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Plum Heel Pieces

Brand: Plum
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Availability: In Stock
Price: From $79.95
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Maybe you need a replacement. Maybe you're building a franken-binding. Maybe you just want to lighten up your heels. We won't ask what you do with them, but we will take your money. These are Plum binding heel pieces, priced & sold INDIVIDUALLY. If you buy two, they come in a boxed set. If you buy one, we'll just put a stamp on the top and hope for the best. We'll even loosely tape the 4 included screws to the bottom of the heel. The French instruction sheet will get mailed to the person who buys the other one.

Model Weight (g) Weight (oz)
Race 150 62 2.2
Race 170 85 3.0
Guide 229 8.1
Yak 293 10.3

For matching toes, see matching toes.

Update 2018/19 Race Heels – Please note the heel pedestals for this model year are ~2mm taller than previous years. In an effort to maintain consistency in your setup we have made sure to separate the model years in the drop down menu. The lower heels are labelled 17/18.

Question from Yann TROUTET
What is the recommended spacing for the heel piece (i.e. the space between the boot and the heel piece when in ski mode)?
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Yann! Should be a 4mm gap!
Answer from Yann T
Thanks Trace. In the meantime, I found your 'heel gap' page that gives a table for a bunch of them. All great timely info!
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by Stano Skintrack (used product regularly)
I have used both the Race 170 and 185 Plum heels and I can definitely recommend them. So far they have been very reliable, easy to adjust for different sizes, light, and at a good price. I like to mount them with now a beefy Dynafit Speed Radical toes as I like the security and reliability of those. Both times, this setup was mounted on ~80mm skis for ski mountaineering missions and long spring tours.
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Question from Boris
Thanks. Do you think I'll be able to mount the Race 170 without any conflicts with the holes of the ION ?
Do you sell any heel shim plate to get a 10mm delta on the 170 ?
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Boris! It's tough to say but because there is so much boot sole length adjustment in both bindings I have a hard time thinking that you won't be able to dodge the existing holes in your ski. That being said, I don't have a heel shim available to raise the heel. The 150 heel on the Plum Adjustment Plate is a fair amount taller than the 170 heel, so you could always go that route to minimize the negative delta.
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Question from Boris

I have some G3 ION on my BMT 94, but I'd like to go lighter and simpler.
I set my DIN at 8.
Do you think it would be a good idea to replace the ION heel by a Plum 170 Heel ?
I've read elsewhere that you don't encourage people to swap the Rad 2 heel with a race one because the toe spring seems to be quite soft ?
But about the ION, I've read on Wildsnow that the toe springs are pretty strong.

So it should work ? Do you think it would release about the same as the normal Plum Race 170 toe + heel combo ?
Would the ramp angle be similar ?

Thanks !
Answer from jbo
Hi Boris, I'm sure that combo would hold you in, but you'd be at a negative ramp angle with that setup since the ION toes are high off the ski. I would guess higher release values but we haven't tested that combo. I'd just go with a complete Race 170!
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Question from Koba
More question-i have Scarpa tx pro witn NTN buindings freeride..want replace hill support from NTn to Pulm heel pieces to use skies for downhill as ordinar alpine ski..im 56 and sometime im tired telemarking..can you reccomend something to solve problem?
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Koba! Thanks for reaching out! Yes and no, it depends on the exact model. Some of the TX Pros had tech fittings in the heel, some didn't. Check the heel for a tech fitting! If the fitting is there then you can lock your heels down, though you will likely want to pair the heels with some tech toes to make sure everything is working properly, in which case it would be cheaper to buy a complete binding. Also, make sure to get some front supports from Ski Trab to ensure that the bellows in the boot don't flex and give you a nasty pre-release.
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Question from Erwin B
Hello, is the 1 pieces oder 2 pieces ?
Answer from jbo
Hi Edwin, heel pieces are sold individually (1 piece).
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Question from John
If one was to switch from a LTR 2.0 heel to this heel would one run into screw overlap issues?
Answer from Spindogg
edit- to clarify the switch would be from a LTR 2.0 heel to a race 150 heel. Any screw overlap concerns?
Answer from jbo
Hi Spindogg, there are always screw overlap concerns when remounting a ski. If you're keeping the same BSL, a safer bet would be to get the adjustable version or an adjustment plate.
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Question from Ben Hoiness
Would you suggest pairing the race 145 with the Dynafit Speed Turn toe? I want to get into a lighter binding set up on a budget. what are the downfalls or limitations?

Thank you
Answer from stephen p
Hi Ben, that combo seems to work fine. It may or may not be appropriate for you based on your size and ability. Use our binding finder for a more tailored recommendation.
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Question from Bruno Schull (hasn't used product)
Hi. I have two questions about these heel pieces (Plum 165). Does the four bolt pattern fit the four bolt pattern of the Dynafit Speed Radical? What kind of positive stops dos the heel piece have as you rotate? 90 degrees? 180 degrees? Many thanks for all your great work here--I have learned a great deal from your web site, and your post on Wild Snow.
Answer from jbo
Hi Bruno, thanks for the feedback. The 165s have a unique pattern that doesn't match anything else, which is a pretty common theme for race heels. All the Plum race heels stop at each 90 degree increment and could be mounted sideways or backwards and act just the same. Note this will not be the case for some future Plum heels however.
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by Jonathan S (downright abused product)
Five Stars for a great component in building your own Frankenbinding, combining the basic Dynafit Speed Radical with a race heel.
I did this with an older Dynafit Classic/Speed toe and a Plum 135/145 heel, which has worked out fine, even after almost 184,000' earned vertical.

This allows you to assemble a setup at the cost of a regular touring binding while still gaining most of the weight savings from a full-on race binding, plus the simple cover-style universally low heel elevator position.

The lateral release value will also probably be a bit lower, given the somewhat lower retention of a regular touring toe (as compared to a race toe with some combination of heavier pincer springs and/or a spring-loaded toe lever).

Just beware that this violates ISMF regs if you have any World Cup racing ambitions.

For a more complete review of the Plum heel specifics, see my review under the Plum Race 145 listing.
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