New Scope Sport wheels chop almost a third off the price of their already affordable carbon Race wheel offerings, bringing handbuilt tubeless carbon road wheels under 1000€ for either rim or disc brakes. Moving beyond their recently updated, wider Race wheels with updated aerodynamics and new hub tech, these new Sport wheels repurpose Scope’s original proven 30, 45 & 55mm deep tubeless carbon rims to lower the cost of entry to upgrading your road bike’s wheels…
Scope Sport carbon tubeless road wheels, just 998€
After recently filling out their reasonably priced carbon Race Road & Off-Road wheels earlier this spring with a slightly wider aero-optimized Road range and all-new even wider gravel-ready aero All-Road wheel range, Scope has rebuilt a complete family of wheels with their original road rims.
Tech details – Road tubeless for rim or disc brakes
Both Scope Sport rim brake and disc brake wheels are available sharing the same original blunt U-shaped, CFD-designed aero profiles with local carbon reinforcement at the spoke holes. Maxing out at 26mm wide, both variants of the carbon rims feature a hooked tubeless-ready bead with a 19mm internal width, and low-key black-on-carbon graphics.
Both versions feature new alloy hubsets with 3-pawl engagement, SKF sealed bearings, and are built up with Sapim’s entry aero CX-Leader bladed spokes with external nipples. The hubs are available with Shimano HG, MicroSpline, Campagnolo N3W, or SRAM XD-R bodies, and QR or 12mm thru-axles.
Available in 30mm deep light climber S3, 45mm deep all-rounder S4, and 55mm deep aero specialist S5, these are almost the same wheels that we reviewed back in 2018, just now cheaper than ever. And that’s certainly not a bad thing, those R4D wheels proved to be versatile over road & fast gravel, feeling as fast and stable in windy conditions as wheels costing at least twice as much.
The 30mm deep S3 rim brake wheels have a claimed wheelset weight of 1485g. The 45mm deep S4 rim brake wheels have a claimed wheelset weight of 1555g. The 55mm deep S5 rim brake wheels have a claimed wheelset weight of 1629g.
The 30mm deep S3 disc brake wheels have a claimed wheelset weight of 1563g. The 45mm deep S4 disc brake wheels have a claimed wheelset weight of 1623g (still lighter than our first gen R4D long-term test wheels). The 55mm deep S5 disc brake wheels have a claimed wheelset weight of 1723g.
All six different carbon Scope Sport wheel varieties sell for the same 998€ ($1098 / 898) price tag in any depth or brake option, available now for pre-order direct from Scope. All Sport wheels also include Scope’s standard 3-yr warranty and lifetime crash replacement program.