For a company that started with a simple chain tug hand packaged in a plastic bag with a paper tag, DMR Bikes have come along way since those early days. Specifically, it has been 20 years of pedals, frames, and other components all designed to take a serious beating and withstand the wet riding in the UK.
To celebrate, DMR was on hand with the latest incarnation of the legendary Trailstar, plus a new signature grip for Brendan Fairclough along with some of their very first parts…
Not only did DMR have an all new Trailstar on display, but they also had the very first. Above is the original prototype, number 0001. Built with the “aggressive trail rider” in mind, in 1996 this type of thinking was way ahead of its time.
Fast forward to the present, and the current Trailstar looks quite a bit different. Designed around 27.5 inch wheels, the Plus size compatible frame (2.8″) is meant for 140 mm/150 mm suspension forks with a 66° Head tube angle, 72° Seat tube angle and a low, slack, fun geometry. The frame includes internal cable routing including stealth dropper routing, a tapered head tube, ISCG05 mounts, a threaded bottom bracket, and the DMR Swopout axle system which includes a 142 x 12mm thru axle. Claimed weight is 2.8 kg for the frame.
Available in Throwback Blue or Stealth Black, Trailstar frames will sell for $749.95.
In addition to the prototype trailstar frame, DMR had other bits of their history on display including their very first product, chain tugs. Of course, DMR would probably be nowhere without their famous pedals which began with the V8 and V12.
As part of their sponsorship of Brendog, DMR was showing off his own signature grip. Available in two diameters, the Deathgrip uses both a knurled, waffle, and mushroom pattern for a grip that is both soft and comfy, and slim and controlled.
Each grip is built on a tapered single locking core with a closed end and an inner flange. While US pricing is still TBD, pricing in the UK is set at £12.99.