Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper

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Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper
Want some Dura-Ace brake action without a Dura-Ace price? Using Dura-Ace's pro-level technology with a very slight weight sacrifice, Shimano's Ultegra BR-6800 brakes use a symmetrical dual pivot design so that each arm travels the same amount when the lever is squeezed. Couple the resulting efficiency and superior modulation with Shimano's exclusive new pad compound, and the result is a powerful brake that won't grab, won't overslow at critical race moments, and will stop when you say stop.
  • BR-6800 has 10% more power in the caliper than their 6700 counterparts
  • equal tension to both arms equals predictable, smooth modulation
  • aesthetic makeover makes Ultegra look Dura-ace good
Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper
  • WEIGHT 168g (claimed)
  • MOUNT Fork/Chainstay
  • LEVER COMPATIBILITY Shimano
  • PAD TYPE Shimano Ultegra
  • REACH
  • Rating 4.5

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Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Ultegra is always fine!!!

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By Les

from Tacoma, WA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper:

    Ultegra always works great for me. With about 50,000 miles over 11 years on 3 versions of Ultegra (6650, 6700 CD, and 6800 11sp CD). Never an issue on reliability, capability, or functioning. 1 brifter did act up once but the bike shop covered under warranty.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great upgrade from original set

    By Flash

    from Reston, VA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Takes Some Getting Use To

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper:

    If the price is right, these are a great upgrade to the cheaper stock brakes on most bikes. They offer a very solid feel and there is never a doubt about who is in control. I would recommend them to anyone.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Yes, They're That Good

    By dave in south florida

    from Palm Beach County, NJ

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

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    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Stop Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper:

        Bought these to replace the off brand brakes that had come on my otherwise-all-Ultegra bike. Astonished at what a difference they make. 1. Much easier to apply braking pressure. 2. Smoother braking. 3. Easier to modulate how much pressure you need. Night and day difference vs. what I had on the bike before.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
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        • No

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        5.0

        Now that's what I'm talking about.

        By RideLikeTheWind

        from Hillsborough, NJ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Simple to install
        • Stopping Power

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper:

        I purchased these after being concerned with the stopping power of the stock brakes on a used road bike. They were fading on stops and required a lot of pressure. The Shimano's were easy to install. I'm not a speed demon, but move along going down hill. These brakes are exceptional. I have complete confidence in stopping under all circumstances now. I would eventually like to replace all my components with Ultegra. These are great, and I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
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        • No

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        5.0

        Shimano quality

        By JH

        from Lancaster, PA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper:

          Upgraded old stock brake calipers on my road bike. Improved braking quality immediately.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Nice brake set for a nice price

          By Chris

          from Rockville, md

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Pros

          • Great Brake Set For The P

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper:

              Ultegra, so you know what your getting. Nashbar had a really good price. Easy to install.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
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              • No

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              4.0

              True to Shimano, Heavy with excellent performance

              By Brail rider

              from western MA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Quality product
              • Will Atop A Freightliner
              • Will Stop A Freightliner

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper:

              most confident calipers i have ever owned, mech disc and canti included. smoked the finish off my H-plus son rims like 100 grit sand paper but no dishing. Considering swapping because of weight, and as a lighter rider i can, but solely for that reason. Highly recommend for anyone heavier, or wants a value performance brake caliper.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
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              • No

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              4.0

              Nice Brakes

              By Touring/Commuter Cyclist

              from Westfield, MA

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper:

                  I recently replaced the stock brakes on my 2005 Trek 1500. The new ultegra's are clearly stronger and more efficient. I can readily feel the braking improvement, these are stiffer and stop very confidently. I did not replace my levers in this case and can only wonder if there is any greater improvement if I used the Ultegra levers (versus original 105 levers on the bike now).

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Speed Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  good value on sale

                  By treedweeb

                  from Louisville KY

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper:

                    Great value when on Nashbar sale. Put these on a Ti singlespeed with Dura Ace track hubs. Great braking, good looking. Certainly not worth spending twice as much to shave 5 or 10 grams per caliper!

                    • Cycling Style:
                    • Speed Oriented
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great brakes at great price

                    By Chris B

                    from Landisburg, PA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Great value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Brake Caliper:

                    Part of an upgrade, was using 6700 Ultegra brakes and 6600 levers. Now using with 6700 Ultegra levers, feel very positive when stopping and no fading. I ride alot of mountains and these work great on the decents when needed.

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                    • Speed Oriented
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                    • No

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