I'm upgrading my 6 year old bike with one new component a month. I've already replaced the BB, crank, RD and brakes with new 5700 105 parts. Now I need to replace the FD and the brifters still.
I was planning on going new 105 all the way through but started thinking about perhaps going Ultegra on the Brifters. I've "read" others saying the new Ultegra brifters are super nice. I thought maybe this one component would be wise to be upgraded over the 105 stuff everywhere else.
The Ultegra brifters cost about $100 more, and I think going that way may require an Ultegra FD, too. I've seen others say this was true at one time.
I'm not looking for weight savings -- just improved feel and shifting accuracy. Anyone have any experience with the new 105 shifters compared to new Ultegra shifters? Is there a marked difference?