does anyone have experience of use with the above crampons id be interested in what you think of them and their limitations .am considering a purchase and intend to use them for grade 1 to 3 winter mountaineering. have listened to and read most of the sales pitches, but personal experience of equipment would be much appreciated.
In reply to rockpool: I almost bought a pair some years back when I need a pair short notice and cheap. They struck me as basic 12 points crampons but as long as the stay on your boots fine, you can't go far wrong with basic 12 point crampons.
Been using a pair very similar to these (camp ice rider crampon) without any hassles up to and including grade 4's. They're great for most stuff up to 3, and useful for more mixed type routes above that. Good "all rounder" in terms of mountaineering - never had any balling up problems (have the rubber anti balling plates) and have enough freedom in the hinge to use on various types of boots (yo ucan get them in full strap on or rear clip in).
Have moved up to more rigid based crampons this winter only because
a) I got a really good deal on a pair of technical crampons
b) Looking to do more ice-based routes this year - this is the one thing that the Ice Riders sometimes struggle with (hard, steep water ice)