MTB XTR rear mech (9sp) what ROAD shifter?

a_to_the_j Posts: 193
edited April 2011 in Workshop
Hi All,

Just a quick question , i know you can mate a 9sp MTB rear mech to a road shifter - but which one when running a 9speed MTB CASSETTE on the road bike too? Do i need a 9sp shifter and it will index ok, or do i need a 10speed shifter, as i have heard/seen some cases in the US on the internet.... (ps for shifters i am refering to SHIMANO as its an XTR mech and XTR cassette - not that makes a diff)

Thanks for any help.