I've got a 2003 trek 5500, its got dura ace 7700 on it, and its been great over the last 7 years and 7k+ miles. Unfortunately, despite keeping the drive train clean and lubed all good things must come to an end and my cassette and chain are toast. I've got the ability to pick up all sram red, except the brakes for around 1200 before a sale ends at 10 eastern tonight. Should i do it? Or should i just drop the 200 ish on chain/cassette and not break up the lance kit. I do race and i think going 10 speed would be an advantage because neutral support wheels all have 10 speed cassettes these days.
should I pony up the cash for the RED? or is there some intrinsic coolness that im not aware of with the lance spec?