Shimano is one of the most respected cycling brands in the industry. In 1921 Shozaburo Shimano founded the company in Japan, originally only manufacturing bicycle freewheels. Over time, they began to produce drivetrain systems, brakes, pedals and footwear.
Shimano’s respect is derived from their commitment to innovation, durability, and performance. Their eye for detail has made Shimano’s products popular among the everyday commuters to hardcore professionals. Shimano’s components are widely used in various disciplines of cycling, including road biking, mountain biking, and recreational cycling.
Shimano’s environmental impact
Reduction of environmental impacts and preventing pollution is important to Shimano. Internally Shimano is committed to:
- Cutting CO2 emissions
- Promoting proper waste management
- Developing eco-friendly products and technologies
- Preventing air, water soil and other pollutions
Shimano’s mission statement is to promote health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us and you can’t do that without sustainable efforts.
If you have any further questions or troubles with installation of a Shimano component visit your local MEC bike shop.