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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award 
Price $275 List$385 List$575 List$830 List$285 List
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Pros Affordable, slightly average downhill performanceUphill and downhill performance, lightweight, good value, efficient transitions, lean adjustersLightweight, fast transitions, responsive, great straps, easy to use bucklesImproved interface, downhill performance, comfortable straps, easy to deploy heel risersInexpensive, lightweight, exceptional downhill performance, slightly above-average straps, lean, risers
Cons Heavy, poor uphill performance, average straps, lean, and risers, difficult to adjust forward lean, transitions are more challengingHeel risers can be challenging to deploy with softer basketsExpensive, might be too stiff for lighter riders, high back catches on heel cup between walk and ride modesExpensive, weight of entire systemSlider pin is outdated, not the most convenient forward lean adjuster
Bottom Line While friendly on the bank account, others will provide higher performancePerformance that keeps your wallet in mindMeticulous engineering to make the good even betterExceptional downhill performance with refined in betweensFriendly on the wallet while providing decent performance, this tried and true classic is the winner of our Best Buy award
Rating Categories Voile Light Rail Spark R&D Arc Spark R&D Surge Pro Karakoram Prime-X Spark R&D Blaze TR
Uphill Performance (20%)
4
8
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5
Weight (10%)
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9
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6
Transitions (30%)
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Downhill Performance (30%)
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Straps Lean Risers (10%)
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Specs Voile Light Rail Spark R&D Arc Spark R&D Surge Pro Karakoram Prime-X Spark R&D Blaze TR
Measured Weight (pair) 4.13 lbs 2.8 lbs 2.7 lbs 3.18 lbs 3.25 lbs
Compatible systems Voile Pucks, Voile Splitboard Crampons Spark Pucks, Voile Pucks (Regular or Canted), Burton Channel Pucks, One Binding System, and Ibex Crampons Spark Pucks, Voile Pucks (Regular or Canted), Burton Channel Pucks, One Binding System, and Ibex Crampons Karakoram Splitboard Clips, Prime Crampons Spark Pucks, Voile Pucks (Regular or Canted), Burton Channel Pucks, One Binding System, Sabertooth Crampons, Ibex Crampons
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