Classified Smart Hub$978
The Powershift is a wireless 2-speed rear hub which does away with the need for a front derailleur. Under development for the past seven years, Belgian start-up Classified finally launched the ground-breaking piece of kit to market in 2021 to rave reviews, with the backing of former world champion cyclist Tom Boonen. Powershift has the simplicity of a 1x drivechain with all the benefits of a 2x system, but what really marks it out is the superfast, wireless shifting which enables the rider to change gear instantly, even under full load. The Powershift also offers a marginal weight saving with the loss of the front derailleur and inner chainring, aero gains which will appeal to time trialists and a more precise and efficient chainline.