A global giant. No other company has such a complete range of products within the cycle component market as Shimano. The distinctive blue logo is instantly recognised by cyclists across the globe, such is the brands dominance in the marketplace. Shimano groupsets have become household names with the levels; Deore, Sora, 105, Ultegra, XT, XTR and Dura-Ace groupsets all common knowlege with cycling fans.
Shozaburo Shimano founded his own Iron works business in 1921, during the same period he set about producing complex bicycle freewheels, from these small beginnings the company has now grown enormously. Currently employing over 12,000 people and producing some of the finest bicycle components that money can buy. Shimano manufacture; chains, chainsets, bottom brackets, pedals, brakes, derailleurs, wheels, shoes, apparel and so much more.