Shimano XT SL-M8000-I 2-/3-/11-speed Shifter w/ I-Spec II

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XT SL-M8000-I 2-/3-/11-speed Shifter w/ I-Spec II - black/2/3 speed
XT SL-M8000-I 2-/3-/11-speed Shifter w/ I-Spec II - black/2/3 speed
XT SL-M8000-I 2-/3-/11-speed Shifter w/ I-Spec II - black/2/3 speed
XT SL-M8000-I 2-/3-/11-speed Shifter w/ I-Spec II - black/11-speed
XT SL-M8000-I 2-/3-/11-speed Shifter w/ I-Spec II - black/11-speed
XT SL-M8000-I 2-/3-/11-speed Shifter w/ I-Spec II - black/11-speed
XT SL-M8000-I 2-/3-/11-speed Shifter w/ I-Spec II - black/11-speed
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The XT SL-M8000-I shifter by Shimano - even more flexible thanks to I-Spec II


The Shimano XT SL-M8000-I shifter can be adjusted to the rider's needs in both position and rotation thanks to I-Spec II construction, resulting in the greatest possible ergonomics. It is mounted on the handlebars with the help of a matching brake lever to save space and weight. SL-M8000-I features ergonomic, differently textured levers and a further improved Vivid Index mechanism - always known for crisp feedback. The left XT shifter can be used for 2x11-speed as well as for 3x11-speed drivetrains without a mode converter. The model comes with an Optislick cable, which reduces the effort required to shift gears by 20 %.
Thanks to Rapidfire Plus technology, the shifter can shift down several gears at once and features the 2-Way Release function, which allows the shifter cable to be released by pulling with the index finger as well as pressing with the thumb. Of course, Instant Release for accelerated gear changes and - in the 11-speed version - Multi Release for the fastest possible shifting in both directions are also on board.

Specifications:


Series: Deore XT M8000
Application: Cross Country, All Mountain
Gearing: 2/3x, 11-speed
Mount: I-Spec II

Technical Information:


Type: Rapidfire Plus
Body Material: aluminium
Lever Material: aluminium (main lever), composite (GFRP)/ steel (release lever)
Cable: stainless steel (Optislick)
Cable Housing: OT-SP41

Adjustment Options:


- cable adjust
- position adjust
- shift lever rotation adjust

Compatibility:


MTB 2x11-speed:
Front Derailleur: FD-M9020, FD-M9025, FD-M8020, FD-M8025, FD-M7020-11, FD-M7025-11, FD-M5100
Cranks: FC-M9000-2, FC-M9020-2, FC-M9020-B2, FC-M8000-2, FC-M8000-B2, FC-M7000-2, FC-M7000-B2, FC-M5100-2, FC-M5100-B2, FC-MT700-2, FC-MT700-B2, FC-MT600-2, FC-MT600-B2
Rear Derailleur: RD-M9000, RD-M8000, RD-M7000-11, RD-M5120, RD-M4120
Cassette: CS-M9001, CS-M8000, CS-M7000-11, CS-M5100-11
Chain: CN-HG901-11, CN-HG701-11, CN-HG601-11, CN-LG500
Brake Lever: I-Spec II

MTB 3x11-speed:
Front Derailleur: FD-M9000, FD-M8000
Cranks: FC-M9020-3, FC-M8000-3
Rear Derailleur: RD-M9000-SGS, RD-M8000-SGS
Cassette: CS-M9001, CS-M8000, CS-M7000-11, CS-M5100-11
Chain: CN-HG901-11, CN-HG701-11, CN-HG601-11, CN-LG500
Brake Lever: I-Spec II

Features:


- max. number of gears per shift: 4 (main lever, rear)
- ergonomic design for long untroubled riding pleasure
- 20% easier rear shifting
- longer lever body: uniformly stable shifting operations
- non-slip main lever - thumb operation
- wider operating surface of the release lever - thumb operation
- improved Vivid Index mechanism (compared to SL-M780)
- tidy, adjustable cockpit
- rotation adjustment for better ergonomics
- Optislick inner cable with a minimal galvanic coating for more efficient cable routing and corrosion resistance
- 2x sealed
- painted body and main lever

Technology:


Dyna-Sys11
The real advantage of the 11-speed drivetrain is that the entire range of ratios is available without having to give up the usual rhythm. Dyna-Sys11 ensures an optimal rhythm both in the flats and in the ascents with " Rhythm Step" gears in the most frequently used range. Drive efficiency is a critical performance indicator for the drivetrain. Dyna-Sys11 means more speed with the same effort.

Rapidfire Plus
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.

2-Way-Release
With 2-Way-Release, the shifter can be pressed and pulled to shift to the smaller sprocket or chainring. This allows you to adjust the shifting process to your personal preferences. All newer Rapidfire Plus shifters are equipped with the 2-Way Release.

Instant Release
With Instant Release, the spring and thus the cable are released immediately when the lever is actuated, which ensures an enormously fast shifting process. The delay caused by a two-step shifting process with click and release is eliminated, so that the gear change is considerably accelerated and improved.

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.

I-Spec II
I-Spec II describes a variant of the connection between brake lever and shifter in MTB drivetrains. This type of mounting allows the shifter to be adjusted both horizontally and vertically in relation to the brake lever, and keeps the cockpit tidy by reducing the number of clamps required. With I-Spec II, there is 12 mm of adjustment travel in the longitudinal direction and up to 15° of available rotation - for optimal ergonomic adaptation to your riding style, your seat position and your anatomy.

Models:


2/3x:
Mount: left
Manufacturer Number: I-SLM8000ILBP

11-speed:
Mount: right
Manufacturer Number: I-SLM8000IRAP

Contents:


- 1 x Shimano XT SL-M8000-I shifter
- 1 x Shimano cable (1800 mm or 2050 mm)
- 1 x Shimano cable housing (1320 mm or 1880 mm)
- 2 x or - 3 x Shimano 6 mm sealed end caps
- 1 x Shimano long nose end cap (only for 11-speed)


Gewicht:

  • black/2/3 speed: 110 g
  • black/11-speed: 120 g

Models:

  • black/2/3 speed, in stock
    33.61€
  • black/11-speed, in stock
    52.09€

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by Marcus L.  on 24.05.2018
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So much better feeling / click than the SLX. Totally worth the upgrade.

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