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Citica I: Am I Missing Something?

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I saw the new Citica I listed on TW today and I started looking it over (considering selling my Tatula R and getting another Shimano). It didn't take me long to notice that this reel appears to be the exact same as the Curado I. Am I missing something here? Why should I spend the extra cash on a Curado? 

 

 

Both have:

Xship

5 bearings + 1 ARB

Same Spool Capacity

Same Weight

Same Gear Ratio's

SVS braking

Same shape?

 

 

 

Side note: I do already own two Curado I's. Just trying to justify why I should spend the extra $30 if not needed. 

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Why don't you buy the Citica I and report back your comparison findings...

 

 

oe

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If they are the same performance wise then it I guess it all comes down to color.

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The spools look the same and both have the same capacity ratings. 

 

I don't think it's been confirmed yet but if I had to guess the differences between the two it would be the spool material/weight and lesser quality bearings are found in the new Citica. 

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the curado i can be found for 129. so question is should u spend the extra 20 on a citica

ive read theres a couple minor diferences i think with the spool

Where can I find a brand new Curado for $129?

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The curado I is $119.00 to $135.00 on Fleabay right now

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The curado has better bearings and a double anodized spool.  Other than that it's pretty much the same reel.

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So... put in a set of hybrid ceramic bearings and it becomes better than a Curado?

 

 

oe

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So... put in a set of hybrid ceramic bearings and it becomes better than a Curado?

 

 

oe

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the previous Citica pretty easy to do the same thing anyways?

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I started the first thread on this. Curado was price dropped to $129 by Shimano then when they announced the Citica they raised the price back to $179 and put the Citica for $149. So... Anyone buying either for more than $129 is getting ripped off.

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The curado has better bearings and a double anodized spool. Other than that it's pretty much the same reel.

I've posted this numerous times now in the other threads like this. A double anodized spool just means it has two different colors on it. It is in no way superior to the citica spool, just a way to add a color.

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The curado has better bearings and a double anodized spool. Other than that it's pretty much the same reel.

So where are the better bearings located on the curado? Curado lists 3 s-arb bearings and 2 stainless steel bearings. The citica lists 5 stainless steel bearings.

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So where are the better bearings located on the curado? Curado lists 3 s-arb bearings and 2 stainless steel bearings. The citica lists 5 stainless steel bearings.

Spool bearings and x-ship I believe. 

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I started the first thread on this. Curado was price dropped to $129 by Shimano then when they announced the Citica they raised the price back to $179 and put the Citica for $149. So... Anyone buying either for more than $129 is getting ripped off.

 

 

This wouldn't be the first and won't be the last time someone purchased something after it was on sale and paid more for it.

 

The MAP holiday was to move through inventory.... With ICAST coming up, I'm sure a lot of these companies are just looking to move through inventory with the new arrivals on the way. Just because they CAN and have sold the Curado for $129, doesn't mean that that type of pricing is sustainable or profitable. I think that even at $179, the Curado is a great reel...

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I think that I will backtrack on my not really having a problem with Shimano's decision making nowadays. That said, I am very happy with my Curado 200HG and I would not have a problem buying a Citica if I could find it cheaper than a Curado I.

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This wouldn't be the first and won't be the last time someone purchased something after it was on sale and paid more for it.

The MAP holiday was to move through inventory.... With ICAST coming up, I'm sure a lot of these companies are just looking to move through inventory with the new arrivals on the way. Just because they CAN and have sold the Curado for $129, doesn't mean that that type of pricing is sustainable or profitable. I think that even at $179, the Curado is a great reel...

I didn't pay more for anything I own neither. However I own about 30 Shimano reels and the only 1 I ever paid retail for was a Sustain 6000FG and bought it for retail using Cabelas Club points. So I basically got it for free. Chronarch Es never paid more than $150. Curado Gs never more than $90. Citica Gs never more than $75... Anyhow when this debate started I ended up with Scorpions for less than both the Citica and Curado.

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I didn't pay more for anything I own neither. However I own about 30 Shimano reels and the only 1 I ever paid retail for was a Sustain 6000FG and bought it for retail using Cabelas Club points. So I basically got it for free. Chronarch Es never paid more than $150. Curado Gs never more than $90. Citica Gs never more than $75... Anyhow when this debate started I ended up with Scorpions for less than both the Citica and Curado.

 

 

I was speaking more in general terms than you specifically. I agree, I haven't paid retail for something in quite awhile. Doing a little work to save a bit of money all adds up

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I was speaking more in general terms than you specifically. I agree, I haven't paid retail for something in quite awhile. Doing a little work to save a bit of money all adds up

Lol no prob

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