To those of you with 9 speed shimano rear gears.

Just found out from Maddison that the SLX 9 speed rear shifter is discontinued.

If you have shimano your only options rear shifter options are now low end or XT and Maddison is also currently out of XT as are most of the shops.

Very few places are stocking any 9 speed shifters from Shimano as they are forcing the move to 10 speed.