Black Diamond Cyborg Crampon

Priced: $159.96 - $199.95 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 16 reviews.
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Black Diamond Cyborg Pro Crampon Features.

Black Diamond Cyborg Pro Crampon.
Improve your flexibility and overcome the obstacles in trekking ice routes and alpine mixed ventures with the Black Diamond Cyborg Pro Crampon. Built with a distinctive semi-rigid stainless steel construction, the Cyborg Pro Crampon s versatile design allows it to be converted from dual-point to mono-point for exceptional performance on steep ice and thin rock edges. The lightweight stainless steel design also enhances endurance, protection from rusting, and resistance from snowballing. The crampon features a low-profile heel lever that is micro-adjustable for a precision fit. The hooded frontpoints provide a solid grip on ice and rock terrain, while the secondary points provide a stable platform. The dual-density ABS keeps the snow from sticking on the bottom of the crampon. And a toe welt supplies accommodation for boots. Designed with versatility and durability, the Black Diamond Cyborg Pro Crampon gets you up from difficulties in climbing steep ice and difficult mixed alpine terrain.
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Key Features.

Fabric:

  • Distinctive stainless steel construction doesn't rust, is more durable, resists snow balling better, and saves weight

Fit:

  • Low-profile, form-fitting microadjust heel bail
  • It includes a low-profile heel lever that is micro-adjustable for a precision fit
  • The rear heel clip features a micro-adjustment system for a secure fit

Insulation:

  • 5 mm shorter down points for easier walking and use with modern flexible climbing boots

Hood:

  • Hooded frontpoints provide a solid grip on ice and rock terrain
  • The adjustable, hooded front points bite hard in vertical water ice and provide precise edging while dry tooling
  • Adjustable, hooded frontpoints and aggressive secondary points

Weather and Wind:

  • Dual-density ABS plates keeps snow from sticking to the bottom of these crampons
  • Cool, classy, and clean look also sheds snow better

Straps:

  • Clip version features flexible toe strap for boots without a toe welt

Features:

  • The Secondary points provide a stable platform
  • A toe welt supplies accommodation for boots to be suited in the crampon
  • Lightest in class
  • A high-end ice and mixed climbing crampon with a lightweight stainless steel design
  • Wrinkle-free 3D rails are wrapped, not bent, for greater strength
  • Stainless steel does not rust, flake, or chip
  • The lightweight stainless steel design also enhances endurance, protection from rusting, and resistance from snowballing
  • Can be set up with either dual or single points
  • Shorter, narrower front rail
  • Its versatile design converts from dual-point to mono-point for an exceptional performance on steep ice and thin rock edges
  • Weight (pair) 2lb 6oz (1.08kg)
  • The Black Diamond Cyborg Pro Crampon improves your flexibility in climbing steep ice and difficult mixed alpine terrain
Moosejaw

The Cyborg Pro by Black Diamond is a high-end ice and mixed climbing crampon that has distinctive stainless steel construction that is incredibly lightweight, durable, and resists snow balling and rust. This essential ice climbing gear features a low-profile micro-adjust heel lever to provide a more precision fit, and adjustable, hooded frontpoints and aggressive secondary points for superior performance on the ice. Black Diamond's Cyborg Pro version accommodates ice climbing boots with a toe welt, and also includes dual-density ABS. Happy climbing.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Cyborg Pro Crampon.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Cyborg Pro Crampon.

Campsaver.com
The Black Diamond Cyborg is a high-end ice and mixed climbing crampon with a lightweight stainless steel design. Optimized for steep waterfall ice, mixed climbing or hard mountain routes, the Cyborg's semi-rigid design offers maximum control for precise placement with minimal weight. Used in mono- or dual-point configuration, the modular, hooded vertical frontpoints perform flawlessly on everything from tiny rock edges to thin ice smears. Its stainless steel construction won’t rust and avoids environmentally toxic coatings that wear off in the mountains.
Campmor
The Black Diamond Cyborg Pro is a high performance crampon that is ideal for anything from vertical ice to hard alpine mixed routes. Built with a semi-rigid stainless steel construction the Cyborg's versatile design can be converted from dual to mono-point and the hooded vertical front points provide solid bite on everything from funky ice blobs to horizontal rock edges. The light and durable stainless steel construction wont rust, resists snow balling, and is free from toxic coatings that wear off in the mountains.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Cyborg is a high end Black Diamond climbing crampon for ice and mixed conditions, this Pro version is for technical boots.
Mountain Gear
Designed using stainless steel for increased weight savings, and combining sensitivity, strength and versatility, the Cyborg Crampons from Black Diamond are true performers in the frozen realm.

SummitHut.com

Optimized for steep waterfall ice, mixed climbing or hard mountain routes, the Cyborg’s semi-rigid design offers maximum control for precise placement with minimal weight. Used in mono- or dual-point configuration, the modular, hooded vertical frontpoints perform flawlessly on everything from tiny rock edges to thin ice smears. Substantial, aggressive secondary points enhance balance and stability and an articulated center strap and Micro-Adjust™ heel lever provide a solid fit on almost all technical boots. ABS plates included.

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Anti-balling Plates:yes
Binding Type:Step-In
Boot Size Range:36-46
Country of Origin:USA
Crampon Attachment:Step In
Ems_sale:Yes
Heel Attachment:Lever
Material:Stainless Steel
Materials:Stainless Steel
Number of Points:12
Toe Bale:Rigid
Type:Pro
Weight:2 lb 7.5 oz; 1.12 kg
Weight (Grams):1120 g
Weight Per Pair:2 lb 7.5 oz / 1.12 kg
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Black Diamond Cyborg Crampon Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

This season I bought Kayland Hyper Traction boots with these BD cyborg Pro Crampons. Honestly brings a smile to my face thinking about how dialed this set up is, especially compared with my old lowe boots + clip crampons. This season I did Ice Cliff Glacier on Mt Stuart. A full day of 30 - 60 deg snow and ice w/ two vertical moves which is suited for the sabretooths. I had zero problem with my front point slipping through soft snow on steep snow. Conventional wisdom is that front teeth like those on the sabertooths are more efficient on glacier type travel. From my limited experience the front point design on the cyborg pros close that gap. I have also used these on vertical glacier ice and found the front points set with little effort. I have not used other front point crampons to compare though.
I have read that switching this crampon to a single point is a chore, just a heads up. The anti-balling works but dont expect miracles. It will still happen on steep plunge stepping. From my experience of using both types of crampons, I can not suggest buying a new pair of clip style crampons. If you have to you use non-compatible boots buy used clip crampons. In my opinion all the performance you pay for is lost the minute you try to control it through a clip style attachment.

Ryan Livingston at Backcountry.com on 08/24/2011

I'm a big fan of these crampons. As easy to use as most any other modern crampon, fit well on single and double wall boots, and hold their points well. It's a personal preference, but I love the monopoint for steep ice, though if this was the only crampon you had in your quiver, the dual points are great for snow or couloir routes. The wide platform and angle of the secondary points are huge pluses in my book too.
Shoo makes a great point about not all the pieces being stainless (and the Lynx)...you will still see some rust, though in my opinion there is no reason to worry or even consider breakage.

Jordan Scampoli at Backcountry.com on 12/02/2011

The cyborg is heavy, so i don't like carrying it in my pack on ski trips, but when I'd ice climbing or mountaineering over mixed ice/rock terrain, these are the crampons I take. They're burley, have many, sharp points and cinch up nicely. The micro adjustments on the heel allow me to get a good, secure fit and there's a big, long strap that can fit over any boots. Cut the strap for safety or weave it back in if you're afraid of cutting it too short. - otherwise it's a liability you don't need in a nofall zone.
The replaceable front points are excellent for long term use of the product.

Courtney Dean at Backcountry.com on 10/12/2011

Awesome spikes, but some rust issues

They are perfect, except for one issue - rust. The stainless base doesn't corrode at all. But the front points AND the contact points of the bails rust readily after each use. Not a huge deal since those parts are meant to be replaced eventually. The only part that concerns me a little is the screw which holds the front points in place. I was surprised how quickly it rusts, and worry it might seize. For the price I would have thought they could use a treated or stainless screw.
Icy at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 03/03/2013

Never had anything like this, they are perfect for ice climbing. and when walking on glaciers you kinda feel like you're cheating a bit :P
only downside is that on the La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX it takes a lot of effort to get it on properly so beware
(what i mean by this is that even if you put it on tight it is still able to wiggle about)

Arthur van der Pluym at Backcountry.com on 02/16/2012

Love THem

I have to say they are really good crampons! I like the ease of getting them on and off and that they really don't budge if you put them on right!

Only downside it I am getting rust after only a couple of uses and dont like where its rusting. It seems to be an anodizing problem.
The Engineer at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 02/02/2011

What a hunk of metal. Bites well in the hardest of ices. Love the monopoint option on the frigid days, plus it allows me to climb in the divots from my tools. Love the hood on the points too. Buy this bad boy and never regret it im tellin ya

Paul Larson at Backcountry.com on 11/15/2013

Solid & tough

I've climbed with my BD Cyborg crampons for 20 days now and I they work great. I like that you can switch from mono to dual points. They seem to be staying sharp too.

The crampons fit good on Nepal EVO's.
Homeless Junkie at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 02/02/2011

Easy sticks and front points that fit into ice tool divots. What's not to love? These attach securely to boots and they don't ball up underfoot. I don't climb like a pro, but these make the most of my limited ability.

Andrew Wike at Backcountry.com on 04/16/2012

I love the cyborg pros. They stick so well in a variety of ice and fit great on my mont blancs. They're easy to adjust the sizing and can be converted to a mono-point like the stinger. Awesome crampons!

Amy Steimke at Backcountry.com on 11/25/2013

Negative Reviews:

Not awesome

I purchased these BD Cyborg crampons to replace my first generation Grivel Rambos. I wanted a crampon for both waterfalls and technical alpine climbs. After using a pair of borrowed Stingers which worked very well for waterfall ice, I figured the dual point Cyborgs would be the ticket.

I love the attachment system, by far the nicest that I have used. They are on the heavy side, almost a half pound heavier than similar models by Grivel and Petzl. I was very disappointed when I used them on a 300 meter steep, mixed ice and rock alpine climb. The front points kept popping out of what should have been good placements in good ice. The froint points also feel too long and there is no way to adjust the length with out moving the boot back in the entire frame. I will continue to use them and hope their inital poor performance was just a fluke.
Dan at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 02/02/2014

Neutral Reviews:

Though something tells me the new Petzl Lynx is going to put the cyborgs out of business, these are really a fantastic set of technical climbing crampons. They have a great fit to most modern climbing boots (some adjustment of the front bail would be helpful). The replaceable points are very handy, makes sharpening and replacing cheap and relatively easy. The ability to switch between dual and mono is invaluable. They are my default crampons for everything technical (steep waterfall ice, mixed, and pure dry tooling). While I am listing a few noticeable flaws below, it's worth noting that I am overall pretty happy with my purchase.
Flaw #1) It's NOT all-stainless. There are two key parts which are cro-moly steel: the bolts holding the front points, and the front points themselves. Mixing stainless and non-stainless steel parts INCREASES the rate of rust due to galvanic corrosion. I am a bit disappointed that a stainless bolt wasn't included for this reason, or at least free replacement bolts. There is also rust where the front points meet the holding bar. Bolt rust on mine is to the point where it is very difficult to change the points, and where breakage may occur, and I take VERY good care to try to keep them dry post-climb.
Flaw #2: You have to manually dissect the anti balling plates to use them in mono. It would have been fairly easy to just make a plate in which this is not an issue.

shoo at Backcountry.com on 11/21/2011