying that I used these pedals for three years, and only ended up replacing them to colour-code my bike. During those three years, they were a reliable and worry-free product. I didn't really use the grease port feature, because being a dirt jumper I actually wanted to minimize pedal spin. Though the pedals are certainly heavy, (523 grams I believe) they easily stood up to three seasons of abuse, which says a lot for a 40$ pedal. The paint wore off somewhat quickly and theend capsfell off, but this had no effect on performance whatsoever. After three seasons, a total of 7 pins fell off, but with 5.10 shoes they were still Read More »

Overall Review:

I'll start by saying that I used these pedals for three years, and only ended up replacing them to colour-code my bike. During those three years, they were a reliable and worry-free product.  I didn't really use the grease port feature, because being a dirt jumper I actually wanted to minimize pedal spin.  Though the pedals are certainly heavy, (523 grams I believe) they easily stood up to three seasons of abuse, which says a lot for a 40$ pedal.  The paint wore off somewhat quickly and the end caps fell off, but this had no effect on performance whatsoever.  After three seasons, a total of 7 pins fell off, but with 5.10 shoes they were still adequately grippy.  I was also impressed with the bearings, yes there was some play but not a distracting amount.

Overall, a good value pedal that is quite strong and certainly cheap.  A good candidate for a budget dirt jump or downhill bike.

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Vital MTB member HMBA106
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A false economy pedal

Rating:
The Good:

Cheap, some pins can be removed.

The Bad:

Paint chips easily, aren't greased properly, bad bearings, end caps all off, heavy.

Overall Review:

These come with a grease injector that you are supposed to inject the grease into your pedal. However this grease isn't enough and without taking the pedal apart not enough grease will get on the bearings and who wants to start playing around with a cup, cone and loose bearings on a new product? They'll start grinding very young. Add to that the fact the pedals are thick as a brick and too narrow. You'd be better off spending your money on a sealed bearing Wellgo pedal, which are probably made in the same factory anyhow.

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Vital MTB member ZMC888
6998 ZMC888 http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/6998/avatar/c50_Lew_drop_avatar.jpg?1352425516 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/ZMC888,6998/all 03/03/11 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/ZMC888,6998/setup 5 25 59 1

Specifications

Product DMR V8 Grease Port Flat Pedal
Riding Type Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban
Body Material
Body Material Details
Bearing Type Precision ground loose ball bearings
Spindle Spec
Pin Spec
Colors
Weight 1 lb 2.6 oz (528 g)
Miscellaneous Grease port and ‘V-Lube’ grease syringe included in the box. Fully serviceable – most spares are available from stock including ½" (BMX) axles.
Price $32.30
More Info DMR website