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Dura-Ace and Ultegra SPD-SL question(6 posts)

Dura-Ace and Ultegra SPD-SL questionHigh Gear
Oct 16, 2003 6:29 PM
Anyone know what more you get by going with the Dura-Ace pedal over the Ultegra other than weight?
re: Dura-Ace and Ultegra SPD-SL questionswvegg
Oct 16, 2003 7:12 PM
The inability to use a pedal wrench.
Almost nothing. Better bearings maybe? nmThe The
Oct 16, 2003 7:54 PM
A lighter wallet?PsyDoc
Oct 17, 2003 4:25 AM
People write that you get better bearings with DA and a different finish (ti) compared to ultegra (polished). Although people write that the bearings are higher quality, they also write that it's not a noticeable enough difference to justify the increased cost.
Oct 17, 2003 5:32 AM
They are really great pedals but what you say is true. There is a pair of each in our house & it's hard to see or feel a difference and I doubt that the DA ones last twice as long as the UL ones. In UK (mail order) they were 52 & 98 pounds which means either one is a bargain or one it too expensive. They are a joy to use though.
Agree too. Indistinguishable in use.Steve Young
Oct 17, 2003 10:44 AM
I have a pair of each. DA on the geared road bike and Ultegra on the fixie.

They look slightly different as noted above but once clipped in and riding I couldn't tell the two apart although I haven't tried with a DA one side and an Ultegra the other at the same time :)