SHIMANO

Bicycling (South Africa) - - Gear -

HIS­TORY

Founded in 1921, Shimano is pub­licly listed and still run by the Shimano fam­ily to this day. It man­u­fac­tures cy­cling com­po­nents, as well as fish­ing and row­ing equip­ment (un­til 2005 and 2008 re­spec­tively, Shimano also made golf­ing and snow­board­ing gear). Based in Sakai, Osaka, Shimano Ja­pan is run by Yozo and Yoshiko Shimano as Pres­i­dent and Chair­man.

NO­TABLE IN­NO­VA­TIONS Shimano In­dex Shift­ing (SIS), cli­p­less MTB pedal (SPD), Di2 elec­tronic shift­ing

HOUSE BRANDS S-Phyre ap­parel, PRO com­po­nents

SOUTH AFRICAN DIS­TRIB­U­TOR cool­heat.co.za

GROUPSET HI­ER­AR­CHY EN­TRY TO MID-RANGE

2/3x10 groupsets: Alivio, De­ore

MID-RANGE TO HIGH-END

SLX (1/2/3x11) De­ore XT (1/2/3x11)

HIGH-END TO FLAG­SHIP

XTR (1/2/3x11)

XTR Di2 (1/2/3x11)

XTR 12-speed (M9100) – TBA

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