Ultegra 6800 Pedals vs Shimano’s R550 Pedals. Are the Ultegra 6800 pedals worth more than double the money compared to R550? We compare the 2 popular SPD-SL pedals from shimano.
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.
R550 SPD-SL Pedals
The Shimano R550 SPD-SL Road Pedals (OE) is Shimano's replacement for the alloy 105 pedal. This new road pedal offers great valve for money. With a wide composite lightweight body and blinding mechanism makes it a great pedal to learn how to use clipless pedals, while still giving you big platform for maximum power transfer and support. Yet you can go light still, with Shimano's 'new carbon 105 pedal.