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Marker Cruise 12 Binding


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Blending the performance of the popular Alpinist and Kingpin M-Werks bindings, Marker's Cruise 12 finds the middle ground between the two. The gapless design with 4mm of length compensation allows the heel piece to move backward in response to ski compression, helping to smooth over variable snow and keep release values consistent. The two riser heights are easily accessible, providing relief for weary legs on an excessively steep skin track. The bio-based plastic should hold up to hard skiing while still coming in at a respectable weight. As icing on the cake, the Cruise 12 keeps the same ISI (Intuitive Step In) toe piece found on both of its siblings, making it quite easy to step into. If Marker put together a greatest hits compilation of their touring bindings, it’d look like the Cruise 12.

  • Adjustable vertical and lateral release lets you find your preferred release value.
  • ISI toe and heel make stepping in a breeze.
  • Gapless heel with 4mm of active length compensation helps keep release values consistent.
  • Two heel risers help smooth out steep skin tracks.
  • Anti-Ice Pads have a phobia of ice, keeping the binding working properly.
  • 15mm BSL adjustment accommodates a range of boots.
convert to ounces
462g [105mm]
Weight (pair) 924g [105mm]
Boot Compatibility   Tech
Brakes (mm)   90, 105
BSL Adjustment   15mm
Riser Heights   2 + flat
Vertical Release   6-12
Lateral Release   6-12
Crampon Ready   Yes
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Bio-Based plastics, aluminum alloy, stainless steel
Skimo Co Says
Usage Hard skiing back and side country
Notes Recycled plastics for a greener you
Bottom Line Full-featured binding at a respectable weight
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Dan B.
Hey Skimo Team - I know this is a new binding but are you aware of the mounting pattern for the Cruise? I'm wondering if this shares the same pattern as one of the other existing Marker bindings.
Answer from jbo
Hi Dan, we just added it to our list of mounting patterns yesterday. Same as Kingpin minus the forward heel hole for the mode switch.
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Question from Aaron
Are there any measurements for the toe and heel pin heights available?
Answer from jbo
Hi Aaron, I just added them to our list of pin heights. Looks like a 14.5mm delta.
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Question from Robert
Looking at these compared with Dynafit Rotation, Kingpin MWerk, or Alpinist/Atomic Backland for a set of Fischer TransAlp 105. Plan to be solely in backcountry and doing Silverton + Rocky Mountain areas.
Answer from Gabriel I
Hi Robert, these will be up for the task. They split the difference between the Rotations / Kingpin and Alpinist / Backland in terms of weight. If you've got specific questions about features or performance characteristics, please feel free to reach out to
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