The Dynafit TLT Speed binding excels at a variety of things. Allowing you to focus on the task at hand, rather than fiddling with gear, is its strong suit. An aluminum and composite toe piece strike a fine balance between weight, strength, and durability. The long toe lever and icebreaker pins provide extra toe socket clearing power for accurate binding retention. The heel features a nearly-flat-on-ski mode and two riser heights to adapt to conditions and skin tracks everywhere. The forward release is fixed and the lateral release is adjustable from 6-12. The Speed binding casually flies under the radar at 293g per side, offering just enough capabilities to appeal to tourers while still being friendly to gram-counters. You can even add brakes on the occasion you need them. The Dynafit Speed 12 binding is a breath of fresh air amongst skiers who all want one thing: not to fuss with gear. Light, simple, and easy.
- +/-5mm boot sole length adjustment in the heel track.
- Two riser heights and flat mode make skinning efficient.
- Optional 75mm, 90mm, and 105mm brake sizes.
- Adjustable lateral release helps with twisting falls.
- Included leash rings can be mounted under the toes.
- Heel housing attaches via toolless Bayonet lock.
- Ice-Breaker pins help clear debris from your boots.
|Riser Heights||2 + nearly-flat|
|Materials||Forged aluminum, stainless steel, chromoly, high-tech Syntetic|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Bayonet lock makes for easy servicing.|
|Bottom Line||Adjustability where you want it, simplicity elsewhere.|
|Compare to other Lean Bindings|
Questions & Reviews
-the toe nubbin plastic thing that broke off in previous review (see above) broke off for me as well, but I had the boot in the binding and was pulling up on it to put it in tour mode. I was skiing in Japan, super super cold maybe, but the little thing cracked and I was forced to do the same jimmy-rig with some voile straps to let me keep touring all day.
-the toe lever itself is oddly long and sometimes gets snagged on kick turns, not sure what the deal is here?
-the toe unit is the hardest to engage of any dynafit I've ever used, again, not sure what the change was here?
-the heel unit doesn't really have a typical "high" mode, just a "low" mode and a "medium" mode. Some people won't care about this, but I seem to always have a moments throughout a day when the "high" heel lift is a life saver.
-as a plus, it is really light.
This is true with all brands and it's not exclusive to Dynafit, but toe levers operate very differently when a boot is in there and when a boot isn't in there. Even if the lever does fail for some reason, there are spare parts ready to go (we offer these free if you're having trouble with a binding purchased here). Solid mid-weight binding, just don't lock the toe lever without a boot in there.
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