Lol no worries.Yeah, I got that. It looks like it mounts essentially the same way as it would on an actual I-Spec EV brake lever. The lever geometry is a little different between the Shimano and Sram brakes, though. I'm curious if it's possible to get the shifter in a good position for comfortable shifting when you're running a Sram brake lever on the same clamp.
Edit: I'm now realizing you were probably responding to the other two people above me. My mistake.
I decided I would be the guinea pig this time, and the answer is it doesn't work at all.How are the ergonomics if you flip it around and run it like that with a Matchmaker brake lever?
I'd like to second this. It physically fits, it doesn't work though. Ended up buying a new shifter with a bar clamp to go with my CodesI decided I would be the guinea pig this time, and the answer is it doesn't work at all.
The XT M8100 I-Spec EV shifter I ordered wouldn't even fit on my Matchmaker clamp. OP must have a different shifter or slightly different version of the Matchmaker clamp, or maybe he just got lucky with the tolerances.
But even if it did fit, I can tell that the ergonomics would be terrible. It's impossible to rotate the shifter close enough to the brake lever to get the shift levers into a good position. The Matchmaker clamp bolt interferes with the top of the I-Spec EV mounting channel on the shifter. You would have to run your brake levers completely level to the ground like Yoann Barelli to get the shift levers into an even somewhat reasonable position. It might be possible to make it work adequately with some heavy modification to the Matchmaker clamp and bolt but probably isn't worth the effort and would likely compromise the structural integrity of the clamp.