DMR's V11 is a much cheaper Vault

DMR V11 pedal
Colorful and effective, DMR's new V11 is a premium plastic pedal (Image credit: DMR)

DMR has added a second nylon product to its pedal portfolio.

Although most committed flat pedal riders have long viewed anything but alloy construction with great derision, the latest generation of composite pedals are proving their worth.

Using superior materials, with greater impact resistance and grip, the new V11 complements its existing V6 nylon pedal but targets a more premium mountain bike customer than existing composite pedals on the market.

Drawing from DMR’s vast experience in flat pedal product development, all the ergonomics and traction properties you’d expect in its alloy Vault pedal, has filtered into the V11 design.

DMR V11 pedal

The V11 is fully rebuildable using the same internals as the Vault (Image credit: DMR)

A bargain Vault 

After two and a half decades in flat pedal fabrication, there is very little that DMR remains unaware of. The company’s industrial designers settled upon a new glass-reinforced nylon body structure for its new V11. 

The platform has generous 105mm x 105mm length and width measurements, making a virtually a composite copy of the legendary Vault. Pedal thickness rates at 19mm, tapering to 16mm at the pedal’s concave sections.

Delivering the new DMR V11’s grip interface, are 11 steel pins. DMR has selected Moto-style pins for their trailing edge properties, which dig more securely into a flat pedal shoe’s rubber sole.

Nylon pedals have traditionally triggered issues with steel pins, especially when it comes to extracting them after a severe rock strike. DMR’s solution has been to use pins with a flared base and locknut securing mechanism, making replacement less of an annoyance.

The DMR V11 nylon pedal spins a 4130-series chromoly axle and therefore has no rider weight limit. Low friction DU-bushings are used for in-board rotational balance, whilst a sealed cartridge bearing keeps things spinning smoothly on the outside.

Available in seven vivid colors (and black), DMR’s V11 has a weight classification of 450g per pair and prices at $59.99, which is less than half of the alloy Vault pedal set. 

For those riders who desire the Vault’s grip and design features, at a much lower price point, these new V11s are a great product initiative by DMR.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for, and Cycling News.