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Tyrolia LD 12 04/05 v 05/06

post #1 of 8
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Does anyone know if Tyrolia made significant changes to the LD 12 binding from 04/05 to 05/06?
post #2 of 8
Are you asking about the LD12 Cyber or the LD12 Railflex?
I have been told by a shop that the Railflex is unchanged - not sure about the Cyber.
However, there are some people here that seem to know more about specifics than some shops...
post #3 of 8
LD 12 RailFlex -- no changes other than color/cosmetics from 04/05 to 05/06.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
I was asking about the Railflex. Thank you both for your answers.
post #5 of 8
This may be more than you want to know. There is a Railflex and a Railflex II. I think the II came along in 04-05. It is my understanding that the binding is operationally the same but the plate was changed to make it stronger so the original Railflex bindings will not mount on a Railflex II plate. The mounting holes for both plates are the same so they are easily interchangeable if you have skis already drilled.
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Originally Posted by steveturner
It is my understanding that the binding is operationally the same but the plate was changed to make it stronger so the original Railflex bindings will not mount on a Railflex II plate.
I have both versions of Railflex, and it seems that Railflex II system is lighter, but not stronger.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by stekan
I have both versions of Railflex, and it seems that Railflex II system is lighter, but not stronger.
Stekan:

JMO. I have both versions as well. I don't know about stronger or lighter, but the plastic tab arrangement for the binding attachment on Railflex II seems better (more surface contact area) than the toothed metal setup on Railflex I. I haven't have any problem with either (love the flexibility) but looks like the metal teeth on Railflex I would be more likely to strip.
post #8 of 8
I like both systems, but steel should be stronger than most plastics (surface contact area must to be bigger for softer material).

Second, when you remove the bindings from the skis, all three parts will not go apart on old system (they are locked together). No lock on newer one.

Third, after just few days of use of newer Railflex on two pairs of skis (Tyrolia rails on Head i.M72 and Fischer rails on RC4 Race SC), I noticed few millimeters long wear off on top surface of the rails under the heel unit. After few seasons of use, didn’t notice any wear off on old system (Head i.C160 03/04).
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