The 825 has a red aluminum frame and a Nytex deck and its binding is a single nylong strap that zigzags over the foot and is secured with a Fast-loc buckle. One thing we didn’t like was the fact that the binding hinge is a reinforced rubber strap that causes the show to snap up with each step. The cleats are durable stainless steel and do provide good bite when climbing; on descents, however, they were prone to ski out from under us if we didn’t set the cleat firmly.