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Despite the appearance of the name, the Salomon Shift2 is no binding for squares. With an all-in-one design, the Shift2 (read: Shift Two) allows transitions without having to take parts on and off of your bindings, allowing you to quickly switch your pin binding into a fully-fledged alpine binding without juggling around extra toe pieces. This establishes the Shift2 as the quintessential hybrid binding when it comes to speed and efficiency.

Compared to the original Shift, the Shift2 offers a number of improvements to durability and performance. The toe lever and wings have been strengthened with additional material, and the brake lever has been upgraded to more reliably keep the brakes locked when touring. An all-new AFD promises better power transfer, adjustment, and lateral return. Finally, the heel riser has seen a 4mm height increase to better assist climbing for freeride boots with less cuff articulation. With all these upgrades, the Salomon Shift2 is sure to be a crowd-pleaser in the front, side, and backcountry.

  • 4mm taller riser for easier climbing.
  • Reinforced toe piece mitigates breakage and helps with increased power transfer.
  • With release settings for 6-13 and TÜV certification, the Shift2 can safely handle in-bounds skiing.
  • Alpine toe can be transformed into a pin toe for uphill travel, no removal of the toe piece is required.
  • Tweaks to the brake lever prevent breaks from deploying while touring.
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Weight (pair) 1840g
Boot Compatibility   Alpine Multi-Norm Compatible (MNC)
Brakes (mm)   90, 100, 110 and 120
BSL Adjustment   30mm
Riser Heights   1 + flat
Vertical Release   6-13
Lateral Release   6-13
Crampon Ready   Yes
Specs Verified
Materials   Carbon-infused PA, aluminum, and steel
Skimo Co Says
Usage Backcountry, sidecountry, in-bounds
Notes Reinforced wear points of the predecessor
Bottom Line The best Shift yet

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