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    Question about SL-M9000 XTR Shifters

    The overseas German and UK bike shops show two different versions of the SL-M9000 shifters for sale. One has a standard clamp band, the other has the I-Spec II interface. Shops in the U.S., however, only show the band clamp version. Are the shifters somehow convertible from band clamp to I-Spec II, or are there really two different shifters? If the latter, does anybody know about availability of the I-Spec II version in the U.S.?

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    I was told that the U.S. was not bringing in the I-spec shifters. Big mistake. I like the clean look of the new I-spec

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    Not true, they can be found at a few U.S. online retailers. The pictures usually show the clamp version but the ispec part is in the notes.
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    Which retailers did you see with the iSpec? Everything I see is clamp only.

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    Question about SL-M9000 XTR Shifters

    Also looking for ispec

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    I-Spec II and clamp versions are convertible between both, once you purchase the "conversion" kit. The kit, however, is not available yet.

    It is the same as with older I-Spec B mounts. Once you have the kit, you can switch one to another. Be aware, though, the new I-Spec II is not compatible with older I-Spec A or I-Spec B mounts.

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    I can just order the shifter from chain reaction. I assume when you use ispec the shifter ends up in a good position. I have never seen it in person.

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    Here you go

    You can adjust the shifter left and right, as well as up and down.

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    You always deliver. I take it you like that mount.

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    I do like it!

    I run this combo (XTR brakes, shifters, derailleur) with SRAM XX1 cassette.

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    And you run the long cage. Been debate about do you go long or mid. I called shimano and they said for 1x11 you go mid.

    You went long? Any issues with it?

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    Yeap, long cage.

    I couldn't get the good chain tension on small ring (10t) and not overextend the derailler on large ring (42t).

    All depends on the bike though. If you have hardtail, I'm pretty sure mid-cage will be fine. On my full-suspension, mid-cage didn't cut it for me; especially at full compression of the rear shock.

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    What bike are you running?

    I am planning to do this to a rocky mountain instinct.

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    2014 Norco Sight (27.5" wheels)

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