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The Shimano Expride B Spinning Rod collection is comprised of fast-action rods of various powers ranging from light to medium-heavy for casting and working lures under 3/4 of an ounce. Youll command tournament-winning performance features in this generation of Expride spinning rods. Shimano builds upon the lines legacy by adding Hi-Power X technology (carbon tape diagonally wrapped in X shapes) to fortify the blanks and define precise actions. The Carbon Monocoque handle that adorns the Expride B enhances vibration from the blank directly to your hand for greater sensitivity.These Shimano spinning rods are already balanced and lightweight, and the addition of CI4+ reel seats and Fuji SiC guides enhances your angling performance even further. The innovative features found in the Shimano Expride B Spinning Rod assure you get even more lightweight and sensitive performance from this legendary line.CI4+ Reel SeatCI4 is a Shimano-original material reinforced with carbon fiber. It is lighter and has a higher strength than conventional resin material. CI4+ is an advanced version of the original CI4 material. This highly technical material is 2.5 times more rigid than CI4 and is used in Shimano reel seats to increase sensitivity and reduce weight. The use of CI4+ for the reel seat also delivers remarkable rigidity for perfect reel fixation, which results in better rod efficiency.Hi-Power XIn Hi-Power X construction, the blanks outermost layer is diagonally wrapped with carbon tape, which forms an array of X shapes. The width of the tape, its winding angle, and the part of the rod being wrapped are fine-tuned according to the target fish species. The flexibility allows Shimano to adjust these wraps during construction for precise actions, enhanced overall strength, and added twist resistance. Hi-Power X construction delivers sharp and crisp rod control by the angler.Carbon Monocoque HandleCarbon Monocoque grip is a carbon-molded grip that is lightweight with high sensitivity, transferring even the smallest vibration to an anglers hand. The Carbon Monocoque grip increases sensitivity by 30% compared to traditional rod handles and utilizes a hollow structure that eliminates unnecessary parts of the rear grip to improve weight reduction and vibration transmission.Fuji SiC guidesCork handle materialPlease note: This item is not available for order outside of the United States.