Rapidfire Plus Rapidfire Plus is suitable for fast shifting. The rider can shift down up to three gear steps with one shift stroke.
Instant-Release The instant release switch replaces the two-step click and release process. An elegant appearance and high-quality technologies distinguish Shimano's new SLX. The brand-new mid-range group offers countless of the performance features that already distinguish its "big sister", the Deore XT, and combines them with an excellent price-performance ratio, extreme robustness and comprehensive versatility. Regardless of whether the gear is to be shifted upwards with a top standard rear derailleur or downwards with a low standard rear derailleur - a faster gear change is always a better gear change.
2-Way-Release The release lever of a Rapidfire Plus gear lever is usually called trigger because it's pulled towards the handle like the trigger of a pistol. The release lever of the Rapidfire Plus gear lever can be operated in the same way. However, it can also be used to shift through thumb pressure.
Multi-Release In previous shifting systems, gear changes were faster in one direction than in the other. Choosing Top-Normal or Low-Normal always meant sacrificing switching speed in one direction in favour of the other. With Multi-Release, two gears can now be shifted with one lever operation. Result: The fastest possible gear change in both directions, regardless of the type of derailleur used.