Will the Ceramic Speed Wireless Shaft Drivetrain Work for Mountain Bikes?

The Driven bicycle transmission has 13 speeds and pairs a shaft and pinion design with electronic shifting.

The engineers at Ceramic Speed have been testing refined versions of their wireless, electronic, shaft-driven shifting system, and they are ready to share the story with the world. Though the Driven transmission is not yet available to consumers, the brand wants to get the word out about the invention they hope will revolutionize the cycling industry.


The Driven transmission consists of a 1×13-speed gear selection, with sets of bearings at the front and rear of the carbon fiber shaft that roll along with the uniquely-shaped cassette and chainring teeth. The rear set of bearings shifts back and forth to select gears, and is said to function flawlessly, no matter how much pressure the rider adds to the system.

There are loads of intriguing details to the Driven system that are best explained in the video below.

Weights, pricing, and release dates are not yet available.