Shimano Ultegra 6800 is here, and this time, they go to eleven. With improved shifting performance, this new ground-up design is more compact and lightweight than the previous 6700 version, and the all-new spring mechanism ensures that shifts are equally executed and flawless across the entire cassette range. This long cage derailleur now has the ability to handle a 32T cassette, so you touring, mountain road, or commuter riders out there can experience a new world of performance and versatility.
Shimano 11-speed compatible
Lighter weight, more compact design
New spring mechanism for smoother shifts across cassette
Improvements in the shift mechanism maintain shifting precision with long term use
Comments about Shimano Ultegra RD-6800 GS 11-Speed Rear Derailleur:
I finally replaced my DuraAce equipped Tommasini after 26 years. My brother gave me a bike with 9 speed Ultegra and a broken rear shifter so I upgraded levers and rear derailleur to Ultegra-6800. It gives faster easier shifts than 1988 Dura Ace by a long shot. Not to mention it handles a 28T cassette with ease. (the old DuraAce was at its capacity at 23 and slow shifting onto that)
Biggest surprise was that I was able to shift to a bigger cog while loaded with my 270 pounds on the pedal groaning up a steep stretch. Wasn't expecting a anything but clatter but it shifted without complaint. Cool.
Highly recommended. DuraAce may be better, but for a recreational rider I can't imagine needing more than the RD-6800 offers.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend