Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000 Front Derailleur - 11 Speed
Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000 Front Derailleur - 11 Speed
Shimano Ultegra R8000 Front Derailleur features toggle link construction which matches the force curve of the hand more naturally.
- Lighter front shifting operation
- New link construction matches the force curve of the hand more naturally to reduce effort at the end of shifting
- 100% perfect setting
- New link construction allows for more flexible cable routing design
- TL-FD68 and turning converter is not required in assembly
- Easy and precise setting
- Now possible to adjust cable tension on FD without specialized tools
- Redesigned to fit wider gear pitch without sacrificing shifting performance
- Shorter length of rear center (410mm) with O.L.D. 135mm
J P Very pleased, good price, prompt delivery. Item as described. Easy to set up with online Shimano installation guide. Good shifting. Be aware full length cable housing not included so you may need to buy separate housing depending on your setup.
Steve S. Shimano makes a great product. Merlin sells it at a fair price. What's not to like? I replaced an old 6700 group and all is working well.
E Robertson Simple to set up, nicely designed
David Lee Better than Ultegra FD 6800. Easy to setup and shifts very well.
Barrie nice shifting, a massive step up from the previous model, so much easier to set up, a front mech the way it should be
Howard I love this new model front derailleur, takes a bit of learning to set it up, but once you get it, its really quite simple. I works well on the bike too!
Mr Hales Really good smooth gear change.
Robert Super upgrade from 105 in conjunction with Ultegra chainset. Looking forward to a smooth summer
Mr wood Changes much smoother than old 6800 which it replaced
Harry An adventure to set up & tune, but it does work very well once you do so.
Steve A bit strange to cable and install, and a little counter-intuitive. Compared to the 6800 installation, the shift is stiffer, I suspect due to the geometry. To be fair, I'm not using 8000 shifters -- I'm using a set of ST685s so that may be the issue.
Mr KAYHAN More sharp shifting and trimming is easier than before
Jeffrey Good stuff. Merlin even included the little metal stick-on bit to adhere to the frame behind the FD.
Justin Ervin Upgraded to this from Tiagra. More compact with a marginal weight savings. It does look good on the bike though, especially in the small chainring.
Mr Foulds I hate front derailleurs because I always have to spend too much time and frustration fiddling around with them to get them set up just right, this FD is however a true blessing and makes the process much easier!
Mr Ami The Ultegra 8000 series is one of the best Shimano has ever made. Shifting is extremely precise with less effort to move the levers as previous models. Extremely happy with this entire groupset.
David So easy to set up compared to lower bracket models (ie: Claris / Sora).
RVH Time will be the judge, but so far so good. Set up is not the same as with the old long arm Shimano FDs. I had some trouble getting trim positions to work nicely on both ends, but I really do like the design changes (in theory).
gregory I was unhappy with the shifting of the Shimano 105 front. The improvement is significant. Great deal and great equipment.
Tim Beghtol Much improved over previous 6800 front derailleur. The new low profile arm increases tire clearance, too.
craig So far I really like this derailleur. It sets up a bit differently vs. the 6800. It took some time to get used to and understand how it works. Once I wrapped my head around things, it was actually easier that the previous version and shifts better/smoother. I did find the cap that houses the shifter wire to be a bit strange. The wire wraps around and under in a way that doesn't quite seem right. The cap doesn't snap on in a way that seems very secure either...but it all sort of works out in the end and looks neat and tidy. It even looks like a di2 if you glance from far away.
Mr PETERS Nice light weight easy to instill and runs so smooth
Alastair Stedman Best road front derailleur I have ever used. Shifting action is a lot lighter than the old Dura Ace 7900 I used to have. Shimano's new derailleur design is the best in the business.
Mr CHANG This derailleur is much easier to adjust than 6800/105 series
Mr Arslan With new design, barrel adjustment is easy. Shifting sensation is very nice. Search and learn how to adjust this before doing it. It will really help to fine tune.
Mr Condon Just like the rear derailleur the shifting is smooth and crisp
Mr bilgen Doesn't take much force to shift, also it's easier to install and setup than my previous 105 5800 derailleur.
Duane Comins Looks the part and functions well. Once set up the gear changes are crisp and clean.
Eymard Easy set-up and replaced my 105-5800 with this. Shift is smooth, light and fast compared to 105-5800. Did not miss a beat in adjustments with the built in cable adjuster.
Mr Wehrman These new FD's are FAR easier to install than the older style. With a built in tension screw and great cable routing I love how well this functions.
Jimmy Presto This is also my second build using FD-R8000. They work great over the last Ultegra Series
Smash Bit different to setup but so far so good.
Joshua The redesign of this front derailleur is a very welcome addition to the drivetrain. The updates make it easier install and tune than past variants. Though the front derailleur seems to be a component that gets overlooked often, you are well aware it when something`s gone wrong. The maintenance is simple and straight forward and the cable routing is clever, giving you plenty of length to work with for future tune ups, but nicely tucking it out of the way the rest of time so you avoid the occasional annoyance of calf and tyre rub.
Mr Karaca It is very fast and quiet. I recommend it.
Mr BARROS I am very satisfied with this Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000 Front Derailleur. Very light, precise in the exchanges. Perfect!