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Differences between Ultegra and Dura Ace pedals(5 posts)

Differences between Ultegra and Dura Ace pedalsalmccm
May 14, 2003 9:56 AM
Other than weight, color and price, what are the differences between the 7750 and the R600 pedal? I believe they both use the same cleat and have the same binding mechanism. I'm wondering if the Dura Ace is worth the extra dollars if I'm never going to race.
The only differance other than what you said is the bearings are a little higher quality.nmthe bull
May 14, 2003 2:46 PM
One More Difference Nobody Notices!!Fockewulf
May 14, 2003 8:52 PM
The Ultegra pedals have a slightly higher stack height, by about 2mm - stack height is the distance between the center of pedal spindle and the sole of your shoe.
I have both....burdiman
May 15, 2003 7:56 AM
and the Dura Ace pedals can only be installed with an 8mm allen wrench while the Ultegra can be installed with a standard pedal wrench. It looks like the bearings on the Dura Ace are a bit closer to the crank as a result. I am using the Dura Ace and love them. My brother is going to use the Ultegras.

I would say that they are not worth the extra money unless you 'want' the Dura Ace.
Dura Ace bearings are *much* better...satanas
May 22, 2003 11:24 AM
Recently serviced some ~1984 DA (toeclip) pedals - same bearing design - and they were in perfect condition. They just don't wear out!

I think the DA are worth the extra, but only if you'll keep them for a fair while, and are sensitive to subtle differences.