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The Shimano Saint shifter SL-M820 - optimised classic for Downhill use
The Shimano Saint 10-speed shifter SL-M820 (clamp version) has been ergonomically optimised compared to its predecessor and equipped with a longer, slip-resistant lever. It now has 4 bearings, which ensures smoother operation and therefore less wear in hard Downhill and Freeride use. What remains is the defined index shifting function.
As a Rapidfire Plus shifter, which can be used to shift down up to three gears at a time, the SL-M820 also has a 2-way release, i.e. the shifter cable can be released both by pulling with the index finger and by pressing with the thumb. In addition, there is the Multi Release technology for the fastest possible gear changes in both directions (pull: one gear, push: two gear) as well as Instant Release for immediate triggering of the shifting process. The Saint shifter consists of an aluminium body with an aluminium-plastic lever 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
- shift lever 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 grip diameters up to max. 36 mm
- 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 riding 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 shifters are equipped with 2-way release (release in two directions). This means that the shifter cable is released by pulling with the index finger or pressing with the thumb.
Instant Release shifting replaces the two-stage click and release shifting you are familiar with. Instant Release shifting releases cable as soon the lever is activated, resulting in the quickest possible gear changes. Whether it is an upshift with a top normal rear derailleur or a downshift with low normal rear derailleur a quicker shift is always a better shift.
Multi Release (pull: one gear, press: two gears)
Previous shifting systems shifted faster in one direction than the other. Choosing top normal or low normal always meant sacrificing shifting speed in one direction. Now with Multi Release you can release shift two gears in one stroke. The result - the fastest possible shifting in both directions regardless of rear derailleur choice.
- Mount: right
- Factory 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