A trickle down from a trickle down, the slimline hoods on these ST-6800 dual control levers follow the contours of Dura Ace 9000, whose leanness resulted from the positive feedback afforded the first incarnation of Di2.
Slim hoods are easier to achieve with electronic controls, so chapeau to Shimano for whittling down a mechanical shifter, filled with the necessary paraphernalia of cable pull mechanisms, to such honed proportions. Shimano claim enhanced stopping power when operating the brakes from the hood position, too, and short lever stroke than its predecessor. The ST-6800 levers weigh 425 grams a set
Precision-engineered Ultegra STI levers with carbon levers offer powerful braking and effortless 11-speed shifting, making them the ideal choice for both enthusiast and competitive riders
Shift cables are routed under the bar tape: re-development and positioning of the internal mechanism in combination with Polymer coated cables have made this possible, providing faster, lighter and smoother shifting
Vivid indexing provides a constant amount of shift lever force across all 11sprockets
Ergonomic shift arc follows natural hand movement with inward shift stroke distance reduced for rapid and precise gear changes
Powerful and controllable braking thanks to SLR-EV compatibility
Tuneable reach adjusters enable custom fitment for all hands
Cassette Compatibility: 11
Front Shifting: 2
Cable: Outer cable not supplied
Reach Adjuster: Yes
A 2 year warranty is offered with all Shimano products from Chain Reaction Cycles (3 years on Dura-Ace and XTR products).
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