Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Neutrino
Manufacturer Black Diamond
Page By bigwally
Page Type Feb 26, 2003 / Feb 26, 2003
Object ID 9360
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As the lightest, full-service biner in existence, the Neutrino was designed for the weight-consicous climber who understands that every ounce counts. Take the Neutrino on your next Sierra ridge climb, Zion link-up or alpine experience and learn firsthand the benefits of traveling light and fast. And hey, while it may be small, you’ll still enjoy 22 mm of gate opening, which is big enough for gloved hands, bulky runners and fat ropes. Lighten the load with the 36 gram Neutrino and set yourself free.

Weight: 36 g (1.3 oz)

Strengths: Closed Gate: 24 kN (5395 lbf) Open Gate: 8 kN (1798 lbf)

Minor Axis: 7 kN (1574 lbf)

Lightest full-service biner ever made

Hooded nose protects against “gate rub”

Ultra versatile—use for sport, trad or alpine climbing


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bigwally - Feb 26, 2003 4:31 pm - Voted 5/5

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Three years ago I could hardly bring myself to use any caribiner that looked like a "Safety Pin". When they appeared on my partners rack, I would use all of the other 'biners first.....

Now time has passed. ...I have read and seen demonstrations of their strength and durability. Using them with increased frequency, I have gained confidence in them.!!! Now I think that they are the greatest advancement in caribiners, since they started making them out of aluminum.....I am a devoted fan !!!!

Pounds have vanished from my rack. For the weight of 1 standard oval, you can carry 2 Nutrinos!!! I still carry large standard 'biners for clipping belays or any other situations where multiple ropes might be involved, but now Nutrinos are the Rule, not the Exception.

These Little Gems are sooo useful in Trad, Sport, Mountaineering or any other activity where weight makes a difference. If you haven't tried them, I can hardly encourage you enough to do so!!!!!

Alan Ellis - Apr 9, 2003 6:30 am - Voted 4/5

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Light and small. You can save significant weight after adding the difference of 20-30 biners. I also was skeptical about them, but found they are a joy to use. However, at $8.00 each, they are a little pricey and may not be worth the weight savings.

Martin Cash - Jul 15, 2003 11:45 am - Voted 5/5

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Incredibly lightweight, the Neutrino was the choice for my Trad rack, based upon the advise of several very experienced climbers. I haven't regretted the decision one bit. They are a joy to use with the easy gate action. The lower weight really does make a difference.

The small size of this carabiner takes some getting used to. It is definately smaller than a traditional bent or straight gate biner.

It's certainly not the cheapest biner out there, but seconds from for $6.99 are an acceptable amount to pay for this excellent product.

bbense - Jul 18, 2003 4:54 pm - Voted 4/5

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A couple years ago when these first came out I would have given them 5 stars, but after using them for a while I find their smaller size to be somewhat of a drawback. I think they are great for racking cams and as a sling biner, but they are just small enough that I would prefer a different biner as a general purpose mountaineering biner. I'm finding the OP Doval biner's to be much more convient. The weight is similar, the only drawback is the 7Kn open gate strength. Open gate strength is less of an issue with wiregate biners, but it's still something to keep in mind. If you are looking at these biner's you should also look at DMM Prowires. Their shape is a bit less useful than the neutrino, but they have a wider gate and a 8Kn open gate strength.

travisgollaher - Oct 27, 2005 5:27 pm - Voted 5/5

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Whe you have a rack of 25 of thees you will be glad that you don't have some old heavy stuff. Thees are small and week looking, kind of like binner key chains that have the stamped in warning that says "Not load Bearing".But don't be fooled they are very strong. If you happen to loose one you will be glad that they are $7.00, also look for second's.I have seen them for as little as $5.00per.That is a good deal and the second's have no defect's just the paint is messed up, so they have to reduce the price to keep quality up,how ever if your going to use them your going to be scraching them up your self. think of second's like you do buying jeans at the mall with hole's already in them.

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