When starting this project, it was the aim of Scope to develop the best-in-class off-road wheelset for the use in gravel bikes and XC mountain bikes. Where most of their competitors are focusing on one specific area like; weight, lateral stiffness, comfort, or durability, it was the aim of both co-founders; Rik Kusters and Nieck Busser, to combine all the important product characteristics into one all-round off-road wheelset, thereby ticking all the boxes.
Scope has always developed and produced its own hubs since it’s their believe that wheels should be built as a system. By building the wheels as system, the geometry of the hubs is optimized to create an optimal stiffness with optimal spoke tension. The extra wide flange distance of 61 mm for the rear hub results in a lateral stiffness of 51 N/mm for the rear wheels while the 2:1 spoke pattern combined with the 3 mm off set in the rim ensures that the spoke tension of the Non-Drive Side and Drive Side are near-equal for better lateral stiffness and durability performance.
LOCAL REINFORCEMENTTECHNOLOGY (LRT)
According Scope’s philosophy, durability goes above weight. For that reason, no compromises have been made in regard to the bearings, sealing, spokes, or rim profile. Hence, in order to be best-in-class when it comes to weight as well, Scope developed its own LOCAL REINFORCEMENT TECHNOLOGY (LRT). This unique production technology locally reinforces the rim at the spoke holes, whereas normally the entire spoke hole section is reinforced. By making use of this unique technology, Scope has been able to reduce the overall wall thickness of their rims and realized a weight reduction of 10%. This resulted in a total set weight of 1380 gram, which given the rim width, the tubeless ready system and overall durability of this wheelset is unique in the market.
HOOKLESS AND< TUBELESS
The tire-bed profile of the new Scope O2 rims makes use of a 25-mm internal width tubeless-ready hookless tirebed developed in cooperation with Schwalbe tires for perfect mounting, inflation, and on-pressure properties.