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Pros Light, reliable, proven, optional brakeDIN Certification, familiar brand and design, enhanced downhill performanceSuper light, adjustable for length, proven design, widely availableSimple and reliableAll metal construction, updated heel lifters and brake stowage
Cons Limited release adjustment, no length adjustment, small heel lift rangeHeavy, collect ice, unnecessarily complicated for mostNo brakes, limited release adjustment, no heel liftersSticky heel piece, no brakes, limited heel lift rangeBrake stowage is still moody, heavy, no ISO/DIN certification
Bottom Line Low mass tech ski bindings for all around and fast-and-light useInnovation built on a long-standing platformIf your backcountry binding criteria list extends no further than “do they hold the ski to my boot?”, the Helio is for youYou want your backcountry ski bindings to virtually disappear on your feet and skis; these do exactly that, most of the timeSturdy, heavy bindings with all you would ask for, plus French cachet
Rating Categories TLT Superlite 2.0 10 ST Rotation 12 Helio 180 Dynafit TLT Speed Plum Summit 12
Touring Performance (30%)
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Specs TLT Superlite 2.0 10 ST Rotation 12 Helio 180 Dynafit TLT Speed Plum Summit 12
Weight (pounds for pair) 0.89 lbs 2.71 lbs 0.8 lbs 1.32 lbs 2.54 lbs
Release value range 5 to 10 5 to 12 6, 8, 10 6 to 12 5.5 to 12
Stack height. (mm. average of toe and heel pin height) 32 46 33 35 48
Toe/Heel Delta. (mm difference in height between heel pins and toe pins) 6 15 7.5 8.5 15
Brake options 75, 90, 105 105, 120, 135 mm No Brakes 75, 90, 105 mm 85-100, 100-130
ISO/DIN Certified? No Yes No No No
Ski Crampon compatible? Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/B&D style. Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/ B&D style. Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/ B&D style. Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/ B&D style. Yes. "Standard" Dynafit/B&D style.
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