This question is not intended to start an argument but simply for those with experience to help me with a decision that I am struggling with. I intend to get a new road bike in 2012. On top of that I am new resident of the rainy and sloppy Pacific Northwest (not trying to argue about that either).
The reason that I ask is that I continually read that SRAM is less finicky and with the Gore cables and housings also good at dealing with the less than ideal. Seeing the number of cross bikes pro or otherwise with SRAM components seems to lend some truth to this.
My current bike has 7900 and it is quite exposed and I know Ultegra is the same way. It hasn't really caused any problems but, this next bike will be a more rough and tumble racer ridden hard and put away wet kind of deal. Do you guys think that Force will be better suited to this application...Or am I just over thinking things?