I'm putting together a bike from an Specialized Allez e5 frame, and, as the frame is all black, I'd like to put in a groupset that's also black, so I'm thinking to go with an SRAM; specifically, an Apex (lowest in the line), however, now I'm having second thoughts as to whether I should pony up for a more expensive one in terms of functional quality (eg. the quality of the brakes).
I've seen builds on this 2013 frame are typically being done with the SRAM Red (top of the line), but since the main purpose of the bike will be daily commuting and all those components will be uninsured, I'm not sure if the expense (for a more expensive group) would be justifiable in terms of me getting more reliable-efficient braking/much nicer gear shifting etc.
Practical issues mostly is what I'm concerned with (not thinking of weight shelving as main priority).
I had some Tektro (stock) brakes in a mtb last year and almost ended up under the wheels a Ford truck with them once (changed them MINUTES later for some Shimano ones, and it was night/day difference), so I want good and reliable mechanics this time. Still it'd be good not to break the bank, specially if it's just for saving a small amount of grams.
Thanks much for your opinions and any suggestion