Evari e-bike with Classified Powershift Technology

Classified and Evari Launch E-bike Partnership

With Powershift Technology now available as an upgrade on all Evari 856 models, E-bike users can harness the beauty and simplicity of 2 speed perfection. With one 'launch gear' and one 'cruise gear', you can experience the maintenance free simplicity of a belt drive system combined with enhanced gearing, for whatever the road throws at you. 

Classified is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Evari, the bespoke British E-bike manufacturer. As a disruptive force in the E-bike market, Evari and Classified are kindred spirits. Teaming up to produce the latest Classified equipped E-bike makes perfect sense:

"This innovative system offers a streamlined yet highly effective gearing solution, providing greater flexibility in gear selection... In the context of e-bikes, the Classified system facilitates the integration of a belt drive. This utilises what is known as a "launch and cruise" gear configuration. Essentially, this aligns the bike's top speed with its intended cruising speed, while incorporating a reduction gear to ensure smooth and effortless launches."

‍Starting with the stunning Evari 856, Classified is able to add their cutting-edge Bluetooth controlled technology to Evari's sleek and minimalist design, creating a more streamlined experience and drastically reducing the system's overall weight, thereby optimising both efficiency and ease of use. Evari and Classified have collaborated to ensure seamless integration with e-bikes, particularly those equipped with high-torque motors. As Craig from Evari said at the launch: "thanks to the outstanding engineering already in place within the Classified system, the approval process was quick and definitive."

The benefits of Classified's Powershift technology, now well known in the road, gravel and MTB scenes, are also present in the e-bike sector. Engineered to meet the most strenuous demands, the Classified x Evari 856 is capable of shifting under a full load of up to 1000 watts and performing instantly in all weather conditions. 

Utilising the high performing Bosch CX Performance Line motor and Gates Carbon Drive system, every possible enhancement has been made in the pursuit of simplicity, performance and efficiancy. 

Available to order now with a 4 week delivery time, learn more about the Classified x Evari partnership on this link.

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.