FIRST LOOK: FIREFLY TITANIUM AND CLASSIFIED POWERDRIVE COMBO
Those east coast purveyors of all things (beautiful) titanium at Firefly Bicycles have become the latest bike brand to partner with up and coming brand Classified to use their innovative two-speed PowerDrive transmission that negates the use of a front derailleur.
FIREFLY TITANIUM JOINS & CLASSIFIED
Firefly Bicycles is the first US bike manufacturer offering Classified’s shifting technology. Customers will be able to choose Classified’s Powershift hub and wheelsets on Firefly’s Road, Road Plus, All-Road, and Cross models.
Classified’s innovative 2-speed wireless gearing system, integrated into the rear hub, makes it possible to instantaneously change from one gear to another, under full load and on any terrain. Reliable and superfast, Classified’s technology replaces the classic front derailleur and is perfectly compatible with 11 and 12 speed rear derailleurs.
“Firefly is always on the lookout for the best components available to use on its bikes.” says Tyler Evans, co-owner of Firefly. “We were very impressed by the concept of the Classified system when we first learned about it, and then were completely sold the instant we saw it in person and test rode it on one of our bikes. The shifting speed, ability to shift while coasting, and wide gear range without the need for a super wide cassette or two chainrings all have the potential to be game changers for many of our customers. Such dramatic and well-executed innovation is rare to see, and we’re proud to partner with Classified to offer their brilliant system on our bikes.”
Firefly will offer the Classified system on its Road, Road Plus, All-Road, and Cross models, starting in the spring of 2022 for orders in our queue and on all future orders.
As with all of Firefly’s bikes, the exact component and frame options are custom for every bike, and complete bike prices range from about $9000-$15000 depending on the component selection and frame options.
“We are thrilled to team up with Firefly as our first US partner” says Mathias Plouvier, CEO of Classified. We see a great potential in the US as we get a lot of requests from customers there. Through our partnership with Firefly, we can now give these customers the opportunity to equip the bike of their dreams with our unique shifting technology.
With already more than 200 dealers in Europe and the USA, Classified’s dealer network is growing fast. Furthermore, the number of partnerships with bicycle brands is also growing rapidly. Firefly is the 9th OEM to partner with Classified.
Classified’s mission is to provide next level experiences in the cycling ecosystem by providing game-changing shifting technology. Classified are the Belgian cycling company behind the innovative Powershift technology, replacing the functionality of the front derailleur. Powershift is incorporated in the rear hub and enables you to change gear instantaneously, under full load, with uncompromised ratio coverage and gear steps. Classified’s innovative products are engineered and produced in Belgium. Classified have also developed their own world class carbon wheelsets, specifically designed to complement the Powershift hub. Classified’s product range is available from selected bicycle manufacturers, through a network of certified dealers and via the online shop.
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We started Firefly in the winter of 2011 and have worked hard ever since to earn a reputation for making world class custom bicycles for all kinds of riders and riding styles. Our work draws on decades of experience designing, crafting, riding, and racing custom bicycles. Before Firefly, we helped shape some of the most revered small frame builders in the world, and, in the process, we helped to shape national and international cycling and bike culture. When we started Firefly, we had a clear vision of our ideal custom bicycle company, and we have maintained that vision ever since. Our focus is not only on building the best bikes in the world, using state of the art materials, construction processes, and components, but also on fostering a deeper connection between the rider and their bike by welcoming them into the process of designing and building it. Only custom can offer that connection.
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