Shimano Pedals Dura Ace Vs Ultegra


Jun 6, 2007
I'm considering upgrading my Look pedals to Shimano Dura Ace or Ultegra, what does spending the more money on the DA get you besides a little weight savings?

Actually, the D-A pedal adds an outboard needle bearing to the 2 ball bearings found in the Ultegra pedal. The needle bearing adds additional load carrying capacity and durability to the construction. IMO, the extra cost of the D-A pedal is merited.

I'm using a pair of PD-6800 Ultegra carbon pedals on a winter beater right now and they are impressive in their construction, materials and finish. Entry is easy, but the release is a little noisy and not as smooth as my Campy pedals, but overall I think they're a very good pedal.
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