Shimano Ultegra R8000 11 Speed 5 Piece Upgrade Kit
If you are looking to partially upgrade or replace your existing Shimano 11-speed drivetrain, Ultegra R8000 is here for you, in the form a 5-Piece Upgrade Kit. You keep your crankset and brakeset, but upgrade your derailleurs, cassette, Dual Control STI levers, and get a new chain to tie it all together. It is true that the highest level of functionality with the derailleurs comes only with the Dual Control levers, so for many cyclists, this 5-Piece Upgrade Kit makes the most sense.
One of your motivating factors may be the new RD-R8000 GS Rear Derailleur and 11-34 cassette. This mid-cage rear derailleur can be run with 50-34, 52-36, 53-39, and 46-36 cranksets and importantly, with 11-28, 11-30, 11-32, and 11-34 cassettes. Of course you can opt for the Short Cage (SS) derailleur if you prefer the tighter grouping of the smaller cog cassettes, up to the 11-30. The R8000 system rear derailleur integration with the new Dual Control levers means you get quicker, even more precise shifts on the cassette in any combination with less effort, but a more positive shift lever response.
The new FD-R8000 Front Derailleur has a completely new design, which offers much more tire and frame clearance to be in line with the trend towards wider spacing, bigger tires, etc. It is also easier to set-up, and has greater limit flexibility inboard to accommodate the .4mm difference in the R9100 and R8000 cranksets. Again, with the R8000 Dual Control levers, the action is shorter, quicker and more positive at your fingertips. The usual braze-on and clamp options are available.
Speaking of the Dual Control levers, the R8000 have improved ergonomics to go along with the new shifting mechanism and feel. You'll quickly embrace the new textured hood covers that feel tighter, yet are softer on the hands without feeling sloppy. Even though this 5-Piece Upgrade Kit does not include the brakeset, if and when you choose to upgrade to the BR-R8000 Brakeset, you will notice smoother, linear braking action. Don't worry, the levers work just fine with your brakes, but you won't notice much of the refinement.
The process of ordering your R8000 11 Speed 5-Piece Upgrade Kit is simple. Just move through the selection menus and choose your options. When you finish, add to the cart and your discounted kit pricing will be listed, with all of your selections. We are also offering the full Ultegra R8000 group or a 3-Piece Wide Range Upgrade Kit. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 800.627.6664 and one of our cycling experts will be happy to help.
- Shimano Ultegra ST-R8000 Dual Control Levers
- Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000 Front Derailleur
- Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000 Rear Derailleur
- Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000 11 Speed Cassette
- Shimano 11 Speed Chain Chain