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Dynafit Low Tech Race 2.0 Binding


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.

  • Advanced mix of aerospace aluminum and titanium make the binding light yet strong.
  • Lateral and forward release mechanisms provide a modicum of injury prevention.
  • Cutting grooves on the toe pins help to keep your boots ice-free and seated properly.
  • Simple flap over the heel pins is the quickest way to change between skiing and hiking.
  • Matches the DNA ski.

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.

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Weight (pair) 220g
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   None
BSL Adjustment   Accessory plates
Riser Heights   1
Vertical Release   Fixed
Lateral Release   Fixed
Crampon Ready   Yes, Removable
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Forged aerospace aluminum & titanitum
Skimo Co Says
Usage Racing, esp. w/ RC1 boots
Notes Shorter heel pins
Bottom Line Podium chasing weight
Compare to other Race Bindings

Questions & Reviews

Question from alvaro
Is it possible to retrofit the new race brakes into this bindings?
Answer from Craig H
I’m trying to do exactly this with a pair of skis and having no luck. When you take the base of the LTR 2.0 heel tower off, and put the heel tower on the base of the LTR brakes, there’s a couple mm gap that allows the heel piece to swivel freely around.
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Question from James
Is it still possible to order replacement heel pins for these? Do I need to go direct to dynafit for that? Thanks
Answer from jbo
Hi James, sadly we've never seen replacement heel pins for the 2.0s.
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Question from Timme
Is it possible to change for longer heel pins on this?
Answer from Teddy Young
Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately there are not different pin lengths available, but send us a message describing your issue at ""!
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Neil B (used product regularly)
These are gems! Mainly I like the simplicity of the setup as I find it a breeze to snap in and out of and go from walk mode to ski mode. Lastly, they pair nicely with my Aliens and Voile WSP's.
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Question from Michael
Hey guys!

Is it possible to use this binding on a little bit wider ski (90mm underfoot) together with the Scarpa Alien RS?
Or is this gonna have a huge negative effect on durability?

Answer from Jeff
Michael, you didn't mention anything about your size and what you plan on doing with this set up. We recommend the Low Tech Race 2.0 specifically for racing and training, since it has fewer features than other lightweight bindings. Where it might come up short is when skinning to a big objective (in which case a flat mode might help), or when putting a binding through the ringer skiing downhill (in which case standard-length heel pins may be better suited to providing consistent release). Moreover, we've had some durability issues over time with the LTR 2.0 heel pieces and their various plastic parts. I would recommend looking at the Plum Race 150 or Ski Trab Titan Vario as good choices for ultralight touring which would add a bit of durability as well.
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Benski (downright abused product)
Used enough to wear out the pins (now switching to steel to hopefully get a bit more life)... so far so good, though the one riser position, lack of flat mode, and fixed release make for a bad all-round touring binding. For racing and training on light skis (less than 85 underfoot), these are awesome. Compared to other toes, the auto (and manual) toes seem to provide more surety of whether or not they are locked. The heels are just easier to operate in general and lighter.

If you can ignore the price, go for it, otherwise wait for the spring sales and buy 2 pairs for the next season and for spares (takes so little weight to carry on expedition to places that do not sell Dynafit regularly)
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Question from bRENDAN
So, i understand that the auto locking version automatically locks the toes on entry, which sounds nice. My question is weather they can then be manually unlocked, and stay that way, or if they just stay locked all the time?
Answer from eric
Brendan- Toes on the auto lock are always locked. Manual lock allows you to lock and unlock.
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Question from Pascal H
Is there any possibility to adjust the front pins? I have some trouble to get out of the binding with my scarpa alien 3.0
With my older (but identical) low tech race 2.0 it works. In my opinion, the binding is just a few mm too close to release properly. Does anyone have an idea what I could do?
Answer from jbo
Hi Pascal, the pins are not adjustable. Your wings may not be opening all the way due to corrosion. You could try a penetrating grease.
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Question from Jiri
is there any chance to order just one heel piece? Thank you.
Answer from Trace Leches
Hi Jiri! This is where we typically have individual heels for that binding. Looks like we are out at the current moment, but I can send you an email once they show up if you'd like!
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Question from Tim
Are Dynafit crampons compatible with this binding?
Answer from jbo
Hi Tim, they sure are!
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Question from Aidan Goldie
Are the mounting plates of the Low Tech Race 2.0 Heel compatible with the old, red Superlite 1.0?
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Aidan! That's a negative, the mounting widths are different.
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Question from Spindogg
hey guys

Are the holes for this heel piece the same as the original low tech race? Have you heard of any durability issues given the plastic in the heel?
Answer from jbo
Hi Spindogg, the heel hole pattern on the 2.0 does not match the 1.0. We've heard of a few isolated issues but not statistically more than other bindings.
Answer from Spindogg
In the image above the red heel is installed correctly while the green is not. Heels will break if installed like the green heel above.
Answer from jbo
Hi Spindogg, good eye! Yes we also noticed Dynafit's photo has a booboo. The metal retainer piece under the front two heel screws should arc along the rotation path of the main body.
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Question from Gavin
What size torx wrench are needed for binding mount screws?
Answer from jbo
Hi Gavin, Dynafit uses a Torx 20 bit, which is available here.
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Question from Eric
What are the heel pins made of (titanium?) and are they replaceable? I imagine that these would have the same wear issues that other heel pins have; is it possible to replace these in the same way that the old Dynafit pins are replaceable? Is the heel pin material the only difference between these and the "PDG" bindings?
Answer from jbo
Hi Eric, yes the heel pins are titanium in the LTR 2.0, versus steel in the PDGs. The pins are replaceable with an Allen key and some Loctite.
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Question from Ron
How is lateral release in the heel achieved with a fixed heel(non rotating)
Answer from jbo
Hi Ron, the heel rotates around the rear screw.
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Question from Tim
Hi, quick question: these are listed as being fitted with an "auto-locking lever" and "Lateral and forward release mechanisms are compliant with ISMF rules and common sense". I'm probably getting myself very confused here, but I thought that to be ISMF compliant the toe has to be of the manual lock variety, not auto lock, which would violate ISMF rules. i.e. there has to be a way to ski the binding in non-lock mode even though in reality everyone seem to ski them locked out.

The language I'm referring to in the ISMF regs is:

"The Binding-System must have a lateral and a front complete release system (the boot is
completely separate from the ski). The lateral release (front part) has to be lockable
manually without tool."

Thanks in advance for clarifying my rubbish understanding of this rule!
Answer from jbo
Hi Tim, this is a grey area since the rules have been changing and the locking mechanism on the LTR is rather unique (it releases laterally at the heel even when auto-locked). There doesn't seem to be much checking at races, even big ones in Europe. For maximum compliance with the latest translation, check out the manual version.
Answer from Stano at SkinTrack
Hi Tim, I just answered a more-or-less the same question on my website here.

I agree it is confusing and the wording of that ISMF rule makes it even more so. Occasionally, I help with wording of the ISMF rules and try top stay on top of them. And if I remember correctly, this auto-locking thing was better/clearly defined before. To me, the portion that you quoted means that an auto-lock is fine as long as you don’t need an additional tool in use (so the binding is self-contained/self-sufficient).

However, if you plan on racing in World Cup or some other big Euro races then get the manual version just to be safe. Otherwise, you might risk a penalty of couple of minutes up to disqualification perhaps.
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Comment from Christopher W
These things are works of art. As far as I can tell, there is zero difference between the LTR 2.0 toe and the Superlite 2.0 toe EXCEPT that the LTR toe is spring loaded auto-locking and cannot be skied unlocked. No doubt this is preferred for both racers and some of the hard-charging guys on lightweight bindings, but I can't do it. It does look like the auto-locking spring could be removed manually to make the toes exactly like the Superlite, but I'm not certain.
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Question from david
Is the heel mount pattern same or different compared to old LTR
Answer from jbo
Hi David, unfortunately not. The new heels are a bit wider and longer. The gory details can be found here.
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