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Plum Race 99 Binding

Brand: Plum
Model: Race 99
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Availability: In Stock
Price: $598.95 $497.13
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All-metal bindings under 100 grams? You betcha (pending weigh-in)! Designed for those folks looking for every edge in competition, the Plum 99 is the new pinnacle of race-binding minimalism. It also adds a new twist to the concept of adjustable release. Choose from two lateral-release values (roughly 6 or 8) simply by changing the mounting-orientation of the heel. The forward release remains fixed in the middle, and features a standard race-heel flap to cover the pins while skinning. Given its svelte nature, Plum recommends using the 99 for racing and training only.

  • Innovative heel design lets you pick the release value according to the mounting orientation of the heel.
  • Aerospace aluminum chassis has been slimmed to an incredible 99 grams (3.5oz).
  • Toe lever easily switches between fully-locked uphill and unlocked-downhill modes.
  • Full lateral and forward release is compliant with ISMF specs for competition.
  • 100% made in France.
-> ounces
Weight (pair) 202g
Boot Compatibility Tech
Brakes No
BSL Adjustment None
Riser Heights 1
Vertical Release 7
Lateral Release 6 or 8
Crampon Ready No
Specs Verified Yes
Materials 7075 aluminum, T6 titanium
Skimo Co Says
Usage Racing
Notes Change lateral release with a sideways mount
Bottom Line The lightest metal binding
Question from Andrew
Can you comment on the durability of the Race 99? I'm weigh 183 lbs before putting on gear so I'm a bit hesitant about such a light binding, I would hate to break it. Also, many of the longer tours I do here in NH involve ice, or heavy, wet snow and other sub-optimal skiing conditions. How aggressive skiing does the phrase "racing and training only" accommodate?
Answer from Nate
Hi Andrew,

Plum suggests an upper weight limit of 90kg or 198lbs for this binding so while you would "make the cut," so to speak, the catch is that they are pretty serious about the "racing and training only." If you are looking to use a binding for longer tours, expeditions, and/or steep skiing, I would suggest looking at the Plum 150 or 170 bindings. They are tried and proven and approved by Plum for those endeavors but work very very well for racing too.
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Question from Teague H
how much do the heals cost alone and what do they weigh?
Answer from jbo
Hey Teague! The heels weigh 37 grams but unfortunately aren't available separately as this is a rather unique combo that Plum recommends for racing and training.
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Question from Alex N
Just confirming that this binding matches the footprint of other plum bindings such as the Race 135? Thanks!
Answer from jbo
Hi Alex, sorry for the delay. I verified with Plum that the holes are the same as the Race 135/145, if mounted in the standard heel position.
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