Want to convert my Air9 Carbon to a geared cross bike
I want to convert my air9 carbon to a cyclocross bike with Salsa Bell lap bars. I am currently running 3x9 xtr on this bike and was wondering if SRAM or Shimano make 3x9 road hoods/shifters/brakes that will work with this setup? I will likely run the Avid BB7 road brakes on this setup as well.
If Shimano or SRAM make a road shifter that will work, will the indexing be the same as the 3x10 XTR indexing? It sounds like 3x10 road shifters work well with the current line of 3x10 mtb setups, but I don't want to convert to a 3x10 setup if I don't have to.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!