How can you tell if the Low Tech Race 105 binding is for you? Well, if you own more than one full-body spandex/lycra suit, if you get upset when your fancy European imported cheese is 6g lighter than the package says, or if you obsessively time your commute each day, this binding might be for you. Weighing in right around 105g, this updated Low Tech Race 105 (the name makes sense now, right?) has a reinforced heel to provide more confidence for those hot and fast race descents without tipping the scales out of your favor. Available with either automatic or manual locking toe pieces, as well as with a fixed or adjustable plate mount (plate sold separately), this binding can be customized to fit all your skimo racing and training needs. Whether you're lining up at the starting line or still just training for race day, the Low Tech Race 105 is a near-perfect binding for lightweight performance on the course.
- Optimized drilling pattern aims to decrease the chance of bindings pulling out of skis by evenly dispersing force among all four holes via hole placement and binding construction.
- Auto-locking toe piece has a smaller, forged aluminum release lever that does what its supposed to do very well-- automatically locks out when you step into it.
- Manual locking toe piece has a larger, plastic lever that functions identically to most other Dynafit toe pieces, to be skied flat or locked out.
- Reinforced heel unit should inspire confidence while descending, now able to withstand rough, off-piste descents.
||Forged 7075 Aluminum, high tech synthetic|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Heel has an aluminum exoskeleton|
|Bottom Line||Lighter yet burlier than the Low Tech 2.0|
|Compare to other Race Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
I was trying to find the riser height (I mean how many mm) of this heel piece but couldn't, not even on dynafit's website. Do you guys know? Looks like around 30-35 but would be good to know for sure.
And the heel piece is identical to the Low Tech Race 115, right?
The Low Tech Race 105 is an ultralight race specific binding. For training and racing, it is a great option.
A 14er attempt could impart more force on a binding as compared with a skimo race. Based on your dimensions, I might go with something more robust for that application. Depending on your estimate release value, something like the ATK Trofeo could be a good option. If you would like to discuss bindings in more depth, I would recommend filling out a Binding Finder.
The LTR 2.0 and the LTR 105 are both very much race bindings. Depending on your definition of burly, I would not use that label for either, as that is not their intended purpose. However, as a race binding, the LTR 105 is stout. On even the burliest race descent, you will be in good hands (or pins?). At 106g, they are pretty close to as light as you can get.
As far as ski crampons are concerned, the one riser option on the LTR is not particularly high. You should still get some teeth engagement. Nothing like flat mode, but it will be sufficient depending on the rocker (or lack of rocker) on your boots.
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