- 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.
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