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Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter

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Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter

Shimano XTR M980-A 10 Speed Shifter

XTR represents the highest level of trail riding components from Shimano. The XTR M980 shifter set shifts effortlessly, allowing for perfect controlled shifts, every time. Multi-Release technology allows multiple shifts with one stroke, both up and down the gear range. Running either a 2x10 or 3x10, the choice is yours; these shifters work with both. Take your bike to the podium with these top of the line XTR 10 speed shifter!

  • Works with both 2x10 or 3x10 Shimano Dyna-Sys drivetrains
  • Instant & Multi release technology
  • 2-way release, use your thumb and index finger or just your thumb
  • Adjustable mounting bracket
  • Not I-Spec compatible
  • Includes Cable and Housing

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Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (18)
  • Durable (13)
  • Easy to install (11)
  • Attractive (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (18)
  • Racing (7)
  • Upgrade (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (15), Competitive cyclist (3), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

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5.0

XTR- what's not to like?

By Joel

from Orange County, CA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • mountain biking

    Comments about Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter:

    shifting is smooth and product feels solid. I've had xtr shifters on bikes for 25 years and am extremely satisfied with performance and reliability.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    XTR at it's finest

    By Gomer

    from Montreal. CA

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountaineering

        Comments about Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter:

        Precise shifting ability

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        As expected

        By Tim

        from Concord, NC

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter:

        This review is more about Jenson than the shifter which was exactly what you would expect from a Shimano XTR unit.

        Placing the order was as easy and quick as anyone could ask. Shipped and delivered fast, on time and at a great price. Couldn't ask for more.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Slick shifter, nice upgrade from deore

        By Lagunasweeney

        from Laguna Beach, CA

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter:

        Works better than deore, hope it lasts longer than 1yr like the crummy deore that fell apart from fairly light use.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        What else is there to say? X. T. R.

        By EJ

        from Carson City, NV

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter:

          After watching all the UCI guys spin out a 1X, and living right on the downward face of Tahoe, why would I NOT have a 2X set-up? I'm sorry, but saving weight by throwing one side of the shifting away, or paying $300+ for cassettes every 6 months isn't my idea of smart. Luckily, Shimano is still on-side and offers the older M-985 stuff, and I LOVE it. Bullet-proof and light. Period.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Pretty Good

          By Ed P

          from San Jose, Ca

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Operates quietly

          Cons

          • No gear selected indicator

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter:

          The shift lever is pretty good, it's smooth and quiet during operation. But being an XTR, they could have added a gear selected indicator like the old ones used to have, so you know which gear you're actually in. Without this feature the shift lever looks like it's the same par as an XT. It's easy to install, it doesn't take an Einstein to figure out how to tighten one installation screw. The cable is also simple to install, just make sure not to adjust anything during initial install, you do that after hooking the cable just tight enough and only when it really needs it. I'll also buy more stuff from Jenson USA, because their prices are very competitive.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Clean, responsive

          By Cable

          from Seattle

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountaineering

            Comments about Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter:

            So far it works great!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great shifter

            By Suite N8

            from North Carolina

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter:

              Great shifter. No problems noted. Multiple gear shifts per lever pull are a plus.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Just what you would expect from Shimano

              By Arkycyclist

              from Conway, AR

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Downshift 4 Gears
              • Good Click Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter:

                Just what you would expect from Shimano's top MTB group.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                XTR shines with this product

                By goat carl

                from Temecula CA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Shimano XTR M980 10 Speed Shifter:

                    If there is one product where I can tell a performance difference from XT to XTR it is definitely these shifters. I put some on my Jet9 RDO and the rear shifts so quickly and effortlessly, I must say the best I have ever used. I have two bikes with almost exact 2x10 drivetrain and the one with the XTR shifter shifts way better. So much that I am coming back to buy another set for the other bike. Only bummer is there is no I-spec mount.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      It says "left, 10 speed only". Shouldn't it say "left, 2/3 rings"? It is it a left side rear shifter?
                      Asked on 7/5/2016 by Dave from Eastern PA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        It actually reads, "Left only, 10 speed." We are indicating that this is only a left shifter, not both left and right, and that it is compatible with Shimano's 10 speed drivetrain components. Hope that helps clear it up. Cheers!

                        Answered on 7/5/2016 by Seth, AKA the Wrench - Content Manager from Illinois
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