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Shimano

Shimano ((OTCBB: SHMDF), FWB: SHM) is a Japanese manufacturer of cycling, fishing, snowboarding, and until 2005, golf components.

Cycling

Shimano products include drivetrain, brake, wheel and pedal components for leisure, road and mountain bikes. These components are generally organised and sold as groupsets intended to be supplied as a near complete collection of a bicycle's mechanical parts.

Groupsets commonly include: crankset comprising cranks and chainrings; bottom bracket; chain; rear gear cogs or cassette; front and rear wheel hubs; gear shift levers; brakes; brake levers; cables; front and rear gear mechanisms or derailleurs.

The Italian firm Campagnolo is a competitor as the other major manufacturer of road groupsets. SRAM is a competitor as the other major manufacturer of mountain bike groupsets, though they are now introducing a road groupset as well.

When the 1970s United States bike boom exceeded the capacity of the American and European bicycle component manufacturers, Japanese manufacturers SunTour and Shimano rapidly stepped in to fill the void. While both companies provided products for all price-ranges of the market, SunTour also focused on refinement of existing systems and designs for higher end products, while Shimano paid more attention to rethinking the basic systems and bringing out innovations such as index shifting and front freewheel systems. SunTour eventually lost the commercial battle. In contrast to the near-universal marketing technique of introducing innovations on the expensive side of the marketplace and relying on consumer demand to emulate early adopters along with economy of scale to bring them into the mass market, Shimano introduced new technologies at the lowest end of the bicycle market, using lower cost and often heavier and less durable materials and techniques, only moving them further upscale if they established themselves in the lower market segments.

Lance Armstrong's 1999 victory in the Tour de France on a Shimano Dura-Ace equipped Trek was the first time Shimano components had been used to win the grand tour. In 2002, Dura-Ace equipped bikes were ridden to victory in the Tour de France (Lance Armstrong), Giro d'Italia (Paolo Savoldelli), and Vuelta a España (Aitor González), marking the first time Shimano componentry had been used to win all three grand tours. World championships in both the road and time trial disciplines were won on Shimano equipment.

In 2003 Shimano introduced "Dual Control" to mountain bikes, where the gear shift mechanism is integrated into the brake levers, and reintroduced the "Rapid Rise" rear derailler which works in the opposite direction to traditional deraillers. This development was controversial: critics viewed it as an attempt to monopolise the mountain bike components market because the use of Dual Control integrated shifting requires the use of Shimano brakes, and the Rapid Rise derailler is believed to work more effectively with the Dual Control system. Shimano also introduced new proprietary standards for disc brakes and hubs, and for bottom brackets and cranksets, further fueling speculation about monopolistic intentions.

Many people believe that "VIA", which is stamped on all Shimano parts, is a form of corporate logo, since it does not appear on Campagnolo parts, for instance. In fact, VIA is an official approval stamp used to certify parts of Japanese vehicles - including bicycles.

Racing bicycle groupsets

Current road bicycle groupsets include:

  • Dura-Ace
  • Ultegra
  • 105
  • Tiagra
  • Sora

Mountain bike groupsets

Current mountain bicycle groupsets include:

  • Saint - This is the top of the range for DownHill(DH)/FreeRide(FR) bikes
  • Hone
  • XTR - This is the top of the range for CrossCountry(XC) mountain bikes
  • XT
  • LX
  • Deore
  • Alivio
  • Acera
  • Altus
  • Tourney - this includes several different levels of quality, and can be found on department-store bicycles.

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Current mountain bicycle groupsets include:.
. Current road bicycle groupsets include:. See also dress code. In fact, VIA is an official approval stamp used to certify parts of Japanese vehicles - including bicycles. Many people in Western countries put their feet up on the seat in front of them in movie theaters, although this is considered rude by some. Many people believe that "VIA", which is stamped on all Shimano parts, is a form of corporate logo, since it does not appear on Campagnolo parts, for instance. Sitting in trains it is often allowed to put one's feet on the opposite seat, provided that one takes one's shoes off or put them on a newspaper, piece of clothing, bag, etc., to avoid possible dirtying of the seat.

Shimano also introduced new proprietary standards for disc brakes and hubs, and for bottom brackets and cranksets, further fueling speculation about monopolistic intentions. Although feet touching heads is an extremely rare occurrence in any society, some Muay Thai boxers insult each other by "kicking" the opponent's head with their foot (most Muay Thai kicks are executed with the shin). This development was controversial: critics viewed it as an attempt to monopolise the mountain bike components market because the use of Dual Control integrated shifting requires the use of Shimano brakes, and the Rapid Rise derailler is believed to work more effectively with the Dual Control system. In addition, in Thailand, it is an extreme insult for the foot, socks, or shoes to touch someone's head or be placed over it. In 2003 Shimano introduced "Dual Control" to mountain bikes, where the gear shift mechanism is integrated into the brake levers, and reintroduced the "Rapid Rise" rear derailler which works in the opposite direction to traditional deraillers. In the Middle East and Thailand, it is considered rude to show the soles of the feet to others (even accidentally, such as by crossing the legs). World championships in both the road and time trial disciplines were won on Shimano equipment. This is true even in countries where shoes are not normally taken off.

In 2002, Dura-Ace equipped bikes were ridden to victory in the Tour de France (Lance Armstrong), Giro d'Italia (Paolo Savoldelli), and Vuelta a España (Aitor González), marking the first time Shimano componentry had been used to win all three grand tours. People wearing specialized types of shoes, such as snow boots, work boots, or high heels, often remove their shoes upon returning to their homes. Lance Armstrong's 1999 victory in the Tour de France on a Shimano Dura-Ace equipped Trek was the first time Shimano components had been used to win the grand tour. However foot odor can develop in even a short amount of time, and depends also on the type of socks, shoes and the individual. In contrast to the near-universal marketing technique of introducing innovations on the expensive side of the marketplace and relying on consumer demand to emulate early adopters along with economy of scale to bring them into the mass market, Shimano introduced new technologies at the lowest end of the bicycle market, using lower cost and often heavier and less durable materials and techniques, only moving them further upscale if they established themselves in the lower market segments. People in these countries sometimes do not remove their shoes until they absolutely must, for example, bathing or going to sleep. SunTour eventually lost the commercial battle. It might be mentioned that foot odor results partly from wearing shoes for many hours; this is a possible explanation for the "foot odor" fear in countries where shoes are worn for most of the day.

While both companies provided products for all price-ranges of the market, SunTour also focused on refinement of existing systems and designs for higher end products, while Shimano paid more attention to rethinking the basic systems and bringing out innovations such as index shifting and front freewheel systems. In almost all parts of the world, people will remove their shoes if they have been walking through snow or mud; this applies to countries where the "foot odor" stigma exists as well. When the 1970s United States bike boom exceeded the capacity of the American and European bicycle component manufacturers, Japanese manufacturers SunTour and Shimano rapidly stepped in to fill the void. This practice is however unhygenic, as it exacerbates the odor by providing ideal conditions for fungal infections such as athlete's foot and other diseases of the feet. SRAM is a competitor as the other major manufacturer of mountain bike groupsets, though they are now introducing a road groupset as well. However, some Americans leave their shoes on when returning to their own home, even if there is no one around to offend by potential foot odor. The Italian firm Campagnolo is a competitor as the other major manufacturer of road groupsets. It is often explained by foot odor.

Groupsets commonly include: crankset comprising cranks and chainrings; bottom bracket; chain; rear gear cogs or cassette; front and rear wheel hubs; gear shift levers; brakes; brake levers; cables; front and rear gear mechanisms or derailleurs. the US and Western Europe) some people are displeased if others take shoes off in their company. These components are generally organised and sold as groupsets intended to be supplied as a near complete collection of a bicycle's mechanical parts. On the other hand, in some countries (e.g. Shimano products include drivetrain, brake, wheel and pedal components for leisure, road and mountain bikes. This is because people in most countries wish to keep their homes and carpets clean. . People do this to avoid tracking in dirt, mud, snow, or other unpleasant things stepped on in the street.

Shimano ((OTCBB: SHMDF), FWB: SHM) is a Japanese manufacturer of cycling, fishing, snowboarding, and until 2005, golf components. In the US it is not a "custom", but it is very common. Tourney - this includes several different levels of quality, and can be found on department-store bicycles. In most parts of the world (Asia, Eastern Europe, parts of the Middle East and Africa, much of Northern Europe and Canada, as well as Alaska) it is customary to remove shoes when returning to one's own home or visiting others. Altus. Someone who makes or repairs shoes in a shop could be called a cobbler. Acera. Many areas have shoe repair shops for some of these repairs.

Alivio. They come in many different styles such as rubber boots (for those muddy days) and snow boots, as well as some boots that work as work shoes. Deore. Boots are special shoes that are used in times of thick snow or even rain. LX. They are seldom, if ever, used by most people in tropical climates. XT. In temperate climates, snowshoes are used for mostly recreational purposes in winter.

XTR - This is the top of the range for CrossCountry(XC) mountain bikes. Snowshoes are special shoes for walking in thick snow in Arctic areas. Hone. Protective feature may include steel-tipped toes and soles or ankle guards. Saint - This is the top of the range for DownHill(DH)/FreeRide(FR) bikes. They are commonly used for protection in industrial settings, construction, mining, and other workplaces. Sora. Sometimes they are used for uniforms or comfort by nurses, waitresses, police, military personnel, etc.

Tiagra. They are generally made from sturdy leather uppers and non-leather outsoldes. 105. Work shoes are designed to stand heavy wear, to protect the wearer, and provide high traction. Ultegra. Emphasis tends to be more on function than style. Dura-Ace. In many cases these shoes can be worn by either sex.

Men's and women's athletic shoes and special function shoes often have less difference between the sexes than in dress shoes. Casual shoes are characterized by sturdy leather uppers, non-leather outsoles, and wide profile. Some examples of women's dress shoe styles. Such shoes often have zippers to open them.

Shoes with ankle length (covering the ankles) upper bodies are also available. an open toe feature in women's shoes. g. This upper part of the shoe is often made without apertures or openings, but also made with openings or even a connected series of straps, e.

The majority of dress shoes have an upper covering, commonly made of leather, enclosing most of the lower foot, but not covering the ankles. Although dress shoes are commonly made to be worn by one of the sexes, such as men's shoes or women's shoes, many styles of dress shoes can be worn by either sex. Dress shoes are categorized by smooth and supple leather uppers, leather soles, and narrow sleek shape. Shoes sold in Western cultures generally fall into one of the following categories: dress, casual, work, snow, athletic and boots.

The piece that separates the foot from the air.
. Fortified cork is sometimes used in heels or soles so the shoes are lightweight. Many plastic, rubber, or polymer materials are used these days.

Leather was used in the past, but harder materials are usually more desirable. Midsole is a layer situated between the insole and outsole, found in some shoes. Often the heel of the sole is rubber for durability and traction, while the front is leather for style. The sole comprise a single piece, or may comprise separate pieces of different materials.

Dressier shoes have leather out soles; casual or work-oriented shoes have outsoles made of natural rubber or some synthetic immitation. The material of outsole varies depending on the function, dressiness, and quality of the shoe. Th outsole is the layer in direct contact with the ground or floor. Insole is the layer directly beneath the foot.

The sole is the part beneath the wearer's foot comprises the following layers:. . A shoe is an item of footwear. Wildsmith.

Warmbat. Via Spiga. Vegetarian Shoes. Vans.

Vagabond. Ugg. Tricker's. Steve Madden.

SreeLeathers. Sperry. Skechers. ShockBlockers Insoles.

Sebago. Scooter. Sanders. SAS.

Timberland. Prada. PUMA. Paraboot.

Rockport. Roos (Kangaroos). Reebok. Proxy by Remac L.L.P.

Oakley. Naot. Nine West. Nike, Inc.

New Balance. Neve Bianca. Moreschi. Merrill.

Mephisto. Manolo Blahník. Ludwig Reiter. Loake.

Lotusse. Louis Vuitton. Laszlo Vass. Lakhani.

Gear. L.A. K Swiss. Kenneth Cole.

Josef Seibel. Johnston & Murphy. Jimmy Choo. Jessica Bennett.

Renee' by Remac L.L.P. J. Irregular Choice. ice cream (by pharrell williams and nigo).

Grenson. Gravati. Gucci. Fratelli Rosetti.

Foster & Son. Emporio. Eduard Meier. Edward Green.

ECCO. Martens. Dr. Diesel.

Dansko. Crocs. Crockett & Jones. Coach.

Cole Haan. Church's. Christian Louboutin. Cheaney.

Buffalo boots. Bruno Magli. Brooks Sports, Inc. British Knights.

Bostonian. Børn. Blundstone. Birkenstock.

BATA shoe company. BAPE (bape-sta). Bally Shoe. Allen Edmonds.

Alfred Seargent. Alfani. Alden. airwalk.

action. adidas-Salomon. Shoes size is often measured using a Brannock Device, which can determine both the width and length of the foot. Men's and women's shoe sizes often have different scales.

The UK and American units are approximately one-quarter of an inch, starting at 8¼ inches. European sizes are measured in Paris Points, which are worth two-thirds of a centimetre. Units for shoe sizes vary widely around the world. Occasionally other repairs are needed too, such as reattaching or replacing inner liners, removing protruding fasteners, reattaching broken straps, etc.

Shoelace replacement - easy to do when new laces are available. Not all shoes can have their soles replaced. Sole replacement - soles also wear out. Not all shoes are designed to enable this.

Heel replacement - heels periodically wear out. Polishing - for protection, water resistance (to some extent) and appearance, especially for leather shoes and boots. The person is said to have broken in the shoes. Over time after a person wears them multiple times, the material deforms to fit the wearer's feet.

Breaking-in - Some shoes are made of relatively hard but deformable material. Tango/Flamenco dnce shoes. Pointe shoes - shoes designed for professional ballet dancing. They make the tapping noise while the tap-dancer dances.

Dance shoes - special shoes made for tap dancing. Sneaker boots and sneaker pumps - a shoe that looks like an athletic shoe, but is equiped with a high heel and thus makes it hard to be used for anything but as dress shoes. Cycling shoes are equipped with a metal cleat to interface with clipless pedals. Skateboarding shoes- used for skateboarding, but worn by many teens for fashion.

Ski boots should be covered under boots or skiing. Roller blades. Roller skates. Ice skating.

Speed skating. Figure skating. Ice Skates. They have various attachments for skating on the bottom of the shoe portion.

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    Skating shoes - typically called skates. Orthopedic shoes - specially designed for people with foot problems. Climbing shoes. Walking shoes - have a more flexible sole than the running shoe is much lighter weight than the hiking boot and is more likely to have air holes in it than to be water proof.

    Hiking shoes (could be boots). They are often rented or loaned at bowling alleys. They have harder rubber soles/heels so as not to damage bowling alley floors. Bowling shoes - intermediate style between ordinary dress shoes and athletic shoes.

    Golf shoes. Football shoes - have cleats. Track shoes - often have cleats. They have soft soles/heels to avoid marring or scratching a boat deck.

    Boating shoes - also similar to above. Running shoes - very similar to above. Special varieties available for basketball or tennis. Gym shoes (often called sneakers or trainers in slang) - general purpose athletic shoes; made out of rubber, cloth, and/or plastic to be lightweight, flexible, and have good traction.

    Espadrilles - a casual sandal, with a canvas top and a rope sole. Mary Jane (shoe). Moccasins - originated by American Indians. Platform shoes - shoes with very thick soles and heels, mainly worn by women in the U.S.

    Clogs - Fashionable at one time. Strap upper body shoes. Open-toed. High heels.

    Medium height heels ("kitten" heels have less than 2 inches of height). Flat shoes - usually called "flats". Normal heels. shoe bag - A bag, generally of a flannel fabric, that protects a single shoe against scuffs and dirt when it is packed.

    These include padding and inner linings. orhotic insert - various types of inserts for cushioning, improved fitting, or reduced abrasion. overshoes - rubber covering placed over shoes for rain, snow, or puddle protection. shoe polishing equipment - often used for boots also.

    shoe tree - placed inside shoe when user is not wearing. Many shoes are nearly impossible to put on without the help of a shoe horn. shoe horn - can be used to insert a foot into a shoe by keeping the shoe open and providing a smooth surface for the foot to slide upon.

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