Shimano Ultegra Reels
Shimano have been making reels since 1970, and bike mechanisms for almost 50 years prior. To say they know their stuff would be an understatement. However, as time has gone on, demands for quality have gone up, and Shimano has certainly kept up with demand.
As a result of all that dedication, they've created a masterpiece; the Shimano Ultegra Reel.
The Shimano Ultegra reel range is the culmination of the innovations that make Shimano reels a cut above the rest. From the high-grade materials used, such as CI4+ and cold-forged aluminium, to the revolutionary mechanisms, like slow oscillation spools and the instant drag feature, the ultegra line is a work of art, both mechanically and aesthetically.
CI4+ is a highly technical material. It's lightweight, and 2.5 times stiffer than the old CI4 material used by Shimano in the past. This means the mechanisms it's used in are even more efficient. Therefore naturally, Shimano uses it in many Ultegra models' bodies and rotors. Slow oscillating spools help to improve line lay, by moving slowly and precisely to produce almost perfectly parallel wraps of line. The instant drag lever allows the reel to be switched from 'Free spool' to 'Fight' setting in only a few turns, and the ARB ball bearings produce a shield against corrosion, salt, sand and dust to protect your mechanism.
These features and many more that you've come to know from Shimano are what make the Ultegra line a must-have on the bank, and an investment worth making. Strong, reliable, efficient and beautiful, a Shimano Ultegra reel will serve you well.
Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTD
The Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTD released in 2016 has been developed with the carp angler in mind. Its matt black finish throughout hides what is possibly the best carp reel on the market.
The reel features the X-Ship, Super Slow Oscillation, Aero Wrap 11, and the all new High Speed Drag. The new "High Speed Drag" is the fastest drag function ever featured on a Shimano reel, one turn on the drag knob will transmit the drag settings from 'free spool mode' to the 'fight mode.
The Shimano Ultegra XTD Super Slow Oscillation and Aero Wrap 11 give such a smooth line lay on the spool that line peels off during the cast with minimum fiction thus enabling longer casts than before. The retrieve rate is also impressive with a ratio of 4.3/1 an impressive 103cm (40inches) of line is retrieved per turn of the handle.
The reel package includes a spare spool and 4 line reducers so you need not buy more line than required.
This reel the Shimano Ultegra 14000 XTD is the best reel by far to hit the market in 2016 so stocks are bound to go fast.
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