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Nov 5, 2012
me climbing at lost horizon, NH
ok so need some help i dont have a lot of money but want to get a full set of the DMM Offset nuts. i was wondering if their brass nuts where the same size as the BDs? Anyone know? patrick donahue
From Gunnison, Colorado
Joined Mar 15, 2010
420 points
Nov 5, 2012
Belaying at Ouray
not sure about the size, but completely love my DMM offsets. they work so much better than BD stoppers for the granite in CO and the pin scars in UT that I stopped carrying BD stoppers. anyone wanna buy some stoppers??? climber73
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Mar 26, 2007
248 points
Nov 6, 2012
the frozen topout during a winter ascent
I can vouch for the offsets in Yosemite granite. Their nuts are fantastic and absolutely bomber. Nick Zmyewski
From Newark, Delaware
Joined Jun 2, 2011
132 points
Nov 6, 2012
I've had both the BD and DMM. The sizing is different, the DMM brass is #0-6 and BD is #1-6. Then DMM has a alloy set #7-11. The DMM brass includes 3 tiny-tiny nuts. The BD set isn't brass but some sort of composite. They were orgionally brass but decided to change to the same material used in the BD micro nuts already made.

The DMM brass look to be better made in my opinion and for that small sizing I think brass may provide a benefit but the three smaller pieces, #0-2 are so tiny they are practically worthless. I think the BD set matches #1-6 of the DMM leaving off the #0. Also, the DMM looks to be more tapered (thinner at the thinnest part).
Joined Apr 17, 2004
12,483 points
Nov 6, 2012
DMM Peenuts are alloy offsets and can be had cheaper than brassies. Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
501 points
Nov 6, 2012
Hanging out on Royal Arches
The DMM Alloy Offsets with the Wild Country Superlight Rocks is a real good combo. Tristan B
From La Crescenta, CA
Joined Oct 1, 2009
1,501 points
Nov 7, 2012
The DMM brass set covers a larger range than the BD micro offsets (and as someone else said there is 1 more in the set. They stick in the rock better and I believe have a bit stronger rating. I have used both and prefer the DMMs AKM1878
Joined Jan 20, 2012
17 points
Nov 7, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
another DMM vote here NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Nov 8, 2012
Once we landed we headed to Font to find a place t...
Since I don't think the set pricing really saves much, just get the 2 largest brass and the 3 smallest alloy ones to start. Those are the sizes that you would most likely use the most. The smallest brass ones are really aid only pieces, or so you can see your rope run through something and convoke yourself it is safe while free climbing. LeeAB
From ABQ, NM
Joined Aug 3, 2008
10,131 points
Nov 8, 2012
the bd brass offsets are roughly sized the same as DMM. the DMM nuts are sharper and less rounded. it means you should buy both Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
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