Shimano Ultegra WH-6800 Road Wheelset – Clincher

Rim Material: aluminum
Tire Type: clincher
Rim Width: [external] 23 mm

At the same time as it is nearly unattainable to pin down only one thing that we like about Shimano, its trickle-down Dura-Ace technology is indubitably near the highest of our list. With Each and every new iteration, the road between Ultegra and Dura-Ace becomes increasingly blurred, which is perfectly displayed here with the brand new Ultegra WH-6800 Clincher Wheelset. New to this Ultegra generation, the WH-6800 features Shimano’s Digital Adjustment System. In the past only to be had to Dura-Ace, the program essentially reduces axial force at the bearings, At the same time as also increasing the variability of adjustment. How does it work? Well, on account of the usual double-lock system, the short-release axle naturally imposes a compression force at the axle bearings. So, Shimano abandoned the program in favor placing an internal ratcheting ring under an end cap. Accordingly, this axle compression is dispersed, leaving you with a nearly unaffected bearing-load. Because of this the bearings will spin more smoothly and have an increase in durability. Moreover, Shimano has made the program simple to regulate. All that is needed is a 5mm Allen wrench to take away the tip cap, and then you definitely gain get right of entry to to spin the ratcheting ring until any bearing play disappears. Also new for this year, the hubs have been widened, and the edges feature an offset design. This reduces the severity of the spoke angle at the drive-side, and accordingly, it increases the lateral rigidity At the same time as also creating a better uniformity of tension at Each and every point of the spoke. For even further efficiency, the 6800 wheelset uses ultra-stiff, oversized A7075 alloy axles, and a quick-engaging freehub body. Each and every wheel is 100% hand-built and features Shimano’s own high-grade aluminum alloy rims. The front wheel has been built with 16 straight-pull, radial laced spokes, At the same time as the rear features 20 straight-pull, two-cross spokes. Moreover, the brand new freehub body is 10-/11-speed compatible, and the wheels are also tubeless compatible. The Shimano Ulteg…
Rim Subject matter: aluminum
Tire Type: clincher
Rim Width: [external] 23 mm
Brake Compatibility: caliper
Hubs: Shimano Ultegra 6800