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Salomon MTN + Brake Alpine Touring Binding

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MTN + Brake Alpine Touring Binding

Weighing under two pounds per pair, Salomon's MTN + Brake Alpine Touring Binding is certainly a minimalist binding that best suits gram-counting backcountry skiers, but unlike most minmalist tech bindings, the MTN has variable release ratings to better suit skiers. Another unique feature with Salmon's MTN + is the wide mounting pattern that enhances energy transmission on the downhill. As for the uphill, this binding has two heel lifters to help you tackle the steeps. These lifters face opposite than most to prevent falling down when you're half-way up the mountain. This binding comes with brakes to further assist in safety and convenience.
  • Minimalist alpine touring binding for backcountry skiing
  • Interchangeable U-spring design with three release values
  • Two pole-compatible heel lifters for steep hiking
  • Wide mounting pattern for better binding retention
  • Item #SAL013K

Boot Compatibility
tech
Brake Width
90mm, 80mm, 100mm, 110mm, 120mm
Heel Elevators
2
Claimed Weight
[pair] 1lb 10oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Salomon MTN binding, great !

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have two pairs of skis mounted with these bindings. Picked up my first set, in France when they first came out. Mounted on my 2017 Atomic Backlands, this is the setup I take to Europe. With my Maestrale RS boots, I can ski the piste, off-piste and could tour also (I take the pre-cut Pomoca skins). Great setup for a Euro quiver of one. I also have same MTN binding mounted on my Blizzard Zero-G 108s. Fun ski that carves very well, floats in powder and still quite light. I don't pound them through the bumps, but this works for me at Eastern resorts, and some icy runs. No problems yet with the binding. Never had a pre-release, even at Mach Schnell.. ps. I've mounted ski brakes on these now. Easy to add brakes later. They work best with the Plum ski crampons.

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>Rating: 3

Needs improvement

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Snow and ice build up under the toe spring can compromise the performance of this binding. Subtle amounts of ice build-up (compacted snow), unnoticed, can lead to a ski coming off on exposed skin tracks even with the binding locked in tour mode. Be aware that this build up must be effectively managed! The bindings brake retraction is a beautiful design, but the hinge point where the brake retracts into tour mode is plastic. After ice build up, the plastic failed at this hinge point, rendering a dysfunctional brake! The hinge point could easily be reinforced with composite or alloy?? Getting the heel locked into this binding requires heavy stomping. At altitude in heavy powder you may spend more energy stomping than you will on a given descent.

>Rating: 5

Love this binding

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Simple, lightweight, and a very solid construction. The toe guide is especially great when getting set up on less than ideal terrain. On top of all that it looks really nice 🎉

>Rating: 5

The Best Tech Binding

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The MTN binding is the best tech binding out there. Super simple, no frills binging that is light weight and easy to use. Nothing more than the perfect touring binding to help you get way out into the mountains.

>Rating: 4

Pin Bindings Are Not Dead

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

With the advent of the Shift binding and other hybrid tech systems (i.e., Kingpin, Tecton, etc.), many may be left wondering if true tech pin bindings have seen their heyday in the wild mountains. I'm here to tell you to not believe the hype, just yet. Sure, the new bindings are great feats of engineering, and probably work very well for a limited range of objectives (example: the mythical skiing unicorn known as the 50/50 resort/touring one ski quiver that does it all better than any other ski set up out there), but for pure touring and skimo objectives, having something fast, dependable, straightforward and lightweight will always win out. Enter the Salomon MTN/Atomic Backland Tour bindings (they are essentially same same but different). I have the brakeless version mounted on some Blizzard Zero G 95s (pretty sick set up IMO), so I cannot speak about brakes here. As for the other features, I think it's pretty hard to find such a lightweight and reasonably priced workhorse that has as many neat things. The boot guide on the toe piece is great - I'm no stranger to pin bindings, but let's face it, we all struggle to step in at times. Granted, I've only stepped in a handful of times, but so far I'm 100% successful. That's pretty neat. The heel pins rotate independently of the walk mode risers (see top binding in photo), so you get a true flat, 7*, and 13* heel assist without having to rotate the heel piece into multiple positions. That's pretty neat. 30mm of rear adjustment for different boots. That's pretty neat. Just a hair over 10oz a binding with the leashes. That's pretty neat. Multiple heel pins for different skier abilities/body-weights. Again, pretty neat. Standard (aka Dynafit-style) crampon compatible. Just so neat. Unlike the Shift and Kingpin, I can go straight from hike mode to ski mode without taking off the skis - just rotate the heel pins, step in, rip skins, and send. SO NEAT. OK. One thing I've found a little tough: locking the toe pins for skinning and then changing into ski mode at the top of the hike. The toe lever simply requires more force to move into its different positions than what I am used to, so I've struggled to do this well/fluidly with my ski pole. It may just take a little breaking in and getting used to, but right now I'm just using my hand to make sure I'm locked for skinning, and then unlocked for the descent.

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What exactly are the differences between these and the Atomic’s? I’ve heard they’re exactly the same and I’ve heard otherwise as you’ve mentioned.

>Rating: 5

Can't beat em

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I got these for my first touring setup and love them! They are super light and well built. Coming from a pure inbounds setup, it took some time to get used to the tech bindings in general, but after a few runs I can't tell the difference. The two risers are awesome to have and easy enough to flip up with the handle of my ski pole. I have never ejected from these bindings and have never had to worry about losing a ski. That being said, after seeing some other runaway skis with brakes (different bindings), I wish I opted for the leashed version of these bindings to make sure they never get away from me.

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>Rating: 5

Great Binding

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Skied on these last winter. I was a bit skeptical at first because they seem so minimalist, but I have to say they preformed flawlessly. The toe is easy to line up and get in to even in deep snow. You really need to step down pretty hard to get in the back. Not a problem most of the time, but one 4' storm was a problem. Still, I'd take the 4' of snow and the minor inconvenience. Nice and light. Really impressive binding.

>Rating: 5

Great AT binding

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Lightweight and strong. These bindings are some of the lightest AT bindings on the market. they tour well and seem to provide good protection on the down. I have been skiing on them for just about one season and have really liked them. They seem more stout (stronger)than Dynafit bindings as well.

>Rating: 5

Best Tech Toe Bindings

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These have a nice stiff spring, very wide drill pattern, and are super light. Salomon stepped up the tech binding game with these bindings.

>Rating: 5

So Far So Good

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

So far these bindings have been working great. The toe piece makes getting into the bindings super user friendly and cuts down a lot of the fuss. So far the release on the bindings has also been adequate. A quick lap around the resort hitting some rollers and small cliffs and you can really tell that these are a solid binding even for potentially a free ride based rider who is looking to get into the backcountry. These bindings paired with a Salmon S lab touring boot are a really lightweight setup that can drive even some stiffer sticks. Overall a great buy

>Rating: 4

Sweet Binding!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I've been on these bindings almost everyday for the last two weeks and love them. Super light and seem durable. Easy to get in and out of even in precarious footing.

>Rating: 5

Touring Fiend

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

So far, I have loved these bindings. They are super light and simple. Have yet to miss a step-in, thanks to the design of the toe pieces, they make it super easy. I think the way the heel piece functions is the best out there. No bells and whistles here, just what you need to get it done!