are shimano bikes any good?

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Posted: Nov 24, 2007 at 21:25 Quote
im shopping around just to find a new bike 4 the holidays

Posted: Nov 25, 2007 at 9:06 Quote
Is there such thing as Shimano bikes?
There's Shimano components, they're really good.

Posted: Nov 25, 2007 at 9:11 Quote
shimano good parts pff u gota be crazy they only do 1 good thing which are saint cranks mec's crap if u break em u gota get a new 1

Posted: Nov 25, 2007 at 9:29 Quote
siders wrote:
shimano good parts pff u gota be crazy they only do 1 good thing which are saint cranks mec's crap if u break em u gota get a new 1

riiiight.....!

anyway, yes shimano are good at all levels. the only downside is that in recent years their high end stuff (saint/xtr) has lacked compatibility with other brands (although its getting better...), another problem is that some people sometimes moan about quality when they are using the wrong part for the job (i.e. using XT r/mech for dh and whinging when it breaks (competition xc parts on a DH bike?)) apart from that shimano are one of the frontrunners in the bike world and are solely responsible for many shifts in technology. Anyone that says different has their own preference.

PS i run sram... Confused

Posted: Nov 25, 2007 at 9:33 Quote
Shiman XTR you wont find anything better!!!!!

Posted: Nov 25, 2007 at 9:38 Quote
siders wrote:
shimano good parts pff u gota be crazy they only do 1 good thing which are saint cranks mec's crap if u break em u gota get a new 1

well dur

Posted: Nov 25, 2007 at 10:19 Quote
chadpowell wrote:
siders wrote:
shimano good parts pff u gota be crazy they only do 1 good thing which are saint cranks mec's crap if u break em u gota get a new 1

well dur
yeh but if you get say sram x.0 you can replace every part on them with having to get a new one!

Posted: Nov 25, 2007 at 10:24 Quote
siders wrote:
chadpowell wrote:
siders wrote:
shimano good parts pff u gota be crazy they only do 1 good thing which are saint cranks mec's crap if u break em u gota get a new 1

well dur
yeh but if you get say sram x.0 you can replace every part on them with having to get a new one!
Yeh but why would you need to get a new part... Anyway you can get jockey wheels, spring and cage.

Posted: Oct 3, 2019 at 9:31 Quote
I know its been 12 years, but.... What?? Shimano used to make bikes?

Posted: Oct 3, 2019 at 10:17 Quote
On shit bikes they used to put big stickers with Shimano on, as it was the only
thing they could do to big up there brand, by saying Shimano equiped
or the like, usually they only had a couple of shimano components on, like Shimano SIS gears,
but it was enough for them to shout out about, seemed to help sell to the uninitiated masses
of the time, or at least sucker them in.

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