The Alivio CX reinforces Shimano's commitment to producing great rods in all price categories. The entry level Alivio is produced from XT30 carbon with added Geofibre (a material exclusive to Shimano). This combination offers good all round casting and fish-playing performance, excellent balance and makes the Alivio Match easy to use, even for inexperienced anglers.
XT Carbon is used throughout the Shimano rod range. The number following the XT (XT100), denotes the quality of carbon fibre used. The higher the number, the stronger the carbon. Where different types of carbon are combined to create the required action both numbers will be shown (XT60/40).
Shimano Stainless Steel Hardlite Guides
Combining lightweight yet robust anodised steel frames with Aluminium Oxide liners, Shimano's Hardlite (SiH) guides offer the ideal balance of strength and performance without compromise.