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The Alfine SL-S700 shifter by Shimano - visually and technically attractive
The Shimano Alfine SL-S700 11-speed shift lever fits perfectly on any City bike thanks to its stylish appearance. It also boasts numerous technical refinements: As a Rapidfire Plus lever, with which several gears can be shifted down at once and it has the 2-Way Release function. This means that the shift cable can be released either by pressing with the thumb or pulling with the index finger. Added to this are Instant Release technology for super-fast shifting and Multi Release for equally fast shifting in both directions. SL-S700 is compatible with Alfine SG-S7001-11 internally geared hubs with shifting unit CJ-S700. It has an integrated visual gear indicator and is available in silver or black.
Series: Alfine S700
Mount: clamp (closed)
Type: Rapidfire Plus
Body Material: aluminium
Lever Material: steel, synthetic resin
Cable: stainless steel
Cable Housing: OT-SP41
Gear Indicator: yes
- cable adjust
- Alfine SG-S7001-11 internally geared hubs
- CJ-S700 shifting unit
- gear indicator
- max. number of gears per shift: 2
- 22.2 mm clamp diameter
- identical shifting direction as with top normal rear derailleur
Rapidfire Plus has been used by mountain bikers since 1985. Rapidfire Plus is still the first choice for a wide range of rider groups, from Cross Country racers to freeriders and downhillers. Rapidfire Plus is suitable for fast shifting. The rider can shift down up to three gears with one shift stroke.
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.
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.
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.
Manufacturer Part Numbers: I-SLS700210ALL (black), I-SLS700210ALS (silver)
- 1 x Shimano Alfine SL-S700 shifter, incl. gear indicator
- 1 x Shimano cable , incl. cable housing (2100 mm)
- 1 x cable housing mounting set