The 20 grams of spec weight that Plum added to the Race 145 binding also add 20 millimeters of fore/aft adjustability to the heel piece. Doing the math, that works out to 1 mm/g and an impressive total package named the Plum Race 165. Made with the same extra-strong combination of steel, Fortal® aluminum, and Ertacetal® high-strength plastic, the ~165 gram race binding is engineered to withstand the abuse of everyday touring. And by adding adjustability to the mix, your rig can also withstand a boot sole length change without requiring a new mount. Cleverly, adding the adjustment plate only slightly increases your ramp angle (+1.5mm heel height) as the heel pedestal is lowered to compensate. The adjustment plate also serves as a convenient boot rest when flat skinning, preventing a negative ramp angle when the heel unit is rotated 90 degrees.
|Riser Heights||1 + flat|
|Lateral Release||Fixed or locked|
|Materials||Fortal aluminum, Ertacetal plastic, steel fork|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Racing, efficient touring|
|Notes||Heel housing lowered to compensate for plate height|
|Bottom Line||Durable, lightweight & adjustable|