Shimano SL-RS700 2-/ 11-speed Shifter

Item number: 69973
SL-RS700 2-/ 11-speed Shifter - black/2-speed
SL-RS700 2-/ 11-speed Shifter - black/2-speed
SL-RS700 2-/ 11-speed Shifter - black/2-speed
SL-RS700 2-/ 11-speed Shifter - black/11-speed
SL-RS700 2-/ 11-speed Shifter - black/11-speed
SL-RS700 2-/ 11-speed Shifter - black/11-speed
SL-RS700 2-/ 11-speed Shifter - black/2-speed
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The Shimano SL-RS700 shifters - if you don't ride drop bars on your bike

The Shimano SL-RS700 is a groupless shifter that can be used to shift either 2-speed at the front or 11-speed at the rear. It was designed for use on road or city bikes with flat handlebars, i.e. without a drop bar.
The SL-RS700 is equipped with MTB's Rapidfire Plus technology, allowing multiple gears to be downshifted at once, and features the 2-Way Release function, which allows the release lever to be operated with the index finger (pull) or thumb (push). Also worth noting is Instant Release for super-fast shifting operations, as well as Multi Release for the 11-speed version. In the latter version, one gear can be shifted by pulling and two gears by pressing. The housing of the shifter is made of aluminium, and carbon was also used for the levers. An inner cable with wear-reducing SIL-TEC coating is included.


Application: Road, City
Gearing: 2-speed, 11-speed
Mount: clamp (closed)

Technical Information:

Type: Rapidfire Plus
Body Material: aluminium
Lever Material: carbon (CFRP, main lever), composite (GFRP) / steel (release lever)
Cable: stainless steel, SIL-TEC coated
Cable Housing: OT-SP41 (not included in the delivery)

Adjustment Options:

- cable adjust


- max. number of gears per shift: 4 (main lever, rear)
- for fitness bikes and Road bikes with flat/straight handlebars
- ergonomic lever design, improved accessibility
- fast, simple and versatile functionality
- 2x sealed
- painted body and main lever
- for grip diameters up to max. 32 mm


Rapidfire Plus
Rapidfire Plus is suitable for fast shifting. The rider can shift down up to three gears with one shift stroke.

2-Way Release
All newer Rapidfire Plus shift levers are equipped with 2-way release (release in two directions). This means that the shift cable is released by pulling with the index finger or pressing with the thumb.

Instant Release
The instant release shifting process replaces the two-stage click and release process. With Instant Release, the cable is released as soon as the lever is operated, thus achieving the fastest possible gear change. Regardless of whether a gear change upwards with a top-normal rear derailleur or a gear change downwards with a low-normal rear derailleur - a faster shift is always a better shift.

Multi Release (only for 11-speed; pull: one step, push: two steps)
With earlier shift systems, gear changes in one direction were faster than in the other. The choice of top-normal or low-normal always meant sacrificing shifting speed in one direction in favour of the other. With Multi Release, two gear changes can now be changed with one lever operation. The result: The fastest possible gear change in both directions, regardless of the type of rear derailleur used.

SIL-TEC is Shimano's extremely low friction surface treatment. SIL-TEC is a superior, advanced coating process that improves system performance by using embedded fluorine particles. SIL-TEC products run smoother and show less wear under all conditions.


Mount: left
Manufacturer Numbers: I-SLRS700LBS (silver), I-SLRS700LBL (black)

Mount: right
Manufacturer Numbers: I-SLRS700RAS (silver), I-SLRS700RAL (black)


- 1 x Deore SL-RS700 shifter (left or right)
- 1 x Shimano cable, 1800 mm or 2050 mm


  • silver/2-speed, in stock
  • black/2-speed, in stock
  • silver/11-speed, sold-out
  • black/11-speed, in stock

Customer Reviews (2)


Customer Reviews (2)


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by Vincent J.  on 25.03.2022

Runterschalten herrlich, geht nicht viel besser. Das Hochschalten fühlt sich aber hart an und ist im Stadtverkehr unangenehm, weil das dabei entstehende Klicken für mein ideales Stadtempfinden zu laut ist. Ein Stadtrad muss schnell und leise sein, lautloses, unaufgeregtes maximales Beschleunigen ist mit diesem Schalthebel leider nicht möglich.
Ich teste jetzt weitere Schalthebel.

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by Fabian K.  on 11.10.2019 (modified on 11.10.2019)
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Teuer aber alternativlos und schön.
Der Schalthebel sieht sehr gut aus. Die Schelle ist schön glänzend lakiert und der Carbon-Hebel ist auch ganz chic.
Das Runterschalten (großer Hebel) ist ein Traum, nur das Hochschalten (kleiner Hebel) fühlt sich hart an. Dennoch ist der Schaltvorgang sehr präzise.
Auch mag ich es sehr, dass ich zwei Gänge auf einmal hochschalten kann (siehe XT 11-Fach).
Preislich bewegen wir uns aber fast auf XTR Niveau.
Allerdings gab es mit Magura Bremshebeln und 105 Schaltwerk (RD-R7000) keine Alternative.
Fazit: Ein teurer Schalthebel den ich dennoch optisch wie von der Performance empfehlen kann.

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