I need a new groupset for my roadbike shortly, and there are some good offers around at the mo.
Currently I can get DA9000, Red22 or Record for within £25 of each other, but not sure which to go for.
Record - most familiar with as I'm currently using 2004 Record. Like the hood shape/shifting action. Don't need to buy a new freehub. Heaviest, and not compatible with my other half's bike. Not as bombproof as it used to be? Stupid tool needed for joining the chain
Red - Lightest by 200g, I've always had good luck with SRAM mtb kit, can play mix and match with my other half's bike (she's on Force). Reputation is that it's not all that robust?? Need to buy a new freehub.
DA - probably the most reliable/"just works". Wouldn't have even considered it until this generation, but the new hood shape is much nicer. Upgradeable to di2 at some point. Needs a new freehub, but then can swap wheels with the missus. Not a great fan of the shift lever set up, but sure I'll learn. Least pleasant of the 3 to look at, IMO.
Thoughts? I know there's a lot of personal preference involved, but what's your take? Gut reaction is to stick with Record, but I'm sufficiently weight weenie (and at 10 stone can almost justify it!) that the 200g difference in weight is dragging me towards SRAM, but then I'm hearing loads of good stuff about DA too...