Shimano Ultegra WH-6800 wheelsets - clincher

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The Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Wheelset was announced in the wake of the enormous success of its predecessor, the 11 Speed Dura Ace 9000, and lives up to that name. More affordable but sacrificing none of what made its bigger brother so well- loved, this rig

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[Apr 04, 2018]
GFav72


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

I've had these wheels for a couple of years now and have ridden them for thousands of miles. They have held up incredibly well, stayed true, and never given me any problems. The braking is consistent and powerful. They're essentially a great everyday wheel that are easy to maintain and are no fuss.

Weakness:

Nothing. Don't look for them to be feather light carbon wheels.

Price Paid:
$480
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2015
[Sep 12, 2014]
Mark Tiemeier
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiff for aluminum, works great with clinchers.

Weakness:

Not one

Not sure what the first person posted experienced there, but I'm 5'10" and 180 lbs and these could not be better for the price I paid. Order them from the UK, I think they will set you back $375 or less. I run them with clinchers and have not had a flat in 2 years. It is true that using high quality tires makes all the difference. My friend has two sets of these, both with tubeless Hutchinson 25c tires and has the whole thing down to a science. I myself find the whole tubeless thing too much work, he recommends the orange slime with Caffelatex valve stems. The trick is to use a tires goo with no ammonia, as this can damage the rim. Shimano recommends that you run them with no goo, however, if you get a flat you're screwed.
So, what is the point of buying these in tubeless? The answer is that you cannot get them in a dedicated clincher for the price. The next closest wheel set Shimano offers is the RS 81C24 clincher for almost 2 bills more. Unless you have to have carbon, I would opt for the aluminum. For racing go with the RS 81s, and that it all you need. No one makes a better or smoother running hub for this price. Period.

[Jul 20, 2014]
Franco Columbo

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Fantastic paper weight or wall ornament

Weakness:

Weakness

Rear wheel flew apart like a candy cigar after 3 rides. Mostly garbage components and "tubeless" is pretty much a joke. These's a reason these have not caught on. "Road tubeless" is a desperate attempt by marketers to grab the usual suckers and MTB weenies that cross over to road cycling as a passing fancy. Get some regular wheels from Zipp or Mavic, mount some normal high-quality clinchers inflated to proper pressure, ride, and enjoy. A flat tire every 3000 miles or so ain't worth the hassle of tubeless tires that take 400 steps and 8000 special tools to mount (I mean, who the #*&% has an air compressor lying around?). Plus, just try doing a field repair on one of these tubeless set ups....you are looking at an hour+ or, more likely, a walk home or a shameful phone call to have someone retrieve you. If you are a nitwit that just has to try things for yourself, at least stay away from any wheels from the fishing reel manufacturer.

[Mar 12, 2014]
PeakBoy

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Quality product, with reasonable weight for the price. 9, 10 and 11 speed compatible. Tubeless ready out of the box.

Weakness:

None so far.

Purchased as a replacement wheelset for my summer bike, matched with Schwalbe One tubeless tyres. No problems getting the tyres on (Schwalbe lube used) and inflated first time with a track pump. Nice smooth rim bed so tape not needed if an inner tube is used.
Wheels roll well and feel great on rough surfaces with the Schwalbe tyres. No problems so far.

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