8 speed is recommended for touring because the chain is wider and both the chain and cassette block should last longer. Which shifters are the best for running an 8 speed Shimano drivetrain? Here are the Shimano SL-M748 shifters.
- 8 speed
- Aluminium housing
- Gear indicator
- Adjustable tension
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Solid, reliable Shimano. Equivalent of XT (7 prefix delimits XT).
- Smooth shifting
- Hard wearing
- 8 speed requires less tuning as a larger cable movement equates to a gear shift.
- Ergonomic, comfortable to use.
- Achilles heel is the plastic gear indicator, but it is stick unlikely to get damaged and the shifters will still shift.