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XT SL-M8100-I shifter by Shimano - leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to adjustment
The Shimano SLX SL-M8100-I 12-speed shifter offers you maximum individual ergonomics - the I-Spec EV system makes it possible. You can adjust it laterally (14 mm) and in the direction of rotation. Like the clamp version, the SL-M8100-I also features low operating forces and good accessibility. The Shimano 2-Way Release Technology ensures instant push and pull movements.
Series: Deore XT M8100
Application: Enduro, All Mountain, Cross Country
Mount: I-Spec EV
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
- position adjust
- shift lever rotation 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
- I-Spec EV position adjustable for every riding style and preference, tidy cockpit
- rubber contact surface
- compatible with 12-speed rear derailleurs
- double bearings
- painted housing
- stainless steel clamp bolts
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 new Rapidfire Plus shift levers, 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.
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.
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.
The Rapidfire Plus shifter release lever is commonly called a trigger because it is operated like a pistol, by pulling toward the grip. The release lever of Rapidfire Plus shifters from Shimano Alivio to XTR can be operated in this same manner but adds the ability to activate a release shift by pushing with the thumb.
With the I-Spec EV construction, the Shimano shifter can be mounted directly on the brake lever, so that a clamp is not required and the adjustment range can be significantly increased. 14 mm are available with I-Spec EV for longitudinal adjustment and 20 ° for rotational adjustment, allowing each rider to make a setup to suit their individual anatomy or preferences. I-Spec EV shifters are not compatible with older I-Spec systems.
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-SLM8100IRAP
- 1 x Shimano XT SL-M8100-I shifter
- 1 x Shimano cable (2050 mm)
- 1 x Shimano cable housing
- 3 x 6 mm sealed end caps
- 1 x long nose end cap
- black/12-speed: 120 g