Shimano SL-M580 Shifter

Available At:
SL-M580

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

User Reviews (3)

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Gromit_dog   Cross Country Rider [Jul 04, 2010]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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

Similar Products Used: M900 XTR, XT rapidfire plus, old school xt rapidfire, DX rapidfire, LX rapidfire
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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trek450094   Cross Country Rider [Apr 05, 2009]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

great shifters don't think i will ever change them

Similar Products Used: shimano stx shifters
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Rome   Weekend Warrior [Mar 22, 2008]
Strength:

Tuck under the handle bar design and removeable shift idacators

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: low end Shimano/ Sram grip shift
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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