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. Also note the adjustable forward release function doesn't release at the toe unless a subsequent twisting force is applied.
|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|