ATK FR14

ATK FR14
Brand: ATK
Modelyear: 2020
Weight: 360 gram
(Official information from ATK)


What do you think about ATK FR14?
5
4
3
2
1
4.0
1 reviews
Kagstrom
21/09/2020
Note! This text has been translated by Google Translate.
Show original
Strenghts:
Light, stable, "party trick" with the gait mode where you can activate it without using the rods. Never a problem with snow getting stuck in the front tire.

Weaknesses:
Ski stoppers that break. ATK had (has?) Problems with material and construction of the spacer, they crack and break. Has changed 5 in total during a season, but the latest should be of an updated version and seems to hold, so far.
I am also a little skeptical about the locking of the ski tops, I have managed to bend one after the locking button froze and I stepped into the binding again. Went to bend back but is not really 100 after that. They could easily be a few grams heavier and make these bulletproof.
Needs to be lubricated regularly so that the back binding does not stiffen.
And finally, I'm unsure of the durability of the heel raises over time, they pivot using a rivet that I think will wear out.

Summary:
In summary after about 30 days of riding: bindings that can be ridden HARD, stable with a freeride spacer and by patting the ski in the snow, you go from a flat position to activating the riser (to the highest).
Unfortunately, you will probably have to pay the price of the low weight with a shorter lifespan.

Model year: 2020