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Which Railflex binding is this?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Is this the Railflex2 binding or the older original Railflex 1? Anyone know if there are any substantial difference between the original railflex & 2?

post #2 of 13
They are the railflex 2. You cannot mix and match bindings that fit railflex 2 with the first generation railflex.
the Railflex 2's are a bit lighter but not substantially so.
post #3 of 13
I have three skis with the original Railflex and one extra Railflex II plate that seems to fit the bindings fine. What's the difference? I have not actually mouted the plate on skis but I'm planning to soon. Why can't I use the Railflex II plate on another pair of skis and move the bindings as needed?
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by steveturner View Post
I have three skis with the original Railflex and one extra Railflex II plate that seems to fit the bindings fine. What's the difference?
Railflex 2 has the raised wings that define the center channel, and the slick gliding plastic inserts. Railflex 1 looks quite different (flatter, more exposed center connection).

A Railflex 2 plate can be mounted in place of a Railflex 1 plate.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Anyone know the standard brake width that the RFD11 or RFD12 ship with? Been looking online for the railflex bindings, but none of the shops list the brake width. Was wondering if the standard brake on the RFD11/12's would fit the im82?
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Seek & yea shall find.... Tyrolia's tech manual:

www.tyrolia.com/certification/dls0607/Techn.Manual.english.pdf

Full specs for all their bindings and more =D
post #7 of 13
Thanks, it's great information. The model specific info should be provided with every binding purchase.

Knowledge is Power.
post #8 of 13
The standard brake is just wide enough for 76mm waist ski, and 77mm waist works but the plastic tips on the brakes need to be filed a smidge. You'd have to bend them to go any wider.

The wide brakes are marked "95" -- I have a spare set with the bag they came in. I assume this means 95mm waist. I had some on 87mm waist Karmas and the fit was very good when flipped down and when stowed up.
post #9 of 13
It is worth noting that if you want wide brakes for RFs, make sure you get the ones made for RFs. The brakes for std Tyrolias do not work. I know I must sound like a broken record on this - but it is only because they consistently get it right - if you want wide RF brakes at either 95 or 115, go to untracked at http://www.untracked.com/p1878-tyrol...de_brakes.html Somewhere along the line I lost count of the number of supposedly on-the-ball shops around the country that are clueless about the difference between the "standard" and RF brakes... sigh...

At least at the moment, looks like they are out of stock on the 115s...

Oh - and FWIW, I liked the sole length adjustment on the original RFs a truckload better than the RF 2s. Those little locking tabs and clear markings were nice. My, admittedly casual, impression is that the change was purely a cost cutting measure.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
It turns out that the standard brakes on the 2006-07 RFD11/12's are 80mm, according to the tyrolia tech manual.
post #11 of 13
The brakes can usually be tweaked to fit a 82mm ski.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Any recommendations between the RFD11 vs RFD12 bindings, other than the obvious slightly higher din setting. The RFD11 can be had for about $20-30 cheaper. I only use a 6.5 din setting so either will do fine. Not exactly sure if there are other differences of note. Which would be the recommended binding for use with a pair of Head im82's? Or forget the railflex and go with standard bindings?
post #13 of 13
The only difference between the RFD11 and RFD12 (other than DIN) is the toe piece which is lighter on the RFD 11. I have both RFD 11 and RFD 12 bindings on various skis and there is no noticeable difference. I have (orange) RFD12s on my im82s.
If you are one of those shallow people, like myself, who cares about how skis and bindings look, both come in orange and look nice on the im82.
Personally, Tyrolia bindings are my favorite and I use them whenever I have the opportunity. (I believe that the binding Head recommneds is the Mojo which has left lift and no adjustability.) If you decide to sell the skis at some point, the Railflex allows resizing the bindings for a different bsl in a matter of minutes with no redrilling.
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