From humble beginnings producing single-speed freewheels, Japanese company Shimano has become a global giant, and ​the ​dominant component manufacturer of the world. Switch on the TV and you'll see Shimano equipped bikes claiming victory in the Tour De France, the mountain bike world cup and the cyclocross world championships, not to mention the millions upon millions of mass-market bikes powered by Shimano chains, cassettes, shifters, brakes, wheels and cranksets. Where ever you are in the world, Shimano parts will take you further.