I’ve been considering going for eTap or Di2 for a while but was waiting to see what happened with Di2 pricing after the new Dura got released, but then the new eTap dropped.
My bike currently has Ultegra from 2018 (R8000 I think) with cable brakes. I’ve read the Rival is equivalent to 105 so a level down from Ultegra, but I assume that general improvements in tech has brought all levels up so new Rival isn’t as far behind 2018 Ultegra. Am I right with that?
Would I be right in thinking that switching, despite being down a level, would be an overall improvement? Or would it be worth spending the extra and going for Force? Or hanging on for Shimano to release things and see what happens with their pricing?