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ShimanoXT SL-M8000 RapidFire Trigger Shifter

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XT SL-M8000 RapidFire Trigger Shifter

Shimano shows that it's earned its reputation for generous trickle-down by taking a big chunk of technology from XTR and dropping it into the 11-speed XT drivetrain. Components like the XT SL-M8000 RapidFire Trigger Shifter goes nearly toe-to-toe with its older brother but with a more wallet-friendly price. Despite the turn towards economy, the M8000 Shifter still commands precise gear shifts that will deliver you smoothly through the most harrowing terrain.

Shimano designed the M8000 to shepherd the XT line into the modern age of 11-speed design. It's got a longer lever body to provide riders with more space to aim for when shifting and requires less force to engage the shifting mechanism. An anti-slip surface on the main lever improves dexterity while lessening the likelihood of slipped fingers when making crucial shifts on hot summer days. These features, combined with a new shift cable covered in a low-friction coating, lead to a claimed 20% reduction in force required for gear shifts, which translates to less hand fatigue and more hours out on the trail.

To make things even better, the M8000 features two-way release shifting permitting you to shift the upper lever with either your thumb or index finger depending on where your hands are on the bars. Multi-release functionality lets you shift through multiple gears with a single lever sweep to quickly adjust to drastic changes in trail grade, and the instant release design helps to ensure you get the gear you want as soon as you throw the lever.

  • Trickle-down trail performance with Shimano shifting tech
  • Runs through multiple gears with a single lever throw
  • 20% reduction in force required to initiate a shift
  • Drops into a lower gear almost instantaneously
  • Anti-slip surface reduces miss-shifts and plain misses
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
Crankset Compatibility
Shimano 11-speed
Compatible Components
Shimano M8000 series
Recommended Use
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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Happy to switch to shimano

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great quality and easy Install. Decently light and have some smooth shifting now.

Shimano Quality

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

8000 has to be the best drivetrain Shimano makes. Price is right, quality is unmatched, the finish is exceptional. Easy to install and set up, clutch mechanism has come a long way since the first generation and performs flawlessly.

Does this shifter have a clamp?

Yes. It doesn’t mount to my existing brake lever like my current set up. Seems that shimano keeps changing the standard down mounting of the shifters. Really upset about this and sending the whole M8000 Group I purchased back because of this.

Would these work with Ultegra 6800 front/rear 11-speed derailleur? I am building a flat bar road and wonder if this would work.

hello Hai, that will not work with ultegra

Nice shifter great value

    Nice shifter for the money and great quality for the price. Much cheaper than XTR with similar performance. Come with shift indicator and cover to delete. Highly recommend if running Shimano 11spd!

    Crisp shifting

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The xt shifter is amazing 😉 it shifts like it should I really recommend to anyone don’t be afraid to try something different ,and it is really nice price point....

    Great Shifter!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I think that the XT groupset is one of the best you can buy at this point. They are fairly light, very reliable, and will last forever. Not to mention, it's super affordable! Easy to install and also really easy to maintain. Might not be the ultra light race set up you want, but is just flat out reliable.

    Great Balance

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great balance of price and performance. I love all the shimano XT stuff I have used. Almost a nice as XTR, but much more affordable. Obviously if you're going for the all-out build of a lifetime you have to send it and go XTR for that extra bling. XT though is light enough for just about anything, and lasts seemingly forever. While XTR is nice, but not necessary, I do think you get a lot of benefit shelling out for the XT instead of the lower end shimano stuff. A little more money up front, but less broken bits means more fun and less repair bills throughout the summer.

    Top of the line

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Have used this product for the past year and it's stood up to a couple crashes!!! Simple and easy to remove the gear display. Crisp and percise shifting. Really love the bigger textured thumb lever and textured trigger lever too.

    Great Shimano Product

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got this to set up a 1 x 11 on my Surly Krampus and has worked better than the stock part that came with the bike. One thing I really like is that it is a lot harder to accidentally shift if you are reaching into a backpack while biking. Sometimes I would bump my shifter and it would change gears on my old set up but with the new one the triggers are more stiff.

    You only need one shifter these days.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The XT group is the best value on the market. I found the lever throw to be a little stiff but the performance is great and never missed a shift.

    Durability has been awesome and haven't needed to replace the cable yet. Shifting is still great.

    Style and Quality (and performance)

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Without forking out a pretty penny for XTR, XT is a killer choice for a drivetrain. Smooth as butter and built tough.

    Best 1x11 Performance and Value

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I don't think you will find a better performing 11 speed shifter for the price. Still don't know why they include a gear indicator, at least it comes with an alternate cap so you can remove.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This went on my SB6 I built up. It rounds out the XT group and does it's job with aplomb. Definitely recommended

    1 x 11 Upgrade

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Let me start off by saying the functionality of this shift is superb. I just changed out my 1 x 10 42t to the 1 x 11 using the 46t cassette and it works great.

    The only knock I have on it is the shifter indicator. In the past you could remove the indicator and it came with a cap to cover the opening. On this model Shimano does not include the cap with the shifter. I had to purchase one separately? I really don't care whether or not the indicator is there, but it "crowds" the room needed if you have a dropper post or fork lock out located on your bars.

    Actual functionality of the shifter is awesome!

    Unanswered Question

    Does this shifter come with a mounting clamp? I have ispec b brakes amd trying to make sure it is compatible


      This will be my first time on Shimano Shifters, for a custom build on an SB6. Its the middle of winter so I haven't gotten to use them much at all but so far, it was a nice change from SRAM build on my old Bronson.

      Unanswered Question

      Does the shifter(s) come with a cover plate if you choose to remove the indicator window?

      Awesome upgrade

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I just updated my old SLX 3x10 to XT 1x11. XT parts rock. Easy setup and shifts very smoothly.

      It just works!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Chain,Shimano XT CS-M8000 Cassette, Shimano XT RD-M8000 Rear Derailleurr) to convert my baby (2016 Santa Cruz Heckler) to a 1 x 11. After a 100 miles the shifter still working great. I could not be happier; all done at a very reasonable price. My only regret is that i did not changed sooner to a 1 x11