Nearly identical to the ALPS medium MXN guide in titanium, this is the stainless steel version to turn to when building your rod. These medium MXN guides are superb when looking for a casting guide for light to medium applications. Rated for 12-30lb test, due to the SS316 stainless steel frame construction, it also provides extreme corrosion resistance. ALPS medium MXN guides in stainless steel feature the sought out recessed ring design (RRD) creating a wider gluing surface between the ceramic ring and guide frame, enhancing the bond between the ring and frame while also protecting the ring from impact. One of the many unique features, that sets the medium MXN guides apart from the competition, is the frame design. This frame design nearly eliminates all line wrap while increasing strength without adding needless weight.