Revo MGXtreme: The Ultimate In Distance And Control
Friday, February 08, 2013
The new Abu Garcia Revo MGXtreme low-profile reel takes "extreme" to the next level. Weighing in at just 4.9 ounces – a full half-ounce 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 will debut later this month at the Bassmaster Classic, 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-percent reduction in weight over the standard MGX spool. The one-piece X-Mag alloy frame and lighter-than-aluminum C6 carbon sideplates exemplify Abu's dedication to functionality and performance.
The Revo MGXtreme features the externally 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 setup. The Carbon Matrix drag system and aircraft-grade aluminum main gear offer the perfect balance of lightweight performance and strength. A bent carbon handle and drag star reduce overall weight and position the angler's hand closer to the rod.
The Revo MGXtreme has a line capacity of 115 yards of 12-pound monofilament or 110 yards of 30-pound braid. This model is currently available in a 7.1:1 gear ratio in right-hand retrieve. The MSRP is $499.95.
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