I ride am 09 Marin Northside which is currently equipped with
ShiftLevers :SRAM X-4, 8 Speed Trigger
FrontDerailleur :Shimano Alivio
RearDerailleur :SRAM X-5
Cassette :SRAM PG-830, Power Glide II, 11-32, 8 Speed
My front shift lever is completely broken – Marin are sending a new part but I’m worried it’s just going to happen again. What levers would be a good upgrade for these without breaking the bank too much?
Also, thinking about it, would I be better off replacing my cassette as well for a 9 speed? If so, again, which one would be recommended?