Shimano Ultegra 6700 Brake Caliper front and rear set £39.99 delivered @ Wiggle
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Shimano Ultegra 6700 Brake Caliper front and rear set £39.99 delivered @ Wiggle

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Found 4th Dec 2015
This price is for the set, front and rear

Decent price for a pair of Ultegra calipers. 6700 models not the latest 6800

£20 a caliper makes these only slightly dearer than Sora brakes and same price if not slightly cheaper than Tiagra or 105

Replacement Ultegra brake blocks only £5.49 here, might be worth buing a set at the same time as free delivery is £10 and over:
wiggle.co.uk/shi…ks/

3% Quidco/TopCashBack

Rear only is £19.99 at Merlin cycles, no front avaliable though
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very tempted - one of my calipers is slightly broken, but I'm too cheap to fix it because it still works almost perfectly. It just drags a bit on the sidewall of the tyre
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robodan918

very tempted - one of my calipers is slightly broken, but I'm too cheap … very tempted - one of my calipers is slightly broken, but I'm too cheap to fix it because it still works almost perfectly. It just drags a bit on the sidewall of the tyre


Tempted as well, haven't pulled the trigger yet. Just got a new Trek 1.2 which only comes with unbranded calipers so these would be an upgrade, albeit not a massive one
My bike came with 105s but they skimped on the calipers and went with some generic Shimano ones instead. They're still in really good condition; will I even notice any difference with these?
lukeo44

Tempted as well, haven't pulled the trigger yet. Just got a new Trek 1.2 … Tempted as well, haven't pulled the trigger yet. Just got a new Trek 1.2 which only comes with unbranded calipers so these would be an upgrade, albeit not a massive one



You'll notice the difference in stopping power.
I think the biggest thing is the brake pads (width and compound), and having the brakes properly set. When I recently bought a 3-compound brake pad and rejigged my brakes to set them exactly right, I saw better stopping power because of the jigging, and better performance in the rain thanks to the 3 compound pads.
From the description: Must be used in conjunction with ST-7900 or ST-6700 STIs for correct leverage ratio.

So keep that in mind before buying.
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archarius

From the description: Must be used in conjunction with ST-7900 or ST-6700 … From the description: Must be used in conjunction with ST-7900 or ST-6700 STIs for correct leverage ratio.So keep that in mind before buying.


The official Shimano compatibility charts show them as being compatibile with Sora (3500) , Tiagra (4600), 105 etc, not sure if the description on Wiggle is incorrect
These Ultegras are the BR-6700 on the right of the chart. The 'N' next to some of them just stands for new model
http://s8.postimg.org/oz11tmas5/compat.jpg

Edited by: "lukeo44" 4th Dec 2015
Bought these - they're simply excellent. Huge difference in stopping power compared to factory fitted calipers on my Scott
Gutted. Just finished a build with 105 calipers and Ultegra 6700 levers and gears, these would have been perfect! Hot deal for someone though.
Voted cold due to having a crap name.
maddoglewis

Voted cold due to having a crap name.



don't call me that.

no YOU'RE a caliper
benjai

My bike came with 105s but they skimped on the calipers and went with … My bike came with 105s but they skimped on the calipers and went with some generic Shimano ones instead. They're still in really good condition; will I even notice any difference with these?



Nope, it's all in the pads, I did the same change and it felt exactly the same.

I've since welded a bracket for a brake disc on the rear, removed my rim brakes and just using the one rear disc brake now. It's so much better since you don't have to worry about the slightest buckle in the wheel, it has so much stopping power that I don't miss the front.
this is a good price but IMO worth paying more and getting 6800 as the design is a lot different with twin pull, I installed my 6800 last year and made a huge difference over my standard calipers, I also changed out the stock shimano pads as far to hard ....koolstop / Swiss stop all the way.
Good if you are roadie, but anyone who thinks these perform is really kidding themselves. I upgraded these on my road bike and they were much better than the stock ones however they are still shocking compared with disc on the MTB. Safety over a few grams is always the way for me....
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kelly78

this is a good price but IMO worth paying more and getting 6800 as the … this is a good price but IMO worth paying more and getting 6800 as the design is a lot different with twin pull, I installed my 6800 last year and made a huge difference over my standard calipers, I also changed out the stock shimano pads as far to hard ....koolstop / Swiss stop all the way.


Fair points, although the only reason I'm looking into Ultegra brakes is their closeness in price to the 105s I was looking at, so I personally wouldn't then pay double for 6800, cheapest I can see for those is £37.49 each
benjai

My bike came with 105s but they skimped on the calipers and went with … My bike came with 105s but they skimped on the calipers and went with some generic Shimano ones instead. They're still in really good condition; will I even notice any difference with these?



Decent pads will make a bigger difference
mcrobbj

Good if you are roadie, but anyone who thinks these perform is really … Good if you are roadie, but anyone who thinks these perform is really kidding themselves. I upgraded these on my road bike and they were much better than the stock ones however they are still shocking compared with disc on the MTB. Safety over a few grams is always the way for me....



They do perform, enough to stop me hitting a car head on as it turned into my right of way, handful of brakes, endo and smacked the back end of the car with my shoulder, better than a head on impact and smashed bike.

Ok they are not hydraulic discs, but they are very effective rim brakes.

Rim brakes get 'interesting' when wet, that's when performance drops and discs do so well.

Still modern road calipers are easy to setup and effective.
DON'T STOP MOVING BABY ONLY BOOTY DRIVE ME CRAZY....
Do your rims a favour when you get these and buy some pads that won't eat away your rim. Some Koolstop Salmon pads or if you can push the boat some swiss top are the best.
Come with pads?
Yes - pads are included
come with pads?
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johnnyboy4711

come with pads?


Yes
What are people doing that need these amazing brakes? I'm riding a fast road Bicycle, I'm going faster than any one else I see and yet I'm fine with brakes that barely work because the pads are so worn. I can look ahead, I can judge what is going to happen and react accordingly, I rode my Bicycle to work without and pads two weeks ago, I live in a hilly area and I still managed by swerving side to side to slow myself down.

I think it's like the placebo effect, you buy something that tells you what it's going to do and you believe it. I've got these brakes, I've had 105's and I've had the **** stock brakes that came with my Bicycle.... all of them are the same. You're not doing 100mph to need them and you're not heavy enough to need them either.
slannmage

What are people doing that need these amazing brakes? I'm riding a fast … What are people doing that need these amazing brakes? I'm riding a fast road Bicycle, I'm going faster than any one else I see and yet I'm fine with brakes that barely work because the pads are so worn. I can look ahead, I can judge what is going to happen and react accordingly, I rode my Bicycle to work without and pads two weeks ago, I live in a hilly area and I still managed by swerving side to side to slow myself down. I think it's like the placebo effect, you buy something that tells you what it's going to do and you believe it. I've got these brakes, I've had 105's and I've had the **** stock brakes that came with my Bicycle.... all of them are the same. You're not doing 100mph to need them and you're not heavy enough to need them either.



Evolution in action.
mosschops

Evolution in action.


Darwinism in action.
As has been said brakes are all generally the same(unless there poorly made and maintained) except for smoothness and slight difference in leverage,the greatest difference will be a change of pads.My bike has a pair of 30 plus year old Ultegras that still function well.
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