Shimano Deore XT RH (rear) 9 speed shifter

What's it weigh?

Weighs 135g with the optical gear indicator.

Picture of XT 9 speed shifter on scale at 135g

How do I remove the optical gear indicator?

There are two small phillips head screws that you'll need a jewellers screwdriver to remove. Once they are removed, you twist the optical indicator counter-clockwise about an eighth of a turn and it will disengage from the shifter. Underneath the optical gear indicator is a blanking off plate that you use. It is secured using one of the small screws that you removed taking the gear indicator off.

How much does the optical gear indicator weigh?

It weighs 12g. Removing it brings the shifter weight down to 123g.

XT 9 speed gear indicator

Related articles:

Shimano Deore XT LH (front) 3 speed shifter

This is an older Deore XT front shifter without optical gear display - Shimano model number SL-M739.

Shimano XTR RD-M980 10 speed rear derailleur

Weight: 180g for long cage (SGS) version.

Shimano SP41 shift outer

This is my go-to shift cable housing. The SP41/XTR housing weighs 38g a metre, can be bought in bulk ( 10m and larger rolls ), comes pre-lubed with the Shimano special silicon grease and ...

XTR M970 9 speed shifters

weight: 219g (left shifter - 107g, right shifter - 112g);

Shimano XTR 11 speed rear derailleur - M9000

Quick facts:

XTR M9000 11 speed shifters

These shifters are the I spec II variety which makes them compatible with the M9000 brake levers, avoiding the need for separate mounting clamps.