Overall I have say that the Syncopate is the best reel in this price range.
The Syncopate reel is is like having a baitcast spinning reel all in one, I am more than pleased with them. I generally use 6-10lb test line on a medium heavy rod, and this setup is sufficient for large bass.
I wanted this reel for a backpack fishing rig and haven't been able to use it yet. But I will say getting it in my hands I am impressed. It's got the good type of weight to it. Feels smooth.. feels way better then I was expecting.