Shimano Tranx 500 and Shimano Trinidad A out of stock

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I noticed that the Shimano Tranx 500 and Shimano Trinidad A series are out of stock at most of the large online retailers. Looks like an updated version is imminent. I know there were rumors about updates coming to the tranx 500 and trinidad a series but has anyone heard anything new? thanks.
 

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I bought a 500pg in October, and it It took me 5 months to hunt down a tranx 500hg. I called all the tackle shops every 2 or 3 weeks, local and online.

My local shop and Tackle Direct both called their Shimano rep for me in March. They were both told there is no new 500 coming and the backorders are just because of production delays.
 
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sucks that Shimano just care about their "TEAM SHIMANO BYCICLE " , no where it in metions the FISHING community , just mentions twice the BYCICLE TEAM 🧐🤔
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Shimano is more popular in the bicycle world than fishing believe it or not. That is their specialty, their origin, and their main money maker. Shimano Fish would go out of business before Shimano Bike.

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yeap, I know that but as a company that is in the fishing ind. too , would be nice to take note of the loyal fishing people that shimano has aswell not just the bycicle , I don't think it was difficult to add a few more words to that letter "SHIMANO FiSHING TEAM" just saying
 
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So if Tranx 500 & Trinidads are bike parts then their won’t be any shortage on them? 😉
Hmm....this reminds me of one tackle shop who did not carry shimano products because its more known to focus on bicycle products....Hopefully production will be up sooner than later.
 
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We get them in and they go out almost immediately.. If you are interested get on our list to beat the crowds or not have to call every other day... We never know when they are going to come in. There are sure one heck of a ton of folks who love these reels. The Tranx 500 HG has been a hot seller for years...

I have been in Indy for the last 5 days for the final 4's. Call the shop and get on the list.. Heck there might even be one or two there that came in while I was gone.

Have a great season.

Jamie
 

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My local shop got a very small order of shimano trinidad and tranx reels in. They do sell online. Am I allowed to post a link here?
 

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If anything the Tiagra/TLDs could use a facelift at the very least. The discontinued the clamps the for the big Tiagras that is shared with the Tac 50, and then discontinued the replacement part for that, so that may be a clue that something like that is inbound. Shimano is classically tight lipped about new product until it's released. Same thing with the Curado 300 when it was discontinued, there was no buzz about the smaller Tranx reels then all of a sudden they were out.
 
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Shimano is more concern with there bike team , than fishing , just search for the youtube video of J&H tackle where josh reads the letter from Shimano, it clearly said Shimano number 1 priority is "TEAM BICYCLE SHIMANO" no where in the letter they mention the fishing community, that tells you how important is all the loyal persons who are hard core shimano
 

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Guys, Shimano is NOT discontinuing the Tranx 500....They are just in super demand and backed up beyond demand. We get 10 in and have 15 on backorder at anytime. If you want one, get it on order as they are going to fly.

 

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If Tranx are just Bicycle Parts then maybe they will not be backordered till eternity 😉
 
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lol yeap , I bet they wouldn't , its sad that SHIMANO ignore the other part that keeps the company growing, that is ALL THE PEOPLE THAT FISH THEIR PRODUCTS

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I backordered a Daiwa Tanacom 1000...it is more expensive than the $499 Tranx 500....They said 2 weeks...then another 2 weeks...then at the final 2 weeks...asked me if I would still wait or get a refund as they are holding my money for 1-1/2 months.

So how many weeks is the backorder on Tranx 500 then?
 
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I backordered a Daiwa Tanacom 1000...it is more expensive than the $499 Tranx 500....They said 2 weeks...then another 2 weeks...then at the final 2 weeks...asked me if I would still wait or get a refund as they are holding my money for 1-1/2 months.

So how many weeks is the backorder on Tranx 500 then?


I'd recommend calling them first, some times they have open box reels that are brand new and they will discount them.
 
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I backordered a Daiwa Tanacom 1000...it is more expensive than the $499 Tranx 500....They said 2 weeks...then another 2 weeks...then at the final 2 weeks...asked me if I would still wait or get a refund as they are holding my money for 1-1/2 months.

So how many weeks is the backorder on Tranx 500 then?

We have piles of Tanacom 1000's in stock if you need?

 
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We have piles of Tanacom 1000's in stock if you need?

Thanks brother just got one already from 500, 750, to 1000 unless you got a deal as I bought mine with 20% off msrp.

i’m comparing on the aspect of “Backorder”...wish their will be a clearer arrival time or maybe charges wont kick in until such time the item is shipped.