RapidFire Plus Shifting Lever.


SIS Shimano Index System

Rapidfire Plus - Mountain bikers have used Rapidfire Plus since 1985. Rapidfire Plus is still a winning choice from a wide range of riders from XC racers to freeriders. Rapidfire Plus is suited to quick shifting, giving riders the ability to downshift three gears in one stroke. Rapidfire Plus shifters from Deore to XTR all feature 2Way-Release, which means release shifts by pull of the index finger or push of the thumb.

2-Way Release - The Rapidfire Plus shifter release lever is commonly called a trigger because it is operated like a pistol, by pulling toward the grip. The release lever of Rapidfire Plus shifters from Shimano Alivio to XTR can be operated in this same manner but adds the ability to activate a release shift by pushing with the thumb.

Instant Release - Shifting replaces the two-stage click and release shifting you are familiar with. Instant Release shifting releases cable as soon the lever is activated, resulting in the quickest possible gear changes. Whether it is an upshift with a top normal rear derailleur or a downshift with low normal rear derailleur a quicker shift is always a better shift.

Multi Release - Previous shifting systems shifted faster in one direction than the other. Choosing top normal or low normal always meant sacrificing shifting speed in one direction. Now with Multi Release you can release shift two gears in one stroke. The result - the fastest possible shifting in both directions regardless of rear derailleur choice.


Quicker lever access and light operation
Instantaneous push and pull movements
-35% shifting operation force (vs SL-M8000-R) 20% quicker main lever access (vs SL-M8000-R)
Quick and easy shifting heightens focus and control

Additional Features for Right I-Spec Ev

Adjust to the optimal position for any riding style or rider preference with clean cockpit
Customizable ergonomics


Average Weight 117g (Right), 120g (Right I-Spec Ev)
Clamp Brand Yes
Compatible RD Type 12-Speed
Max Multiple Shifts (Main Lever/Rear) 4
Multi=Bearing Construction 2
Optical Gear Display - Without Yes
Optical Gear Display without
Rear Speeds 12
Recommended SL Outer Cashing OT-SP41
Release Function - 2-Way Release Yes
Release Function Multi Release, Instant Release, 2Way Release
Release Function - Instant Release Yes
Release Function - Multi Release


IspecEV compatible Yes (Right I-Spec Ev)
SL Cable Adjust Yes
SL position adjust Yes (Right I-Spec Ev)
SL rotation adjust Yes (Right I-Spec Ev)
Shifter Type Rapidfire Plus

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