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Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set

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Prefer to stay with a traditional (non Rapid Rise) rear derailleur? These are your shifters of choice. They feature a new sliding mount for optimized positioning with your brake levers.
  • Designed for use with a traditional rear derailleur (971, 750, 570, etc)
  • Kit includes left and right shifter, plus cables and housing
  • 215 grams
  • Handles 9 speed drivetrains and triple cranks
These raise the bar over previous RapidFire shifters with key features:

Instant-release shifting
A click of the release lever (upper lever) releases cable tension, same as it always has. The difference is that it now releases immediately when the lever is depressed making shifts that much faster.

Multi-release shifting
You’ve always been able to grab more than one gear with the thumb lever (lower lever) on RapidFire Shifters. With RapidFire Plus you can now shift two gears with the release lever too. More gears when you need them. Indexing is strong enough to prevent accidental over shift so if you just want one gear, that’s great too.

Two-way shift
The release lever still performs the same function but now it shifts in both directions. Pull it with your finger, push it with your thumb – you choose. With two-way shifting the new XTR shift levers adapt to meet your needs.

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Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 15 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent Shifters

      By NickC

      from Delray Beach, FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great finish
      • Responsive
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • None Its Xtr

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Xc Riding

      Comments about Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set:

      I kept waiting to buy these shifters until I had extra cash -do not wait- they are worth every penny. They will improve your riding, even coming from XT. Nice crisp shifting in either direction. One of Shimanos best!

       
      5.0

      Excellent Beautiful Shifters

      By Simon

      from Sydney, Australia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful lines
      • Light Weight
      • PRECISE SHIFTING

      Cons

      • Cost

      Best Uses

      • Cross country

      Comments about Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set:

      Great beautiful shifters
      To be expected from Shimano's top of the range product.

       
      5.0

      I love these shifters

      By crmikey47

      from NAS Sigonella Sicily

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set:

      Super easy set up and perfectly indexed shifts.

       
      5.0

      everything they are cracked up to be

      By mobi

      from sydney

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Light
      • Precise
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Setup

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Commuting
      • Standing

      Comments about Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set:

      i bought these to replace damaged grip shifts. it's been years since i used pods so it took a bit to get used to. they are so precise shifting when standing and the 2-way change down levers make a huge difference.

       
      5.0

      The best from Shimano. Sell your kidney.

      By UniballerJimmy

      from Toronto Canada

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • BEAUTIFUL
      • Light
      • Precise
      • Quick Shifts
      • Solid Detents

      Cons

      • Fit And Finish See Below
      • No Gear Indicator
      • Price

      Best Uses

      • Cross country

      Comments about Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set:

      I first entertained a pair of Deore LX shifters, then XT, and finally took the plunge to XTR after an irresistible sale. The rest of the drivetrain consists of an XTR Shadow rear mech, XT front mech, XT crankset and XT Cassette. Chain is a SRAM 990. Shifting is incredibly precise and always on time. They ooze quality and are worth the premium over the XT set. My only gripe is the slight gap between the top and bottom housings which allow a touch of grease to escape from time to time. Some may miss the gear indicator. Wish they came in different colors like British Racing Green or Rasta.

       
      5.0

      works extremely well

      By Dan

      from Ridgecrest ca

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set:

      best set of shifters I have ever had

       
      5.0

      Excellent shifters.

      By GL1970

      from Brockville, ON, Canada

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Lightweight Action
      • Lots of adjustability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cross-country racing

        Comments about Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set:

        I've used these shifters on a couple of cross-country race bikes and one all-mountain bike. They're nice and quick. The ability to shift multiple gears with one push of your thumb is great when you need to get to the right one quickly.

         
        5.0

        expersive

        By Chun Yu ng

        from honolulu,hi

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set:

        made in japan and faster change the gear.

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Avi

        from Philadelphia, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set:

        Excellent shifters. Could not be faster especially while climbing the mountain.

         
        5.0

        Shimano XTR 9 speed Shifters

        By Arcticwanderer

        from Calgary, Alberta

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast dual release system
        • PRECISE SHIFTING
        • Value for Money

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain biking

          Comments about Shimano XTR SL-M970 Shifter Set:

          I am a seasoned rider that has been mountain biking for over 30 years. This is my first set of XTR shifters. I thought that the Deore and XT shifters on my other bikes worked fine. Now I know why the XTR are better. Faster and more precise shifting. Easy adjustability. Bullet proof shifters. Had no problem setting them up. In board or out board positioning.

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