Rated 3 out of 5 by Cody Rust
I have only used these crampons for three climbing trips. After every trip my cyborgs have been slowly accumulating more and more rust after each trip. Also the adjustment to a mono point is not as easy as it sounds.
February 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justin Solid and Confidence Inspiring
I've been using these crampons for several months now climbing mostly WI3 in Alaska. They've been solid and easy to place with even light kicks giving a solid stick. They are difficult to transition them to mono-points. You have to cut a slot in the ABS, use different spacers and screws in order to make them mono or dual.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Todd Very nice crampon mono or dual point
It takes about ten minutes for me to switch out the dual for mono points with warm hands after an initial struggle to make the anti-balling plate mods for both (loss of star). I really like the ability to use both styles without dropping another wad of cash for a single purpose crampon. They are solid and stable, bite into ice easily, take my futile attempts at mixed climbs in stride, and stand up to years of abuse. I've had my cyborgs for 6 years and am still waiting to need to replace the front points! The pro stays put on my very narrow Asolo boots- I have never had any sideways play, even though my boots leave about 3/8" on each side up front.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mathew Gets it done...
...on ice, mixed, alpine, dry-tooling. Great functionality, especially with the mono and dual options. Parts are durable PLUS replaceable. Solid crampon.
January 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Andy Confidence inspiring.
The Cyborg Crampon is the ultimate vertical climbing crampon. Excellent rigidity, solid connection to boot, and the ability to convert to a mono-point make this crampon worth the bucks. Want an all around crampon that works great for the pros or entry level climber? Go for the Cyborg.
*All-in-all, excellent placements with amazing secure feel.
January 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Larry No large toe bail? Seriously?!
I'm closer to a beginner but on my way to intermediate. I figured I'd replace my Austrialpin fixed horizontal points with these top-shelf Cyborgs. I'm using size 11 1/2 Koflach Degre boots, and the Cyborg front points were WAY too far out front. One guide pointed out that I can move the toe bail forward to adjust the points back. Some improvement, but still too far forward. Thanks to Jeremy at the Mountaineer in NY, he swapped out the OEM bails with larger BD toe bails. He said the OEM bails are for some other kind of boots. Not only do the larger bails fit more securely but they bring the points back more. Why didn't the guides know about this? No wonder! I see from the reviews for BD Large Toe Bails that BD is just not putting the info out there! Not in advertising, not on the website, not in the instruction manual. That's pretty sorry marketing. I paid a little more money for a pair of competitor top shelf crampons for my wife, but at least they came with a bag AND two styles of bails. BD, you let me down this time. I'm hoping I'll appreciate my Cyborgs more as I get better, so I'll keep working with them, but there was no need for this initial frustration.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve Awesome Crampons
I have nothing negative to say about these crampons. They are really solid and well constructed with the duel point setup or mono with a really good antibot system. The heal lever and toe bail are standard and work great. I would recommend them and so far I've climbed solid WI4 with these and played around on some WI3 routes with no issues.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve Great crampons
I've been climbing on the Cyborgs for a few years now and am totally satisfied with them. They get excellent purchase on steep ice without displacing to much ice. No balling up under foot. Once they are adjusted correctly they are secure as if you screwed them to your boots.
November 12, 2013