Shimano SL-M580 Shifter

5/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • RAPIDFIRE Plus shifter
  • 2-way release for faster shifts
  • SIS-SP41 outer casing

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gromit_dog a Cross Country Rider from Surrey, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2010

Strengths:    These things work! Smooth shifting, light action don't have to break your thumb or finger to complete a shift. They have withstood rough use and not failed once or shown signs of impending failure. Still shift smooth. Leapyears better than my first experience with Deore LX shifters back when the were called rapidfire, they broke within weeks.

Weaknesses:    Sometimes i hit the downshift lever into the granny gear with my knee and find that I'm in the granny when i goto pedal on technical descents.

Bottom Line:   
Surprisingly good quality, good shifting, and great value for what i've seen them sell for online.

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Favorite Trail:   Switchback alouette

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Came with Trek Fuel

Similar Products Used:   M900 XTR, XT rapidfire plus, old school xt rapidfire, DX rapidfire, LX rapidfire

Bike Setup:   08 Trek Fuel Ex 8.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by trek450094 a Cross Country Rider from england

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2009

Strengths:    strong,light,shifts great,look good and dual release can ba very handy

Weaknesses:    none so far,except from user error not screwing the little cap that lets you lube the mechanism inside in properly but I easily sealed it up again

Bottom Line:   
great shifters don't think i will ever change them

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Favorite Trail:   dalbeatie 7 stanes red route

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   merlin cycles

Similar Products Used:   shimano stx shifters

Bike Setup:   trek 4500,deore lx hollowtech chainset deore lx brakes rockshox pilot forks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rome a Weekend Warrior from Yigo Guam

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2008

Strengths:    Tuck under the handle bar design and removeable shift idacators

Weaknesses:    not a whole lot of clearance between the shifter and the brake lever. If you like to swing down your brake so that your wrists are comfortable while standing you will have to rotate your shifters with you brakes.

Bottom Line:   
These are good shifter and work well and can be found on EBay for cheap as take offs from new rigs. I really like the tucked under the bar design and the dual action of the finger paddle. I don't like the shape of the paddles but that is not a weakness of the shifter just a preference. My wife has Deore shifter on one of her bikes, and other than the non-removable shift indicators and different shaped paddles (shorter and embossed with the mega 9 logo) they appear the same. Bottom line; They are good, they are easy to find on EBay, and they work well with the other Shimano components if they are not LX.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Tenjo, Channel Ten area

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   EBay

Similar Products Used:   low end Shimano/ Sram grip shift

Bike Setup:   Stock '04 Fisher Marlin with the following upgrades; LX M580 shifters, XT M770 crankset, XT M770 front derailleur, XT M760 cassette, HG93 chain

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