I am considering building a Pedal Force CX2 cross bike this winter. It will be intended for go anywhere riding...mostly paved roads but want the option of running 28-32c tires for poor road riding.
Will likely choose a single ring up front...likely 42t with 34-11 cassette 1 X 9. Will be a drop bar of course and my question is with respect to shifter options.
What do you guys do if running 1 X 9 without a front derailleur for the LH shifter? I will likely build with Sram Force or Ultegra 6700...but won't need the front derailleur shifting capability with only a single ring in front. Is best practice just not to run a front derailleur cable to the left drop bar brake/shifter lever and leave the shifting mechanism intact but inoperative?