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Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst

USD$329.99 18% off USD$399.99 msrp
Item #: WH233B00
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Shimano Ultegra 6800 Wheelset

In the wake of the success of the 11 Speed Dura Ace 9000 group, this year Shimano revealed that the 11 Speed sensation was moving down the line to the more affordable Ultegra 6800 group. The new Ultegra 6800 wheelset is a tubeless-ready design and employs a wide flange hub and offset rim to ensure optimal stiffness and efficiency. Upgrades on the Ultegra 6800 Hubs go beyond the addition of an extra speed! In order to bring the Ultegra tubeless wheels up to date with the new 11 speed suit, the 6800 hubs have been updated with a new freehub that features a new cone digital adjustment system designed to diffuse quick release tension, reducing the load on the bearings to enable smoother spinning and increased durability. In place of the double lock system normally found on most cup and cone hubs is a ratcheting ring hidden under an end cap. To adjust it you simply remove the end cap with a 5mm allen, and rotate the ring to eliminate any play in the bearings. No more messing with cone spanners! Hubs weigh 10 grams less than previous version, allowing the wheelset to weigh in at 1,640 grams (claimed).

  • Alloy construction
  • Wide flange hub
  • Offset rim
  • Cup and cone bearing system
  • Tool-less adjustment
  • Tubeless ready
  • 11-Speed
  • Spoke count: Rear (20 straight pull), Front (16 straight pull)
  • Presta valve
  • Claimed weight: 1,640 grams (set)
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Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Durable (13)
  • Easy to install (11)
  • Attractive (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (17)
  • Upgrade (7)
  • Racing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (10), Competitive cyclist (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Wheelset

I got these at a great price and they've been one of the better wheelsets I've had so far. The tubeless conversion was fairly simply and the wheels feel great. Light enough to race...Read complete review

I got these at a great price and they've been one of the better wheelsets I've had so far. The tubeless conversion was fairly simply and the wheels feel great. Light enough to race and strong enough to train on. My only qualm would be the front wheel is a little flexy, but nothing too bad. Maybe I need to cut down on the burritos.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Please Do Not Purchase These Wheels

The wheels are functionally great - reasonably light weight, great upgrade at a moderate price point. Getting the tires and tubes on was shockingly difficult. Continental GP 4000 fit so tightly I could...Read complete review

The wheels are functionally great - reasonably light weight, great upgrade at a moderate price point. Getting the tires and tubes on was shockingly difficult. Continental GP 4000 fit so tightly I could not avoid a lever. Road great for 2 months and flatted at the end of my last ride near my house so I was able to make the change in my basement. The tire was so tightly bound to the wheel that the clincher was as if it had been glued to the rim. Literally there was no way to separate the sidewall from the rim. Ultimately it took a screw driver to peel the tire away from the rim and it tore. I have read others with the same issue on road bike review forums and I have tried the techniques described for changing one of these tires - it did not make any difference. I now have no confidence going out on these rims and flatting so it is back to my old heavy rims and to the dust bin for these.

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5.0

Great Value - Changes Just Require Good Technique

By Ultegra Climber

from mid atlantic

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst:

    These wheels are a great value. I Flatted after several months of happy riding and while these are not the easiest tires to replace with a tube I took some time to learn the correct technique described on some bike forums and with a little bit of practice I can now install my tires by hand with no lever.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Please Do Not Purchase These Wheels

    By synapse climber

    from washington, D.C.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Cost Performance

    Cons

    • Impossible To Change Tire

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst:

    The wheels are functionally great - reasonably light weight, great upgrade at a moderate price point. Getting the tires and tubes on was shockingly difficult. Continental GP 4000 fit so tightly I could not avoid a lever. Road great for 2 months and flatted at the end of my last ride near my house so I was able to make the change in my basement. The tire was so tightly bound to the wheel that the clincher was as if it had been glued to the rim. Literally there was no way to separate the sidewall from the rim. Ultimately it took a screw driver to peel the tire away from the rim and it tore. I have read others with the same issue on road bike review forums and I have tried the techniques described for changing one of these tires - it did not make any difference. I now have no confidence going out on these rims and flatting so it is back to my old heavy rims and to the dust bin for these.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Shimanl Quality and Value

    By gizmo

    from San Antonio TX

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst:

      I will start this review by stating that I am primarily an all trail mountain biker currently, but I do have a decent carbon fiber road bike that I like to ride occasionally, particularly when it's too muddy to go trail riding, going for a nice ride on the paved bikeways can be a good workout. I had gradually upgraded all the components on the road bike till the only item left to improve was the wheelset, which was pretty much entry level. So when I saw the Shimano wheels at a very competitive price, I jumped on them, having looked at some pretty pricey alternatives.
      Going tubeless was something that I did on my mountain bike with great results so it seemed logical to do the same on road bike.
      I paired the wheels with Maxxis Padrone 23C ties, put them on with not a lot of trouble and the sturdy levers that come with each tire, and was off.
      Everyone says, "I'm not a weight weenie." but I did weigh the before and after and saved a significant 600 grams! And the difference in rolling resistance was unbelievable. Now,I look for excuses to go road riding. These wheels make me feel 20 years younger.
      They are Shimano quality throughout, the hubs are smooth, the braking surfaces perfect.
      If you are looking to for an upgrade that will give you the most for your money, consider upgrading to these wheels. You will not be sorry.

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      • No
       
      1.0

      Don't buy

      By TK

      from Rancho Cucamonga

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst:

          Nothing wrong with the wheels but you can't find spokes for them if they break. Broke a spoke and it will be three months until I can get a spoke. So unless you can let your bike sit for three months, buy from someone who can offer replacement parts.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great wheels

          By BB

          from New Orleans, La

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst:

            I upgraded the stock wheels on my cannondale cadd12. These ultegras have great hubs. Very pleased!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Purchase Process

            By Merk

            from San Diego

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst:

                Building a custom bike and yet to assemble.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Can't beat this wheel set.

                By Snah

                from Ontario, Canada

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Great Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Racing
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst:

                  I have raced for years and to date this wheel set is hands down the best value I have been able to find. From hand built wheels to prefabbed sets. These wheels were solid out of the box and as I slammed various road hazards during their first race they came out intact and true. Nice smooth bearing feel when playing around with them and pretty stiff for the $$. The weight was at the top end of what I like in a wheel set but if they are this strong at the price they were sold for you can not go wrong. Tubeless ready to boot!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Amazingly good quality for the price! Tubeless ready too!

                  By Stephen

                  from Boulder, CO

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst:

                    I ended up using these on a 10 speed drivetrain, which fit perfectly with the included wheel spacer. So far, with 6 rides in, it's safe to say these are a great wheelset. I plan to run them tubeless in the future too.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Righteous Rollers

                    By Riding Rob

                    from Modesto CA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • true

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Biking
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst:

                      Very happy with this upgrade. Wheels came out of the box true and roll great. Have increased average speed about 1 mph over the 150 miles I have put on these. Power transfer is instantaneous for quick acceleration and strength up hills is improved. Not a super elite set of wheels as still weigh a bit more than1600 grams but a great value if you are looking to upgrade your stock wheelset

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Ultegra Wheelset

                      By Greg

                      from Boise, Idaho

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Biking
                        • Upgrade

                        Comments about Shimano WH-6800 Ultegra Tubeless Wheelst:

                        Great tubeless wheel. Incredible price for the wheelset.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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