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The Shimano Bicycle Company is a Japanese manufacturer of cycling components, founded in 1921 by Shozaburo Shimano.It was established in Tokyo as a drop forging plant for bicycle parts, initially manufacturing steel rims and later hubs for Japanese bicycles. The company’s early production consisted chiefly of drive train components for 3-speed bicycles, the majority of which were exported to the United States and Europe. This led to an initial expansion abroad, with sales offices set up in London (1941), Los Angeles (1942), New York City (1946) and Chicago (1965).

The name Shimano is probably the most famous brand name in all of cycling, this Japanese brand is simply ubiquitous throughout the industry.

Whether you are a 10 year old getting your first bike without stabilisers or a seasoned pro on a bike priced in five figures, it’s a safe bet that the words ‘Shimano’ will be found somewhere on your bike. Each year the latest technological developments trickle down to the gear levels below, effectively meaning this year’s Shimano XT users are riding the technology of the XTR riders just a few years ago. As big as the brand is there is competition from the likes of SRAM and Campagnolo.

Recent stories featuring Shimano

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Singletrack editorial featuring Shimano

  • FGF 508 – Fresh Goods Friday Of Hope

    FGF 508 – Fresh Goods Friday Of Hope

  • Cycling Geeks Unite! Shimano Celebrates 25 Years Of The SPD Sandal

    Cycling Geeks Unite! Shimano Celebrates 25 Years Of The SPD Sandal

  • The Kids Are Alright – The Riders of The Future

    The Kids Are Alright – The Riders of The Future

  • Shimano ME700 Trail SPDs Upgraded. Leisure Pedals Get Colours

    Shimano ME700 Trail SPDs Upgraded. Leisure Pedals Get Colours

  • SuperBoost And Flat Mount XTR – Things You Didn’t Know You Needed

    SuperBoost And Flat Mount XTR – Things You Didn’t Know You Needed

  • Shimano new Deore M6100 Goes 12 Speed. And 10 and 11…

    Shimano new Deore M6100 Goes 12 Speed. And 10 and 11…

  • Shimano XTR Groupset | Premium Components Punished Through Winter

    Shimano XTR Groupset | Premium Components Punished Through Winter

  • First Look And Competition: Win Shimano XC501 Fast Trail Shoes

    First Look And Competition: Win Shimano XC501 Fast Trail Shoes

  • Fresh Forks Friday 495 | 4 new bouncy forks in time for Spring!

    Fresh Forks Friday 495 | 4 new bouncy forks in time for Spring!

  • iceBike* 2020 – News from Thule, Park, Pro, Lazer and more

    iceBike* 2020 – News from Thule, Park, Pro, Lazer and more

  • Forget Love, This is Where The Hot Stuff Is | FGF 487

    Forget Love, This is Where The Hot Stuff Is | FGF 487

  • Fresh Goods Friday 484 | Flashy bike, full-face, and spendy rims!

    Fresh Goods Friday 484 | Flashy bike, full-face, and spendy rims!

  • Top 10 Most Read Singletrack Stories of 2019 | Hacks, reviews, and tech

    Top 10 Most Read Singletrack Stories of 2019 | Hacks, reviews, and tech

  • Singletrack Editors’ Choice Awards | Andi

    Singletrack Editors’ Choice Awards | Andi

  • Fresh Goods Friday 479 | Santa Comes Early!

    Fresh Goods Friday 479 | Santa Comes Early!

  • Christmas Countdown Day 12 | Win A 1×12 Shimano SLX Groupset!

    Christmas Countdown Day 12 | Win A 1×12 Shimano SLX Groupset!

  • Christmas Countdown Day 8 | Win Shimano MW701 Riding Boots

    Christmas Countdown Day 8 | Win Shimano MW701 Riding Boots

  • 13 speed Shimano gearbox patent uncovered

    13 speed Shimano gearbox patent uncovered