Freeride | All-Mountain | BX | Soft-boot Carving

Purchase Online: $449 FR2 Pro EVO

The soft-boot binding market has long suffered from a dearth of innovative products catering to freeriding and soft-boot carving riders. Six years ago CATEK introduced the ground-breaking Freeride binding to provide a high performance, highly adjustable binding option. The Freerides provided a powerful ride, and leveraged our patented Quick Cant tilt system to give soft boot riders the same tunability that alpine riders enjoyed with our Olympic Series plate bindings.

Our original Freeride 2 was a "board-up" overhaul of our Freeride series. We added numerous features and finesse and at the same time cut the product weight by 25% and increased the performance. The new 2008/09 CATEK FR2 Pro EVO bindings represent a further refinement of the platform. We've bested the performance and comfort of last year's LIMITED model at a lower price point. New, high quality, anatomically shaped leather and textile straps with improved buckles and a flexible conventional/cap toe strap complement the FR2’s
performance and provide improved fit, comfort, durability and performance. A rigid nylon highback offers direct power transmission and all-day comfort.

We've also refined numerous areas of the binding baseplate to increase strength and durability.
A simplified and strengthened toe strap mounting system offers increased durability and performance. Large size bindings will ship with a redesigned Toe Strap Extender to ensure optimal strap fit even with very large boot sizes. In short, the FR2 continues its evolution as the highest performance soft binding on the market.

Cornerstone CATEK Freeride Features

D3 Elastomer System

The FR2 Pro EVOs come standard with our D3 Elastomer System, which provides a full isolation layer that completely eliminates any metal-to-board contact points. This provides excellent vibration damping, while retaining a precise feel. The D3 are complex molded parts made from a high performance silicone material; the D3 Disc is 70 durometer and provides firm support under the mounting disc, while the softer 40 durometer D3 Power Plate pads are specifically engineered and shaped to provide a progressive distribution of pressure at the perimeter of the Power Plate. Additionally, a raised "ring" in the center of the D3 Disc directly supports the spherical nut, and the disc "grips" the mounting screws, thereby eliminating the need for threadlock on the mounting screws. The D3 Power Plate pads are designed to grip the Power Plate.