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The Shimano XT SL-M8100 shifter scores with low friction use
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.
Series: Deore XT M8100
Application: Enduro, All Mountain, Cross Country
Mount: clamp (closed)
Type: Rapidfire Plus
Body Material: aluminium
Lever Material: aluminium (main lever), composite (GFRP) + steel (release lever)
Cable: stainless steel (Optislick)
Cable Housing: OT-SP41
- cable adjust
- 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
- rubber contact surface
- compatible with 12-speed rear derailleurs
- double bearings
- painted housing
- stainless steel clamp bolts
- for handlebar grip diameter up to a maximum of 32 mm with a clamp diameter of 22.2 mm (MTB)
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 new Rapidfire Plus shifters, from XTR to Deore LX, are equipped with 2-Way Release. 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.
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.
The release lever of a Rapidfire Plus shifter is pulled towards the grip like the trigger of a pistol. The release lever of the new Rapidfire Plus shifters from Alivio to XTR can be operated in the same way. However, it can also be used to shift with thumb pressure.
Optislick cables feature a minimal and uniform electrically coated layer that improves cable routing efficiency and provides excellent corrosion resistance.
- Mount: right
- Manufacturer Part Number: I-SLM8100RAP
- 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
- black/12-speed: 117 g