March 16, 2023

Classified Announce Partnership with HUNT Wheels

Classified announces partnership with HUNT Wheels to create industry-leading wheel systems.

Proven at the highest level of racing and relevant to all types of riders, the Classified Powershift system has shaken up the cycling industry in a short amount of time by combining the benefits of both 1x and 2x drivetrains through a sleek, wireless system that eliminates the front derailleur.

Classified’s proprietary rear hub shell is now available in select wheels from HUNT’s high-performance road and gravel range. The goal of the partnership is to create a more streamlined, efficient, and effective cycling experience for riders of all levels.

The collaborative product range will commence with the Giro stage-winning 48 Limitless Aero Disc and the featherlight (1383g) 40 Carbon Gravel Disc; two wheels aimed squarely at delivering performance for road and gravel racing. The wheels will be offered ‘Classified-Ready’, meaning the Classified hub shell has been hand-built into the HUNT rear wheel, ready for the installation of the Classified drivetrain system. The wheelsets will retain HUNT’s proven, FEA-developed front hubs.

Classified only works with the best frame and wheel builders worldwide, so adding HUNT to the partnership list is a no brainer. In addition, long-time HUNT partner Mason Cycles will now be offering Classified drivetrain options on their bikes, marking the coming together of three innovation-focused companies.

“We are very excited to partner with two companies like HUNT and Mason, who bring a uniquely innovative stance to wheel and frame design. Pushing boundaries is part of Classified’s DNA, so we love to work with partners who also set out to disrupt the status quo” - Steven Wong, Global OEM Manager, Classified.

“We embraced the advantages of 1x gearing early on, and have watched Classified with great interest since they launched. There are many cycling innovations that we are promised will be 'the next big thing', but from the beginning it was clear that Classified had something very different.” - Dom Mason, Founder, Mason Cycles

“At HUNT, we’re always looking for opportunities to improve the riding experience through innovation and technology. We’re very impressed by the benefits offered by the Classified Powershift system, are excited to build those benefits into select, purpose-driven HUNT wheelsets.” – Bryson Ross, Marketing Director, HUNT Wheels.

Hunt's 48 Limitless Aero Disc and 40 Carbon Gravel Disc wheelsets are now available to pre-order now on the HUNT website, with delivery to riders in June.

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Written by
David Bavin-Hobbs