Wellgo pedals .What's in a name ?
Wellgo are one of the biggest, if not the biggest pedal manufacturer in the world iirc.
They make loads of pedals of other people, including DMR. Have a look on their website in their products sections, then take a look at other more expensive pedal companies and see how many you match up, theres bloody loads.Posted 8 years agoPeterPoddyMember
OK may not last as long ?
Tell you what, OF, spend 15 mins opening the axle up, squirting in some decent grease (Not bike specific crap) and I bet you they'll last forever. I just bought a £200 Carrera Subway commuter and it came with some cheap Wellgo DX copies, I did this before I rode it and, no word of a lie, the bearings have zero play and are as smooth as silk. Lovely. 🙂
mate has a set of DMR V8s and they run like a loose rattily things.
That, again, will be because they've never been serviced, no more, no less. V8s even come with a grease port and some grease!Posted 8 years agobobloMember
My wife has a pair of spd copies on the tandem. They've done well over 20k loaded touring miles and DISASTER, I regreased and fettled them for the first time last year. I also have a pair of VP (XTR copies) that have about 5k miles on them, no problems.
IIRC, they were about £15.Posted 8 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Currently using some B54’s (I think?) half the price of other similar pedals, Quite good, pretty grippy better than V8/V12’s not a patch on Eastons but a fraction of their price…
Had their V8’s for a while found the shape a bit wrong/small but the pedals themselves worked fine, relegated to the BMX for now…
As already stated the DMR V8/V12’s are manufactured by wellgo anyway so in answer to your question “What’s in a name?” Naff all really…
They’re all approximate copies of the original DX flat anyway, no reason to get precious over branding really when everything is a copy is there?Posted 8 years agoslowriderMember
i wish wellgo made a copy of something a bit bigger like a flatboy or a straitline. i love my v12 copies with ti axles but ideally i wish they were bigger. £50 from the bay, 1/3 of most ti pedals. i replaced the pins straight away for straitline style ones, i find grub screws in magnesium pedals just chew them up when you bash themPosted 8 years agojohnikgriffSubscriber
Like others i've had a set of the orignal "v12 copies" for well over 10 years. Still run perfect.
Put a set of MG-1 Ti's on my new bike last year, very light. Started with DMR V12 (non copies) but found them not wide eough. The MG-1's are much better, do mark up a bit, but read a tip about loctiting the pins in so did that from new and haven't lost any. Been told by friends they can see sparks off them now and again when they clip a rock, which is nice.Posted 8 years agostevedeMember
V12 copies are as mentioned before the original dmr v12 design, bearing life pretty good, half decent platform but slightly too small for me, perfect if you ride xc or not too heavy on them – cracked mine under dh use, still 2 years on they are limping through life on my commuter!!!Posted 8 years ago
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