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Old 02-27-06, 05:40 AM   #1
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DMR V8's?

Has anyone had any experience with these pedals? Pro's? Cons? I've found a new cheap set and are considering replace my stock no-name brand ones. Just by looking at them I can tell that these pedals are for freeriding, dirt jumping and possibly downhill riding.

I'm not too sure about using these for XC, but I have heard they grip really well. The pedals I have now just don't suit me. Do most pedals fit on most crankarms? I really wouldn't mind having these pedals, they do look great, but would you recommend for XC?

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Old 02-27-06, 11:39 AM   #2
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the v8 is the standard flat pedal, free spinning, strong, grippy as hell. theyre good for pretty much anything. - i use them on my own maxlight.

however if your a weight weeny you may want to look for a set of v12 mags.
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Old 02-27-06, 12:44 PM   #3
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I have a set on my XC/all mountain bike and they're very nice, they're a very popular choice over here because of the low price, the immense grip and the high quality.

I also have a set on my freeride bike which takes regular abuse.
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jus bought myself a pair of v8s on sunday i was going to put them on before and my current pedals are jammed on solid!! if anyones got any ideas how to remove them please help.

p.s. cant wait to use the v8s
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Old 02-27-06, 03:33 PM   #5
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a cheater bar, liquid wrench, hammer...you know the left pedal is threaded backwards(left hand thread) right? Either way, those are what I'd do. Or if I was rich and weak I'd buy some new cranks.
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Old 02-27-06, 03:35 PM   #6
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jus bought myself a pair of v8s on sunday i was going to put them on before and my current pedals are jammed on solid!! if anyones got any ideas how to remove them please help.
Don't you work in the "bike shop" of a department store?
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Old 02-27-06, 04:07 PM   #7
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Don't you work in the "bike shop" of a department store?
yeh i do, but i dont take pedals off regularly its usually putting them on!!
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Old 02-27-06, 04:08 PM   #8
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a cheater bar, liquid wrench, hammer...you know the left pedal is threaded backwards(left hand thread) right? Either way, those are what I'd do. Or if I was rich and weak I'd buy some new cranks.
lol i realised this about 30mins ago im such an idiot. you see i dont have a stand at home so it confuses me were as at work its in a stand so its easier to figure out!! i will get it off tmoz now!
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More evidence against buying a bike at a department store!
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oooooo i didnt by my bike at a department store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was at my lbs!! like fuk i would by my cindercone from some ****y store!
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I'm not referring to your bike, I was talking about you.
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why!
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Are you serious? Read your posts in this thread and then you should understand.
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Thanks guys. I'll try my best to get them. Red pedals will defintaly stand out on a black bike...
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why!

Because department store "bike shop" employees are not as trained as LBS employees. If you are having a hard time with your pedals, that indicates that the person who buys a bike from your place may be riding a bike assembled by someone not fully trained. If the employee is not fully trained, the bike may be dangerous.

(Plus you took offense about buying a bike from a (your) department store. Shows your faith in the employees. )
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a cheater bar, liquid wrench, hammer...you know the left pedal is threaded backwards(left hand thread) right? Either way, those are what I'd do. Or if I was rich and weak I'd buy some new cranks.
Yeah a 16lb demolition hammer..
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