Shimano Ultegra SL 6600-G Groupos

4.83/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

  • This new beautiful finish will give the opportunity of even more beautiful and stylish road bikes. Ultegra's ice grey finish is not only a cosmetic addition, but also features a weight saving of almost 100grams compared to the regular Ultegra package. Furthermore an Ultegra branded compact crankset will be available.

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by custom60 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 29, 2009

    Strengths:    Smooth, fast and accurate shifts. Strong brakes. Nice looking drivetrain with the icy gray finish.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    Very smooth and crisp shifting drivetrain. Once dialed-in, the shifting, up or down, is spot on and very fast. The indexed shifting in the same direction for up/down shifts is very convenient. Brakes are quite strong and I really like the release mechanism being right there on the calipers. Near silent freewheel.

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    Similar Products Used:   First road bike in many years, but Shimano XT 750 MTB drivetrain.

    Bike Setup:   2009 Specialized Tarmac Expert, Ultegra SL drivetrain and wheelset.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by velociped jones a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: October 19, 2008

    Strengths:    looks, durability, value, two piece crank, finish. craftmanship,

    Weaknesses:    no longer available at the price i paid for it.

    Bottom Line:   
    good stuff. nice ergonomics. a little batmanish. nice finish. improved braking.

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    Favorite Ride:   niagara classic

    Price Paid:    $750.00

    Purchased At:   totalcyling

    Similar Products Used:   dura-ace 7700,ultegra 6600. 8 speed ultegra and dura-ace before that. equivalent mtb groups

    Bike Setup:   frame: colnago active
    fork: colnago
    group: ultegra sl crank 50x34 cassette 12-23
    seat post: thomson
    saddle: selle italia flite
    wheels: zipp team csc
    tires: michelin pro race 3 yellow
    tubes: michlein latex
    rim strips: zipp
    headset: chris king
    pedals: time
    cables: shimano
    bar tape: douglas
    stem/bar: ritchey wcs

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by jonnosmith4130 a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: May 9, 2008

    Strengths:    Great shifting characteristics, super stiff cranks, good brake modulation, good value for money

    Weaknesses:    None as yet

    Bottom Line:   
    I've been running Campy Veloce on my training bike for about a year and I still use Record on my race bike. I recently made the desision to go back to Shimano on the training bike, basically beacause a deal came up that I couldn't refuse. Well I tell you what, having gone back to Shimano it was well worth the swap, as much as Campy is a great company Shimano I believe really invest a lot more in technology. The Ultegra SL while not the top of the line is better in it's shifting, crank stiffness, all the way through to the braking modulation compared to my Record. Some of these characteristics are personal preference I admit, but overall I think this groupo is great value, while still being able to perform at a top level.

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    Favorite Ride:   My vintage De Rosa

    Similar Products Used:   Record, Veloce, Sram Force

    Bike Setup:   Merckx EXM, Record groupo, Bouwmeester t501 wheelset, Thompson post, Flight saddle, FSA bars and stem

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

    Date Reviewed: April 1, 2008

    Strengths:    shifting is precise, smooth, light, quiet. plus it compliments the color of the of my bike which is grey. the best color that shimano had use in their gruppo

    Weaknesses:    none that i could think of.

    Bottom Line:   
    i did get to use the 9spd ultegra and dura ace a few months, to test myself if i could get into road bike riding, and the tried the 10spd 105, all i could say is that the shifting is so smooth and light. riding in a pack, i could go for a surprise attack as it shifts quietly the only thing that came close to it was the 9spd dura ace.

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    Favorite Ride:   western part of talac provonce

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   agnes bikeshop

    Similar Products Used:   the 9spd dura ace

    Bike Setup:   08 trek 1.9 with ultegra drivetrain, mavic cosmic elite.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by cyclesport45 a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: March 11, 2008

    Strengths:    I'm never racing the Tour de France. These components are better than I really need, and they work REALLY WELL.

    Weaknesses:    The Ultegra SL "Ice Grey" finish is stunning. Just hope that Shimano keeps stock so I can replace stuff as it wears out.

    Bottom Line:   
    Got the full Ultegra SL groupo with Motobecane Immortal Ice. Including pedals. I've been riding on Shimano 105 or Ultegra for the past 20 years, so I'm well aware how much better NEW components are compared to the OLD that are being replaced. Taking that into account, these components are all markedly superior to previous ultegras I've owned. The bottom bracket.. rock solid, silent. Brakes.. strong as hell, and SMOOTH. And the shifting.. the best I've ever shifted, by a lot. And, this is all right out of the box. I have yet to fine tune the shifting yet. The pedals feel excellent, I've used Looks for 20 years, and the Ultegra Sl pedals feel like I'll NEVER accidentally unclip in a sprint. And, I also have the Ultegra Wheelset too. As I haven't put enough miles on them yet to form an opinion, I'll just say that they seem of comparable quality to the rest of the groupo.

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    Favorite Ride:   Any Fast Group Ride

    Purchased At:   BikesDirect

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105, Ultegra

    Bike Setup:   Motobecane Immortal ICE, Ritchey Carbon seatpost, Ritchey WCS stem and bars, FSA headset. The rest Ultegra SL, including pedals and Ultegra wheelset

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