We could all use a multi-functional ski binding that is lightweight and simple. Dynafit has the hook-up with the Superlite 150 binding. If you're looking for the simplicity of a race binding, but maybe with just a little more panache, this elegant piece of engineering will end up in your shopping cart. The Superlite 150 is a thoughtfully designed ski touring binding with an adjustable lateral release value that weighs as much (or as little) as a pure race binding. With optional brakes, multiple riser heights, and even a flat-on-ski mode, this binding singlehandedly fulfills a wide niche in the touring community for adaptability and simplicity at a low weight. The heel is entirely metal to help mitigate any breakable parts on the rear of the binding, and it has been built to optimize ramp angle and power transfer. In English, that means you will have more balance and control over your edges on uneven or icy terrain, without straining your quads. The Dynafit Superlite 150 binding is a great choice for fast and light touring, and skiers looking for a binding that can hold up to a variety of missions.
Wide lateral release value range of 4-13 for skiers of all sizes and ambitions.
Z-6 U Spring sold separately that reduces the fixed forward retention for lighter weight skiers.
Two climbing positions let you adapt to the steepness of the terrain via heel rotation.
Rotate sideways for a flat-on-ski mode for those long approaches to snag a big line.
Upgraded quiver last year and really enjoying this binding (with brake and adjustment plates). While I wish the stock adjustment plates were > 20mm, it’s not the end of the world and everything else about the setup has been great. With the plate, these drive a 105 Helio just fine. The “more-metal” construction compared to the old Superlite 2.0 is much more satisfying in hand, and very easy to manipulate with poles. No regrets on this purchase.
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I have a pair of speed radical mounted on my skis and would like to replace with the Speedlite. Is that possible without moving the mount point? The holes look close but maybe not the same?
Without having the skis in front of me, it is hard to be 100 percent certain. However, based on the differing hole patterns, you will almost certainly need to move your position on the ski going from a Dynafit Speed Radical to the Dynafit Superlite 150.
After having a pair of the older green Superlite bindings on some Zero 85's I was pretty excited to give the redesigned binding a shot. Mounting them on the Dynafit Blacklight 88's first off, I will say that the heel in particular of the new Superlite binding has a certain aura, and certain sex appeal that one just can't simply explain. For a binding that is just over 150g and for the heel to have such a wide range of lateral release adjustment is simply amazing. The heel flap lifts up like a breeze and even though in the Wasatch I rarely turn the heel for flat or to use the second riser when I do need to spin the heel it’s an absolute breeze. The only aspect of the binding I was a bit concerned about much like the previous Superlite model was the seemingly very light and not so robust looking toe piece, but after an entire season of general touring and steep skiing I have had zero issues. Overall, I think the Superlite 150 has hit the sweet spot in the “lean” binding category for skiers who are looking for a very light and durable binding with the ability to adjust lateral release values.
At first I thought the tiny little toe piece was not going to lock and unlock easily. Now after using the binding all season in all snow types I have found that the toe not only is easy to step in and out of but the lock mechanism is easy to use as well. The heel has been very simple with tons of riser options. I found rotation of the heel to be easy to rotate even with the RV value being set at 10. Making the change between flipping the flap and using higher risers very easy. With skiing in all snow the binding has been secure and reliable with no pre-releases to date. The older superlites left a little to be desired but the current 150 has hit the mark between weight and functionality. Giving you the best of both worlds.