3T Exploro Racemax with Classified G42 Wheelset

Classified release new G42 Launch Edition gravel wheelset

Working with launching partners 3T and Ridley, the G42 Launch Edition is now available in very lmited quantities with the Exploro Racemax and Kanzo Fast Replica builds. 

We are excited to announce the exclusive release of our new G42 Launch Edition gravel wheelset via our launching partners 3T and Ridley.

The G42 has been thoroughly race-tested by Classified athletes and members of the Reverb Cycling Team through our partnerships with Ridley and 3T. In every situation the G42 wheelset was found to be exceptional:

"I love my G42 wheels. I've been racing and training with them all season. From cafe rides to racing to top 5 in my age group at the Gravel World Championships, they provide maximum comfort and speed." Daan Grosemans, Classified Factory Team.


Technical Specs:


We have updated the specifications to make them the most ideal choice for all gravel rides, from high-speed competitive gravel races to rough terrain adventures resulting in our most versatile gravel wheel ever. Please see key specification here below:


  • MSRP: EUR 1,500 (wheelset only); EUR 2,799 (incl. Powershift hubset)
  • Key Feature: Lightweight Asymmetric Gravel Rim with Aero Benefits

  • Rim Type: Carbon, Clincher, Tubeless Ready

  • Rim height: 42mm; Width: 30mm (outer); 25mm (inner)

  • Spoke count: 24

  • Wheelset weight: 1,350g (complete wheelset, excl Powershift hub)


The G42 Launch Edition is already available through our launching partners 3T and Ridley with the Exploro Racemax and Kanzo Fast replica models respectively.

Please click on the links below to start building your dream Ridley or 3T gravel bike, complete with exclusive G42 wheels. Stay tuned for more availabilities through other Classified partners and our dealer network.

Ridley Kanzo Fast Classified Replica Edition - Click Here

3T Exploro Racemax - Click Here

Updating the MTB Lexicon with a new verb:

to Power·shift [Powershifting] {Verb}:
(also: the new benchmark in shifting gears)

1. To shift gears under full load within 150 milliseconds
2. Maintain valuable momentum during climbs and transitions, or before an attack

Classified’s unique 2 speed gear hub allows riders to jump through 46% percent of the gear range, or the equivalent of 2 or 3 rear derailleur shifts, within 150 milliseconds. As such, ‘Powershifting’ is quickly becoming the go to term for maintaining momentum on the trails.

Tests undertaken with pro riders showed a far greater use of the powershift hub gear as opposed to the rear derailleur, leading to an overwhelming increase of momentum through transitions.

“The feedback of professional riders is very promising and brought us even better insights into the enormous potential the product offers. Extending our range further into off-road space with the mountain bike hub confirms Classified’s vision to be a technology that is compatible across all cycling disciplines. We are extremely excited about the possibilities the new product brings and its ability to enhance the existing MTB drivetrain market." says Mathias Plouvier, CEO and co-founder of Classified Cycling.

CTO Roell van Druten adds “we are very proud to bring Powershift technology to mountain biking. With an ultimate gear range of 530%, the Powershift Boost hub combines a high-grade, one-piece compact steel cassette (11-40t) with a larger chainring, improving the overall durability of the drivetrain.”

Van Druten goes further to explain the benefits of the new system: “Using the Classified hub with an 11-40t cassette and a 34t chainring results in the lowest drivetrain ratio of 0.58. To achieve this ratio with a traditional system the user would have to use a 30t chainring. Using a smaller chainring in a traditional system lowers the efficiency and durability of that system due to the higher chain forces. The more compact Classified cassette also allows the use of a shorter derailleur cage, increasing the robustness of the drivetrain alongside the efficiency.”    

The Ringshifter:

The next generation of shifting, this sleek, fully wireless handlebar control provides unrivalled shifting performance with the lightest flick of your thumb. The Ringshifter can perform 10,000 shifts before needing to be easily recharged with the provided magnetic USB cable.

Featuring a unique magnetic spring back mechanism, the Ringshifter delivers unparalleled durability and a smooth, responsive feel. The functionalities of the Ringshifter can be customized to meet the individual needs of every rider.