Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brakeset
An important step in the continuing dominance of road caliper brakes is the passing on of advantages to future generations. The Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brakeset showcases this idea well, inheriting a number of exciting design features from the Dura-Ace 9000 group. First it takes on the same two-axle symmetric pivot design instead of the single pivot of previous Ultegra iterations. Shimano claims that this design improves efficiency and, with the success of the Dura-Ace brakeset using this dual pivot caliper, it is no surprise that the Ultegra 6800 brakeset boasts a 10% increase in braking power over the previous generation. Cable friction is decreased and modulation is improved as well with the use of Shimano's new BC-R680 polymer coated cables.
- Actual weight 343 grams pair
- Two-axle symmetric pivot design
- 10% increase in braking power over Ultegra 6700
- Improved efficiency due to less friction and better modulation
- Two year warranty