Shimano Ultegra-SL 6601 Cranksets

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $260.00

Product Description

  • Hollowtech II: Optimum balance of lightweight and rigidity
  • 2 tone color chainrings
  • Lighter weight design

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stan a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2011

Strengths:    Smooth bearings
Stiff bottom bracket compared to the 6500 Ultegra.
Great price, could not afford Dura Ace.

Weaknesses:    I can see the finish wearing off.
The directions state to look for cracks on crank arms, What? Hello, don't they check them out at the factory?I checked anyway with a bright flashlight and did not see any cracks.

Bottom Line:   
Do what their supposed to do. I have a 9 speed setup, so I was a little concerned about compatibility.The ten speed and nine speed have the same teeth spacing and setup. The bike shop mentioned I would have to change out the chain. I used the same connex ss chain with no problems. Have only put 50 miles on , but will review later.

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Favorite Ride:   Hills

Price Paid:    $129.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105
Ultegra 6500

Bike Setup:   All Ultegra nine speed, except Dura Ace cassette
King headset
Vuelta Corsa Super Lites
WTB Rocket V saddle Ti
Alien seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tonis_t a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2008

Strengths:    Shifts very well

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I upgraded from ultegra 6500 crankset because I needed one more crankset for another bike.
Works well, shifting definitely improved but then again my old crankset had been used for quite long and was bit weary. I can not tell any significant difference in stiffness against 6500 series (even tho it has the fancy outboard bearings and crankset itself should be stiffer on paper. Maybe it's because I don't race much and sprint even less).
Both cranksets worked well.
Overall I'm very happy and would buy it again.
We'll just have to see how well it will last but I can't imagine anything that might go wrong with this crankset (bb bearings and chainrings are just normal consumables).

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Favorite Ride:   any

Similar Products Used:   ultegra 6500 crankset

Bike Setup:   trek 1200 with ultegra 6600 stuff except crankset which is 6601-SL

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