Pair of Ultegra Ci4+ 14000 XTB Reels
Condition: 9/10 come with boxes and 4 spare spools
- Model - Ci414000XTB
- Bearings - 2 S A-RB + 2 Sheilded stainless steel + 1 Roller Bearing
- Line lay - Aerowrap II + 2-speed Slow Oscillation
- 2 Extra spools - cold forged aluminium
- Handle - Single machined aluminium
- Body material - Ci4+
- Spool material - Cold forged aluminium
- Maintenance port - Yes (body)
- Waterproof drag - Yes
- Item code: ULTC1414000XTB
- Weight (g) 560
- Gear ratio: 4.3:1
- Line capacity (mm/m) 0.35-550 / 0.40-400 / 0.45-300
- Line capacity (lb/yds) 12-600 / 16-440 / 20-330
- Bearings: 5
X-Ship 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 A-RB roller bearings. This creates more stability.
Shimano S A-RB bearings are high corrosion resistant A-RB ball bearings with an extra shield for improved protection against sand, salt or dust.
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 AR-C 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. AR-C spools are proven to reduce backlash and wind knots when using braid.
Using special protection gaskets, the drag is protected against the intrusion of water for more consistent drag performance.
Baitrunner Spool II
Baitrunner Spool II allows the drag setting to be switched from a pre-set freespool to a pre-set drag setting by adjusting the Baitrunner lever at the front of the spool.
Ci4+ is a technical material that is 2.5 times stiffer than Ci4 and is used on many of the Shimano high end reels to increase weight savings. Use of Ci4+ for the reel body and rotor delivers remarkable stiffness for better reel efficiency.
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.
The spool moves slowly allowing more line wraps per cycle.
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.
2 Speed Oscillation
The spool moves at 2 different speeds
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.
Super Stopper II
Super Stopper II eliminates backward movement and free play in the handle when the reel is set in anti-reverse.
Dyna-Balance 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.
The special grooved design of the Shimano Power Roller significantly reduces line twist and is a big advantage when using thin mono and braid.