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The XT shifter SL-T8000 by Shimano - reliable shifting performance for City & Touring
The Shimano XT shifter SL-T8000 for City & Touring use is a 3x10-speed Rapidfire Plus shifter that allows you to shift down several gears at once. It features such innovative technologies as 2-Way Release - actuated by index finger pull or thumb pressure - Instant Release for immediate release of the shift cable and - in the 10-speed version - Multi Release for equally fast gear changes in both directions. The SL-T8000 is made of aluminium, plastic and steel and is fixed with a clamp. The cable uses the friction-reducing Optislick coating, which contributes to reliable and consistent shifting performance. The XT City & Touring shifter has an easy-to-read gear display integrated.
Series: Deore XT T8000
Application: City & Touring
Gearing: 3x, 10-speed
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
Gear Indicator: yes
- cable adjust
- easy to read gear indicator
- max. number of gears per shift: 4 (main lever, rear)
- uniform shifting performance
- wide and robust adjustment range
- reliable shifting performance
- 2x sealed
- compatible with MTB 10-speed rear derailleurs
- painted body and main lever
- 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 newer Rapidfire Plus shift levers are equipped with 2-way release (release in two directions). 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.
Multi Release (10-speed only)
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.
Optislick cables feature a minimal and uniform electrically coated layer that improves cable routing efficiency and provides excellent corrosion resistance.
Manufacturer Part Number: I-SLT8000LBP
Manufacturer Part Number: I-SLT8000RAP
- 1 x Shimano XT T8000 shifter, incl. gear indicator
- 1 x Shimano cable, 1800 mm or 2050 mm
- 1 x Shimano 1200 mm cable housing or 1800 mm
- 2 x or - 3 x Shimano 6 mm sealed end caps
- 1 x Shimano long nose end cap (only for 10-speed)
- black/3-speed: 120 g
- black/10-speed: 126 g