The beauty of trickle-down.

For Shimano's new SLX drivetrain, even the trigger shifters received some of the magic dust Shimano sprinkled across the affordable groupset as it transformed it from a workhorse 10-speed drivetrain to componentry resembling Shimano royalty. Shimano knows trickle-down, and it delivered features from XT to SLX to bring it up to 11-speed greatness. SLX deserves all of the attention each of its shiny bits have received from the glossies, from the new brakes right down to the SLX SL-M7000 Trigger Shifter.

Now featuring a sleeker design that's been molded to better fit the hand, the shift levers also come with a longer body that allows for quicker shift initiations when you're focusing on blasting through an approaching rock garden. When you throw the levers, the stainless steel shift cable's OPTISLICK coating helps it engage faster, with less effort, and the levers allow you to downshift up to three gears in one stroke. You can also choose whether you want to use your thumb or index finger to release gears depending on which is easier given the terrain.

All of these changes collectively resulted in a reduction in shift effort of around 20%, according to Shimano, which makes a difference when you're trying to keep pace on an exhausting, challenging trail.

  • 11-speed trigger shifter created for trail riding
  • OPTISLICK coating reduces shift cable friction
  • Easier, more consistent shifts than predecessors
  • Streamlined, longer levers for quicker initiation
  • Left shifter toggles between double and triple chainring builds
  • Add I-Spec II mounting option (not included) for extra adjustability
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

great 11 speed shifter for cheap

    great way to get into 1x11 for cheap, really solid reliable shifter shimano quality cant go wrong!

    Works Great

      This is an awesome shifter to pair up with your Shimano 11 speed drivetrain. Super crisp shifts and great reliability.

      Durability?

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Had my swtichblade equipped with one of these. Ended up taking a fall and bent the shifters so they would rub up against each other. Could not bend back without snapping the plastic. Bought another pair and 10 min easy install later back on the trails.

      Reliable and stylish

        Haven't had any issues with it. Works consistently and reliably on my XC bike. I chose to use XT components on my Enduro bike though.

        All You Need.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This SLX shifter is awesome. Works great with all Shimano 11 speed MTB components. Perfect if you are building up a bike on a budget or to keep in the toolbox if something goes afoul on your travels.

        Great budget friendly option

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        The SLX group set on a whole sits at a pretty awesome price point. The shifter has worked flawlessly for me and has never missed a shift. It is an amazing value. The only downside I can see is that it does not have the two click up-shift that the nicer Shimano shifters have.

        Unanswered Question

        Is ispec ii compatible with ispec b brake levers? Or is there another option that is comparible?

        Good shifters for the money

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This is the best SLX shifter yet. The shifter is made of great materials/construction, and crisp. At the end of the day it does the job well, and rides just like shimano XT components typically do.

        Apparience

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This SLX products is a nice nice looking. I recommend this SLX part