The Revo STX weight has been reduced over 2.5 ounces. That's a 29% weight reduction over the previous model! The reduction in weight, combined with the new EVA knobs allows anglers to fish all day with less fatigue.The Revo STX features the widest range of ratios in the Revo family with 6.4:1, 7.1:1 and a new super high speed 8.0:1 ratio model.10 stainless steel HPCRTM bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection. X2-Cr?ftic? alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance. C6 carbon sideplates provide significant weight reduction without sacrificing strength and durability. Carbon Matrix? drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range. D2 Gear Design? provides a more efficient gear system while improving gear durability. Infini? brake system allows almost limitless adjustability to handle any fishing situation. Infini IITM spool design for extended castability and extreme loads. Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design. Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability.