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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.

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Singletrack editorial featuring Shimano

  • Fresh Goods Friday 453 – At Least We Have Eccles Cakes Edition

    Fresh Goods Friday 453 – At Least We Have Eccles Cakes Edition

  • Fresh Goods Friday 452: The ‘Wil is Going Home’ Edition

    Fresh Goods Friday 452: The ‘Wil is Going Home’ Edition

  • Stan’s & Hope Respond To Shimano Micro Spline Licensing Frustrations

    Stan’s & Hope Respond To Shimano Micro Spline Licensing Frustrations

  • Live Q&A On The New Shimano 12-Speed Deore XT & SLX Groupsets

    Live Q&A On The New Shimano 12-Speed Deore XT & SLX Groupsets

  • First Ride Review | Shimano SLX M7100 1×12 Drivetrain & Brakes

    First Ride Review | Shimano SLX M7100 1×12 Drivetrain & Brakes

  • First Ride Review | Shimano Deore XT M8100 1×12 Drivetrain & Brakes

    First Ride Review | Shimano Deore XT M8100 1×12 Drivetrain & Brakes

  • Shimano Unveils Brand New 12-Speed Deore XT & SLX Groupsets

    Shimano Unveils Brand New 12-Speed Deore XT & SLX Groupsets

  • Review | Shimano SH-XC901 SPD Carbon Soled MTB Shoes

    Review | Shimano SH-XC901 SPD Carbon Soled MTB Shoes

  • Newsdesk 10: Racing news, Yorkshire bikes, and Shimano reshaping e-Bike design

    Newsdesk 10: Racing news, Yorkshire bikes, and Shimano reshaping e-Bike design

  • Head To Head Trail Bike Review | 2019 GT Sensor Expert Vs 2019 Trek Fuel EX 9.7

    Head To Head Trail Bike Review | 2019 GT Sensor Expert Vs 2019 Trek Fuel EX 9.7

  • Review | Shimano goes for mega bearing durability with the tough-as Saint M828 flat pedals

    Review | Shimano goes for mega bearing durability with the tough-as Saint M828 flat pedals

  • A Beautiful Mason, Several Gurns, A New Frame – And The World’s Smallest Samurai Sword… It’s Fresh Goods Friday 436!

    A Beautiful Mason, Several Gurns, A New Frame – And The World’s Smallest Samurai Sword… It’s Fresh Goods Friday 436!

  • There’s More To Life Than Shredits: Singletrack’s Top Ten Videos Of 2018

    There’s More To Life Than Shredits: Singletrack’s Top Ten Videos Of 2018

  • Fresh Goods Friday 430 – The Mid January Thoughts Edition

    Fresh Goods Friday 430 – The Mid January Thoughts Edition

  • Top 10 Most Read Singletrack Reviews Of 2018, And Number 1 Isn’t an eBike

    Top 10 Most Read Singletrack Reviews Of 2018, And Number 1 Isn’t an eBike

  • A Fun E-Day Out With Shimano Steps E8000, Turning Descents Into Climbs.

    A Fun E-Day Out With Shimano Steps E8000, Turning Descents Into Climbs.

  • FGF 427: Is It Too Early To Start Christmas Shopping?

    FGF 427: Is It Too Early To Start Christmas Shopping?

  • First Look: 2019 Vitus E-Sommet e-MTB With The All New Shimano Steps E7000

    First Look: 2019 Vitus E-Sommet e-MTB With The All New Shimano Steps E7000

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