I just obtained a road frame, and want to build it up. As I live in a very hilly area, a drive-train that has a a wide range is desirable.
My thoughts were a Shimano Deore LX or SLX rear derailleur with a 9 speed mountain freehub with either Shimano, Sram or Campy brifters (no preference, just whatever will work). And a road triple up front. Will this combination work? Are there any "plug and play" setups avoiding mickey mouse engineering?
The plan is to use standard road brakes.