Shimano XTR Dual Control shifters review

Mainly of interest to racers and weight weenies

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £95.00 RRP | USD $229.99
Shimano XTR Dual Control shifters

Our review

Still a love/hate concept but racers will pay £20 for the weight saving over XT
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XTRDC introduced the new co-axial design and its light weight and fast, integrated reactions make it a great racer’s option. Most of the plus/minus comments from the XT DC apply, as do the love/hate reactions from our testers.

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This XTR set gets even better internal bearings so the instant, multi-release mechanics feel even smoother and faster once you’re used to the reactions. While lever shape and the optional removable auxiliary shift lever are basically the same, XTR doesn’t have Servo Wave brake giblets. As DC appeals primarily to racers, the 90g lower weight will matter more to most buyers than reduced brake power. As XTR only costs £20 more, it’s a cost effective weight saving investment too.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, XTR Rapidfire
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Shimano

Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 215