New and Notable: Mad Rock Trigger Wire – 2010 Gear Guide
- HAIR TRIGGER
Set the eponymous, spring-loaded “trigger” bar to hold the bent-wire gate and voila, you have a wide-open gate, ready to be clipped or stick clipped. (With a little practice, you’ll find it easy to set the trigger one handed.) Like a mousetrap, only the lightest touch on the trigger, which physically occupies almost the entire gate opening, is required to release the gate.
- DOUBLE DUTY
The Trigger Wire can be used like any standard biner, too — simply leave the trigger laying flat against the inside of the spine and clip away. The bent-wire gate allows for a generous gate opening and also offers a flat surface that makes clipping easy.
- LIGHT MAKES MIGHT
Even with the added trigger hardware, this biner maintains a svelte figure. Meanwhile, the Trigger Wire maintains an ample strength rating (see below).
Strength (major/minor/open): 23/8/8kN
Gate Opening: 22mm
Certifications: UIAA, CE
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