I am currently building a new commuting bike. I only have the frame for now and thinking about all the other components to buy and assemble.
It should have a 9 speed (11-34) cassette with a XT derailleur and shifters with brake and derailleurs cables running under the bar strap. That lead me to these two shifters: campagnolo ergopower 9 speed veloce which should work just fine with a shiftmate #3 or a shimano ultegra 7700 which is 10 speed but can work with a 9 speed cassette with a shiftmate #2.
I have all my setup build with shimano parts so I would prefer to continue that way with the shimano ultegra but which is 10 speed..
I wonder how it is going to do then. Has anyone already tried this? A 10 speed STI with a 9 speed cassette + shiftmate. Will it just stop working at the end of the cassette... Will the derailleur not suffer from this..
Should I better buy the 9 speed campy veloce?