The aim of this study was to investigate the microshear bond strength of five universal adhesives for use with demineralized enamel, with and without pre-etching. Using five universal adhesives (Single Bond Universal (SBU), Clearfil Universal (CU), Prime&Bond Elect Universal (PBU), Bisco All Bond Universal (ABU), Gluma Bond Universal (GU)), composite cylinders were bonded to the labial surfaces of extracted upper incisor teeth, with or without pre-etching. A micro-shear bond strength test was performed. The debonding surfaces were evaluated with the use of SEM. The data was analyzed using one-way ANOVA and Tukey's Post-hoc tests. SBU, ABU, and PBU increased the bond strength statistically when used in etch&rinse mode (p<0.05). GU and CU did not change the bond strength statistically with the use of pre-etching (p>0.05). The bond strength of universal adhesives on demineralized enamel, with and without initial acid etching, depends on the type of adhesive system used.