Price US $269

Ride Capo 2017 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride

Past Reviews

The Ride Capo to me is like a lower cost Ride El Hefe. It offers up a stiff flexing responsive ride and although it’s not quite like the caliber of the El Hefe it’s a very good binding for the price.

Days: 4
Riders: James, Peter, Jimbo,
Boots:Burton SLX, Salomon F3.0, Burton Fiend LTD,   Burton Ion, Burton Imperial
Boards: Jones Mountain TwinRossignol One Magtek

Flex: It felt to me like the high back was a little stiffer than it’s flex rating.  It looked like other urethane bindings in Ride’s line until I flexed it.

Adjustability: Ride has a nice tooless set up that allows you to quickly dial in your straps to your boot.  Also the rest of the binding doesn’t take too much effort and all you really need the tool for is the mini disc.

Comfort: Although the ankle strap is smaller than the El Hefe it’s very comfortable and so is the rest of the binding. We didn’t like how the toe strap pinched the sides of our boots and we’d like to see a design that fit’s our boots better.

Heel-Toe Response: Very responsive in a smooth way. Although I wasn’t on the most aggressive of boards you could feel the Capo was easily turning these moderate turning boards edge to edge with lot’s of turning power to spare.  Love the mini disc’s ability to help further power the Capo’s ability to turn the board.

Tip-Tail Response: Pretty good but it doesn’t feel super easy to butter and press.  There is a lot of reduced contact with the binding which is great but it seems like it’s more useful edge to edge than tip to tail.  Still it’s wasn’t difficult to butter and it’s not terrible by any means.

Boot Support: I personally like a little more support but I was surprised how much more supportive it was riding than it looked in the shop.  Not bad and I felt pretty secure edge to edge.

Ratchet System: Pretty good.  Not the best I have experienced but I like the higher end ratchet system better than the entry level ratchet system.

Shock Absorption: Great shock absorption. Ride covers almost the whole base plate with thick shock absorbent canted EVA foam.

The El Hefe spoiled me in the responsive binding department and I’d much rather have that.  The El Hefe didn’t stoke me but it also came very far from disappointing me as well. This is a well made binding that I think could make a lot of riders happy.




Past Reviews

2013 and Below Ride Capo Review

The Ride Capo is another new binding from ride for 2012. Almost all is new with this binding except for the foot bed and toe strap.  The High back is new pretty stiff and very well made.  We love the asymmetrical angle to allow for more freestyle movement. Also there is a new ultra thin ankle strap that is some where between the thickness of the average Burton ankle strap and the average Union Ankle strap.  This will allow for a lot of movement. The foot bed is canted like much of the 2011 bindings and we are big fans of this. It’s easier on the body and has better leverage on the hybrid shapes out there these days. The chassis is new tech for this year as well and allows the rider to bend the board easier and it also allows the board to flex under foot better than the old boards.  All we have to say is well done Ride. Ride also has a 2 hole disc to accommodate Burton’s 2 Channel system boards. For 2013 Ride changed up the base plate so it accommodates a mini disc aka smaller disc. This further reduces the dead spot with the board to make for better response torsionally as well as longitudinally.  It makes the 2013 the call over the 2012.

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Ride Capo Review And Buying Advice SKU UPC Model

Falling down quality

Apr 11, 2016 by Gleb
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 20-30 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): XL 

I rode 8 years on Ride Team XL. It was the best binding for me, but i broke 2 highbacks, and bent heelcup.
In 2013 i got new Ride Capo. During 3 years i have 2 big problems:
1. New ankle, toe buckles cut picks on straps.
2. Heelcup plays (looses) on heelcup screw bracket. When i torqued screw a little bit stronger, this bracket cracked.
I think, that next bindings will be flux or union.


Ride Capo binding

Apr 24, 2014 by Craig
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All mountain • 
Days You Ride A Year: 20 or so 

I really like these bindings. The are fairly stiff yet really comfortable. My Burton Ions fit in these really good so I wouldn't agree with the "loose" rating. If fact the highjack material on these and the material on the back of my Ion's really make for a locked in fit. The straps are super comfortable and adjustable. Rotating the highjack is kinda hard though. Also I can't figure out how the move the Wedgie footbed back, it extends a few millimeters over the toe side edge (front binding only). But aside from those minor issues they are a very responsive binding and super comfortable, they are also not too expensive at full retail, I got them 20% so I'm really happy. Rachets work great as well. I agree with The Good Ride review with the exception of the boot support rating.


hmmm

Nov 03, 2013 by Derrick
Ability Level: Intermedaite/ Pretty good • 
Riding Style: Freeride • 
Days You Ride A Year: 25ish 

straps quickly srtipped,( tech nine's i had previously had for years never stripped. also straps were attached to the base in a weird way and acttually came apart on me, maybe i had them on too loose but one more rotation and they got pretty stiff. i took them off and traded them in for some union SL's


Responsive and comfortable

Dec 17, 2012 by Stu
Ability Level: Intermediate • 
Riding Style: Mostly mountain freestyle • 
Days You Ride A Year: 15ish 

As usual there isnt much more to say on top of the excellent site review, but...

Ive used these bindings with 2 Ride boards, the DH2 and the Manic. I found them to be really responsive on both the softer Manic and the much stiffer DH2 and they had no trouble flexing either board, even considering I was riding in my old soft boots at the time (Burton Moto). I bought a DH2 and Capo's (along with some new boots) for this season as I enjoyed them so much. The high back is stiff and really responsive on the heelside but is quite flat and allows plenty of lateral movement without pulling the board around, good for freestyle manouvers.

The only negative was the webbing on the toestrap seems flimsy and was breaking away on the bindings I rented, they were only a couple of months old at the time. apart from that... Game On!


3.5 5.0 4 4 I rode 8 years on Ride Team XL. It was the best binding for me, but i broke 2 highbacks, and bent heelcup.In 2013 i got new Ride Capo. During 3 years i have 2 big problems:1. N Ride Capo Review And Buying Advice

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Quick Release

No

Manufactured in

Canted Footbed

Yes

Burton Channel Compatible

Yes

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

Flex

Stiff

Boot Support

Medium/Loose

Turn Initiation

Fast

Buttering

Medium

Adjustability

Good

Comfort

Great

Ratchet System

Great

Shock Absorption

Excellent