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Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter

Item #: SL212A04
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Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter

Shimano XT SL-M8000 Shifter

A new generation of XT Deore calls for new 11-speed compatible shifters. The SL-M8000 Shifter is simple and easy to use. With Shimano’s multi-release design, the new triggers offer 20% lower shift effort, accurate indexing, new ergonomics with longer levers and an optimized slant design. The shifters have textured levers for an anti-slip operation for consistent shifting.

Shimano XT SL-M8000 Shifter Features:

  • 20% lighter rear shifts
  • RD new shadow design with optimized slant design
  • Longer lever body
  • Consistently stable shifting
  • New shift cable with new hyper low-friction coating technology
  • Anti-slip on main lever thumb operation

Specifications:

  • Deore XT series
  • Rapidfire Plus shift lever type
  • 11-speed compatible
  • Instant release
  • Multi-release
  • Removable optical gear display
  • Shift cable casing: OT-SP41
  • New low friction shift cable

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter
 
4.8

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (22)
  • Attractive (15)
  • Durable (15)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Great components (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (23)
  • Upgrade (7)
  • Cross country (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (20), Casual/ recreational (5), Competitive cyclist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Shifter

Upgraded from 10 speed to 11 speed and this worked beautifully. Already have about 25 hours on it with hundreds of shifts and it's been smooth going.

This included the shift...Read complete review

Upgraded from 10 speed to 11 speed and this worked beautifully. Already have about 25 hours on it with hundreds of shifts and it's been smooth going.

This included the shift indicator. Since I've been fine for over 10 years without one, I wanted to try it without. Unfortunately, there was no cover for the hole left behind after removing it. It's of only minimal use since there are 11 speeds and no marks on the indicator. It basically only shows if I'm in a high gear or low gear, but I could tell that already. I didn't want to use tape to cover the hole, so I left the indicator on. I didn't knock a star off the rating because the functionality is unaffected.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Shimano used bum grease on this shifter!

Shimano has applied some kind of grease that has gummy waxy qualities to this shifter. I have ordered two of these clamp style M8000 shifters. Both shifters (rear) stopped working almost immediately after...Read complete review

Shimano has applied some kind of grease that has gummy waxy qualities to this shifter. I have ordered two of these clamp style M8000 shifters. Both shifters (rear) stopped working almost immediately after installation. The grease used causes the shifting internals to bind-up.

The I-spec II design uses a different grease and doesn't have the same issues described above.

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5.0

Great shifter at a great price.

By Hollywood

from NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter:

Shimano really hit the nail on the head with this shifter. From minor details like the dimples on the shifter to keep your thumb from slipping to the smooth shifting of multiple gears at a time. Need to shift up a bunch of gears? No problem go 4 at a time with out a hitch. And when you hit that descent drop down two at a time if you have to. The spacing on between single and multiple shifts is not bad for the up shifts just maybe a little to close causing you to almost shift 2 gears instead of just the one needed. But the down shift spacing is spot on. Engagement forDropping down one gear feels just right and to hit that second gear it's not close enough to hit it by mistake or far enough that you have to stretch to reach it. Shifting is super smooth and crisp. included with shifter is Shimanos coated inner shifter cable and outer cable which was a nice surprise. It also come with the cap so that you can remove the gear indicator from the shifter.

 
5.0

Smooth

By Kyle

from Monterey,Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter:

The new xt shifter is very smooth. It allows you to skip 2 rings when approaching steep hills in a hurry. Overall great choice

 
5.0

Nice improvement from the 2014 XT 10 speed

By MGB

from Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter:

Shifting seems much crisper than the previous one. Happy so far

 
5.0

Great product

By Emma

from El paso texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter:

Great product and great price. Excellent option for switching into 11 speed

 
5.0

Smooth Shifting

By PaGator

from Landenberg, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter:

Easy to shift one gear at a time with a small 'tap' of the lever and can jump multiple gears with a full throw.

 
5.0

Shifts great!

By Action619

from Denver, CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter:

Love the option to drop two gears at once.

 
5.0

Great product at a great price!

By Sprocket

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter:

I use this product to shift the gears on my bike.

 
5.0

great shifter

By kenny

from Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter:

I bought this as part of a complete Shimano 11 speed upgrade for my Rocky mountain slayer 70. As always a great value at about 200$ for the complete kit. Well done Jenson.

 
5.0

Great shifter

By Brian F

from Orange, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter:

Shifts are smooth and precise. I like the feel of the XT better than my XTR! Shifts are the same but feel more snappy.

 
5.0

CHIFTER

By Wavy D

from TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 Speed Shifter:

Very nice. The brain to my newly upgraded 1x11 setup. Thanks

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8 Questions | 5 Answers
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  • Q:

    Is this shifter compatible with road-style 11-spd rear derailleurs, specifically Ultegra? Looking for a suitable shifter with indicator for flat bar use.
    Asked on 10/3/2016 by Deadlaker from Melbourne, Australia

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think that you would be better off either using a mountain bike rear
      derailleur or using a road shifter like the Shimano Alfline:
      http://bike.shimano.com/content/sac-bike/en/home/city---comfort1/shifting---
      braking/shift-levers/sl-s700.html

      Answered on 10/4/2016 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, it should work fine.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/3/2016 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm using it with a Shimano mountain bike rear derailleur, so I couldn't tell you. However, having said that, I use a 10 speed Shimano MTB shifter with a 105 road rear derailleur on my hybrid (pic).[image1.JPG]
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/3/2016 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. Use your derailleurs and 11 speed cog set. It will work great.

      Answered on 10/3/2016 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does this shifter come with a standard bar mount option or is it i-spec only?
    Asked on 5/18/2016 by philneu

    1 answer

    • A:

      Bar mount only! You have to specifically order the I-Spec version for brake lever mounting.

      Answered on 9/12/2016 by Matt from Dardenne Prairie, MO
  • Q:

    Is this shifter bar mount? I'm considering upgrading my 2014 Giant Trance 27.5 2 with 2x10 Shimano Deore shifters to a 1x11 Shimano SL M8000 kit. I'm leaving the Shimano M505 Brake Levers as is (they are bar mount as well). So will this work with what I have??

    Thanks
    Trent
    Asked on 5/17/2016 by Trent from Toronto, Canada

    0 answers

  • Q:

    Is this right hand?
    Asked on 4/28/2016 by BW

    0 answers

  • Q:

    this is I-Spec B right
    Asked on 4/27/2016 by peter7ee

    0 answers

  • Q:

    Hello!. Is this shifter a clamp on style or a i-spec II type?
    Asked on 4/20/2016 by dbrandani from Guarenas, Venezuela

    0 answers

  • Q:

    Hello! can i mount this shifter to the handlebar? or is this the one that i have to set to my xt 2016 break?
    Asked on 4/20/2016 by Santi

    0 answers

  • Q:

    Does this come with the cover to remove the display? There's a review that says no and one that says yes only two weeks apart from each other.
    Asked on 4/16/2016 by psyguy

    0 answers

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