Shimano XT SL-M8100 12-speed Shifter w/ Clamp

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XT SL-M8100 12-speed Shifter w/ Clamp - black/12-speed
XT SL-M8100 12-speed Shifter w/ Clamp - black/12-speed
XT SL-M8100 12-speed Shifter w/ Clamp - black/12-speed
XT SL-M8100 12-speed Shifter w/ Clamp - black/12-speed
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The Shimano XT SL-M8100 12-speed shifter (clamp version) is much easier to operate and is clearly more accessible than its predecessor. This increases focus and control while riding. The Shimano 2-Way Release Technology ensures delay-free pushing and pulling movements.

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Specifications:

Series:
Deore XT M8100
Application:
Enduro, All Mountain, Cross Country
Gearing:
12-speed
Mount:
clamp (closed)

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

Compatibility:

MTB 12-speed:
Rear Derailleur:
RD-M9100, RD-M8100, RD-M7100, RD-M6100, RD-M9120, RD-M8120, RD-M7120
Cassette:
CS-M9101-12, CS-M9100-12, CS-M8100-12, CS-M7100-12, CS-M6100-12
Chain:
CN-M9100, CN-M8100, CN-M7100, CN-M6100
E-Bike:
EP8 EP801, EP8 EP800 for MTB / Touring, EP6 for MTB / Touring, STEPS E8080 with mechanical rear derailleur
Handlebar Grip Outer Diameter:
max. 32 mm
Clamp Diameter:
22.2 mm

Features:

  • fast and easy shifting promotes focus and control
  • max. number of gears per shift: 4 (main lever, rear)
  • faster lever access (20% faster than SL-M8000) and lower operating forces (35% less than SL-M8000)
  • delay-free function thanks to 2-Way Release
  • Optislick inner cable with a minimal galvanic coating for more efficient cable routing and corrosion resistance
  • rubber contact surface
  • double bearings
  • painted housing
  • stainless steel clamp bolts

Technology:

Rapidfire Plus
Rapidfire Plus is a type of Shimano shift lever construction that has been common in the mountain bike sector since 1985. Two levers, the main lever and the release lever, are used instead of a twist shifter. Rapidfire Plus shift levers, as the name suggests, ensure fast shifting. In addition, depending on the model, it is possible to downshift 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. Most Rapidfire Plus shifters are equipped with 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
With the Multi Release, which only affects the right-hand shift lever, two gears can be shifted with one actuation of the release lever without loss of shifting speed. This is independent of whether you use a Top-Normal or a Low-Normal rear derailleur.

Models:

12-speed:
Mount:
right
Manufacturer Number:
I-SLM8100RAP

Contents:

  • 1 x Shimano XT SL-M8100 shifter
  • 1 x Shimano cable (2050 mm)
  • 1 x Shimano cable housing (1880 mm)
  • 3 x 6 mm sealed end caps
  • 1 x long nose end cap


Weight:

  • black/12-speed: 117 g

Models:

  • black/12-speed, in stock
    52.79€

Customer Reviews (3)

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by Pavel R.  on 31.07.2022
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Compared to my previous XT shifting levers (3x9 from 2001:-), this is obviously a massive leap forward. Shifting is light and precise. It's great to have the 2-way release option. Excellent price/value ratio.

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by Zoran P.  on 08.07.2021
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Excellent! shifts faster than the SLX, levers are also lighter, requiring less force and are more precise than SLX. I'd say there is palpable improvement even compared to the M8000 11 speed XT predecessor. can only recommend.

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