Dalbello Cabrio LV Free 120

Model Year
2023-2024
Category
All-Mountain Freeride
Last Width
99
Flex Index
120
Price (MSRP)
$700.00USD

The freeride feature filled Cabrio LV Free 120 found a home with testers who placed a premium on a comfortable fit and smooth strolling in their hierarchy of all-mountain needs. The 99mm three piece shell pleased our testers with its evenly snug-medium grip on the foot and the leg and they liked the way the convenient cuff release paired with GripWalk soles for a smooth and shock absorbing stride for short approaches.

The 120 flex version comes with a traditional tongue style IF Hike Pro liner, which many of our testers liked for its familiarity but several of our testers did some custom re-tests using spiral wrap style liners (which come with the 130 flex version) and they commented that it provided a more upright fore-aft stance and a firmer grip on the foot and leg. Several testers preferred this taller fore-aft position, citing an overly forward and occasionally collapsible flex feel in the 120. Their advice to taller and more aggressive skiers was go to the 130, whereas shorter and lighter weight skiers could find a good match with the 120's build-out, especially if they favored a more aggressively forward-leaning stance.

Testers liked the striking difference in stiffness that the flex-adjusting inserts (provided in the box) created--testers said 10 flex points stiffer wasn't an exaggeration and the back-of-cuff install was fairly easy to accomplish.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.5-30.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
130 (wrap liner)
Cantology Compatible 
No
Total Avg Score 
4.00
Shell/Cuff/Tongue Plastic 
polyurethane/polyamide/pebax rnew
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
4.25
Dynamic Balance 
3.50
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
3.75
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
4.00
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.50
Tech Compatible 
Yes

Kudos

  • “I think the new Cabrio LV Free 120 is super comfy with its IF Hike Pro liner--for guys who like a spiral wrap style and a more upright stance they should opt for the 130 version.” -- Christian Sigvartsen
  • “Hike mode worked good. I like the normal liner in a three piece boot. ” -- Stacy Crumpler
  • “Its walk feature and GripWalk soles combined for good mobility.” -- Greg Hoffmann
  • “Stiffening the shell and swapping to the spiral wrap liner changed things dramatically! Totally different (and improved) fit, stance and performance. ” -- Kevin Gabriel

Caveats

  • “The Cabrio LV Free 120 felt quite a bit more forward and soft than its non-hiking brother, Cabrio LV.” -- Kevin Gabriel

This boot available at...

Columbia, SC
Seattle, WA
Westborough, MA
Big Bear Lake, CA
Costa Mesa, CA
Telluride, CO
Chicago, IL

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