Smooth, precise action.
Glad i made this purchase, as this in combination of the direct mount brakes is a winner. Its the best bang for your money as for performance and cost.
Upgraded to this from Tiagra, needless to say significantly better shifting, crisp and on point. The texture and shape of the hoods are the biggest improvement. I did full groupset swap and this was my favorite part of the upgrade.
Excellent product. It’s easy to install and instructions on the website is easy to follow. I’ll buy this product agin when I build my next bike.
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.
Ultegra is feeling like Dura Ace more and more
I do usually ride SRAM on my race bike, but for a more luxurious feel on a gravel / adventure bike these shifters can't be beat.
Time will tell. They seem very equivalent to my old 6700 levers. Rear shifting in particular seems great. Front will take some miles to prove out, but no real sign that it will not be great also.
Best Ultegra series yet. All the features of the DuraAce at a more reasonable price.
Excellent piece of kit, bought these as I was upgrading my bike from 10 spd to 11 spd they are a vast improvement over my old Ultegra 6700's especially when mated to the R8000 Mechs. Shifting is so much smoother and feels more precise with a real quality feel. I would highly recommend these shifters they are superb.
Merlin comes through again. To my surprise, all of the cables and housings needed to connect the derailleurs were in the package.
I bought these to upgrade from Shimano 105. The shifting is noticeably better and the installation and adjustment was smooth.
I have been using Shimano road parts since 105-5500 series. I use Ultegra 6800 for another bike, but this time, I upgraded from 105-5800 series to Ultegra-8000 series. RD & FD's look and feel are so much different from 6800, but the R8000 levers has the same smoothness as 6800. Feeling of the shifting got better, but not so much from 6800's.
Firstly, I used FD-8000 with 105-5800 lever, but I found that the lever works the best/extremely better with FD-8000. 105-5800 levers could pull FD-8000, but not perfect and the settings are tough.
Beauty of the package is that the box contains almost everything we need, two sets of cables (brake and shift, of course polymer-coated), outer cables and wire-end small parts.
Going from 105 5800 to Ultegra has been nothing but fantastic. This product delivers fast, smooth and efficient shifting. Saves you extra money as well coming with shifter cables and brake cables. Very much impressed with shimano produtcs and Merlins delivery and customer service was phenomenal! You won`t regret purchasing here and never want to be away from bike.
Shifts just like the higher priced Dura Ace on my #1 bike
Really high quality levers. The cables are a bit heavy but it's okay. Still 5 stars! Thanks for the fast shipping!
I think this is a real upgrade over ultegra 6800. (Also this comes with full set with ptfe brake and shifting cable set) only negative point is kind of hard to get that cables inside the shifter. Gave me a little bit hard time. Should search for how-to videos and documentation.
Awesome shifters - I`ve got the DA9100 ones on another bike and I can`t tell the difference. Just a bit heavier
Really like these shifters. I bought a new frameset and added these to go with an R8000 chainset. Shifting is like a dream - sometimes the shifting is so smooth and silent I'm not sure if the chain has actually moved. Loving the double shift on the cassette though I keep forgetting it's there as I'm used to tiagra shifters where this isn't an option.
The touch required to shift is very light so over the course of a long ride your hands should be much less tired.
Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to upgrade the performance of their bike.
I am very satisfied with this Shimano Ultegra ST-R8000 STI Levers. In addition to being very light, leaving the gearshifts soft, it made the bike very beautiful. Perfect!