DMR Vault Flat Pedal

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Vaults are my go to pedal for gravity riding

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The Good:

The grip and support offered by this pedal is incredible. The large platform size, concave shape and thin profile inspire confidence and the pins offer good grip with most flat-pedal specific shoes. The pedal is robust and has resisted lots of rock strikes, stumps and general abuse without much more than cosmetic damage. As the large platform also sits away from the crank (axle end is proud of the pedal body by 10-12mm) it is more prone to catching in ruts etc. than some other pedals ive tried, it does however stop my foot from rubbing the crank arm quite as much. Overall these are a great pedal for hard riding.

The Bad:

The pedals run on a plastic bush (inside edge) and small cartridge bearing (outer edge)which spin smoothly and last well, I have found that the bush develops a small amount of play quite quickly. Although this doesn’t impact the performance too much it does mean they need servicing and lubricating more regularly than others, otherwise they become noisy.

Overall Review:

These pedals have survived weekly abuse for two years and still have plenty of life left in them, despite some minor niggles with the bearing system i would not hesitate to recommend them and they remain my default pedal for most riding. They come in a range of colours and a price comparable with the competition, definately some of the best flat pedals currently on the market.

Overall Review:

These pedals have survived weekly abuse for two years and still have plenty of life left in them, despite some minor niggles with the bearing system i would not hesitate to recommend them and they remain my default pedal for most riding. They come in a range of colours and a price comparable with the competition, definately some of the best flat pedals currently on the market.

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Vital MTB member Finkill
37245 Finkill http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/37245/avatar/c50_IMAG0106_1441264847.jpg?1441264481 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Finkill,37245/all 09/02/15 1

Takes a licking but keeps on ticking

Rating:
The Good:

Light-weight, grippy as hell, tough

The Bad:

nothing I can think of (make sure to get the MAG version of these)

Overall Review:

These pedals were recommended to me from a riding buddy and I'm sure glad I took his advice. I got these as the first flat pedal I'd had in a while since I was riding shimanoclips and Teva shoes for 3-4 years straight. However, when I did make the move to riding in north van, I soon realized that I would be a lot better off riding flat pedals. That was 2 seasons ago and these puppies are still running great.

They have taken a serious beating in the time I have used them and have some nice shiny chunks taken out of the sides to show for it. And even though they looked pretty used, I haven't lost a pin or damaged a bearing yet. They are still Read More »

Overall Review:

These pedals were recommended to me from a riding buddy and I'm sure glad I took his advice. I got these as the first flat pedal I'd had in a while since I was riding shimanoclips and Teva shoes for 3-4 years straight. However, when I did make the move to riding in north van, I soon realized that I would be a lot better off riding flat pedals. That was 2 seasons ago and these puppies are still running great.

They have taken a serious beating in the time I have used them and have some nice shiny chunks taken out of the sides to show for it. And even though they looked pretty used, I haven't lost a pin or damaged a bearing yet. They are still spinning smoothly and grippy as hell to climb with. Combo these pedals with some 5.10 shoes and you will have some serious stick and control on the bike. I can honestly say that I have no interest in going back to clipless pedals anytime soon. I see the value in them but you just can't beat the weight savings and the fun factor in flats. DMR vault mag's will do you right!

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Vital MTB member astrizzle
2507 astrizzle /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/astrizzle,2507/all 04/11/10 2 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/astrizzle,2507/setup 36 143 146 24 1

Good but flawed

Rating:
The Good:

- Grippy - Look cool

The Bad:

- Reliability

Overall Review:

Great pedals, the grip can't be rivalled and the wide platform is very comfortable. For the first few months of riding they are perfect, but they do develop a few issues later in their life. The nylon bushing on the inside become very worn but switching it with a stainless steel one has removed all play and should last a lot longer. Another issue is due to being hit against rocks etc, they holes for the pins have become warped and some of the pins no longer screw in.

They are quite expensive, but if you take good care of them, they should last for a very long time.

Overall Review:

Great pedals, the grip can't be rivalled and the wide platform is very comfortable. For the first few months of riding they are perfect, but they do develop a few issues later in their life. The nylon bushing on the inside become very worn but switching it with a stainless steel one has removed all play and should last a lot longer. Another issue is due to being hit against rocks etc, they holes for the pins have become warped and some of the pins no longer screw in.

They are quite expensive, but if you take good care of them, they should last for a very long time.

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Vital MTB member dimethylarginine
36697 dimethylarginine /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/dimethylarginine,36697/all 07/31/15 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/dimethylarginine,36697/setup 3 1

Straight from the Vault

Rating:
The Good:

Flat, wide, grippy, thin (but not the thinnest out there), spin quite well, awesome looks (Batman would say: ka-BLING!). Tunable pins.

The Bad:

The colored pins don't stay colored for very long, the anodizing goes quickly. There have been some reports of bent pedals which have led to a redesign (leaving a bit more material in certain areas during the CNC process) that should address the issue. (I personally have no reliability issues to report, after 6 solid months of riding FR/DH with them). They may be a bit pricey for some budgets, but they are far from the most expensive pedals out there, and they are certainly worth every penny and cent!

Overall Review:

Bling pedal that backs up its looks with awesome performance. Wide and grippy, these are the perfect flat pedal! If you're the kind of rider who bangs their pedals hard into every rock they see, you may want to look elsewhere, but for everybody else, these rock (pun intended)! Get some!

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Vital MTB member iceman2058
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Specifications

Product DMR Vault Flat Pedal
Riding Type Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Urban
Body Material Aluminum
Body Material Details Extruded 6061 aluminum
Bearing Type High load DU bushing and cartridge bearing
Spindle Spec 4140 CroMo steel axle - 9/16-inch
Pin Spec
Colors Black, Red, White, Silver, Blue
Weight 0 lb 14.1 oz (400 g)
Miscellaneous 115mm x 115mm x 17mm // The next generation of the classic V8 and V12 family
Price $135
More Info DMR website

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