Originally Posted by comprex
I take it these are Race or Xentrix, not Neox?
Strictly speaking, you don't need the carve plates; the strap cover plate doesn't affect much of anything.
EDIT: if the brakes fit then I suspect you have Xentrix not Race or SX. I don't like those so much.
JPH, should be no issues using them. If you mount so the forward position takes you to the Park line you have about 28mm adjustment backwards and another 3 positions in between to play with. The difference between the Race and the CR/Xentrix is that the mounting plates/rails for the Xentrix/CR are slightly higher . Something like ~9mm v 15mm IIRC. i have used both and never really noticed the difference but they have been on top of race plates anyway. The advantage of the Xentrix type is that you can get wider brakes, there is one ~85mm and one ~ 110 mm. the standard race ones don't bend well. You may be able to switch out just the brakes but normally you just use the full brake/mounting plate
Originally Posted by TheDad
I've never used them.
But by reputation, they're heavy as hell, and not terribly durable. Probably not an ideal park binding.
they are certainly on the heavy side but actually more durable than they look provided you have the 614s (or of course the 1018s which have much more metal). I haven't managed to break them apart from the dud heels on the 412s.
JPH the other potential approach if you want even more flexibility of positioning without redrilling is to find a set of teh "charger" plates from an old set of 10/20 skis or similar. This gives a softer plate than the race chassis but also provides multiple choices of mounts which could give you options over about a 3 inch range if you don't mind the extra lift of the plate. If you need the wider brakes let me know, i have both widths and could trade you for your current ones