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The XTR shifter SL-M980-A by Shimano - lively indexing
The Shimano XTR SL-M980-A shifter (clamp version) with its " Vivid Index" mechanism offers crisp, defined shifts and has also been equipped with an anti-slip lever for even more ergonomic operation. It can be used both for 2x10-speed and for 3x10-speed drives - a switch-over at the mode converter built into the underside of the left lever is sufficient.
The XTR shifter is a Rapidfire Plus shifter that allows you to shift down several gears at once. It features the 2-Way Release function: The trigger lever can be operated both by pulling with the index finger and pressing with the thumb. In addition there is the Instant Release technology for immediate release of the cable and - with the 10-speed version - Multi Release for the fastest possible gear change in both directions. The quadruple bearings of the lever ensures smooth, long-lasting operation. In addition, the supplied shifter cable has been treated with the friction-reducing SIL-TEC process.
Series: XTR M980
Application: Cross Country, Trail
Gearing: 2/3x, 10-speed
Mount: clamp (closed)
Type: Rapidfire Plus
Body Material: aluminium
Lever Material: aluminium (main lever), carbon (CFRP)/ steel (release lever)
Cable: stainless steel, SIL-TEC coated
Cable Housing: OT-SP41
- cable adjust
- max. number of gears per shift: 4 (main lever, rear)
- defined index shifting: smooth shifting, but still positive and robust
- ergonomic lever shape: efficient input, easily accessible levers, anti-slip surface shape
- mode converter (2x/3x) for 2x or 3x cranksets: with 2x, the shift stroke is shorter than with 3x
- multiple bearings (4x): smooth and effortless
- compatible with MTB 10-speed rear derailleurs
- painted body and main lever
- stainless steel clamp bolts
Dyna-Sys is not only an extra gear. Dyna-Sys is about closer gear ratios for a smoother shifting performance and improved power transfer. Itâ€™s about riding optimized gear combinations that improve efficiency and durability. Dyna-Sys technology makes the shifting transitions seamless, enabling riders to deliver consistent, efficient power while maintaining traction and momentum.
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 newer Rapidfire Plus shifters are equipped with 2-way release (release in two directions). This means that the shifter 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.
Multi Release (10-speed only)
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.
Shimanoâ€™s ultra-low friction surface treatment Superior to simple coating, SIL-TEC is an advanced plating process that improves system performance through the use of imbedded fluorine particles. SIL-TEC products run smoother and wear longer in all conditions.
Factory Number: I-SLM980ALBP
Factory Number: I-SLM980ARAP
- 1 x Shimano XTR SL-M980-A shifter
- 1 x Shimano cable
- 1 x Shimano cable housing
-silver-black / 10-speed : 99 g
-silver-black / 2/3 speed : 104 g