Tearing down the Beast 16 heel unit is a kick. What’s satisfying is when you reassemble the aluminum heel post spindle locks into place with a pleasant tension that’s almost, should I say it, intimate?
Tearing down Beast 16 is an experience in mechanical intimacy. Consumer testing will carry the verdict, but possibly an engineering masterpiece.
See the intimate details in our Dynafit Beast 16 FAQ.
Oh, and someone asked about installing Beast heel fitting on Tecnica Cochise. I just so happen to have a pair of Cochise here in the mod shop, so I dug in. Check the photos.
Cochise with heel block removed to show how things work. Long screw in boot is the stock Cochise fastener and would be used with Beast fitting. Both fittings have double 'prongs' that insert in boot. Cochise prongs are slightly larger than those of Beast fitting. To prevent micro movement you would thus have to bed the Beast prongs in JB Weld mixed with a bit of steel wool. Screws in sides of Beast fitting protrude through heel block and would insert into main body of Cochise, which is good.
Side screws on Beast fitting will mate sole block with main boot shell.
Cochise boot shell showing where Beast side-screw would insert. Looks good.
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