Running out of grams to shave, Dynafit collaborated with partner Pierre Gignoux for a new hybrid binding design. Combining PG’s silly-light heel pieces with Dynafit’s proven race toes offered a way to drop weight while keeping all the functionality. The heel design integrates better with RC1 boots than previous LTR models with longer heel pins. But the toe piece is the reliable Dynafit design with an auto-locking lever. If you aren’t ready to go full carbon fiber for your race binding (or are simply over the RC1 skier weight limit), then the Low Tech Race 2.0 is a logical option.
Update for 2018/19: The Low Tech Race 2.0 is now offered with auto-locking and manual-locking toe options. The auto-locking toe flips into uphill mode right when you step in, whereas the manual version must be pulled up before skinning. The ISMF-legal manual version is completely red whereas the faster but illegal race binding has a green and red side to it. If you are racing at a high level the red is the obvious choice in order to meet race regulations; if you're not racing in Europe or are using this outside of a race course and appreciate free speed, the auto-locker is the better choice.
|Crampon Ready||Yes, removable|
|Materials||Forged aerospace aluminum & titanitum|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Racing, esp. w/ RC1 boots|
|Notes||Shorter heel pins|
|Bottom Line||Podium chasing weight|