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ATK Trofeo Binding

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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.
Specifications
Weight
convert to ounces
151g [10]
Weight (pair) 302g [10]
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   None
BSL Adjustment   Accessory plates
Riser Heights   2 + flat
Vertical Release   Fixed
Lateral Release   Fixed
Crampon Ready   Removable accessory
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials   7075 aluminum, stainless steel
Skimo Co Says
Usage Speed touring, racing
Notes Choose your release race binding
Bottom Line ATK goodness with options
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Questions & Reviews

3/10/2022
David S (used product regularly)
 
Best compromise for a lightweight and functional touring binding I could find for the price. I like the fact the delta between the pins is zero, you get a flat mode plus two riser heights and all at a reasonable price. I also like the fact that the toe engagement is solid and I don't need to worry about pre releasing in uphill mode even with the tow unlocked. Only downside is the release is non adjustable but I found this to be a non issue.
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1/19/2022
Question from Dennis K
 
Do y'all sell the aforementioned "Optional crampon receptor"? Or if not, do you know where I might be able to find the part? And does it need to be mounted with the bindings, or can it be added on after the fact?
1/19/2022
Answer from Ian C
 
Hey Dennis, we do sell those https://skimo.co/atk-binding-parts, under "crampon slots." You can just slide them on, no need to re-mount!
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11/24/2021
Question from Pozitivvibration
 
Hey, I have a question, which version of the Trofeo with how many DINs is better to choose in my case? I am 6.2 tall and 194 lbs in weight. I will use the Hagan Ultra 65 ski and the Scarpa Alien / Dynafit Mezzalama 29 boot for racing and speed training. I am amateur, not professional skimo athlete. In the DIN calculator I calculated the value of 8 but I am thinking about 10 version due to my quite high weight for racing, what do you think?
11/24/2021
Answer from Zak M
 
Hey Pozitivvibration, thanks for the inquiry! So far from our testing we have found the ATK Trofeo binding to be testing fairly accurately, but quite typically with a higher BSL the release value would be charting out just a bit lower. So if you were just gonna be using the binding for a race setup you could sway either way but sticking with the allotted release value is preferred. Overall that would definitely be a personal choice to move to the higher U spring especially knowing the potential downsides. Feel free to reach out to help@skimo.co if you have any other binding questions!
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9/24/2021
Zach W (downright abused product)
 
These things are so bomber. I've never had a problem with these bindings, ever. Very elegant binding.

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.
11/7/2021
Reply from Jim
 
I use the other end of the pole, the handle, to open the binding. I don't want to scratch the pretty anodized finish.
3/24/2022
Reply from Barry B
 
I think you'll find that any race type binding feels about the same hardness to turn, it's mostly a function of binding heel size.

The torque needed to spin the heel is what gives you resistance to lateral release; different bindings with the same lateral release setting will take roughly the same torque to spin. Since the boot pins are usually about the same distance from the heel pivot point, different bindings with the same lateral release setting should take roughly the same amount of linear force to the pins to spin the heel. The difference with heavier non race binding heels is that they usually have a large structure rear of the pivot that you use as a handle to spin them. With those bindings, you apply force at a point much further from the pivot point, so a much smaller force results in the same torque at the pivot point and it feels easier to spin.
3/24/2022
Reply from Zach W
 
Thanks, Barry. No, the previous-gen Trofeo were much harder to turn than other race bindings. Actually, one thing to add to my review is that the current gen Trofeo are easier to turn, and in line with other race bindings.

Good point on the torque; that could be it. But I suspect that if you go into the shop and turn a bunch of race heels, often shaped very similarly, you'll find significant differences in how hard it is to turn the heel, even if they're "rated" the same for lateral release. You can even turn bindings applying even torque (by adjusting where your hand is) and they will be different.
3/24/2022
Reply from jbo
 
Great discussion! A longer lever arm definitely helps to turn some heels (one model in particular is almost impossible to turn by hand as there is no leverage). The internals of the binding do matter as well, and things can manifest over time. Some heels break-in with frequent rotation and their lateral retention slowly decreases. Others may see some corrosion that makes them stiffer over time, even to the point of seizing up completely (requiring penetrating lube). Always good to check 'em, even if it's just the ol' hand test.
3/24/2022
Reply from Zach W
 
Come on, jbo, let's keep this binding review page PG-13 please!
3/24/2022
Reply from jbo
 
Sorry, I am passionate about race bindings.
3/24/2022
Reply from Jim
 
I can hardly wait to get into my bindings! What pleasure!
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7/15/2021
Jonathan S (used product regularly)
 
I’ve had a pair of these under BD rebranding for two seasons now on an 87mm ski w/ Alien 3.0 boots. All my other setups have Dynafit and Plum race bindings, but ATK is now my new favorite, as everything is just so basic yet nicely refined: toe lever operates smoothly, ski crampon slot is easy to attach and has just the right tolerances for crampons, additional riser height is clever and effective (albeit not much higher), and the steel pins avoid wear yet have only a trivial weight penalty compared to the very lightest race models.
7/15/2021
Reply from Jim
 
Agree. I use the Trofeos for touring only. The Trofeos are the easiest tech bindings to enter I've used.

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.
7/15/2021
Reply from Jonathan S
 
I was so reluctant at first to switch over to race bindings for regular touring -- how would I cope without a far higher riser position?
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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