Shimano Ultegra WH-6800 Wheelset
Shimano's Ultegra 6800 clincher wheelset represents a fantastic value in a relatively light, tubeless compatible wheelset. Weight is only 1640 grams thanks to a light rim and the use of 16 spokes for the front wheel and 20 for the rear. The wheel is tubeless compatible with a tubeless specific tire so with a little sealant the chance of a flat tire stopping your ride is greatly eliminated. Like any tubeless compatible wheel, you can alway use a regular clincher tire and tube or throw a tube in a tubeless tire should a flat occur.
Special wide flange hubs help to increase lateral rigidity and power transfer. Like most Shimano wheels, they use a cup and cone system with outstanding seals. We have seen Shimano hubs ridden super harsh, wet conditions while the grease inside remains as fresh as day one. A digital cone adjustment system eliminates the need for special cone wrenches. You just remove the end cap with a 5mm Allen and adjust the cone underneath with your fingers so the wheel turns smoothly with no play.
Some factory built wheel can have a stiff, harsh ride because of the extra tension required on a low spoke count wheel. Shimano engineers the spoke material, spoke count and hub flange to produce the ride of a well-conceived hand built wheel. Ride quality is in the sweet spot of just the right amount of compliance for comfort without feeling like a wet noodle.
The Ultegra 6800 wheels are compatible with all Shimano/SRAM cassettes up to and including 11-speed. includes 2 spoke wrenches, 10-speed freehub spacer, 2 tubeless valves and skewers.
- 1640 grams
- Tubeless compatible
- Front wheel 16 spokes radially laced
- Rear wheel 20 spokes laced 2x/radial
- 23mm rim height and 20.8mm wide
- Compatible with all Shimano/SRAM cassettes including 11-speed
- Skewers inlcuded
AnonymousPosted on 2/1/2017
Excellent wheels. I've ridden them on super rough roads for about 8 months now with zero problems. The ONLY issue is that the stock tubeless valve stem does not have a removable valve, which makes injecting sealant impossible. If you want to run these tubeless, buy a set of valves that have a removable valve core. Otherwise, great wheels (160lb rider, max power 1440W).
Pros cost, strength
Cons stem without removable valve