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Black Diamond Helio 145 Binding

Brand: Black Diamond
Model: Helio 145
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The Black Diamond Helio 145 is a rock-solid race binding that can be somewhat tailored to your size and aggressiveness. The binding is offered in three release-value settings and has three riser-heights to match your intended usage. Your choice of one of three predetermined release-values dictate the performance characteristics out of the box. The values are determined by a hidden lateral and swappable vertical heel-spring, both made of steel. The heel operates like a typical race binding with a flap covering the pins for uphill, but you can also spin the tower 180° to access a third, higher riser. Moving to the toe-piece, it had half of the wing-springs removed to reduce weight and complexity, but otherwise is a tried-and-true design that has the smoothest lever-action in the business. If you’ve never tried a race binding and are interested in having your mind blown, the BD Helio 145 is a great place to start.

  • Your choice of 6, 8, or 10 in release values, both lateral and vertical.
  • Roller bearings in the toe offer clean and crisp locking power.
  • MonoLink Technology 1.0 removed half the toe-springs without sacrificing performance.
  • Flat mode, heel-flap, and reversed heel-flap offer climbing versatility.
  • Optional crampon slot takes Black Diamond Helio crampons.
Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
148g [8]
Weight (pair) 296g [8]
Boot Compatibility Tech
Brakes No
BSL Adjustment Optional plates
Riser Heights 2 + flat
Vertical Release 6, 8, or 10
Lateral Release 6, 8, or 10
Crampon Ready Optional
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials Aluminum alloy, stainless steel
Skimo Co Says
Usage Speed touring, racing, mountaineering, adventure skiing, grand course racing
Notes Extra riser accessed by spinning heel piece 180°
Bottom Line The benchmark for versatility in a race binding
11/6/2018
Question from mkg
 
will an atk crampon work with these bindings, provided i have the crampon receptor?
11/6/2018
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Mike! They sure will!
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10/22/2018
Question from Brian L
 
Are the release springs separately available? And are they swappable into any of the ATK race bindings (SL/SL-R)? Was hopping to put an 10 spring in mine (instead of the ~8 that's in there).
10/22/2018
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Brian, in theory the release springs are available separately though we have not seen them yet. However, the heel springs are not universally interchangeable and, specifically, the 145 springs will not fit in the SL bindings.
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