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Tomas Zvolensky · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 10

Hi everyone,

The photos posted show two different DMM cams of the same size when fully contracted. On one of them the cables are wider then the lobes on the other not.
Can this be a safety issue in any way?

Backcountry claims they never store or re-sell used gear, meaning that DMM them selves must have re-furbrished and re-sold cams like these, anyone has experience with that?

Thanks for any answers, Tomas

'bad' cam - the trigger cables are wider than the cam lobes

'goog' cam - the lobes are wider then the cables
Kyle Tarry · · Portland, OR · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 162

The wires are bent more in the first picture, making them wider. Surely if you measured the width of the lobes themselves, they would be the same.

Why would this be a safety issue?

Why are you confident that the cams are refurbished? Why could they not have come out of the factory like this?

Seems like you're jumping to conclusions about something that isn't a big deal at all.

shoo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2010 · Points: 75
Tomas Zvolensky wrote:Hi everyone, The photos posted show two different DMM cams of the same size when fully contracted. On one of them the cables are wider then the lobes on the other not. Can this be a safety issue in any way? Backcountry claims they never store or re-sell used gear, meaning that DMM them selves must have re-furbrished and re-sold cams like these, anyone has experience with that? Thanks for any answers, Tomas
DMM, or any other primary manufacturer for that matter, doesn't refurbish and/or resell used cams. Those are almost certainly just two different batches, with the wires being slightly differently bent between each batch for some reason.

No safety issue. The bend being wider than that lobe might, at worst, be a slight inconvenience, but you can just bend the wire to be straighter by hand if you're concerned.
Kurt G. · · Reading, PA · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 140

ironically the "bad" cam looks in better shape than the other. most likely this way from DMM. ive had cams with slight cable bending, just straighten them out if it's an issue. if a manufacturer refurbished cams I can only imagine the legal nightmare that would come about.

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,745

Since those trigger wires are relaxed once the unit is placed, they are free to move inward. Absolutely no concern whatsoever.

JK- · · SLC · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 58

Total non-issue. Just someone different in the factory poking cables through on day vs another. If it annoys you it's easy to fix, just bend it around. Not much climbing on them and the cables will be bent all over anyway.

Greg D · · Here · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 871

This happens to all cams with that wire style when you stuff them in your pack. Just bend them back and carry on. You might want to change the title of your photos. That is not a bad cam.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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