Kudos to Ski Trab for an innovative toe piece! With a patented design that doesn’t require coiled springs, the Gara Titan approaches the 100 gram weight barrier that only recently seemed implausible. With the toe lever angled against included striker plates, the pins are pressed into the boot for a locked position. There is of course an unlocked ski mode to comply with ISMF rules, with the release based on an ultra-reliable titanium wire-spring. As with “traditional” race toes, pressing down on the Easy Lever allows the wings to open for exit. The heel is the same proven design used in the TR-Race model. The bindings come with either steel or titanium U-springs; the latter version is officially named Gara Titan World Cup.
Update 2016/17: Trab has introduced a version with a thinner heel spring (4.5mm vs 5.0mm) for lighter skiers. Also the toe piece has been redesigned slightly to better accommodate certain carbon race boots.
Update 2017/18: Trab added an even thinner spring (4.0mm) for the lightest skiers.
Update 2018/19: Ski Trab anodized the bindings with Skimo Blue! The build remains the same.
118g [Steel 4.5]
|Weight (pair)||222g [Titanium]
236g [Steel 4.5]
|BSL Adjustment||Optional plates|
|Riser Heights||1 + flat|
|Crampon Ready||Yes, removable|
|Materials||Ergal aluminum, titanium/steel, high-strength plastic|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Next gen toes without coiled springs.|
|Bottom Line||Crazy light, strong, and simple.|