The Alutecnos Albacore "Two Speed" is nothing more than the natural technological evolution of the "One Speed" model from which it has inherited some particularly outstanding details that have never been put to use in any other two speed lever model reel. Take for example the "infinite anti-reverse" system or the right flange made as a single component through mechanical CNC processing and applied to all Alutecnos models. The system used for engaging the Albacore "Two Speed" utilizes a Two-Button gear change unit making gear changes more rapid, simple and intuitive. As with the one speed model is equipped with five protected stainless steel gear wheel and gears and a drag washer made from the latest carbon composite. These characteristics ensure long hours of fighting while mantaining sound braking characteristics and smooth reeling and eliminating the occurrence of stick-slip. All the parts have been machined from a bar of a special aluminium alloy specifically manufactured for marine environments, using CNC working processes and subject to rigorous dimensional checks. Particular attention is paid to careful selection of raw materials and components (all of the highest quality) resulting in the manufacture of a technically perfect product. All the aluminium parts have been carefully polished, ultrasonically cleaned, buffed and provided with gold or silver anodizing. Elegant graphics are stamped onto Albacore reels using laser technologies and rendering the design indelible over time.
Seven models are available from 30 to 130 lbs all in right and left hand version. The 30, 50 and 80 lbs classes are available in normal and wide versions while the model 130 lbs class is available in standard version only.
Alutecnos Albacore Two Speed Reels models:
30 Lb Class
Line Capacity 800m/875yd 30 lb
Gera Ratio 3,3:1 - 1,7:1 Weight: 1,61 kg/56.0 oz.
30W Lb Class
Line Capacity 1000m/1094yd 30 lb
Gear Ratio 3,3:1 - 1,7:1 Weight: 1,65 kg/58.0 oz.
50 Lb Class
Line Capacity 800m/875yd 50 lb
Gear Ratio 3,3:1 - 1,7:1 Weight: 1,98 kg/70.0 oz.
50W Lb Class
Line Capacity 1000m/1094yd 50 lb
Gear Ratio 3,3:1 - 1,7:1 Weight: 2,07 kg/73.0 oz.
80 Lb Class
Line Capacity 900m/985yd 80 lb
Gear Ratio 3,0:1 - 1,4:1 Weight: 2,93 kg/103.0 oz.
80W Lb Class
Line Capacity 1100m/1203yd 80 lb
Gear Ratio 3,0:1 - 1,4:1 Weight: 3,08 kg/108.0 oz.
130 Lb Class
Line Capacity 850m/930yd 130 lb
Gear Ratio 2,2:1 - 1,1:1 Weight: 4,75 kg/168.0 oz.