Finally, someone decided not to mess around any more with lightweight AT bindings, and make a randonnee backcountry skiing binding for huksters. The new Naxo NX-21 is a beefed out version of the regular Naxo. It cranks up to DIN 13, has beefed rails so it’s less sloppy, a strong cocking lever, and much more. The coolest feature in my view is an extra downhill skiing lock that insures the binding will NEVER inadvertently switch into tour mode, (otherwise known as “insta-tele”), while downhill skiing.
Retail for the NX 21 will be around $475.00, with the regular Naxo going for around $400.00. The guys at BCA (importers of Naxo) mentioned that because of exchange rate ALL rando bindings are going to get pricy. If you’ve got the coin, consider buying backcountry skiing bindings now instead of later.