Classified Powershift hub goes 12-speed

The Belgian brand’s innovative two-speed, internally geared hub is now compatible with 12 speed cassettes and drivetrains

Classified hub 12 speed
(Image credit: Classified)

Classified’s Powershift hub has now gone 12 speed, with four one-piece steel cassettes revealed today. 

With two internal gears, the rear hub replicates the gear change of shifting between chainrings, allowing the front derailleur to be dispensed with while still retaining that wider range. The main benefits of the system are faster shifting, the ability to shift under load, as well as improving the chainline when riding in the larger sprockets of the cassette.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg