Megaride '07


Megaride '07
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Megaride '07
Manufacturer Garmont
Page By lizrdboy
Page Type Mar 20, 2007 / Mar 20, 2007
Object ID 2888
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Product Description

Manufacturers description: The Mega Ride is Garmont's lightest weight 4-buckle performance Ski Mountaineering boot for the aggressive ski mountaineer. It's extremely versatile: light enough for classic go-fast ski tours, beefy and supportive enough for difficult off-piste freeriding. Its reinforced tongue and double-injected cuff give it remarkable downhill performance without sacrificing light weight and tour-ability. Compatible with both traditional step-in and Dyanfit ultra-light ski mountaineering binding systems, Mega Riders can enjoy the option of an ultra-light binding and ski system for their classic touring, or a beefy ski with a step-in binding for freeriding and touring for turns.
The Mega Ride has been improved for 2007 with Garmont's new G-Fit3 custom thermoformable liner. Its new buckles are light, solid Magnesium. The lower buckles have Garmont's new "Ice Breaker" pin to reduce icing. The new Magnesium canting mechanism is precise and easy to adjust.


Shell: Multi-Injected Pebax
Liner: G Fit3 Thermoformable
Closure: 4 Magnesium buckles and Power Strap
Height: 34.5 cm
Weight(size 27.5): 1665 grams (3.66 pounds)
Sizes 25-30.5
Foward Lean: 19, 24 degrees and walking mode



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lizrdboy - Mar 20, 2007 1:29 am - Voted 5/5

Great Boots
I love going in to the backcountry in search of sweet POW, but I didn't want to give up good downhill performance in a boot. The Megarides are a bit biased toward free ride skiing, but they work well enough with the heals unlocked for me. I've only taken them out on day trips so far, but the weight hasn't bothered me at all. As far as downhilling goes? They're as good as any alpine boot I've skied. The two settings for forward lean are definitely a bonus. I keep them in the most forward position (24 deg)for packed snow, and in the 19 deg setting for powder.

The inner boots fit great - especially after the thermo-fit. One small problem...the grommets in the eyelets used to lace up the inner boots are cheap and some fell out when I laced them up the first time. Since the liner was super hot (for moulding), one lace tore right through one of the grommet-less eyelets. The lacing is not really necessary in my opinion, so I'm not too worried.

I don't have Dynafit binding so I can't comment on that, but overall, I'm very happy with the boots.

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