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Average Rating = 4.29/5 Average Rating : 4.29 out of 5
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Manufacturer: Metolius

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On free, alpine or aid routes, these ultralight TCU cams feature Direct Axle Technology for awesome performance and weight savings. Direct Axle Technology allows greater placement options in shallow, narrow or bottoming rock features. Also makes tricky placements easier due to better cam lobe visibility, especially in the smaller sizes. New Range Finder markings eliminate guess work: Green Zone for go, Yellow Zone for caution or trade up sizes and Red Zone for stop U-shaped body provides greater durability and better control during placement and retraction. Durable, flexible, stainless-steel cable body with long-wearing trigger slides are lightweight, strong and allow easy placement. Split-wire triggers with knurled trigger bars allow you to use one, two or three fingers--or even gloved hands. Features three, wide CNC machined 0.25 in. cams of super-durable 7075-T6 aluminum. Machined cam stops and radiused teeth increase cam durability and holding power optimized cam angle applies more outward force. Lightweight Dyneema nylon slings are color-coded for quick, easy identification and less bulky than standard nylon slings.

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Great performance, weight, and price. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: A-Bowl, 2011-07-04

The spring stops on the smallest ones break making them a paperweight unlike aliens or bd c3s which become paperweights for other reasons.

SOLID, LIGHT 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: psprings, 2010-06-18

I've had these for 3 years. These are totally solid, just like all metolius gear. But the best thing is that they are light. Ridiculously light. Seriously light. If you're in a gear shop, I recommend holding a full set of these in your hand, then holding another brand in you other hand that covers the same range. Lighter, and more cams to place on a long route!

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: z_rock90, 2006-09-13

I give the TCU a 4 because they walk alittle and I wish they had extendable cam slings. But I have used the older ones Pre-DAT system and have had the end caps mess up the placement.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: p0bray01, 2006-08-17

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Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: ctardi, 2006-07-31

I learnt on TCU's and Technical Friends, so I am biased towards both of them. The TCU is wonderful. Range finder, not so much.

It can get into some fairly tight places that no four camed unit could. I'm a bit sketchey towards aliens, and C4's are a bit rich for my blood, so I just got me a shiney new set of these!

I gave these a four instead of a five because I do not like the range finder. It is a good concept, but it both promotes overcaming, and I find it is usually hard to see the range finding dots. Perhaps it could be fixed by annodizing just the undercammed notification area, leaving the rest silver?

Highly reccomended! I think in the set mine ended up being $42CAD each, and I got 6 of them, and a thing of cam lube.

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