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Classified Powershift aboard this Niner MCR 9 RDO with Campy!

“POWERSHIFT TECHNOLOGY is a wireless shifting technology that allows you to shift gears instantly and under full load. Its first application is the Powershift hub, which replaces the front derailleur. The Powershift hub offers unrivalled shift quality, high gearing range and small steps in between gears combining the benefits of both 1x and 2x.” –

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Plenty of mixed-surface miles aboard Classified!

“No small chainring. Avoid 45% higher chain forces. Bigger is better.”

Classified Powershift Review Video

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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew provides a long-term review of the unique, thinking way out of the box, Classified Powershift drivetrain system. JOM rode the system exclusively on gravel, on a very quirky build centered around a Niner MCR 9 RDO full suspension bike, kitted out with Campagnolo Chorus 12-speed.

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Classified Handlebar Module in Action

Continued from Above:

“Less cross chaining. Increase efficiency by straighter chainlines.”

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Handlebar Module

“No front derailleur. Significantly reduce aero drag.”

How It Works

Shift Button

A shifter or a satellite shift button will trigger a shift and is attached to the Smart Handlebar Unit, sending out a wireless signal.

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Shifter Button connects to the Handlebar Module
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Shifter installed below the Campy left brake lever

Smart Thru Axle

The Smart Thru Axle receives the wireless shift signal and will trigger the hub to shift using contactless energy transfer.

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Rechargeable Smart Thru Axle

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Powershift Hub

The Powershift hub, when receiving the signal, will shift between 2 ratios. Read more about gear ratios.

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Powershift Hub + Lockring

Additional Photos

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Interface for the Powershift Hub

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Classified G30 Carbon Wheelset
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Classified 11-34 12-Speed Cassette

Learn more at Classified Cycling’s Website

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