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.
|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|
|Compare to other Race Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
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?
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)
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?
is there any chance to order just one heel piece? Thank you.
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?
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!
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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