What is a Classified Hub? A classified Hub is a game changing internally geared rear hub for performance bicycles with 2 speeds. This hub has the potential to completely replace the front derailleur on most bicycles.
A classified hub has all of the benefits of a 2x drive train system while also having all of the benefits of a 1x system, as well as some of its own unique benefits. Classified hubs are able to shift from high gear to low gear in an insanely fast timeframe. At .15 seconds this is totally unheard of in the bicycle industry. So, what does all this mean? Basically, you can completely remove your front derailleur mechanism and replace it with the new classified wireless shifting mechanism.
Classified is a new company based out of Belgium and make their products with entirely locally sourced parts. The hub was released in the middle of 2020, but it was in development for many years.
Classified’s powershift 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.
Classified Bicycle's 2-Speed Internally Geared Hubs (IGHs) are a type of bicycle hub that allow the rider to shift gears without using a traditional derailleur. Instead, the hub itself contains a set of gears that can be shifted by the rider using a handlebar-mounted shifter or a wireless remote.
The 2-Speed IGHs feature a range of gears that are suitable for a variety of terrain, including hills and flats. When the rider shifts gears, the hub's internal gears move to engage a different gear ratio, allowing the rider to adjust their pedaling effort to suit the terrain or their desired level of exertion.
One of the main advantages of IGHs is that they are relatively low maintenance compared to traditional derailleur systems. They do not require frequent adjustments or cable replacements, and they are less prone to damage from impacts or debris. Additionally, IGHs can offer a more seamless shifting experience, as the rider does not have to take their hands off the handlebars to shift gears.
Overall, Classified Bicycle's 2-Speed Internally Geared Hubs are a reliable and efficient shifting system that can provide a smooth and seamless ride for riders of all skill levels.