Shimano's Ultegra wheels continue to deliver a blend of performance and affordability that other manufacturers just can't touch. In this 6800 incarnation, they've added not only 11-speed compatibility, but upgraded to a lighter overall hub design.
The tubeless compatible alloy rims feature slightly different profiles, measuring 24mm up front and 23mm in the back. The slight variation in depth allows the WH-6800 to perfectly balance weight savings with an aerodynamic advantage. Shimano's specially shaped rim bed provides hassle-free performance with tubeless tires yet remains compatible with standard inner-tube-type clinchers as well.
For the hubs, the WH-6800 still uses smooth rolling angular contact ball bearings, and they've been made even easier to adjust thanks to the tool-free "digital click" system, so you can put the cone wrenches back in the tool box. Over-sized A7075 Alloy axles are incredibly rigid yet lightweight, and a wider rear flange spacing furthers stiffness even more. The addition of an 11-speed compatible freehub body ensures compatibility with Shimano's newest groupsets, while remaining back compatible with earlier design.
The WH-6800 features stainless double butted and bladed spokes. 16 spokes laced radially front with 20 spokes laced 2 cross in the rear. Off-set rear rim decreases "dish" for higher non-drive side spoke tension and increased durability. Black Rim/Spokes with alloy spoke nipples.
The Ultegra WH-6800 Wheelset is compatible with tubeless and traditional inner-tube-type clincher tires. Ultegra quick release skewers are included. For use with Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10/11-speed cassettes. Claimed weight: 1640 grams per wheelset.
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