Manufacturer of cycling components established in 1921
Shimano products include drivetrains (Cranksets, Bottom Brackets, Cassettes, Chains, Derailleurs, Gear shifters...), wheels, pedals and brakes for Road bikes, Mountain bikes and Hybrid bikes.
Shimano's direct competitors are Sram and Campagnolo.
Today, Shimano is the largest manufacturer of bike components in the world.
Shimano groupsets for Road bikes
Shimano offers various levels groupsets for beginners to pro riders.
For road cycling, Shimano Tiagra is an entry level groupset, durable and reliable. Shimano 105 is the perfect balance between cost and performance, lighter and stiffer than Tiagra, Shimano 105 is a popular choice for enthusiast riders.
Shimano Ultegra is the perfect choice for riders looking for the performance of the Dura-Ace groupset but at a more affordable price tag. Ultegra groupset is light, stiff and highly refined.
Shimano Dura-Ace is the company's high-end groupset. This groupset is used by many Pro riders and Pro tour teams and features light weight and smooth shifting.
Recently, Shimano have introduced electronic version of the mechanical Ultegra and Dura-Ace groupsets called respectively Ultegra Di2 and Dura-Ace Di2.
Shifts are instant, accurate and effortless.
Shimano groupsets for MTB
For mountain biking, Shimano Deore is the entry level groupset. Entry level doesn't mean low end. Deore groupset is an ideal choice for general trail riding with its right balance of performance, weight and reliability.
Shimano SLX, such as Shimano 105 for road cycling, is the perfect choice for enthusiast MTB riders. SLX features smooth shifting and high technologie with the Shadow+ rear derailleur and Ice technology disc brakes. Definitely the best value for money!
Shimano XT groupset is light, stiff and smooth. Shimano XT gets features from XTR with a more affordable price tag. Shimano XT is very versatile and designed for XC to enduro.
Shimano XTR is the top of the range. Many pro riders around the world are using it. If you are looking for the best groupset available on the market, choose Shimano XTR!
To meet the needs of gravity riders, Shimano has created two groupsets: Shimano Zee and Shimano Saint.
Both are perfect for freeride, downhill and dirt jump. Shimano Zee, such as Shimano SLX has a great value for money and get features from Shimano Saint. Shimano Saint is ridden by the best downhill riders: light to make the difference but strong to take abuse!
Shimano is not only making cycling components but also offer a large clothing range: Shoes, Jerseys, Shorts...
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