2022 Dec 3 Tech of the Week (1) Classified set to expand range following cash injection from investors behind Rapha and Evans Cycles, plus the rest of the week’s tech news
This week’s roundup of the biggest bike tech stories includes a 3T/Lamborghini gravel bike, merino T-shirts from Rapha and other new products from Deda, GripGrab and Zéfal. We’re starting, though, with news of a hefty investment in Belgian brand Classified… Is Classified’s front mech-killing Powershift system really going to take over?
Classified, the company behind the Powershift wireless shift system that’s integrated into a bike’s rear wheel to replace the front derailleur, has just received a serious cash injection of €22 million (around £19 million) in a funding round led by Active Partners, the investors behind well-known brands Rapha and Evans Cycles.
This indicates a huge amount of confidence in the system and the possibility that it’s soon going to become much more mainstream, including in the e-bike market. 2022 Classified Powershift hub only – 1 We’ve been keeping you updated on Powershift for months because we think this is a really significant product. Bike innovations come and go so you can be forgiven for being cynical, but Classified’s system is the real deal, as indicated by our recent review . Check out our video if you want an explanation from none other than all-round cycling legend Tom Boonen , but the concise version is that it is a planetary 2x hub gear system that operates wirelessly and is […]
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