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Ultegra 6800 compatibility

RoboleedsRoboleeds Posts: 43
edited May 2014 in Workshop
I have recently purchased a new bike fitted with Ultegra 6800 11 speed.I am not overly impressed with the groupset and wandered if I could convert it to 10 speed by changing the cassette.This would also solve the other problem I have of finding a freehub to fit a second hand pair of carbon clincher wheels I purchased off Ebay,the 11 speed freehub is rarer than hen's teeth,hop you can help


  • majormantramajormantra Posts: 2,094
    No. If you're having problems, it's a setup issue. 6800 is good, better than 6700 in every way.
  • ic.ic. Posts: 769
    Concur with the above. 6800 is beyond brilliant
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  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    Stick with it. Probably the best Shimano groupset since 7800, the only difference between 6800 and 9000 is the name and a few grams. Ditch the wheels.
  • RoboleedsRoboleeds Posts: 43
    Thanks guys good advice,looks like the wheels are history then.i have taken the bike back a couple of times but to me it is still not right,feels a bit "grindy", I think there's an issue with the BB
  • colmcaseycolmcasey Posts: 39
    Just built one up and cant fault the groupset so far. feels really solid
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