In the event you love the considered running a single ring up front with XTR 10-speed in back, then this XTR Rapidfire Plus Rear Shift Lever SL-M980 is all you’ll be able to need. And if lightness and simplicity is what you are trying to find, you will not be disappointed with the brand new XTR 980 design. It doesn’t have an optical gear display, and the clamp assembly can also be replaced with the to be had I-Spec mount in an effort to fasten the shifter immediately to the clamp assembly to your 980 XTR brake levers, saving space and weight at the handlebars. Like previous generations of XTR rear shifters, this one has the multi-release function, because of this that you’ll be able to make upshifts to smaller cogs a couple of gear at a time. More cost effective groups like XT and SLX should not have this function. It also has instant release, so cable tension is released as soon as you click the forward trigger paddle. It may be operated with either your thumb or finger. This 2-way release design allows easy upshifts within the back even if standing out of the saddle. One technology that may be new for these 980 XTR Shifters is Shimano’s Vivid Index. It creates a more positive feel for the massive, thumb shifter paddle. As you push it, you’ll be able to’t lend a hand but notice the press of the indexed ratchet mechanism so you’ll be able to at all times know you have got made the shift. Any other benefit is that the “weight” of the shifts is more consistent around the gear range for the rear shifter so a shift from the 34 to 36t feels like a shift from the 12 to 13t cogs. The XTR Rapidfire Plus Rear Shift Lever SL-M980 comes as rear shifter only. It is designed for use with XTR 980 10-speed derailleurs, cassettes, and chain.
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- Recommended Use: cross country, all mountain, free ride
- Weight: 242 g
- Compatible Components: Shimano
- Type: trigger