Ramer MT-2000 – Vintage Backcountry Skiing Binding


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | July 18, 2006      

Perhaps the most highly engineered of the Ramer backcountry skiing binding offerings, model MT-2000 was released in 1993. Other bindings of the time had caught up with Ramer’s innovations — in a sense he was playing catchup with the MT-2000, but this version of the classic Ramer “tuning fork” design still had some nice features. In particular, the heel mode clamp was easy to switch and even had a unique “trapped” mode that allowed you to sidestep with a small amount of heel lift. Check out the museum display.

Ramer MT 2000 ski touring binding.

Ramer MT 2000 ski touring binding.

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5 Responses to “Ramer MT-2000 – Vintage Backcountry Skiing Binding”

  1. Mark July 18th, 2006 8:03 pm

    That heelpiece is amazing and perplexing–quite a marvel of design.

  2. Jeff Connor November 1st, 2006 10:54 pm

    Notice the Aluminum triangle, visible on the rear top of binding — here I made a repair, as the plastic housing had cracked. The forward release was based on the idea of metal drum loaded by a spring, adjusted by the mauve screw, and housed in plastic. the drum’s housing cracked and was repaired by soft aluminum stock, screws and JB weld. In use, I found the climbing heel very effective to use and actuate. The front part this binding, the pivot, would often release too soon. Yet, The forward release seemed OK. Jeff Connor

  3. Lou December 23rd, 2006 12:41 pm

    Someone asked about Ramer VauDe mountain. Is easy to mount and install. You just use the binding for the screw hole pattern. That’s all I can tell you…

    Don’t know if you saw our museum display of VauDe Comfort, if not here is a link:

  4. mike moulton September 3rd, 2009 4:29 pm

    I’m still skiing these(mt 2000)…you have to turn everything up to 11 so they don’t pre release…I cranked the tailpiece and drove a roll pin thru the whole thing to keep the plastic screw from flying out…still light by any standard…great heel lifts..good pivot point…mounted on mt bakers….I ski them both days every weekend….lateral toe release is non existant………peace

  5. Trainer September 30th, 2010 9:25 am

    Are you still looking for Ramer Rat bindings? I have a pristine pair

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