Dutch wheel company Scope spent more two years developing their debut range of hoops before unveiling them at the end of 2014. These 55mm-deep R5c carbon clinchers are the deepest in its range and come in £1,199. Deep rims without the need for deep pockets? They’re not quite as light on the scales as they are on your wallet, but these are fast wheels with an aero advantage and impressive braking.
Wheels often represent an obvious upgrade to most riders. Bikes are specced to fit a price point and wheels usually bear the brunt of the economies. That’s why there’s a glut of new brands cropping up to exploit this lucrative after-sale market. More brands mean more competition for our cash – and the chance to get more for our money.
This is true of Scope and their three-wheel range. The R5c hoops here, the 45mm-deep R4c wheels and the 30mm-deep R3c wheels all come in at £1,199. It’s a competitive price point and Scope is sparring with high-profile brands like Mavic and Fast Forward, but that doesn’t mean that we should overlook the newbies.