Press Release: HUNT Wheels and drivetrain technology company Classified announced that the two companies have joined forces 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. HUNT has been creating purpose-built, wide, tubeless wheels for riders since 2015, and has become known for world-leading aerodynamics, uncompromising specifications and steadfast reliability. The partnership will include the integration of Classified’s proprietary rear hub shell hardware into select wheels from HUNT’s product line, which includes high-performance bicycle wheels for road, mountain, and gravel riding. 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 (1270g) 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.

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.

You can find both new offerings from HUNT on the Classified stand at the CyclingWorld Europe show in Dusseldorf on 10-12 March, with the 40 Carbon Gravel Race featuring on MASON’s Exposure bike.

Both wheelsets are available to pre-order now at, and will arrive with riders in June.

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