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DMR Wrath: MTB or BMX?

10 10 2012

DMR Bikes have been putting out dirt jumping-oriented mountain bikes for some time now. Based out of the UK, their irreverent, BMX-ish mentality has garnered them a considerable following.

That following extends outside of the MTB community as well.

I’ve seen a number of builds featuring DMR’s distinctive Supermoto tires and their Vault platform pedal is popular among MTBers and BMXers alike.

With the introduction of their 2013 lineup, that line DMR has been walking between MTB and BMX is getting thinner still. Sure, they still have full-on MTBs on offer but what got my attention is the new DMR Wrath.

(pic from Pinkbike)

According to DMR, the Wrath has “BMX race-inspired geometry” that is “at home on the pump-track, park and dirt jumps.”

It certainly has a BMX look to it!

Available in both 24″ and 26″ sizes, it’s built around a cro-mo frame and features a 3-piece cro-mo crank, plastic pedals, Supermoto tires, amongst other good things.

(pic by James Costley-White, Chop MTB)

Looks like a really solid build.

About the only pure MTB feature to it is the disc brakes.

Could this be the start of more cross-over style bikes from DMR?

Time will tell.

But I’m liking this first effort!

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DMR gets some skin in the game

20 07 2010

Summer’s here and people are showing more skin.

Your bike should be no different.

Ready to take the plunge and rock the skinwall tire?

A good option might be the DMR Supermoto, available in wire and kevlar. Technically a MTB dirt jumping tire, it seems like it would be a great option for a 24″ BMX.  2.1 inches wide with a low profile  it would be at home at skateparks,  trails and race tracks. It’s relatively lightweight too.

Not sure how widely available this tire is in North America (DMR is based out of the UK) but their site shows both U.S. and Canada distribution so you should be able to get it if your bike shop deals with one of the listed distributors.

For more on my one-man crusade to bring back the skinwall tire, check out  Is it time to show some skin again? and Showing some skin in Utah.

Update: The 24″ version of this tire is available in wire only. The 26″ version is available in both wire and kevlar.