Mountain biking has rapidly evolved since the previous introduction of Shimano’s top level XTR groupset. Shimano sees different directions in mountain biking with wheel sizes and riding styles changing and now defines four main categories within mountain biking. Competitive Cross Country is driven by physical efforts while Enduro focuses on more technical challenges but both have equivalents at the non-competitive Trail level. To serve mountain bikers who will only settle for the best, Shimano today introduces the new rider tuned XTR M9000 groupset.
SL-M9000 Rapidfire Plus Shifting Levers
I-Spec II is a new integrated mounting system for brake and shifting levers. It just needs one bracket which saves space, provides a cleaner optic and saves about 10g of weight. Furthermore the adjustability in horizontal direction offers an optimized individual setup.
Only mountable to I-Spec B compatible break levers! Not compatible to I-Spec A or I-Spec B
Instant Release allows for quicker shifts, as it instantly releases the cable when the trigger is activated.
Multi-Release allows shifting two gears at once in both directions.
The levers are also equipped with 2-Way Release for different riding styles or shifting (indexfinger or thumb) from various riding positions. The upper lever still performs the same function, but it swings both ways. Pull it with your finger or push it with your thumb - you choose.
With the built-in mode converter the XTR Rapidfire Plus shifting levers can be used in combination with 2-speed or 3-speed front derailleurs.
Efficient shifting can make or break a good ride. With the latest generation of the XTR shifter, Shimano has ratcheted the industry expectation up a notch with a suite of improvements that are both aesthetically and mechanically pleasing. Shift effort is decreased by 20% by lightweight dual-textured carbon levers, and improved vivid index mechanism, and a more ergonomic release lever. Dynasys 11 technology responds beautifully, pulling more cable per shift and pairing flawlessly with the new line of XTR M9000 derailleurs. Clever language aside, the SL-M9000 is the lightest, fastest, and most efficient Shimano MTB shift lever ever. If you won't settle for anything but the best, look no further than the Shimano XTR SL-M9000 shift lever.
- 20% lower shift effort
- Improved vivid index mechanism
- Longer carbon, textured levers
- Ball bearing construction
- Dynasys 11 Speed shifting
- Multi / Instant and 2-Way release
- I-spec II offers more room on bar and rotation and side adjustability
- Front shifter: 2/3 speed compatible
- Rear shifter: 11 speed
- Polymer-coated inner cable
- Ball bearing lever construction for light shifting operation
- Left shift lever