Shimano are 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 make a wide range of equipment for cycling, rowing and fishing, among other sports. Shimano design and manufacture components for all types of bikes and riders but are best known for their groupsets and wheels. They also manufacture handlebars, stems, seatposts, saddles, forks, wheels and accessories under the PRO brand.