Shimano bike parts ‘made by modern slaves’ sold to commuters

December 7, 2023

Shimano, a bicycle-parts manufacturer that supplies commuters and Tour de France competitors, has allegedly sold gears produced by ‘modern slaves,’ the Telegraph can reveal.

The multi-billion pound Japanese company sources the components from a Malaysian supplier that has been accused of exploiting migrant workers from Nepal.

The biking giant provides brakes, gear shifts, chains, pedals and more to the world’s best-known cycling brands, including Specialized, Giant and Trek. Telegraph