When starting this project, it was the aim of Scope to develop the best-in-class off-road rim 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 rim, thereby ticking all the boxes.
According Scope’s philosophy, durability goes above weight. For that reason, no compromises have been made in regard to the 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 weight of 370g, which given the rim width, the tubeless ready system and overall durability of this rim is rare in the market.
The tyre-bed profile of the new Scope O2 rims makes use of a 25-mm internal width tubeless-ready hookless tyre bed developed in cooperation with Schwalbe tires for perfect mounting, inflation, and on-pressure properties.
Available in 24H and 28H configuration. Weight of these rims is about 370 grams so very light but still very robust and laterally stiff! Furthermore, the inner width of the rim is 25mm making it perfectly suitable for both gravel and XC MTB tires.