Shimano is synonymous with cycling at all levels. It is the number 1 reference in world cycling, when it comes to components and technology as well as footwear, clothing, glasses, wheels and tools. Since it was founded by Shozaburo Shimano in 1921, Shimano's mission has been to provide the best solutions for everyday cyclists and also for the most professional expert ones. Shimano is service, quality and customer focus. Shimano is direct professional assistance in all kinds of sporting events, from popular races to the Vuelta a España and all the UCI world trials.