Abu Garcia unveil Revo MGXtreme at Bassmaster Classic
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The new Abu Garcia Revo MGXtreme low-profile reel is said to take ‘extreme’ to the next level.
Weighing in at just 4.9oz – a full ½oz lighter than the standard MGX – it continues the Revo legacy by pushing the limits on what is possible with design and engineering.
Equipped with a 10-bearing system, the MGXtreme, which is debuting at this week’s Bassmaster Classic in the US, starts with seven stainless steel HPCR (High Performance Corrosion Resistant) bearings plus one roller bearing. The addition of two Ceramilite hybrid ceramic spool bearings gives anglers ultimate distance and control throughout the cast.
A highly ported spool works in tandem with the Ceramilite bearings to deliver precision casting, thanks to a 10% reduction in weight over the standard MGX spool.
The one-piece X-Mag alloy frame and lighter-than-aluminium C6 carbon sideplates exemplify Abu’s dedication to functionality and performance.
The Revo MGXtreme features the adjustable Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake System (IVCB-IV). Unlike traditional centrifugal brakes that require anglers to remove the sideplate for adjustment, a simple turn of the external dial allows for on-the-fly changes to braking force. Twenty-eight positions of adjustment, compared to standard centrifugal brakes that are either on or off, allow anglers to cast a wide variety of bait sizes – especially extremely light baits.
The MGXtreme is fitted with round EVA knobs for comfort. An additional set of flat EVA knobs is also included giving anglers the choice of a customized set-up. The Carbon Matrix drag system and aircraft-grade aluminium main gear offers balance for lightweight performance and strength. A bent carbon handle and drag star reduce the overall weight and position of the angler’s hand closer to the rod.
It has a line capacity of 115 yards of 12lb monofilament or 110 yards of 30lb braid and is available in a 7.1:1 gear ratio in right-hand retrieve.
MSRP is $499.95(US)
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