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Inside the Shimano factory

Proper world exclusive!

BIKEmagic has been inside Shimano’s world headquarters in Sakai, Japan. With untold thanks to Shimano, Madison Cycles and the magic of, well, BIKEmagic here’s your chance to see what even most Shimano employees have ever seen before: prototype development; component product lines; quality control; interviewed the development team and much, much more!

 

be among the first to come behind these doors…

 
I’ll post reports up when I can. But for starters here’s a couple of pictures to keep you busy…

 

Note ‘Disc Break’ label top right

 
This picture shows: an original drawing; wooden, metal and alloy prototypes from the XT disc development program. And the one below is from the splined bottom bracket production line. Enjoy!

 

Bearing surface final preparation

 
I’ve got loads more pics, a few video streams of production lines and a couple of fascinating interviews with the people who are working on the products we’ll all be riding in the future. I’ll upload more over the next few days.

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