Ultegra R8000 Pedals – vs – Dura Ace R9100 Pedals

Ultegra R8000 Pedals vs Dura Ace R9100 Pedals. Are the Dura ace pedals worth the extra money compared to new Ultegra R8000 Pedals? We compare the 2 popular high end SPD-SL pedals from Shimano.

Ultegra R8000 Pedals

Weighing in at a super-light 248 grams, these Ultegra R8000 Carbon SPD-SL Pedals have evolved from the 6800 series. Manufactured to mirror the stiffness of the R8000 Hollowtech II crankset, these carbon composite pedals also feature an extra-wide platform and reduced stack height to make sure that you transfer every watt through your transmission and into forward momentum.

Specifications

Weight 248 grams
Category Road
System SPD-SL

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