12/1/2014
 
I have these boots and they seem to be a good entry-level rando race or skimo boot. The strap mechanism is very simple and functional, and you can unclip/reclip the strap without having to change the basic setting of the velcro. I haven't used the additional strap for stiffening, and they aren't especially stiff boots - but for my purposes this is not very important right now. The major complaint I have is with sole durability, which has purportedly been corrected in the updated version (which these appear...
12/1/2014
 
I have the 90mm crampons, and you should be aware before you buy/use that your toepieces must be perfectly centered to avoid damaging the sidewall of the ski. A very slight misalignment of your bindings is enough to cause interference, and it's not safe to assume that a well-respected shop has done this to the precision required; mine weren't. As for the parts itself and their function in the couple times I've used them - no complaints!
12/1/2014
 
I bought replacement Speed Radical toe levers to add leashes to my Radical ST bindings. Perfectly good part, though in retrospect the black toe lever could totally be tweaked to add cables for leash attachment (it already has the slots in place). If you're handy with wire and can swage your own cable (or feel comfortable using 4ish mm cord for a leash), you can add a leash without this part. Either way, you will need a punch (preferably blunt) and a hammer to knock the pin out. The knurled end provides a f...
12/1/2014
 
This review is for the nubbins - I also have the B&D Ski Leashes and 3.2mm classic shims (reviewed here). The nubbins have allowed me to cancel out decreased climbing riser height that comes with using toe spacers on Speed Radical bindings. By eye, they add back about the same (or maybe a hair less) climbing height than the 6.4mm Radical ST toe spacer removes. The quality of the parts is really excellent. They have a snug, near-friction-fit with the heel risers, and the set screw even comes with threadlock...
12/1/2014
 
I believe the difference between the Radical and Classic shims is just the pattern and how it fits the outline of the plastic toe spacer found on the Radical ST (and not found on the Speed Radical). Bill B @ B&D suggested I get the "classic" style for the speed radical. In retrospect, it probably wouldn't have been a big deal to get the Radical (ST) style... and then I would have been able to combine my 3.2mm spacers with the Radical baseplates if I wanted to try more shimming.