Press Release: Pilot X Classified – The First Titanium Gravel Bike featuring Classified Hub Shift Technology

pilot cycles scram classified review

“Classified Cycling and Pilot Cycles are joining forces to launch the Pilot Scram Classified, the first titanium gravel bike equipped with a Classified shifting system. With the introduction of the Scram Classified gravel bike, Pilot adds a new model to its collection. Every Scram Classified will be fitted with a set of Classified carbon wheels featuring the Classified shifting technology.”

pilot cycles scram classified review

“The Classified POWERSHIFT system incorporates the functionality of the front derailleur in the rear hub. Classified’s innovating shifting technology combines the same number of gears and gear range of a double front chainring with the benefits of a single chainring set-up. This also has extra aerodynamic and aesthetic advantages: in less than 150 milliseconds you can shift between the virtual chainrings, even when applying 1000 Watts of power to the pedals. This is simply impossible with any other technology.”

pilot cycles scram classified review

“Pilot emerged from a desire for innovation, to create something completely new. A product like the Classified POWERSHIFT hub therefore soon stands out. Add to that the fact our companies are located less than 50 kilometres from each other and you have a solid foundation for a great partnership.” That’s the opinion of Pieter van der Marel, CEO of Pilot Cycles.

pilot cycles scram classified review

“From our Classified facilities in Turnhout and Eindhoven, we share the drive for innovation with Pilot. We both design and build our products locally to ensure the best quality,” says Mathias Plouvier, CEO of Classified Cycling. “We are therefore proud of the Pilot Scram Classified: the first titanium gravel bike equipped with Classified.”

pilot cycles scram classified review

“The Scram Classified is combined with a set of Classified CF-G30 carbon wheels (with POWERSHIFT shifting system), a Shimano GRX 800 groupset and features components from the Ritchey WCS series and Vredestein Aventura tyres. Besides the model dedicated to Classified, the option for a Classified shifting system will also be offered on all of Pilot’s custom-build projects.”

pilot cycles scram classified review

About Pilot Cycles

“Ever since its foundation in 2013, the Dutch company Pilot Cycles has focused on manufacturing high-quality titanium bikes. Meanwhile the Pilot range features 14 standard models across 5 disciplines: Road, Gravel, MTB, Trekking and E-Bike. Yet the brand still feels highly ‘customised’. Not only is the choice of components almost unlimited, Pilot also likes to tailor the titanium frame entirely to its new rider. Thanks to long-term partnerships with Pinion, Rohloff, Gates and now also Classified, Pilot combines its pioneering nature with the classic titanium look.”

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pilot cycles scram classified review

About Classified Cycling

“Classified Cycling are the Belgian cycling company behind the innovative POWERSHIFT technology, replacing the functionality of the front derailleur. POWERSHIFT is incorporated in the rear hub and enables you to change gear instantaneously, under full load, with uncompromised ratio coverage and gear steps. Classified’s innovative products are engineered and produced in Belgium. Classified have also developed their own world class carbon wheelsets, specifically designed to complement the POWERSHIFT hub. Classified’s product range is available from selected bicycle manufacturers, through a network of certified dealers and via the online shop. Classified’s mission is to improve rider experience through innovation.”

pilot cycles scram classified review

pilot cycles scram classified review

pilot cycles scram classified review

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