Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed Wheels - Pair
- Next Day & World Wide Shipping
- Excellent Customer Service
- Buy in Store
- New Shimano Ultegra wheels to match the new Ultegra 6800 11 speed goupset
- Still compatible with 10 speed cassettes as well as the new 11 speed.
- Tubeless compatible if required
- Supplied with skewers, valves and spoke key
- Features tool-less adjustment for the cones, no need for any cone spanners
- Spokes: 16 front / 20 rear
- Size: 700c
- Tyre Type: Clincher
- Estimated delivery transit time: 6-10 Days Limited Tracking
- Spring Parcel 6-10 Days Limited Tracking: $22.48
UPS International Express 2-4 Days Full Tracking: $44.97
UPS premium international service. Delivered door to door by UPS so very reliable and easily trackable. Delivery times for most countries is around 2-4 working days.
I love these wheels! I have a 10-speed pair I have been training on for three years, they are still completely true. They roll so round - sounds ridiculous until you try them. Perhaps it's that the tubeless tyres can seat better. For whatever reason, they feel so very round. Merlin Cycles provided top service - and for US buyers, they still ship by the mail so you'll avoid the import problems we've been having with the parcel carriers.
So my Merlin buying experience was great, shipping was easy (and free!), and I now have tubeless wheels on both my road bikes. One last word: Friends don't let friends ride tubes! I've had have one non self-sealing puncture in three years of 8,000 km a year. I don't carry a spare and pump any more, I'll call for a ride in the once-every-few-years event I get a flat.
Five enthusiastic stars.
Everything about this wheelset is top quality. The one small annoyance is the valve stems are not removable to add tire sealant. Easily fixed with a set of Stans tubeless valve stems. So far a great value.
So far so good. Stiffness out of the saddle and on downhill is vastly improved over stock alx 220s. Perfect upgrade for daily ride and can't beat the Merlin price.
These are great wheels and this is my 2nd pair. The first (6700) pair survived some pretty hefty abuse and lasted 3 years. I eventually bent both rims , but they were truable and are still usable, but the spoke tensions are uneven and I thought at this price I might as well get a new pair. Merlin had them to my house in the US in 3 days (I did pay for the 3 day shipping) and even with the added shipping expense they were dirt cheap.
Speedy delivery to the US and a great price--kudos to Merlin! The wheels lived up to billing once on the road, but I do have a gripe with Shimano. The front hub bearings were super tight out of the box. However, no instructions included on how to adjust. Couldn't find anyplace online, either. The dealer manual from Shimano's own site was not informative. I finally found a helpful Youtube video, but geez Shimano, if you're going to tout the "digital adjustment system" in your marketing, how about at least telling us how it works. After seeing it done, I realized I probably could have figured it out myself if the end cap wasn't torqued so tightly it prevented the ratchet from turning. Anyway, love the wheels and the whole 6800 group in general--just fantastic.
I got this as an upgrade from the original wheelset on my Trek Madone. No need to adjust the tension or trueness out of the box! Rides and looks great as well.
Amazing set of Wheels! The first thing I noticed about these Wheels was how snappy and responsive they are, second was the stiffness, you will feel every speck of sand you roll over. I also noticed how much easier it to maintain speeds I had a hard time with before. I bought this set as an upgrade, and they were highly recommended by just about everybody I asked. And "YES"....my bike is also noticeably lighter! No way of going wrong with this set!
Purchased to replace Bontrager SSR wheels on a Trek bike, 500g lighter overall and a greatly improved ride with 25c tyres. (Michelin Pro4)
If I can I will update this review following a 100K ride on the 10th May, hopefully my initial impressions will remain :)
I've not been far yet, however I'm pleased with the wheels and the excellent service received from Merlin.
Excellent service from Merlin as always. Only ridden on the wheels a couple if times, but daft lighter than those they replaced, so must be faster, right ?!
Great set of wheels. Tubeless, quiet, plain and extremely reliable. They do what they say.
They are worth every penny.
Really nice set of wheels, true from the box and weigh in at stated weight. They spin smooth and having a tubeless option gives great future proofing (not enough tyre choice in tubeless yet). Shimano quality and if looked after, as posted before, they will last years. Shimano stick with cup and cone and adopted tool free adjustment for the hubs. I know the choice is cartridge these days but Shimano know about bike equipment and they stick with this system through to Dura Ace, so good enough for me, and a time proven hub.
Great pricing and delivery from Merlin, despite loads of research I never find better wheel deals.
These were an upgrade from R500 and are fantastic.
So much stiffer and responsive.
A real bargain. Very light . Super smooth bearings on 6800 wheels come new Allen key disc cone adjuster so no need to fiddle with cone spanners. They look great too and come with 10 speed spacer so fine on 10 or 11 speed. They are tubeless compatible but I use standard tubed tyres as choice in road tubeless tyres is limited plus you would still need to carry a spare tube even when running tubeless tyres in case of puncture. The fact that they are tubeless means no rim tape needed. I have noticed they hold air when using tubes better than non tubeless wheels. Shimano performance and quality at a great price.
I've put probably 20,000 miles on my current set of these wheels and they are still going. I liked them enough to buy this set as a backup.
Great wheels, very firm. Really thrashed these on some of the more broken roads in Sydney, potholes and bumps everywhere, still remained true.
Added bonus for weight and tubeless design.
Great product, very light and stable!