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The Shimano XT shifters SL-M780-B-I - Vivid Index and I-Spec mount
The Shimano XT SL-M780-B-I shifter set consists of a left-hand shifter that can shift between 2x and 3x using a mode converter and a 10-speed right-hand shifter. Both are flexibly adjustable in their position and have an I-Spec (B) interface on which a brake lever can be integrated to save space and weight. This also ensures a tidy look on the handlebars. The XT shifters inspire thanks to " Vivid Index" mechanism with crisp, high-precision shifting operations. As Rapidfire Plus shifter, with which several gear steps can be shifted back at once, they also feature the 2-Way Release function: The release levers can be operated both by pulling with the index finger and pressing with the thumb. In addition there is the Instant Release technology for immediate release of the cable and - with the 10-speed version - Multi Release for the fastest possible gear change in both directions.
Series: Deore XT M780
Application: All Mountain
Gearing: 2/3x, 10-speed
Mount: I-Spec I (B)
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
- position adjust
- max. number of gears per shift: 4 (main lever, rear)
- defined index shifting: smooth shifts, but still robust
- precise and constant performance
- ergonomically shaped lever
- efficient input and fast access
- mode converter (2x/3x) for 2x or 3x cranksets: with 2x, the shift stroke is shorter than with 3x
- integrated mounting system of brake lever & shifter for suspension remote (I-Spec)
- 2x sealed
- compatible with MTB 10-speed rear derailleurs
- painted body and main lever
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 (10-speed only)
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.
Integration mounting system of shifter and brake lever. It can realise clean appearance, more space for the handle bar area and lightweight.
Note: The XT I-Spec shifters have a new mount as of 2014 (version B). First of all, there is no compatibility with brake levers with old I-Spec mounts. They can, however, be made compatible with the old I-Spec brakes using a connecting pin (supplied), provided the handlebar grip diameter is less than 32 mm. For handlebar grip diameters from 32 to 36 mm, the old XT I-Spec adapter (now sold out) must be used.
Manufacturer Part Number:
- 1 pair of Shimano XT-M780-B-I shift levers
- 2 x Shimano cables (2050 mm/1800 mm)
- 2 x Shimano cable housings (1800 mm/1200 mm)
- 5 x Shimano 6 mm sealed end caps
- 1 x Shimano long nose end cap
- 2 x connection bolt
- black-silver/2/3x10 speed: 220 g (Paar)