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Shimano is a major sports equipment manufacturer founded in 1921 by Shozaburo Shimano. Originally established as Shimano Iron Works, the firm produced innovative components that helped shape bicycles into the machines we use today.
Shimano makes a wide range of equipment for cycling, rowing and fishing, among other sports. Shimano designs and manufacture components for all types of bikes and riders but is best known for its groupsets and wheels. It also manufactures handlebars, stems, seatposts, saddles, forks, wheels and accessories under the PRO brand.
BikeRadar's Shimano page brings you all the latest news and reviews of Shimano products, including Dura-Ace 9000, Dura-Ace Di2 9070, Ultegra Di2 and SLX M670/5, as well as maintenance tips such as how to bleed Shimano disc brakes.