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Classified and Ridley announce a factory gravel racing team

Classified and Ridley announce a factory gravel racing team

Classified Cycling has launched three new wheelsets for gravel and road use as well as a new Gravel Factory racing team with Ridley which will be named the Classified X Ridley Factory Team. 

Classified developed its Powershift rear hub after frustrations with front derailleur performance and inefficiencies and the system has risen in popularity over the past few years. The brand and technology have also gained support from the likes of ambassadors Tom Boonen and Philipe Gilbert. We reviewed the Classified x Hunt 40 wheelset back in the autumn too.

The brand has been increasing its range of offerings and has announced three new carbon fibre wheelsets and a new race team which you can read more about below. If you aren’t already familiar with the Classified Powershift system in a nutshell the technology provides a 2-speed shifting system that is integrated into the rear hub, providing the ability to ditch the front derailleur and eliminating the added friction that comes from cross-chaining and using the small chainring with a 2x drivetrain.   

Classified wheels

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The Classified X Ridley Factory team

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