DMR Vault Flat Pedal Review
In this DMR Vault Flat Pedal review, we take a close look at the large platform pedal. Designed to perform equally both at home, on the mountain, and even when riding Downhill. A pedal that boasts grip and stability even on the roughest of trails.
- LARGE – 105mm x 105mm
- LIGHT – 430g per pair
- SLIM – 17mm concave foot bed
- LOW PROFILE – For great clearance
- BIG PLATFORM – For the biggest jumps.
- TOUGH – Extruded 6061 Aluminium and 4140 CroMo Steel axles
- TUNEABLE – 11 pins per Vault pedal. Flip the pins to fine-tune the grip
- SERVICEABLE – High load DU bush and cartridge bearing
- Extruded and CNC Machined Aluminium body
- 4140 CroMo plated axle
- 105mm x 105mm Platform area
- 17mm Concave
- 22 replaceable Flip Pins
- 430g per pair of Vaults.
Platform: 105mm x 105mm.
NB Torque setting at the Axle to Crank, for all the DMR Bikes pedal range, is 40 – 55Nm.
DMR Vault Review
I previously reviewed the DMR VAULT MIDI pedal which is the smaller version of this pedal. You can read that review here: DMR VAULT MIDI Pedal Review.
The DMR VAULT is a very popular pedal that has been around for a few years. This is great news as this means that service parts are easy to obtain if needed at all as the pedals are very durable.
First impressions when the pedals arrived where they look stunning. They are really nicely finished with the machined aluminum black body and copper coloured pins. I was dreading getting my first scratches on them as I knew they would never look this good again.
There was no easing in period with these pedals. I felt comfortable on them from the word go and have been really impressed with the grip. Having been a clipless rider for a few years I only recently switched back to flats but have decided to stick with flat pedals as in my opinion they are more fun. So it really helps when you find a pedal such as the Vault that gives such a confidence-inspiring grip.
I’ve had these pedals for around a month now and although they do have some scratches and scuff as well as no longer looking pristine clean they still look pretty awesome. I’ve not needed to do anything to them service wise and all the pedal pins are still tight.
I’ll be continuing to use these pedals for a while longer yet as I’m really enjoying using them.
The only negatives I have found are that as the pedal platform is quite large and they are 17mm thick I do get the occasional pedal strike that I haven’t on smaller, thinner platform pedals. DMR has made some effort to reduce this by chamfering the corners which probably also save some weight and look great too. Pedal strikes are few and far between but may be an issue on those bikes with really low bottom brackets or longer cranks.
What do you think of the DMR Vault Flat pedals? Do you prefer clips or flats? Have you used any other DMR products? Let us know in the comments below.
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