Over the past few years, Shimano has taken the industry by storm and set the standard for wired electronic shifting mechanisms with its top-end XTR Di2 group. While the big talk has always been around the derailleurs and their physical movement through the gears, the Shimano XTR Di2 M9050 Shifter Package sits quietly at the helm of the group, working its wizardry to orchestrate exceptionally precise and reliable gear changes to adapt quickly to any terrain.
The M9050 features Shimano's fabulously named Firebolt technology for a customizable and user-friendly shifting experience. Firebolt features a customizable shift lever that sets the shifter exactly where it's needed based on individual finger reach for lightning fast shift engagement every time. Whether you're flying across the fields in chase of a golden hummingbird or sprinting for position in a mass start, the M9050 will make sure you land effortlessly in the correct gear.
For a little bit of nostalgia, the M9050 shift paddle provides engineered feedback that mimics mechanical shifting to let riders know the gear has engaged. There's nothing quite like the satisfying click of dropping into the right gear to tackle the next obstacle as you roll through a technical maze of rock gardens and root lattices. It's been a point of contention that the Di2 road groups lack this feedback, so we're glad it made the cut in the mountain versions.
The Shimano XTR Di2 M9050 Shifter Package is compatible with Shimano's rust-, stretch-, and freeze-free E-Tube wiring system for worry-free functionality out on the trail. It can be set up on almost any frame, but has less friction on frames built with Di2 compatibility in mind.