As arguably the most tactile part of Shimanos new DEORE XT M8000 groupset, the shifters play a vital aesthetic and ergonomic part. The dimpled long sweep paddle, grooved release paddle and OPTISLICK cable provide a 20% decrease in shift effort, crucial for the long distance endurance racer, and create an enhanced interface between rider and controls.The 2-Way Multi Release mechanism provides a secondary gear change option whilst an improved Vivid indexing mechanism guarantees shift accuracy. Two specs are available, I-Spec II (SL-M8000-I) for new XT and XTR and I-Spec B-type (SL-M8000-B-I) for older or lower grade brake levers, catering for different brake choices.
This is the I-Spec II version. Only mountable on I-Spec II compatible brake levers! Not compatible with I-Spec A or I-Spec B.
I-Spec II is a new integrated mounting system for brake and shifting levers. It just needs one bracket which saves space, provides a cleaner optic and saves about 10g of weight. Furthermore the adjustability in horizontal direction offers an optimized individual setup.
Instant Release allows for quicker shifts, as it instantly releases the cable when the trigger is activated.
Multi-Release allows shifting two gears at once in both directions.
The levers are also equipped with 2-Way Release for different riding styles or shifting (indexfinger or thumb) from various riding positions. The upper lever still performs the same function, but now it swings both ways. Pull it with your finger or push it with your thumb – you choose.
Material: aluminum, stainless steel, steel, GFRP
Weight: approx. 230 gram (manufacturer information)
Included in delivery: right and left lever with inner shifting cables and hoses
Art. Nr.: ISLM8000IRAP