Dura Ace R9100 Pedals – vs – Ultegra 6800 Pedals

Dura Ace R9100 Pedals vs Ultegra 6800 Pedals. Are the Dura Ace Pedals worth the extra money compared to older Ultegra 6800 Pedals? We compare the 2 popular high end SPD-SL pedals from shimano.

Dura Ace R9100 Pedals

Low profile 8.8 mm body height from axle centre to cleat contact surface. Silky smooth 3-bearing axle system, two ball- and one wide roller-bearing Stainless steel pedal body plate for increased durability Open design allows for easy access and cleat adjustments Wider shoe cleat has a long life and is easier for walking than other cleats Large binding target allows quick engagement while wide cleats provides more efficient pedalling

Specifications

Weight 228 grams
Category Road
System SPD-SL

Ultegra 6800 SPD-SL Pedals

The short carbon fibre body construction offers low weight, is super stiff and offers efficient power transfer. The PD-6800 features many of the same technologies as the flagship Dura Ace pedals with the PD-6800 only weighing 8g more. Lightweight. Efficient power transfer. Durable and solid interface quick and easy entry bindings. Adjustable entry and release tension settings. These pedals are also durable with a replaceable stainless steel plate that sits across the width of the pedal, protecting the carbon from minor abrasions and pressure caused during clipping and pedaling.

Specifications

Weight 260 grams
Category Road
System SPD-SL