SHIMANO was established in 1921 by Shozaburo Shimano in Sakai city, Osaka, Japan. It is a multinational manufacturer of cycling components, fishing tackle and rowing equipment. The first Shimano product was a bicycle freewheel. Nowadays Shimano products include drivetrain systems, all kinds of brakes, wheels and pedals for every bicycle category. Shimano also offers bicycle footwear, eyewear, and clothing.