September 14, 2022 3 min read
My prices for the Hagan equivalents are intended to be lower. Alert me if not.
The Core 12 EVO has 2 riser positions, because the "pins forward" riser positions can't be used while climbing. However, the difference in height to the “other two” riser positions on the Core 12 Pro is minimal. They are within a few millimeters of each other. The main value of the “four” riser positions on the Core 12 Pro is that if you are using flat mode, you don’t have to twist the heel tower back to use risers. And if not using flat mode, you don’t have to twist from pins forward/descent mode to use them. Since with the EVO you twist for climbing (and flat mode), you really don't lose any convenience or riser positions.
A couple notes about the Core 12 EVO and PIN UP 8/10:
1. The brakes are swappable/removable and spare brakes will be available, at about the same price as the Core 12 Pro/Pure 8/10 brakes.
2. There is a new Freeride Spacer (AL13) that is similar to that of the Core 12 Pro and likewise snaps into the bottom of the Core 12 EVO and the PIN UP 8/10. (Spacers don’t work with the Pure 8/10.) So no extra drilling. It is held in place by fittings on the bottom of the binding. The price is the same as the AL09.
3. Due to the construction of the new auto brakes, the pin and riser heights on the Core 12 EVO and PIN UP 8/10 are a few millimeters higher. I guess that will be good or bad depending on the person.
The risers on the Pin Up 8/10 are substantially higher than the Pure 8/10. (Most people will like that, as many have expressed desire for higher risers.)
In fact, the lower riser on the Pin Up is almost as high as the upper riser on the Pure. The Pin Up upper riser is another 12mm or so higher.
The risers on the Pure are 42 and 55. I’d put the risers on the Pin Up at ~53 and 65. (All those heights are measured from the lower/leading edge of the riser. They angle up so are higher further back.)
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