Tag Archives: Shimano

Shimano says demand is cooling but sales continued to grow in first half of 2022 

Component giant Shimano said that demand is cooling, but the Japanese brand continued to grow sales in the first half of 2022.  In its last financial results report, published on July 26, Shimano reported another jump in sales to 17.2% based on the same period in 2021, up to 249 …

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Shimano launches new visual project at Eurobike called Future Cities

Shimano has announced the launch of a new visual project at Eurobike, called Future Cities. Seeking to show what our cities could look like, Shimano has worked with innovative visual designer Jan Kamensky to reimagine Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin and Marble Arch in London through video and imagery. Anna Schmalko-Methorst, Shimano’s urban …

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British bike brand Ribble introduces Shimano 105 Di2 to key ranges 

British bike brand Ribble has announced that the new Shimano 105 Di2 groupset will be added to a number of key models in its range.   One of the first brands to bring the new Shimano electronic groupset to market, Ribble is offering the new 105 on its Ultra, Endurance, and …

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Shimano unveils 105 Di2 groupset, featuring 12-speed wireless shifting 

Shimano has officially unveiled the new 105 Di2 groupset, which comes with 12-speed wireless shifting technology.  Previously only available in the Ultegra and Dura-Ace groupsets, Shimano has released its electronic shifting in the more entry-level componentry, to mark the 40th anniversary of the 105 groupset.  The full cost of the …

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BikeBiz’s guide to the latest brakes

BikeBiz takes a look at the latest brakes from some of the leading brands in the sector, including Shimano, Clarks, Magura, TRP, Miche, Elvedes, SRAM, Birzman and Swiss Stop This guide first appeared in the May edition of BikeBiz magazine – get your free subscription here Shimano – Deore M6100 …

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Hammerhead to remove some Shimano functions following SRAM takeover

Hammerhead has announced that riders utilising Di2 integration are to lose access to a small subset of features, at Shimano’s request. The update will remove on-screen battery status and shifter mode data, front and rear derailleur indications, and Karoo screen control via the Di2 hood buttons from Shimano Di2 drivetrains, …

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United Sports Brands acquires cycling brand Pearl Izumi from Shimano

United Sports Brands (USB) has acquired Pearl Izumi USA from Shimano. The manufacturer and retailer of cycling apparel and accessories will join USB’s portfolio of protective and performance sports equipment sold under the Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters, Nathan, and Glukos brands. Pearl Izumi was founded in Tokyo in 1950 and …

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Global cycling boom “cooling down”, says Shimano

Shimano has released its financial results for the first quarter of FY2022, with net sales from its bicycle segment increasing 13.9% from the same period of the previous year. The global cycling boom showed signs of cooling down, said the company, with market inventories of entry-class and middle-class bicycles approaching …

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Shimano Europe announces plan to outsource warehouse activities, putting 45 jobs at risk

Component giant Shimano has announced plans to outsource its European warehouse activities, putting 45 jobs at risk.  The Japanese groupset, component, and apparel manufacturer said that due to enormous growth within the company, the distribution centre in the Netherlands no longer suits demand.  Shimano said that the transition to the …

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