Historically, race binding selection was based on an individual's needed release value and not much else. So even though the metallic hue of that one binding was calling your name, too bad! At least until now, that is. With the Trofeo, ATK has made the same great, race binding but with the option to choose between release values of 4,6,8, and 10. Now, everyone can enjoy the smooth, reliable action definitive of an ATK toepiece. For all but the biggest racers that need very high release values, the Trofeo has your back (feet?) in the quest for podium glory.
- Made of Alu 7075, Stainless Steel, and POM for a quality, durable build.
- Release value options of 4, 6, 8, or 10 for your retaining pleasure.
- Easy Entry System makes entry into the toe piece a breeze.
- Simple heel flap covers the pins to fly uphill.
- Solid steel heel pins will last you a long time.
- Optional adjustment plates for use with multiple boots.
- Optional crampon receptor will help you climb ice.
- Can accommodate an optional ski race brake.
|Weight (pair)||302g |
||2 + flat|
||7075 aluminum, stainless steel|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Speed touring, racing|
|Notes||Choose your release race binding|
|Bottom Line||ATK goodness with options|
|Compare to other Race Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
I think in the reviews of the BD-branded version of these bindings that people have noted the heel turret is hard to turn. Very true. To give you some perspective: It's painful to turn these bindings without a thick glove on.
Another minor complaint might be that it's impossible to open the toe with a pole tip. Not the most important thing, but it'd be nice.
But overall: bomber.
Risers are so archaic! Who needs them? With the range of motion of modern AT boots, risers are pointless. Do you wear high heels when hiking uphill on steep trails? Should you? No. That's why you have ankle joints.
Answer is, ehh, no big deal.
But every now & then a little bit extra can help, so the Trofeo 180-degree is a nice plus for those rare occasions, yet with zero weight penalty or other complications.
Otherwise, definitely amusing to pass tourers on regular gear who are constantly switching back & forth between various too-high riser positions...
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