Shimano STI Levers Ultegra 6800 11 Speed with cables
The next level above the popular Shimano 105 groupset, Ultegra offers a weight saving, thanks to a carbon fibre brake lever blade, and trickle down technology from the top end Dura Ace shifters. Using these 11 speed Ultegra shifters will result in smoother shifting and great braking performance. Light and robust they offer top end performance with consistent gear changes which impressed the testers at Cycling Weekly who called the complete Ultegra groupset “hard to fault.”
These shifters, and the Ultegra groupset, are perfect for both the weekend enthusiast rider and competitive riders and racers. For those with smaller hands these levers have a reach adjuster and the overall shape of Shimano’s shifter hoods has been slimmed down over recent years to be much more comfortable. Shimano call it “improved ergonomics for better rider comfort and control.” Larger handed riders have commented that they are easier to wrap their hands around as well for a sure grip.
Shimano have also improved the shift feel and these shifters do operate with an impressive light action and shifts are easier at the front and rear helped by Polymer coated cables. Shifting under load is also very good for instance if you realise you are in the wrong gear going up a steep hill. The use of lighter materials for the shifter lever and the composite body of the hood account for most of the weight saving over around 70 grams over a pair of 105 11 speed shifters.
Gear Shifter compatibility
Ensure that the shifters you choose are suitable for the gear mechanisms and cassette on your bike ie. 11 speed.
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Top-end performance from Shimano's second-tier groupset: great shifting, fantastic braking – road.cc
- Improved ergonomics for better rider comfort and control
- Light action, define click engagement
- Vivid index shifting
- Short lever stroke response
- Powerful and controllable braking system
- Carbon brake lever
- New Ultegra Polymer-coated Shift Cable
- Easy lever reach adjustment
- For 2x11 Shimano gearing systems
- Weight: approx. 425g (pair)
About the Shimano brand
Constant innovators, Shimano are a giant within the cycling market and their parts are used by the majority of professional cyclists in road racing, mountain biking and triathlon. The technologies that they research, test and design for high level sport ‘trickle down’ in time to the components used by sporting and leisure cyclists. Shimano were founded in Osaka, Japan in 1921 and also have a large modern European headquarters in the Netherlands.