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Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 Front Derailleur

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Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-Speed is one of the most anticipated groupos of the season. With trickle down from Dura-Ace 9000, what’s not to love? This race inspired group is super fast, reliable, and above all… smooth. The 6800 front derailleur have received a revised actuation ratio which means that it’ll be easier to shift up the to the big ring and faster. In addition, a new support bolt has been added for added support on for the braze on edition.

  • Improved Actuation Ratio
  • Added Bolt for Stability in the Braze-On Edition
  • Super Smooth
  • Trickle Down technology from Dura-Ace
  • Weight: 89 g (braze-on)
4.6 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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Tough to Get Dialed
I love the Shimano 11sp derailleurs, as they're better derailleurs than anything else I've tried once set up. But... these 11 speed Shimano Front derailleurs are finicky! You need some serious finagling to get it to function optimally. Do NOT use these on a frame with a clamp-style braze-on adaptor, only those with built-on braze ons. The reasoning is that it's very hard to get it aligned properly, as the leverage is very picky on these. If you need a clamp-on style derailleur, use the clamp-on variant of this derailleur. The difference between this derailleur and Dura-Ace is pretty minimal, you won't gain much going with the higher-end one.

PROS: Lightweight, Attractive Design, Durable

CONS: Difficult To Install
January 28, 2016
Location:
Riverside, CA
Great upgrade
Excellent front derailleur. For those asking, this is a braze-on. Comes with all the instructions and the alignment tool for accurate and correct installation. Crisp and immediate shifts. Great price and fast shipping. Thanks Jenson!
January 23, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Location:
Logan Utah
Nice!
Upgraded my 10 spd to 11 spd found this product easy to install and shifted well right out of the box.
July 18, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Location:
Vacaville, CA
Worked almost out of the box
Customer service was great.
June 14, 2016
Location:
Birmingham, AL
Fastest Front Ring Shifting?
If you've ever interacted with me on a bike level, you probably realized moderately quickly that I only have loyalty to brands as long as they earn it. I have long loved the lifelong reliability of my Shimano drivetrains, but I personally did not love the feel of the shifts. This is very much a preference, and not a fact. However, it was this that had me make the brand switch not too many years back.

Well, Shimano may have just swung my opinions back with the new 105, Ultegra, and Dura Ace 11-spd groups. The new groups shift so incredibly fast that I was stunned. I am a fan of the quick precision shifting of Di2, but when I jumped on the new Ultegra group I felt that it may be equally fast, if not faster.

The front derailleur blew me away the most. There was never a hesitation as I jumped from one ring to the other. It felt instantaneous.

I will probably always buy the Ultegra group from Shimano because it carries so many of the great qualities of Dura-Ace without the price tag. For me it's the perfect go-to group unless you need the absolute top-of-the-line.

My only gripe with the derailleur is that there is a bit more finesse required to get it dialed in, but once there it's next to perfect.

PROS: Durable, Attractive Design, Lightweight

CONS: A Bit Harder To Dial In

BEST USES: Upgrade, Road Biking, Racing
October 13, 2014
Location:
Springfield, Il
Best front derailleur I've used.
As always JensonUSA order processing was lightning fast. I've never received free 2 day shipping from any other retailer but Jenson. You just can't ask for any better customer service.
August 5, 2016
Location:
Titusville, FL
Smooth, quick, confident shifts. Great value from Jenson.
With Ultegra 50/34 Compact Crankset. Works well and I like the intra-shift trim options available. I'm using this with the Shimano RS 700 rapid fire shifter for use with flat bars.

PROS: Lightweight
September 22, 2016
Location:
Boulder CO
Great style, smooth shifting performance, great weight.
Great looking with my cobalt carbon bike frame. Very smooth shifting. You can tell it is great quality with every shift.

PROS: Durable, Attractive Design, Lightweight
January 28, 2016
Location:
Nashville, TN
Works like a charm
Arrived perfectly, works perfectly.

PROS: Efficient

CONS: None
July 19, 2016
Location:
Cuernavaca, Mexcio
I purchased this as part of a new bike build. I decided on Ultegra because of its performance and durability. This derailleur was easy to install and performance so far has been an upgrade over the 105 on my old bike.
March 29, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Location:
Delaware

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Is this model the braze-on or band-on model? It doesn't say in the description.
Tim G on Jan 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi,
Not sure of the terminology, but this is not the band-on model. It's the type that bolts directly to an attachement on your frame's seat tube. You can see in the picture the bolt going into the cylindrical shaped black part. This cylindrical shaped black part fits into a "groove" on the frame attachment and the bolt holds it in place. The derailer's been great.
Is the shimano ultegra FD-6800 Front Derailleur compatible with Shimano 105 shifter? My 105 front derailler is gone and I want to buy a new one. My bike is a Diamond Back Podium Sport 2012, so I have 20 speeds.
Andre on Jul 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends what generation 105 you have. For 6800 and 5800, the amount of cable pulled by the sti shifter was changed and the leverage--or the distance the front derailleur cage moves for a given pull--was also changed to make it easier to shift. If you have 5800 105 levers then it will work. If you don't, it will not work at all.

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