Really cool friction-free ski brake from Ski Trab. The Italians are always on the leading edge of ski technology and Trab in-particular has both speed and safety in mind. With options for all Ski Trab bindings, these brakes are mounted directly underneath the heel piece, which results in a secure connection that will stand up to the rigors of the backcountry. A free-spinning, free-sliding ball eliminates friction so as to not change release values. It also avoids negative ramp angles when skinning in flat-on-ski mode. The ball is loaded on a symmetric spring to fully enable the elasticity of the Titan Release binding. A clever locking mechanism keeps the brakes retracted when skinning. The whole mechanism sits flat on the ski or can ride atop the Flex 30 adjustment plate. The Trab Titan brakes are a marvel of passionate engineering. Plus, at a mere 62g per side, you will hardly even notice they are there.
Titanium alloy arms are light and incredibly sturdy.
Stainless steel reaction springs resist corrosion and enable return-to-center.
Low-friction operation reduces impact on release values.
Mounts directly in between the heel piece and top sheet.
Update 2019/20: Trab added a new version for the Vario.2 binding. It has slightly different dimensions to fit over the larger heel housing. The original Vario binding uses the Titan brakes (same as the Gara Titan race binding).
Do any of these brakes work with the older trab race TR adjustable bindings? If not, does anyone know of an after market lightweight brake that is designed to fit beneath any skimo race front binding?
Hey Simon, the mounting pattern on the older Titan is the same as the mounting pattern on your TR-Race bindings, so the "Titan" version should work great! Another option would be to go with the Kreuzspitze tech brakes, which you could use on any future race-binding-mounted ski.
Thanks for the response. This is the race tr adjustable binding, so does not have the the same screw spacing. I think I have lucked out on the trab brakes. I do like the design of the kreuspitze, but not the removal to skin and replace to ski. Was looking at the photos from ISPO today. The design of the new grizzly race bindings looks good. If someone could come up with a brake of that design that could fit any binding with a crampon slot, this would br a real winner. With the changes to the ISMF rules, I am guessing a lot more after market brakes will be appearing this year, fingers crossed.
Hi Becca, it's definitely not obvious! The original Vario binding uses the Titan brakes. I just changed the name in the drop list for the Vario.2 brakes to make it more clear those are for the updated model with a bigger heel housing.
Bought a set of the 115mm TR2 brakes for my second pair of TR2's. As usual Skimo is the only place with them on tap so thanks for that. Also have to shout Trab out for packing the brakes in a skin bag! Cannot say enough good about Trab & Skimo.