If you are in the Bicycle market looking to upgrade your bike or buy new one the brand Shimano is one you can’t avoid. Established in 1940 Shimano has always aimed to make their products high quality, reliable and durable. Back in 1940 to establish reputation for quality they gave two free replacements if a product failed.
The Groupset/ Chainset is one of the most important components of a bike and having a high quality Groupset will make a huge difference to a cheap one. The more expensive components mean less weight, easier gear shifting and greater comfort, however Shimano does offer products at a wide range of prices but all made to last and perform well.
Shimano has a hierarchy of its products these are just a few of them
Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105, Tiagra, Deore, Sora, Alivio, Claris.
Claris and Alivio being the basic entry and Dura-Ace being the professional range. Depending on how much you want to spend Shimano has an option for you. Shimano does bring out new ranges of Groupsets each year with different names so if you are confused at any of the Shimano branding in our store don’t hesitate to send us a message.
Shimano is a safe bet when looking at bike parts and there are held in high regard in the cycling community. However it is worth knowing that Shimano parts integrate best with other Shimano parts of their hierarchy so you should always keep them together for the best cycling experience!