Shimano American Corporation is the United States operating division of Shimano, a worldwide producer of fishing and bicycling equipment. The company was created as a subsidiary of Shimano in New York in 1965, more than 40 years after Shozaburo Shimano established Shimano Iron Works in Japan. Shimano American Corporation is based in Irvine, Calif., and specializes in manufacturing and distributing fishing and cycling equipment. The company s fishing product line includes a variety of rods for freshwater and saltwater fishing; baitcasting, spinning, low-profile and saltwater reels; combination rod and reel sets; and a variety of gear, such as backpacks, tackle boxes, fishing-related tools, rod wraps and fishing belts. Shimano s cycling product line includes mountain, road and lifestyle bicycles, as well as shoes, pedals, wheels and cycling-related tools.