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    XTR SL 980 I-Spec

    Anybody know where I could get just the I-spec bracket to replace the traditional clamp on the SL 980? I found a few in the UK but none in the US.
    The LBS couldn't find it through Quality either. Thanks!!

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    I am looking for this too so am giving it a bump!

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    Not in North America

    I contacted Competitive Cyclist last night and they said that Shimano is not going to offer the iSpec adapters/shifters in the North American market.

    I've been watching the Chain Reaction Cycles website as the have the adapters listed on their site. Originally they said they would be available 31Jan2011 and they have now changed the date two times, now it's due mid-February.

    I'm keeping my fingers cross that this does become available somewhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IFbiker
    I contacted Competitive Cyclist last night and they said that Shimano is not going to offer the iSpec adapters/shifters in the North American market.

    I've been watching the Chain Reaction Cycles website as the have the adapters listed on their site. Originally they said they would be available 31Jan2011 and they have now changed the date two times, now it's due mid-February.

    I'm keeping my fingers cross that this does become available somewhere!
    Thanks for the update. I had placed a order for the I-spec shifters but they sent the traditional clamp. Could of returned them but the deal I got wasn't going to happen again so I kept them. I figured I could score the I-spec brackets and keep the others as a back-up.

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    Thread back from the dead........

    Any luck ever getting a set of the I-Spec mounts in the U.S.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyedHito
    Thread back from the dead........

    Any luck ever getting a set of the I-Spec mounts in the U.S.?

    Nope

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    Ebay

    not much help if you already have the shifters, but the whole Ispec shifter set is on Ebay for a good price. Just got mine in Friday :-)

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    I bought the full set as well and just sold the other full pair which was a better deal for me.

    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...ion_Covers.htm

    Here is a place with them in stock though if you want just covers. I am really liking this set up and think it is worth swapping out for.

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    Daniel Thanks Much for the Link, I have ordered some other stuff from BlueSky and they were good to deal with. In the link you sent I can't tell if that is $60 for one cover or a set? Do you know?
    Thanks again!

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    err.....Eye now See "sold in Pairs".thanks and ordering now!

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    I am loving this set up...



    It is nice and clean looking as well as very functional to be able to remove all with the one bolt while keeping grips on.

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    Sweet! Looks great, mine should be here Thursday! Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielM3
    I am loving this set up...

    It is nice and clean looking as well as very functional to be able to remove all with the one bolt while keeping grips on.
    Your shift levers are setup as far out as possible, right?
    Check out my SportTracks plugins for some training aid software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    Your shift levers are setup as far out as possible, right?

    I would hope there is some more 'outward' adjustment if possible. I like my hands on ends of bars as much as possilble.......mine will be here today and I will reply with my exp also

    Love the XTR levers too.......

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    Thanks, I prefer mine more inwards but trying to get an idea of available adjustment.
    Check out my SportTracks plugins for some training aid software.

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    Need mine out more because of these vienna Sausages for thumbs I have!

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    Thanks Daniel....I should be good!

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    Mine are about in the middle

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    Nice
    Check out my SportTracks plugins for some training aid software.

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    Thanks again Daniel for heads up on BlueSky

    I-Spec brackets installed......Installed at Mid Width setting for now as you did to see how I get along with them.....

    Now for my Camera Mount!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails XTR SL 980 I-Spec-photo-5-.jpg  

    XTR SL 980 I-Spec-photo-4-.jpg  

    XTR SL 980 I-Spec-photo-3-.jpg  


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    This may seem like a dumb question but............I have M985 brakes and XT Dyna Sys shifters. I plan on upgrading my shifters and derailleurs to new XTR. I want to get the the I-Spec clamp shifters (thanks for the Blue Sky link - sick deal). So here's my question - Can you get the traditional clamp/covers for the I-Spec shifters aftermarket? If some reason I decide I don't like the I-Spec setup or for some reason end up with a different brake or on a different bike etc. I don't want to be stuck with a shifter that will only mount to a specific brake lever.

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    you can buy the I-Spec brackets in Canada.
    ISMSL98P
    find a dealer in canada and place the order

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    Chain Reaction cycles

    Has them and I was able to order my shifters with them already installed. Costs the same as regular shifters just another option.

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    Does anyone know if dealers in the US can order the I-Spec brackets yet(why Trek would spec their bikes without them is beyond me)?

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    Universalcycles.com carries them $41 for the set
    Get out there and ride!

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