The Aero Technium 12000 XTB MGS is the ultimate distance casting reel for those who want the very best. It's a reel designed without compromise and literally includes the best of everything Shimano has to offer in a sleek futuristic body that is finished almost totally in black with subtle chrome detailing.
The magnesium and CI4+ body components produce remarkable lightness, which in turn increases rod speed when casting.
The combination of the AR-C spool, Aero Wrap II and super slow oscillation (approximately 100 turns of line per full oscillation) produces the most perfect line lay and the inclusion of X-ship engineering ensures maximum cranking efficiency when playing fish.
A prestigious 8 Shielded A-RB bearings, plus a roller bearing, makes this model the smoothest Shimano 'Big Pit' you can own and a few turns of the slim profile handle reveals it's true pedigree. The inclusion of a line guard guarantees trouble free performance and prevents any chance of the line getting under the spool.
The HAGANE Drive Gear is produced by Shimano's coldforging technology, without the need for additional machining. This delivers a longlasting smoothness, strength, lightness and power at the very heart of the reel. Traditional diecast, machined gears are less durable under heavy loads.
XShip is a combination of features that work together to create much greater efficiency. By positioning the pinion gear close to the centre line of the large diameter drive gear, more power is transferred from the handle to the rotor. The pinion gear is also supported by two Shimano ARB roller bearings. This creates more stability.
The HAGANE Body is produced from highrigidity aluminium or magnesium. This creates stiffness and impact resistance, while at the same time eliminating flexing of the body. The result is a rocksolid housing and support for the moving internal gearing and greater efficiency throughout the reel.
Shimano ARC Spool is a patented spool design with an angled spool lip. This design enables the line to leave the spool with less friction and in smaller coils resulting in longer more accurate casts. ARC spools are proven to reduce backlash and wind knots when using braid.
Shimano S ARB bearings are high corrosion resistant ARB ball bearings with an extra shield for improved protection against sand, salt or dust. --One Piece Bail --The onepiece bail wire has no gap for line to snag on during normal operation. Made of Stainless Steel, it reduces friction and allows the line to get onto the line roller quicker.
Super Slow Oscillation
Super Slow Oscillation the spool moves very slowly forming almost parallel wraps of line.
Aero Wrap II
Aero Wrap and the advanced Aero Wrap II is a worm gear oscillation system with a specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds. This provides superb uniform line lay to reduce loss of energy during the cast. Aero Wrap II is considered one of the best line lay systems in the world.
Baitrunner Spool II
Baitrunner Spool II allows the drag setting to be switched from a preset freespool to a preset drag setting by adjusting the Baitrunner lever at the front of the spool.
Cold Forged Aluminium
Cold Forged aluminium is used for some 'round' reels, fly reels and is also used for many types of spool. Made from one single piece of aluminium Cold Forging produces great strength.
DynaBalance reduces wobble during the retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. By using computer balancing Shimano are able to redistribute the rotor weight to create eliminate vibrations.
Easy Maintenance is a small oil lubrication port that enables direct lubrication of the inner workings of a reel with approved Shimano lubricant. Some highend Shimano reels have a line roller lubrication option.
Floating Shaft II
The key friction area on most fixed spool reels is where the spool drive shaft meets the pinion. Shimano designers have overcome this by reducing a large percentage of surface area contact and incorporating bearings on either side of the shaft. The resultant design leaves the shaft in a 'floating' position, considerably improving efficiency and longevity.
The precision engineered main Hypergear transmits more power from the handle to the rotor. Designed to exacting tolerances, it requires less effort but returns more retrieve playing torque with vastly reduced component wear.
Shimano use magnesium for a select number of ultra high quality reels where weight saving is essential. The use of magnesium offers a weight saving of up to 10% compared with aluminium.
One Speed Oscillation
One speed Oscillation the spool moves at a consistent speed.
The special grooved design of the Shimano Power Roller significantly reduces line twist and is a big advantage when using thin mono and braid.
Super Stopper II
Super Stopper II eliminates backward movement and free play in the handle when the reel is set in antireverse.
Using special protection gaskets, the drag is protected against the intrusion of water for more consistent drag performance.
- Family Type Big pit/carp
- Models 12000
- Bearings 8 S A-RB + 1 Roller Bearing
- Line lay Aerowrap II + Super Slow Oscillation
- Extra spool 1 x cold forged aluminium
- Handle Single machined aluminium
- Body material Magnesium
- Spool material Cold forged aluminium
- Maintenance port Yes (body)
- Waterproof drag Yes
- Spare spool RD15473
- Weight (g) 500
- Gear ratio 4,3:1
- Line capacity (mm/m) 0.35-430 / 0.40-350 / 0.45-270
- Line capacity (lb/yds) 12-525 / 16-385 / 20-275
- Bearings 8 S A-RB + 1 RB
- Line retrieve per crank (cm) 102
- Max drag (kg) 16