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I picked up a 1994 Specialized Stumpjumper M2 FS and I need a recommendation on shifter.

I am am looking at Shimano XT thumb shifters for a 8 speed trans
all the other components are XT .

Is is there a certain model I should be searching for ?

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Shimano only made thumb shifters for 6 and 7 speed. I used Suntour XC Pro thumb shifters with the "ghost click" on my 8 speed drivetrains for many years. I think there was also a work around with some after-market clamps and barcon shifters. If you don't mind going to under the bar STI shifters, you'd have better luck. You'll be looking for the M737 stuff.
 

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Thanks for the recommendations, I ordered the Suntour XC export thumb shifters .
Suntour shifters don't have the same friction setting as Shimano. Even friction has a détente for each gear.

Best solution is Dura Ace 8spd bar cons with Paul thumbies.
 
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