Shimano Deore XT Dual Control shifters review

Shifting and braking combined

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £150.00 RRP | USD $299.89
Shimano Deore XT dual control shifters

Our review

These benefit racers, but they’re hardly ideal for technical trails
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Popular with roadies, combined shifters and brake levers came to mountain bikes with Shimano’s last XTR incarnation.


In essence, you pull these towards the bar to brake, or pivot them up and down to change gear. They do work with Shimano’s customary slickness, although you may find the throw on the front shift too long.


However, they’re big, clumpy things, and you’re committing yourself to Shimano brake callipers too. You also risk accidental shifts when the going gets nadgery.

Product Specifications


Name Deore XT Dual Control shifters (10)
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 420
Features Cable or hydraulic options