- 1×10 Shimano shifter – which one?
Yes. XT are faaaaar nicer to use than SLX. Lots more positive and have the double upshift click too. I’ve just been faffing with some XTRs and there isn’t a massive improvement, in fact I thought they had a rather heavy shift action and I prefer my XTs.
EDITPosted 4 years ago
Both the XTRs and my XTs are linked to identical XT clutch mechs.peterfileMember
Saint shifter is the pick of the bunch….if you like the way it shifts 🙂
I’ve run Saint on my last few bikes and it’s top of the scale in terms of build quality, but as Joe mentioned, it doesn’t feel anything like XTR to me. Whether that is a good thing or not will depend on what you like. A bit like brakes really.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
New Saint is the best shifter ever made IMO. Lovely.
I wouldn’t have the current XTR on my bikes tbh, rather have Deore, the lack of feedback and the ease of doubleshifting is just horrible. A throwback to the bad old days of Shimano. Luckily the rest of the range went directly for copying SRAM 😉Posted 4 years agochrisdwSubscriber
I have a Zee.
Honestly… Its rubbish.
XT is definitely much better. Double upshift and it feels much more instant when releasing. Zee feels like it has to click forwards then back to change, but XT just changes as soon as you push.
Plus you can mount it to your Shimano brake levers and use just the one clamp.Posted 4 years agoraisinhatMember
Another vote for saint here. The instant release is only on it and XTR shifters, and it means every shift to a harder gear just fires into place in a fraction of a second. Combine that with long textured paddles and a brilliant positive feel. The best shifter that shimano makes, without a doubt.Posted 4 years ago
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