Dalbello Cabrio LV Free 105 W

Model Year
2023-2024
Category
All-Mountain Freeride
Last Width
99
Flex Index
105
Price (MSRP)
$650.00USD

Testers liked how solid this freerider put skis on edge and drove them home on firm snow, untracked pow, tricky crud and everything in between. For a soft-flexing three piece, they gave the Dalbello Cabrio LV Free 105 W high marks for lateral energy transmission. They thought that the 105 flex gave up a bit prematurely on aggressive moves against the tongue, but they pointed out that there is a flex adjustment insert that can stiffen the flex feel by 10-points or so.

The LV Free's solid edging game combined with what testers called a limited range of motion in hike mode (especially moving forward) to make this crossover model perhaps more at home sticking close to the chairlift where it's stability when driving a big ski could be more adequately tapped. Testers didn't say the boot's quickness was as praiseworthy as its power but they said it got the job done in a tight spot just fine.

Testers reported that the fit is medium as expected for a 99mm last with the exception of the heel pocket, which felt a little vague to them.

 

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Medium
Cantology Compatible 
No
Total Avg Score 
4.30
Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane/polyamide/pebax rnew
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.00
Dynamic Balance 
4.00
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
5.00
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
4.00
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.50
Tech Compatible 
Yes

Kudos

  • “Actually skis pretty strong! It also has a flex adjustment to take it from a 105 to a 110-ish.” -- Emily Poore
  • “Easy to get in and out of!” -- Lee Ann Ross

Caveats

  • “Pretty sluggish in transitions with very limited forward motion in hike mode.” -- Emily Poore
  • “Way too much room in the heel.” -- Lee Ann Ross

This boot available at...

Stowe, VT
Steamboat Springs, CO
Wethersfield, CT
Teton VIllage, WY
Sandpoint, ID
Morris Plains, NJ

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