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Ultegra 6510 shift lever(4 posts)

Ultegra 6510 shift leverRecRider
Apr 18, 2001 8:07 AM
I've seen this new Ultegra 6510 (Flight Deck compatible) brake/shift lever and noticed that it looked nicer than the previous model. The cap which was a major complain because it rattles is now screwd on and the name Ultegra is etched in the lever. Aside from this, are there any other improvements like smoother shifting, durability...etc.

I need some feedback on this new product before buying it.

re: Ultegra 6510 shift levergrz mnky
Apr 18, 2001 10:07 AM
I haven't had the opportunity to "stress test" one yet, but it's probably a significant improvement knowing Shimano, and more expensive. I hope that they split up the FD buttons like on the new DA. I'd go for either the new Ultegra or the new DA over the old Ultegra which isn't that durable. If you see a triple (see I spelled it right) in your future then go with the new Ultegra since the *current* DA is not compatible.
re: Ultegra 6510 shift leverDirk Lenart
Apr 18, 2001 10:17 AM

I've got the 6501 and now of all its problems. If I would have known of all the troubles this lever would give me, I would have happily dished out a bit more cash for the Dura Ace lever.

Now, 1.5 year later, I've just ordered my Dura Ace levers. My LBS told me that they rattle less, than the 6501's, but they still rattle. Read the reviews on Dura Ace levers, buy them and forget about the 6510's (on there are already complaints about stuck 6510 levers, after a few hundreds of miles!)

Be sensible.

Dirk Lenart
re: Ultegra 6510 shift leverHap
Apr 18, 2001 11:23 AM
I just put the Ultegra 6510's on my bike but I only have 100 miles on them. I replaced 10 yr old 600 8 speed so I reeaally like them. I'm getting crisp solid shifts but, hey, the 600's were shot. Can't comment yet on durablity. I'll post a review when I have more miles on them. As far as FD buttons, there is one on each lever. I don't know if this is like DA or not.

Good luck,