DMR V12 Magnesium pedal review - appealing design delivers ample grip and support

Lightweight and serviceable full-metal pedals that won't break the bank

DMR V12 pedals in black
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The V12s make a great flat pedal for both gravel and leisure riding. They deliver grip, stability and comfort in a lightweight package. The magnesium body is robust and should be durable, while the serviceable axle and bearings will help to extend the life of the pedals further still. Unlike many cheaper flats, the pins are adjustable, allowing you to dial in the level of grip to suit your needs.

Reasons to buy
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    Large, supportive platform

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    Serviceable parts

Reasons to avoid
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    Adjustable pins can potentially be 'rounded’

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DMR pedals are renowned in the mountain bike world - and the V12 is regarded as something of a classic. 

While the flat platform shape is primarily designed for flat bar trail riding, it has obvious benefits for gravel, as well as for those who ride hybrid bikes, be it for work or leisure. As a result you'll find a number of similar styles featured in our guide to the best flat pedals for gravel and urban use.

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