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The Shimano Saint shifter SL-M820 - optimised classic for Downhill use
The Shimano Saint 10-speed SL-M820 (clamp version) has been ergonomically optimised compared to its predecessor and has been equipped with a longer, non-slip lever. It now has a 4x bearings, which provide for lower friction and thus less wear in tough Downhill and Freeride use. The defined index shifting function has of course remained.
The SL-M820 also features 2-Way Release as the Rapidfire Plus shifter, which allows up to three gear steps to be shifted down at once, i.e. the shift cable can be released both by pulling with the index finger and with thumb pressure. In addition, there is Multi Release technology for the fastest possible gear changes in both directions (pull: one step, push: two steps) as well as Instant Release for immediate shifting. The Saint shifter consists of an aluminium housing with an aluminium-plastic and a steel lever.
Series: Saint M820
Application: Freeride, Downhill
Mount: clamp (closed)
Type: Rapidfire Plus
Body Material: aluminium
Lever Material: aluminium (main lever), composite (GFRP)/ steel (release lever)
Cable: stainless steel
Cable Housing: OT-SP41
- cable adjust
- max. number of gears per shift: 4 (main lever)
- less effort due to longer lever
- low-friction multiple bearings (4x)
- anti-slip ergonomics tested in DH races
- defined index shifting
- MTB 10-speed, right only
- painted body and main lever
- stainless steel clamp bolts
- for handlebar grip diameter up to a maximum of 36 mm with a clamp diameter of 22.2 mm (MTB)
- compatible with MTB 10-speed rear derailleurs
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.
Multi Release (pull: one gear, press: two gears)
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 Number: I-SLM820RAP
- 1 x Shimano Saint SL-M820 shifter
- 1 x Shimano cable, 2050 mm
- 1 x Shimano OT-SP41 sealed cable housing (1800 mm)
- 3 x Shimano sealed end caps
- 1 x Shimano long nose end cap
-black / 10-speed : 123 g