In my opinion, older groupsets shift almost as good as newer ones. Newer ones are of course a bit lighter. The ergonomics of the newer Campy levers is a bit better than yours. The carbon 10-spd Record groups is still one of my favourite groupsets of all time. Together with DA 9-spd
If it were up to me I would always spend my money on upgrading wheels, assuming you already have a great groupset (which you have). New better wheels have an advantage that you can actually notice.
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Having said that, I would keep you Record 10 and get a set of Enve wheels.
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I'd love to own a set ... maybe cross-shop some new Zipp 202's to see if they're a better buy.
If your groupset is more than a couple years old, just re-cable it and call it good. Investgate Alligator I-links and mini links and/or Yokazuna.
Happy shopping! Looking forward to your "what did you buy" post.
You have a great but older group and several very good wheelsets...... 11 gears vs 10 - not a huge change for the rolling terrain around here for me.....but then again if you get to hillier areas the extra range afforded is a special plus.....but more importantly, the quick shifting of the 11 system and the splendid lever ergonomics are by themselves very much worth suggesting you consider the new groupo......plus 10 speed Campy is old news (for Chorus and above last produced in 2008....) meaning why not take this moment to get current on their offerings....then go get that wheelset you know you want too!
so I'd recommend choosing that. Depending on your current wheelset,
and how much climbing you do, the upgraded wheels might be difficult
to notice while riding.
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Anyway, my 2 cents for the 1.5 it is worth.
cx-1s are pretty rough and ready frames. Smart money builds are always frame and wheels. Groupsets are for wearing out and replacing, or in the case of campy, rebuilding.
I vote for a new wheelset, given the choice.
However, given that this is weight weenies, I feel that the I should advise you to spend $15-20k on a lighter frame with AX-lightness, Tune and THM stuff dripping off of it.
I'd sell your CX-1 and take that plus the $2500 and get a C59 or EPS/Q Sell the Edge tubulars you already have and toss in a Record 11 group as well.
You can find Record and Super Record 11 for quite good prices if you look around a bit. Much less than your $2500. If you are really wanting a "treat" I think you could make a big upgrade happen
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