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    Need XT M8000 shifter confirmation

    Hey Guys,

    Can someone help confirm that the correct XT 8000 shifter for a BL-M875-B XT brake is the Shimano XT SL-M8000 shifter, correct?

    I got the wrong damn shifter (i-spec II).

    Thanks Guys

    P.S. (and no thanks to you Shimano with all your ridiculous standards)

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    Bar Mount = SL-M8000 https://www.bike-components.de/en/Sh...l-2016-p43929/

    I-Spec II = SL-M8000-I https://www.bike-components.de/en/Sh...l-2016-p43933/

    I-Spec B = SL-M8000-B-I https://www.bike-components.de/en/Sh...l-2016-p43931/

    Bar mount shifters can be used with any brake lever because they attach directly to the handlebar with a clamp, get the I-Spec-B shifters if you want to attach them to your brake levers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    Bar Mount = SL-M8000 https://www.bike-components.de/en/Sh...l-2016-p43929/

    I-Spec II = SL-M8000-I https://www.bike-components.de/en/Sh...l-2016-p43933/

    I-Spec B = SL-M8000-B-I https://www.bike-components.de/en/Sh...l-2016-p43931/

    Bar mount shifters can be used with any brake lever because they attach directly to the handlebar with a clamp, get the I-Spec-B shifters if you want to attach them to your brake levers.
    Perfect, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    get the I-Spec-B shifters if you want to attach them to your brake levers.
    * This could be a problem if you ever want to upgrade your brakes, Shimano seems to be phasing out the I-Spec B, the current model XT & XTR are only I-Spec II.

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    Buy the Hope HBSP327 and mount your I-Spec II shifter to your I-Spec B brake. The only issue is that you have to drill a larger hole in the Hope adapter and cut down the I-Spec B nut a little. Other then that it works perfectly and requires no modification to either the shifter or brake lever, just the Hope adapter and I-spec B nut need modification.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/drivetrain-sh...on-996480.html

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