Like Shimano's pro-level offering Dura-ace 9000, the new Ultegra 6800 Compact 50/34T crankset uses the new 4-bolt spider which is compatible with compact rings or big rings--together with the lightweight tubular aluminum design and super stiff Hollowtech II spindle, this crankset is a great way to go race-level 11-speed, shave some weight, and not break the bank.
4-bolt spider BCD is the same for all ring sizes so if you want to try pushing a bigger ring, you can
Lightweight tubular aluminum design is responsive and ultra strong
Hollowtech II spindle construction adds stiffness for better output
50/34 chainrings gives limitless gearing options for all riding situations
Comments about Shimano Ultegra FC-6800 50x34 11-spd Crankset:
Due to lower back issues and age, I am not a speed-focused cyclist. However, I still choose to keep up with younger, more aggressive riders and wanted more performance than I was getting from a triple crankset. The Ultegra FC-6800 crankset dramatically increased performance without sacrificing the ability to cruise/tour on a long ride. It is light-weight and responsive. Mechanically, it feels like a fine-tuned machine. Silky shifting, solid spinning. The fact that it looks great is icing on the cake.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend