Shimano is the Microsoft/ Starbucks/ News Corporation of the bike industry. I don't like them due to global domination.
They also inflicted the needless complexity of rapidfire on the world, as well as the heedless complexity rapid fire with gear indicators! What price simplicity?
Not completely evil though...
They gave the world Biopace, which I really liked but no else ever seemed to,
Their first rapidfire shifters had grey ends on the levers which had understated early nineteen nineties class and would have looked great with grey Specialized Autopilot Comp grips and grey amber-walls,
And they didn't invent gripshift!
So some redeeming features but remember; world domination is only ok if it is me...
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