Dynafit calls the Superlite 2.0 a revolution instead of an evolution. If you like brakes then you might be inclined to agree, since the new version is the first race-weight binding with an (optional) integrated brake. It maintains the fully adjustable lateral-release of the original Superlite that prompted many skiers to start using race bindings for every day touring. With two versions of this binding available, each with a lateral release range of 5-10 or 6-12, Dynafit has created a lightweight, reliable binding that can accomodate a wide range of skiers. Please note that while the lateral releases can be adjusted, the vertical release remains fixed. Last but not least, Dynafit managed to include two risers (just rotate the heel 180º), and they updated the mounting pattern from three holes to a more stable 4-hole pattern.
Optional stopper system accepts optional brakes in 75, 90, and 105mm widths.
Lateral release can be adjusted between 5-10 or 6-12 to match your size & ability.
Two risers let you climb the steeps efficiently after rotating the heel piece.
Proven toe pieces design has both unlocked-skiing and locked-uphill modes.
4-hole mounting pattern offers more stability and hold than previous Superlites.
*** Brakes are not included and sold as an optional accessory.
Update 2019/20: Dynafit now calls this binding the Dynafit Superlite 175 Z10 / Z12 and are offering it with two release ranges, each being 5-10 and 6-12. They also updated the paint job, and now offer this binding in a nice yellow and black option.
I have the women's 2.0 (DIN 10 I guess) and the B&D riser plates on the heel pieces. When touring on flat terrain the heel lever wants to flop forward getting in the way. Isn't there a spring built into the binding to prevent this? Or is the B&D riser causing it to happen?
Hey Richard! I haven't heard of this specific issue, but I'll gladly try to brainstorm some solutions! I'm hearing that while you're skinning up on the medium riser height(heel pins pointed towards the ski's tail, metal heel riser up, boot heel resting on the plastic heel housing), the green metal heel riser will fall forward and put you in the taller riser setting. Is that accurate? Does it happen on both heel units, or just one? Send us a few photos and/or videos to "email@example.com" and we'll brainstorm potential solutions!
Hi. My Superlite 2 binding was mounted for a 304mm BSL Dynafit boot. Now I have a 305mm Scarpa F1. However, despite the theoretical 1mm longer BSL, when I mount this F1 boot, the kiss/tech gap at the heel isn’t ‘reduced’. Instead, the gap is now 6mm instead of the 5.5mm( recommended) gap when I use the older Dynafit boot on it. Will it make a significant difference?thanks
Hey Dave, while it's hard to say what sort of difference this would make without testing your setup in our Jetbond machine, my sense is that with the stiffer vertical release values on the older Superlite 2.0s, you should be fine with a 0.5mm greater gap. Given that you have your Superlite heels on an adjustable track, however, feel free to make that 0.5mm adjustment and get yourself back to the ideal positioning.
I’m 155lbs and usually ski with DIN 6. I have a ski with this black Superlite 2.0 set up for a 304mm BSL boot but recently changed to a Scarpa F1 that comes in at 305mm. Will I need to adjust the heel gap?
Hi Dave, quite likely. The effective tech length can be different than the BSL printed on the sole, so it's hard to say until you put the new boot in. And then once you do, there is a wide array of opinions on what constitutes "close enough". We like to be very precise with gapping as it can affect the release/retention.
BTW, your black Superlite likely tests higher than your desired value in forward release.
I have been using dynafit bindings in the backcountry for over a decade now and I am pretty loyal to this brand. It has served me well in many no-fall situations. However, this is the lightest weight binding I've owned. Initially I was hesitant to ski aggressively with these. I played around with the din setting quite a bit and have found that they are very precise. I am now ripping confidently through creek beds and horrendous sastrugi. They don't pre-release on me even when set to a lower DIN. On the other hand when I stuff a tip and need them to release they do. Its amazing how this technology has advanced. I have them mounted on a pair of 188cm Beast 108's and I am looking forward to confidently climbing and skiing some bigger lines this spring.
Howdy, It looks like the Superlite 2- Z series has a beefed up toe around the toe screws. Can you confirm this? I have had a problem breaking the toe pieces at the screw on the superlite and superlite 2.o versions. The 2.0 had more beef around the screw but it was not enough. Also does the newly announced lifetime warranty apply to the superlite 2.0 Z series?
Hey Brad, you're right that the current product iteration does include a slightly thicker baseplate which may resolve your previous issue. You're correct that the Lifetime Warranty applies to all bindings sold in model year 2019-20 and beyond.
How does the technology on this binding compare to the Radical ST 2.0? does this binding feature the pivotting toe? Of course ,I assume it does not compensate for ski length change due to flex? Thanks, Dennis It looks like even adding the adjustment plate and brakes the weight would be half compared to the ST 2.0 with brakes?
Dennis, The Superlite is, as its name suggests, not too comparable to the Radical ST 2.0. It does not have the rotating toe that is currently found on the Rotation 7,10 and 12. Use our binding finder to find what will fulfill your needs.
Would the black version (DIN 12) be a bad choice for someone who skis around a 7 DIN? I only weigh 130 pounds so I'm curious if this binding would be dangerous in terms of not releasing under certain circumstance given my low weight.
After great success with my SL 2.0 whites on my Vertex-X, a friend gave my a pair of the greens. I replaced the Speed Radicals on my Cho Oyus with the greens because the ice buidup associated with the bsl adjustment screw & track was giving me fits--some days in our maritime snows I couldn't get more than 4 strides without snow reaching the height of the binding. I feel I made a good choice. Fitted with B&D adjustment plates and antitwists, striding has actually improved; the anti-twist works great; no twist using the lifts; ice buildup occurs (like today) but is minimal and easily resloved. The setup, of course, is lighter, always a good thing. I feel the performance is better just because of a better match in the system of binding delta, boot ramp angle, boot forward lean, and tibia length (I use them with my TLT6M--I had to add shims to the toes of the Speeds and even then this is better). I did not like these bindings with the Scarpa F1--even with the forward most lean, I felt in the back seat. It seems to me that the Scarap F1 has a much milder ramp angle than the TLT6 and the added forward lean does not make up for that given the very low delta of the Superlight 2.0. The greens require a mild stomp by me to get into, less than the acceleration my 100-lb wife applies to get into her Vertical STs (Lou at wildsnow couldn't get into the greens on the snow). I have the lateral release set to my suggested RV, but the high set vertical release give me a little pause--thus a 4 star rating, altho one feels VERY secure once the heel is set; obviously no pre-release LOL
These were the first tech binding for me - they are light and work well although they are hard to click into the heels for ski mode especially compared to Speed Turns which I just have to barely weight to click into. This is not a problem on a firm base but can be a little annoying on a powdery hill.
The only negative for me is the high lifter is not high enough, even with the BD (1/2 inch) extension. And now I have a problem where it appears the lifter has gotten loose and while breaking trail will fall back (seems the snow is pushing it back?).
Has anyone experienced this? Very annoying to have to put the lifter back up every few steps! Any ideas on how to restore the stickiness of the lever or might this be a warranty issue. Without the BD extension though, there might not be an issue.
I have used these bindings to death over the past two years and wanted to offer some information here. I have these on a pair of Dynafit Cho Uyo's that I used as my go to ski for most conditions. These bindings have been extremely durable, look super sexy, and I have never had them pre-release. That said, they are really hard to step into. This could be specific to the pair I have but I have to stomp *incredibly* hard to get into ski mode. The plus of this is that I really feel secure once I'm in but it's kind of a pain in the butt. My only other complaint with the binding is that after time the heel riser mechanism gets stiff and difficult to flip around, especially when I'm lazy and try to do it with my pole.
I had a vertical release occur a few times simply sidestepping in pow! Din set at around 11.. I believe it was a vertical release. Is there a stiffer spring available or thoughts on why this would occurr.. Seems to be mounted to spec.
Hi Chris, these have pretty high vertical retention. I'm guessing the skis are overcambering and the pins are pulling out of the back of the boot. How does your heel gap measure when the skis are flat?
Hi, Thanks for getting back so fast! Ya- gap is too big for sure.. Measures up and compared to your notes on skimo.. back to the source ;-/
I am thinking of getting a pair of 112mm wide skis that were previously mounted with Superlight 2.0 binding. I have read your hole patterns post and realize that the hole pattern for Superlight 2.0 is different from the Dynafit Radical 2.0 ST bindings. The previous binding was mounted at manufacturer recommended line. If I want to mount Radical 2.0 also at the manufacturer recommended line, will there be enough gap between the previous hole pattern and new hole pattern for it to be safe enough? Or I will have to move the binding to the front or to the back?
On a side note, is this binding good enough to drive a 112mm wide ski? I have never used a race style binding before. What are the differences that I am going to notice if I make a switch coming from a radical 2.0?
Manan-sorry not sure what your specifically asking. Any time you remount a ski with a fixed mount binding like the Superlight 2.0 you may run into hole overlap issues. It all depends on boot sole lengths that were used in either the first or second mount. A lot of times you may have to move mounting location to dodge old holes or end up putting a plate under the heel piece to get the right gap and dodge old holes.
Yes this is enough binding to drive a wider ski. The differences between a radical 2.0 and the superlight 2.0 will be the superlight 2.0 will have less ramp angle, lower riser heights, simpler to use and less weight. The Radical 2.0 has a better release mechanism.
The boot sole lengths are the same for both mounts. But I think this question is very difficult to answer without having everything in hand. :) And I think you answered it satisfactorily. I got the kinds of things I will have to do if the holes do not match. I think a better question is, how much spacing do I need to keep between 2 holes on a ski for the new binding to be secure? Is 5mm enough? Thanks.
Hi Manan, safe distance can vary based on ski construction. Some folks say 1cm is the minimum safe distance, but that may be too close or an unnecessary restriction depending on the ski. Generally skis with a metal mounting plate can go closer than ones without.
Hi Chris, yes they do. We have the all the gory details listed here.
Thanks Jbo, that is a brilliant post. FWIW, I think that ski racers with non-flat binding ramp angles sometimes use a "negative" delta with a higher toe than heel, at least for speed events where being balanced is more important than being too far forward.
Hey David! Thanks for reaching out! Dynafit lists the forward release value is around a 9, though we've had some test higher. It may vary a bit depending on your boots as well.
Based on your latest mounting info that I have in our system, the Superlite 2.0 will likely release a touch high in the forward direction, but will have no problem matching your appropriate lateral release value. It's an amazing binding. Let me know if you have any further questions!
I would like to know how hard is to step in the heel comparing with the radical ft for example. Almost all reviews say it is an issue for this binding. I am 5ft 3 and I weight 145 lbs. I am changing for a light weight set up and I really do not know if this binding is the right choice for me. It seems it is a good light weight binding that respond well for skiing relativly hard. I really do not want to have trouble later in the backcountry and not being able to step in the binding.
Hi Constanza, yes the step in can be problematic for lighter folks with the black version. The white version often works better for lighter skiers. Visit our binding finder for a personalized recommendation (unfortunately just height and weight isn't enough info to chart your release value).
Hi, I bought a 2.0 black and green binding for my 125 lbs girlfriend and she struggles much to clip in the heel piece. I feel it wont release if needed and could be dangerous for her to use. Any possibility to get a softer U spring?
Hi francois, please note the step-in resistance and forward release value aren't the same variable. Best we can do for a softer step-in is the white heel pieces. Springs aren't available separately at this time.
Francois, check out this article on how to soften up the U-spring. https://www.wildsnow.com/19750/modify-mount-dynafit-superlite-2/. I am an older (60+) skier) and so I also needed to back off the release value for safety. I just took a Dremel to my white Superlites heel springs.