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Dynafit Speed Superlite Binding


The Dynafit Speed Superlite binding is a patented compromise between lightness and safety. Also known as the Race Adjust binding, the Superlite features the ability to customize lateral and vertical release values while keeping the weight to a minimum. This binding is for those who like to race to the top quickly but don't want to compromise on safety. Checklist highlights are many:

  • Adjust lateral and vertical release values with a single screw to customize for your weight and skiing preferences.
  • Features the standard Dynafit toe locking mechanism with both skiing and locked modes.
  • Additional riser plate versus the Low Tech Race offers a second option for those steep climbs.
  • Made with forged aluminum and high-strength plastic to endure the grind of everyday touring.
  • Optional adjustment plates can be installed under the toe and heel to give boot sole length flexibility.
  • Same 4 hole drill pattern as the Low Tech Race binding toe, though the rear heel screw is further back.

Racers will like this binding for reasons described in our article Dynafit Race Bindings. Non-racers beware, there are a few gotchas that come with such an amazingly light binding. The heel piece has no fore/aft adjustment, so unless you add the optional adjustment plate, make sure to get a precision mount done by a professional to match your boot or you may experience some pre-release. There is also no "flat" riser setting, as the risers drop over the heel pins. The binding is only designed to rotate as part of the release mechanism.

Speed Superlite vs Low Tech Race

Low Tech Racers will have a weight advantage over Superliters of 75 grams (2.6oz) per binding. The Superlites, however, will save you $250 and let you customize the release values for your weight and ability. You could also be standing taller on the steep climbs with an additional riser option.

Speed Superlite vs Speed Radical

Speed Radical users will enjoy the flexibilty of a flat riser setting and a quiver of boots with a full 25mm of fore/aft heel adjustment. They may also brag about the Power Towers in their toe pieces which ease entry and protect from side impacts. But skiers with Superlites might not hear them as they are lugging 161 fewer grams (5.7oz) uphill and are already out of earshot.

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Weight (pair) 404g
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   None
BSL Adjustment   Accessory plates
Riser Heights   2 (no flat)
Vertical Release   Adjustable 5-10
Lateral Release   Adjustable 5-10
Crampon Ready   Yes, removable
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   7075 forged aluminum, high-strength plastic
Skimo Co Says
Usage Racing, light and fast tours
Notes Adjustable release values
Bottom Line Perfect blend of race weight and safety

Questions & Reviews

Question from Maja
I have two speed superlite heel pieces and two dynafit TLT expedition toe pieces would it be possible to combine these or is that a bad idea?
I read that the speed superlite and expedition toe pieces have the same height
Answer from jbo
Hi Maja, that should work just fine! In fact, Dynafit sold that combo with an adjustment track; it was called the Superlite C-One.
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Question from Richard O'Neill-Dean
Re Dynafit Speed Superlite Bindings:
Hi Jason,
Your records should show I bought, amongst other stuff, a set of these excellent bindings from Skimo a number of years ago, and then purchased a replacement toe piece last year or the year before (I think it only broke because of poor remounting on a new set of skis).
I see you say you are out of stock now (in fact you told me I was buying the last toe piece you had!) but I would REALLY appreciate if you could let me know where I might source a replacement toe piece, new or secondhand, just to carry as a spare. It is very hard to get this gear in New Zealand and any help would be great. (I know it would not represent a sale but I am already a happy customer and often point people to you from NZ!)
With good wishes at this difficult time. Cheers, Richard.
Answer from Cole P
Hey Richard, glad to hear you have been pleased with Skimo! We do not have any of the Speed Superlite toes in-stock new or used but the Superlite 2.0 is close to identical to the is a link to Dynafit toe pieces, click on the dropdown menu, and look for the Superlite 2.0. If you have any more questions don't hesitate to email us at
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Question from Mathias Gruber
Would this binding work with the Dynafit beast boot?
Answer from eric
Mathias- Yes that boot is compatible.
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Question from Anders
Do these have an «unofficial flat» setting like the superlite 2.0?
Answer from jbo
Hi Anders, they do not.
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Question from lucas
Are these compatible with other Dynafit toe pieces? I haven't done a deep internet dive into compatibility between various models, I have a line on Superlite 1.0 heel towers with the adjustment plate but one of the toe pieces is broken, hoping to replace with a matching pair and am finding some used toe pieces but wary of any "contraindications". Currently looking at Radical ST toe pieces.
Answer from jbo
Hi lucas, auto-locking toes are contraindicated, but otherwise you can likely make things work. Advice is to do some release testing and not rely on the indicator numbers for franken-bindings.
Answer from Lucas M
Thanks jbo and you win best internet tech response prize for replying about a question asked about outdated binding on Xmas day! I did a bit more nerding out, and discovered the speed radical toe pieces are, according to the massively useful Skimo binding height chart, at 29 mm, while the Superlites are 28.5, so that is promising. With the adjustment plate adding about 5 mm to the towers that means I'll have 36 mm in the back, which is a +7 spread. Do you think that there will be toe release issues because the spread on the speed radicals is +16 mm?
Answer from jbo
Hi Lucas, thanks for the feedback! The delta should cause no problems in this context.
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Question from Confused
Hi there, I have these bindings new, out of the box with no instructions, can anyone tell me what this plastic 'cage' thing is on the heel of the binding? I asked a fellow tech and they think it might also be a pin protector? What does this do? I assume it needs to be removed before use? If so, how does one remove it?
Please help. Thank you!
Answer from jbo
Hi Confused. It's a mounting aid which disables the lateral springs so you can access the screw holes more easily. Pops out easily when twisted.
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Question from Michael
I just bought these bindings second hand and was thinking of mounting them on a 115mm waist ski for mountaineering skiing. Is that too bulky of a ski for these bindings?
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Michael! That's a huge mountaineering ski and definitely on the very upper limit of what this binding is probably really capable of. If it's not a relatively soft or really lightweight ski, I wouldn't mount this binding to that ski. Because of that fact, your boot selection is going to play a super important role in how this binding performs. With boots less than 1200g, you're probably fine (as long as the ski is soft or extremely light), but boots with more brute strength (this is a big generalization, but basically anything over about 1400g per boot) would likely overpower the binding.
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Question from John
Hi There! Do these bindings share the same mounting pattern as used for the Dynafit Stoke ski?
Answer from eric
Hi John the toe will work with only one mounting position. The heel will not work.
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Question from Sergio
Do these bindings use T-20 torx screws for mounting on the ski? Thanks.
Answer from jbo
Hi Sergio, yes they use the 12.5mm T20s.
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Question from John S
Somehow I missed that the heel riser is much lower than other Dynafits I was used to. Is there any aftermarket riser or 'nubbin' available for this binding?
Answer from jbo
Hi John, unfortunately there aren't any aftermarket nubbins to my knowledge.
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Andreas (used product a few times)
Seems great except for the crampon attachment. Lost my standard dynafitt crampon today that where supose to fit all dynafit bindbings...

Any ideas? Is this wrong crampon for this binding?

Reply from jbo
Hi Andreas, they Dynafit crampons should work fine, especially the skinnier ones. Did you see how it was lost?
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Question from John P
I had my Speed Superlite bindings mounted at a local shop here in Boise. I notice that when I step into the binding there is a slight amount of play in the heal between the boot and binding. Is this typical?
Answer from jbo
Hi John, there shouldn't be play between the boot and the heel pins. Give us a ring to diagnose.
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Question from laurie
Hi there,

hey, I bought the 2014 speed superlight, but can't find a mounting template. Any ideas on where to find one? Thank you
Answer from jbo
Hi Laurie, Dynafit doesn't provide a paper template for the Superlite. You might have to mark the holes by hand.
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Question from John Carmola
Has anyone used ski crampons with this binding? The small crampon widget that i installed doesn't seem to be wide enough to accommodate the crampon. Am I missing something?
Answer from jbo
Hi John, yeah it gets used. What crampons do you have? It's possible a slight bend will help certain models fit.
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Adam (used product regularly)
I agree with the other reviewers regarding this binding being a good price at a great weight. It's my new standard for price and weight and makes my Dynafit Vertical ST's seem too overbuilt. I've used it with Aliens on Cho Oyu skis for touring and skimo racing. One caveat to mention for skimo racing is that the second taller riser can get in the way when fumbling at transitions. I have found that riser sometime useful on steep skintacks while touring but I wouldn't miss it if it were gone.
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Andrew (used product a few times)
The ultimate combination of weight, performance, features and price for a serious touring binding!

Assuming you aren't dropping cliffs or using this binding inbounds, I find that it offers plenty of performance for fairly aggressive skiing on a relatively large ski (184cm 99mm underfoot dynafit denali). The weight is incredibly low (1/3 of a radical FT) for the amount of performance it provides. I have not yet had a pre-release nor have I crashed and tested its release capabilities (but it is comforting to know it CAN release unlike the low tech race).

I was worried about the lack of a flat tour mode but having high-articulation boots (TLT5 for me) makes it barely noticeable. In fact I find the lower of the 2 touring positions to be wonderful on low-angle skin tracks where the middle setting on a conventional dynafit binding would be a little high. The higher touring position works great on all but the steepest of skin tracks. Not having to ever rotate the heel during any transitions is very nice (just flip the heel lifter up/down and go!)

The extra heel lifter, releasability and $250 savings (and likely greater durability) for a mere 75gram weight penalty over the Low Tech Race makes it a great buy for all but the serious racer.

Only minor downside I have found thus far is the toe lever is harder to lock using your ski poles while standing up (being lazy and not wanting to bend down) than my old Vertical FT toe levers.

Contrary to Patrick's comment about leashes, I was easily able to attach a small, homemade leash to the toe pieces.

I have less than 10 days on these bindings so far so I cannot yet comment on their long-term durability but have not experienced any issues thus far.

Overall this is a great binding that I highly recommend and plan to buy again for my next pair of skis!

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Question from Pat
Hey there, any problems with using the narrower three screw heel pattern with a wider powder oriented touring ski, say 100-110 underfoot?
Answer from jbo
Hey Pat, we don't have any accounts of problems, but there is probably some limit to the design. Other factors include ski length, construction, skier size, style, etc. For an average skier on a ski with decent binding area strength that width should not be a problem.
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Question from Thomas
Would these be the bindings to put on Dynafit PDG skis: speed superlite?
Answer from jbo
Hi Thomas, those certainly make a decent pairing. I'll send you an e-mail with a few more questions to verify whether it's the right binding for you.
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Patrick (used product regularly)
I've been a longtime dynafit user of everything from classic tlt speed bindings to the FT12s and radical series. I wanted a binding that was as light as possible, but I was a bit concerned about going all the way to a pure race binding without release functionality.

The Speed superlight has been a revelation. For one, it's miniscule but yet, for two, it retains releasability and a bit of riser.

I was initially concerned about missing a flat walk mode. Never fear, it wasn't missed, even on longer flat sections. A flexible boot no doubt mitigates this, so you might notice if you're using this with a Factor, say, but that pairing doesn't make much sense anyways.

The extra riser is not as about as high as the middle riser on other models, and that seems to cut it for basically every reasonable purpose with a flexible boot. I leave the high riser 50-degree skintrack to Andrew and company.

I have skied this binding with the toe unlocked, but infrequently. Foolish, as I bought it to be releasable, but here's the catch: the toepiece leaves almost no room for a leash, and I sure do like my skis. I bet I can frig something together with zip ties, but otherwise, you're SOL for leashes.

The price is a bit steep, but you get what you pay for: confidence in a tiny package.
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dauwhe (used product regularly)
Everything you need and nothing you don't. This is nearly the perfect ski binding, as far as I can tell (the only thing I'll complain about is the color). The low delta has been a revelation. I find both the toe and the heel more user-friendly than my other Dynafit bindings (Vertical ST and Speed Classic). No pre-releases. I can still adjust the release values (important for a lightweight, non-agressive skier).

I've seen lots of discussion online about the lack of a flat position in some race-type bindings. Coming from a nordic background, I was a bit worried about this, but it's proved to be a total non-issue. The lower position feels just perfect, for nearly all my skiing. I even skied three or four miles on groomed nordic tracks, and never felt tippy-toed. I hope they don't add a flat position, as it would make it more complex, and probably heavier.

And what about the weight? I find it amusing that they weigh exactly the same as the Rotefella Super Telemark, the classic 3-pin binding that us old-timers used with leather boots and the dreaded Fischer Europa 99ST twenty-five years ago.

Will you sell a six-pack of these bindings at a discount? That's how much I like them.

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Model: TLT Speed Superlite UPC: 4046402062617

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