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A friend told me the best bike parts are shimaro/shimanno? I saw both companies online! Which one is faking other ones name?!!

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Yep, it's an old, old trick to produce products under a name that looks like (and in some languages sounds like) the "real thing". Don't deal with anyone selling "Shimaro" or "Shimanno" parts, unless you fully understand that you're getting counterfeit parts. – Daniel R Hicks Sep 19 '11 at 22:14
This is why you should always buy parts from a reputable LBS whenever possible. – Kibbee Sep 20 '11 at 12:29
Your friend is misinformed; the best bike parts are Campagnolo. – onestop Sep 20 '11 at 19:13
I'd shoot for the Shimaro/Shimanno parts over Campagnolo ;) – joelmdev Jan 7 '13 at 3:57
Also worth noting that there are 3 mainstream manufacturers in high end bicycle drivetrain components - Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo. If you're looking at mountain bike drivetrain components, that leaves just Shimano and SRAM. Each company has its strengths and weaknesses so I suggest you try at least SRAM and Shimano out for yourself to see which one you prefer. They're similar but different and you may find that you have a preference for one of them. – joelmdev Jan 7 '13 at 4:08
up vote 12 down vote accepted

The name of the company you're looking for is Shimano (with one n, not two)

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Thank you. shimaro is faking them... – Mohsen Sep 19 '11 at 21:59
@Mohsen: Shimanno is also fake. One n! – freiheit Sep 19 '11 at 22:44
Thank you, Shapiro rep :p – OMG Ponies Jan 8 '13 at 14:28

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