- Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brake Caliper Set
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Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brake Caliper Set
The Ultegra 6800 brake caliper set offer an ideal balance of light weight and stiffness with low profile aerodynamic Super SLR-EV Dual-Pivot design that provides superior brake performance and light action.
Top Features of the Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brake Caliper Set
- Greater braking power modulation
- Brand-new super SLR-EV Dual-Pivot design brake caliper
- New cartridge Brake shoe compound (R55C4) for easy replacement
- Adjustable toe-in brake shoes
- Spring tension adjuster
- Enhanced brake arch proportions give a quicker linear response and increased power
- Low profile outer cable stop position improves cable routing for reduced friction
- Must be used in conjunction with super SLR levers for correct leverage ratio
About Rim Brakes
Rim brakes for bikes use the sidewall of the rim to reduce speed, this is done by a pad on either side applying friction against the rim, which reduces your momentum. Road brake callipers have been redesigned over the years and now use a system called 'dual pivot' which means the brake arms pivot off centre to apply a higher amount of pressure on the rim to increase your stopping power. Most manufacturers use dual pivot callipers on the front and rear, but some Campagnolo brakes use a traditional single pivot on the rear to 'balance' the braking power, the logic behind this is that as you brake your weight shifts on to the front of the bike and as much as 75% of the braking force is applied to the front.
About the Shimano brand
Shimano are the makers of the world's most well known cycle component brand. Established in 1921 when the first cycle freewheel was forged. Shimano produce drivetrains, wheels, pedals, shoes, cycling clothing and pretty much every Shimano cycle accessory you can think of! Famous for their top end products ridden by the pro's, Dura-Ace and XTR, which cover both road and MTB's. At Shimano, they're doing everything they can to respond to heightened environmental concerns. Shimano are proud to be a producer of bicycle components that help people to enjoy outdoor sports and interact with nature through healthy non-polluting activities. In their 87 plus years of existence Shimano have accumulated a wealth of technology and product development and expertise that serves as the driving force behind their continually evolving product line.
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