Seismic Shifts - Are These The Biggest Bike Innovations In Shimano’s 100 Year History?

Published on May 8th 2021


From amateur cyclists to elite racers, everyone has heard of Shimano, and most of us ride bikes equipped with their technology. To celebrate the company's 100-year anniversary, we partnered up to take a look back at some of their most groundbreaking cycling innovations over the years. From indexed shifting with SIS, integrated brake and shift levers with STI, and more recently electronic shifting with Di2 - there are countless examples of Shimano innovation changing the face of cycling tech. In association with Shimano: Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: Check out the GCN App: Visit the GCN Shop - Shop Now: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike What do you think are the biggest advances in cycling technology? Let us know in the comments! 👇 Sign up to the GCN newsletter Join our Facebook community: If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN... 📹 Top 9 Bike Tech Innovations That Changed Cycling History - Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_The Princess - Victor Lundberg.wav ES_Strong Enough to Shine - Conditional.wav ES_The Kill (Instrumental Version) - Particle House.wav ES_Say It (Instrumental Version) - Elijah N.wav ES_Ocean Beach 2 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Photo Booth Curtain 1 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Magic Mystery Revolution - par.wav ES_My Mystery - J.F. Gloss.wav ES_Kill The Silence (Instrumental Version) - Middle And End.wav ES_Let Me Be Somebody Else (Instrumental Version) - Nikki Gee.wav ES_Keyboard Typing 1 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Film Projector 7 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Falling Through (Instrumental Version) - Particle House.wav ES_Camera Clicks - SFX Producer.wav Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing Giro Helmets Pinarello Bikes Zipp Wheels: Enervit Nutrition: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: Zwift: Shimano Wheels: Shadow Stand: DMT Shoes: GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: The GCN Club - YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below