Although limited in boot compatibility*, the TR-2 binding is not limited in features and performance. Ski Trab developed a unique heel design that uses downward pressure to maximize steering precision. It also lets you change from ski-mode to walk-mode without exiting the binding; just press down with your pole. At the toe, the wings can open to the side, enabling a twisting release like an alpine binding. These highlights combine to make the Trab TR-2 one of the more interesting ski-touring bindings on the market.
The TR-2 binding has two models with different release value ranges: 5-11 for most skiers and 7-13 for heavy/aggressive skiers with shorter feet. Brake widths available are 88mm, 104mm, and 115mm. The detailed feature list is lengthy:
* Please note this binding is compatible only with La Sportiva Spectre 2.0, Spitfire 2.0, Sideral 2.0, Starlet 2.0, and SCARPA Spirit boots.
|Weight (pair)||1218g [104mm]|
|Boot Compatibility||TR 2 only|
|Brakes||88, 104, 115|
|Vertical Release||5-11 or 7-13|
|Lateral Release||5-11 or 7-13|
|Materials||Ergal hardened steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Touring, mountaineering, free touring|
|Notes||Lateral release at the toe|
|Bottom Line||High-performance binding with a focus on safety|