BIKE OF THE WEEK: STORCK GRIX.2

A Classified Powershift partnership

Storck’s popular Grix trumps for the upcoming season with the successor Grix.2. Storck has taken its time with this model, as the established Grix has already been successful for more than two years. The Grix.2 improves riding performance in a new price class and complements its predecessor.

The design is reinterpreted with the extraordinary color “Vulcanic Sunset” on the Grix.2. The broad orange color gradient, which changes into a satiny wine red, shows a flip effect with violet-brown facets depending on the light angle. Storck has added more connection points for accessories to improve the suitability for everyday use and individual options for bike packing.

Storck partners up with Classified

Another highlight is hidden behind the gearshift, the powerful Classified Powershift is integrated into the rear hub and replaces the function of the front derailleur. The system enables instant gear changes – equivalent to the front chainring – at full power within 150 milliseconds with uncompromising gear ratio and gear jump. The Grix.2 is the first bike resulting from the new partnership between Storck and Classified.

Classified POWERSHIFT Hub exploded view

The opinion of General Manager and bike guru Markus Storck is all positive,
“For me, Classified’s Powershift hub represents the next technological step in shifting systems because it combines advantages in terms of weight, maintenance and shifting precision. In the sporty sector, Powershift sets a new standard especially for shifting at full power. Instant shifting makes it possible to keep up speed even during abrupt changes of surface or gradient on off-road terrain, and to give an outstanding riding experience. Additionally, by using hub gears and eliminating the front derailleur in combination with our new integrated frameset, we reduce wind resistance to keep you riding fast even when traveling.”

Classified’s innovative products are designed and produced in Belgium. First-class Classified carbon wheelsets are specially made to match the Powershift hub and are also installed on the new Grix.2. The efficient and low-maintenance groupset evokes top performance in practical use. In addition to the instant shifting, other advantages are obvious; no chain jumping off and no blocking by mud or foreign objects with the gear protected in the hub.

“It is an honour to collaborate with Storck, a notorious champion of innovation within the cycling industry,” says Mathias Plouvier, CEO of Classified Cycling.

Check out our First look of the Grix.2 here

The Classified Powershift system is combined on the Grix.2 with the gravel-specific SRAM Force XPLR and will cost around $7000.

For more info, head to Storck-bikes.com

 

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