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Shimano XT SL-M8000 I-Spec II Shifter

Item #: SL210A01
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Shimano XT SL-M8000 I-Spec II Shifter

Shimano SL-M8000 I-Spec II Shifter

A new generation of Deore XT calls for new 11-speed compatible shifters. The SL-M8000 Shifter is beautifully engineered, rock-solid and easy to use. With Shimano’s multi-release design, not only can you cover the full range of an 11-speed cassette in only a few throws of the lever, but 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, providing anti-slip operation for consistent shifting. These I-Spec II compatible levers mount directly to a compatible brake lever clamp, cleaning up your cockpit setup and decreasing weight, while offering highly-adjustable fit. Take your riding to the next level with Shimano XT M8000!

Shimano SL-M8000 I-Spec II Shifter Features:

  • I-Spec II (compatible only with I-Spec II compatible brake levers, such as BR-M8000 and BR-M9000)
  • Highly adjustable fit and easy to reposition with I-Spec II, and cleans up cockput
  • 20% lighter rear shifts
  • Dyna-Sys 11 Speed Compatible only
  • Longer lever body for easier shifting
  • Consistently stable shifting
  • New shift cable with new hyper low-friction polymer coating technology
  • Comfortable, ergonomic and anti-slip shift levers

Specifications:

  • Deore XT M8000 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
4.7 / 5.0
31 Reviews
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Crisp and Clean
This shifter is an awesome shifter. While I have always loved how Shimano's upper tier shifters feel, this one is real crisp and quick when it comes to up/down shifting. You can change a multitude of gears at once in either direction.

The i-Spec is a little confusing if you have an older brake set. This i-Spec does not work, without physical modification, with i-Spec A/B brake levers so make sure you can use it, or have a way of doing so.

PROS: Durable, Easy To Install, Attractive Design

CONS: Limited Compatibility
February 9, 2016
Location:
San Antonio
Not the shifter I needed
I bought this thinking it was the one I needed, but it wasnt, hopefully I was able to change it for the same model just the one with the mount, It shifts perfect, the best shifter I've ever had
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May 19, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Location:
México
New chain , cassette deserves a new shifter with 11 gears
June 7, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Location:
Palmdale, CA
Looks and performs great!
Super fast delivery from JensonUSA!!
November 6, 2016
Location:
Castro Valley CA
8000 Shifter
Fantastic shifter for the money. Not only more variability with 11 cogs in the back, but the levers have variability as well. Drop one gear or two with the lower lever AND up to five gears on the thumb. Makes riding more fun.
March 10, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Location:
Eagle, ID
Shimano quality!
Upgraded my Stumpjumper to a 1X11 drive train and paired this shifter with my XT M8000 I-Spec II brake levers. Clean shifts and a nice tidy cockpit.
December 26, 2016
Purchased
9 months ago
Location:
Pittsburgh,Pa
Great shifting
Bought this shifter to get the ispec 2. shifting has been flawless.
July 29, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Location:
Maryland
Nice!
Mainly got the I-Spec II Shifter so that it provided a stealthy look to my handlebar hardware! Shifting is awesome!
March 6, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Location:
Orange County
Smooth and Crisp Shifting
Smooth and crisp shifting. Multiple release was very useful in Shawka mountain Ras Al Khaima.,UAE.
Very smooth and crisp shifting. Multiple release was very useful in Shawka mountain Ras Al Khaima.
Very smooth and crisp shifting. Multiple release was very useful in Shawka mountain Ras Al Khaima.
March 21, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Location:
Dubai UAE
XT is great!
XT is great! I am coming from SRAM NX and I def prefer XT. Shifts great, great modulation. It just works.
July 26, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Location:
Arizona

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Does this come with the cable? Inner cable attached? Or do I have to use my existing cable?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2016
Are any of these Spec II 2X10 compatible?
Mark M on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, I-spec II shifters do not exist in a 10 speed configuration.
It seems like this question is asked often, but the description says it fits only BR-M8000 (or 9000) brake levers. My brake levers are BL-M8000 - is this shifter still compatible? Thanks!
Jared on Jul 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm pretty sure the BR is the brake cylinder and the BL is the brake lever for the XT M8000 series. In any case I have used the I-spec II shifter on 5 bikes now running the BL levers and two running the XTR race brakes. Works like a charm.
Will these mount to the xtr trail brakes?
A shopper on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, so long as you are referring to the XTR BR-M9020. It will not fit the older M988s.
Will this shifter fit a SL-7000 brake lever? (SLX 2017)
Jacob on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yup. Fellow above is correct i-spec II for both 7000 and 8000 stuff. I have a bike with the same set up your describing. 7000 brakes (and rear derailleur) with m8000 shifter. Works fantastic. The xt shifter is worth the small cost difference.
Does anyone sell an indivdual clamp for this shifter?
A shopper on May 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The I-Spec shifters are not convertible to clamp-type. You will need to purchase a clamp-type shifter.
Hi,
Woult it be possible to bar mount this shifter?
Thanks
MuriloEQ on Jun 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This shifter would only fit to a XTM8000 ox XTR 9000 brake lever, the shifter fits inside the brake lever clamp.
Being more clear, this shifter doesn´t have a clamp to fit independently to the brake lever to the handlebar... That is I Spec II....
will this work with a bl-m785 xt brake lever?
kooncecrushed on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This specific shifter won't attach to M785 brake levers because it uses I-Spec II which is the newest mounting bracket system only for M8000 Brake Levers.

I suggest you to get the standard Bar Mount option in this case.
does this shifter works withe the SLX BL-M675 brake lever?
Hector A on Jun 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, it will not. this lever is I-Spec II which is different from the I-Spec B mounting on the BL-M675 lever and is incompatible.

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