Going the Distance: The natural necessity to shift the focus towards tubeless

Approaching the 2019 season, Riwal Readynez made a game changing decision when they chose to use a tubeless optimized wheel setup. And the statistics would prove that decision right.

Going the Distance

The natural necessity to shift the focus towards Tubeless

Hailing from Odense, Denmark, Riwal-Readynez has established itself as the strongest outfit in Scandinavia over the last couple of seasons. Since the beginning of the year, the team competes with a Professional Continental license. And it does so with quite some success.

One of the most notable performances came at the Tour de Yorkshire. Former Danish national road champion Alexander Kamp proved his pedigree when he outsprinted reigning Olympic Road Race champion Greg van Avermaet of CCC and Chris Lawless of Ineos to take the win on stage 3, thus putting himself up for a top5 finish in the overall classification of the race.

Another outstanding result is the victory of Andreas Strokbro at the u23 edition of the infamous Ronde van Vlaanderen.

These are only two of the notable results Riwal Readynez was able to score this season. However, they outline the team’s approach towards the races they take to the start. Whenever the riders pin a number on, they aim to be visible, to make the race, to take position and influence the final outcome.

Performance Aspects

To be able to perform well on the highest level of the sport, it needs a fair amount of aspects that need to be factored in and that set the frame for an optimal performance when it counts.

One of these key aspects is the equipment the team and its riders use. With riders from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands, the team clearly has a Scandinavian feel to it.

Given the often rainy and cold weather in the northern part of Europe, the riders know how important high quality wheels and puncture proof tires are. Everyone who has been able to go for a road spin in the wet in one of the riders home countries will certainly have experienced how easy it is to puncture with plenty of tiny flintstone splinters to be found on the tarmac. A hassle-free setup for Scandinavian roads is a reliable one for most roads in any other part of Europe. A crucial matter, especially at races.

New Focus

Approaching the 2019 season the team, therefore, made a game-changing decision. Together with the riders, the management chose to use a tubeless optimized wheel setup. And the statistics would prove that decision right. To date, the Riwal Readynez’s 16 professional riders have accumulated more than 60.000 race kilometers, or, in other words, have covered 1.5 times the length of the equator, and only had to lament 25 punctures along the way.

“Our riders are really happy with the setup. The tires have a lot more grip and the fit with the wheels is a not to underestimate part of that, especially with tubeless”, says Jesper Deluer, team mechanic of Riwal-Readynez. “We also have far fewer problems with punctures, than we’ve had in the past with tubular tires.”

The favorite wheelset of the team’s riders is the Scope R5c paired with Vredestein Fortezza Tubeless Ready tires. With a width of 25 millimeter, the tires fit perfectly into the tire bed of our tubeless optimized Scope rims.

“I really enjoy riding the Scope R5c together with the tubeless setup. The setup is a bit heavier than what I’m used to, but once you get some speed, they’re rolling like a dream”, states Torkil Veyhe, one of the teams key domestiques. And Swedish National Road Race champion Lucas Eriksson adds: “I think the wheels are really good, and it’s very exciting to be riding tubeless. The handling of the wheels feels very, very good!”

The R5c has received numerous great reviews from renown magazines. And it’s the same for the Fortezza Tubeless tire. German RoadBike magazine recognized the balanced performance of the tire. [It] runs very smooth and gives a great sense of security, even on gravel”, concluded their review.  

Getting close with Tubeless

To get the most out of a well performing tubeless tire, one needs, however, a wheel that is optimized for this kind of tire. The rim bead hook of all Scope wheels is shaped to be the perfect fit for the tire bead hook. That way the wheels allow for an easy yet secure mounting of tubeless tires. In addition, the internal rim width of 19 millimeters is designed to work best with 25 to 28 millimeter wide tubeless tires, thus offering both great riding comfort and a maximum sealing capacity. That’s not all, though. Aerodynamic advantages are guaranteed due to the outer rim width of 26 millimeters.

Tubeless setups are getting more and more recognition, both among amateur, professional, and recreational cyclists. They offer the ability to lower air pressure, which results in a better grip and more comfort. Further, they’re a lot more resistant to punctures. Aspects, that many rate as the above mentioned game-changing ones.

Scope has its roots in professional cycling. Using the complete line-up of our R-series wheels in combination with Vredestein’s Fortezza Tubeless Ready tires, Riwal-Readynez have a setup on hand that benefits their way of racing. Not needing to worry in crucial moments can make the difference. And their season to date is proof of that.

Riwal-Readynez uses the following products

Scope R3c

The Scope R3c performs best in the mountains and on challenging terrain.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Scope R4c

The Scope R4c is our outstanding all-rounder, a wheelset without any limitations.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Scope R5

The Scope R5c is our most aerodynamic wheelset, a rider’s favorite.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Photography by Karen M. Edwards and Torsten Christensen

Going the Distance

The natural necessity to shift the focus towards Tubeless

Hailing from Odense, Denmark, Riwal-Readynez has established itself as the strongest outfit in Scandinavia over the last couple of seasons. Since the beginning of the year, the team competes with a Professional Continental license. And it does so with quite some success.

One of the most notable performances came at the Tour de Yorkshire. Former Danish national road champion Alexander Kamp proved his pedigree when he outsprinted reigning Olympic Road Race champion Greg van Avermaet of CCC and Chris Lawless of Ineos to take the win on stage 3, thus putting himself up for a top5 finish in the overall classification of the race.

Another outstanding result is the victory of Andreas Strokbro at the u23 edition of the infamous Ronde van Vlaanderen.

These are only two of the notable results Riwal Readynez was able to score this season. However, they outline the team’s approach towards the races they take to the start. Whenever the riders pin a number on, they aim to be visible, to make the race, to take position and influence the final outcome.

Performance Aspects

To be able to perform well on the highest level of the sport, it needs a fair amount of aspects that need to be factored in and that set the frame for an optimal performance when it counts.

One of these key aspects is the equipment the team and its riders use. With riders from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands, the team clearly has a Scandinavian feel to it.

Given the often rainy and cold weather in the northern part of Europe, the riders know how important high quality wheels and puncture proof tires are. Everyone who has been able to go for a road spin in the wet in one of the riders home countries will certainly have experienced how easy it is to puncture with plenty of tiny flintstone splinters to be found on the tarmac. A hassle-free setup for Scandinavian roads is a reliable one for most roads in any other part of Europe. A crucial matter, especially at races.

New Focus

Approaching the 2019 season the team, therefore, made a game-changing decision. Together with the riders, the management chose to use a tubeless optimized wheel setup. And the statistics would prove that decision right. To date, the Riwal Readynez’s 16 professional riders have accumulated more than 60.000 race kilometers, or, in other words, have covered 1.5 times the length of the equator, and only had to lament 25 punctures along the way.

“Our riders are really happy with the setup. The tires have a lot more grip and the fit with the wheels is a not to underestimate part of that, especially with tubeless”, says Jesper Deluer, team mechanic of Riwal-Readynez. “We also have far fewer problems with punctures, than we’ve had in the past with tubular tires.”

The favorite wheelset of the team’s riders is the Scope R5c paired with Vredestein Fortezza Tubeless Ready tires. With a width of 25 millimeter, the tires fit perfectly into the tire bed of our tubeless optimized Scope rims.

“I really enjoy riding the Scope R5c together with the tubeless setup. The setup is a bit heavier than what I’m used to, but once you get some speed, they’re rolling like a dream”, states Torkil Veyhe, one of the teams key domestiques. And Swedish National Road Race champion Lucas Eriksson adds: “I think the wheels are really good, and it’s very exciting to be riding tubeless. The handling of the wheels feels very, very good!”

The R5c has received numerous great reviews from renown magazines. And it’s the same for the Fortezza Tubeless tire. German RoadBike magazine recognized the balanced performance of the tire. [It] runs very smooth and gives a great sense of security, even on gravel”, concluded their review.  

Getting close with Tubeless

To get the most out of a well performing tubeless tire, one needs, however, a wheel that is optimized for this kind of tire. The rim bead hook of all Scope wheels is shaped to be the perfect fit for the tire bead hook. That way the wheels allow for an easy yet secure mounting of tubeless tires. In addition, the internal rim width of 19 millimeters is designed to work best with 25 to 28 millimeter wide tubeless tires, thus offering both great riding comfort and a maximum sealing capacity. That’s not all, though. Aerodynamic advantages are guaranteed due to the outer rim width of 26 millimeters.

Tubeless setups are getting more and more recognition, both among amateur, professional, and recreational cyclists. They offer the ability to lower air pressure, which results in a better grip and more comfort. Further, they’re a lot more resistant to punctures. Aspects, that many rate as the above mentioned game-changing ones.

Scope has its roots in professional cycling. Using the complete line-up of our R-series wheels in combination with Vredestein’s Fortezza Tubeless Ready tires, Riwal-Readynez have a setup on hand that benefits their way of racing. Not needing to worry in crucial moments can make the difference. And their season to date is proof of that.

Riwal-Readynez uses the following products

Scope R3c

The Scope R3c performs best in the mountains and on challenging terrain.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Scope R4c

The Scope R4c is our outstanding all-rounder, a wheelset without any limitations.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Scope R5

The Scope R5c is our most aerodynamic wheelset, a rider’s favorite.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Photography by Karen M. Edwards and Torsten Christensen

Going the Distance

The natural necessity to shift the focus towards Tubeless

Hailing from Odense, Denmark, Riwal-Readynez has established itself as the strongest outfit in Scandinavia over the last couple of seasons. Since the beginning of the year, the team competes with a Professional Continental license. And it does so with quite some success.

One of the most notable performances came at the Tour de Yorkshire. Former Danish national road champion Alexander Kamp proved his pedigree when he outsprinted reigning Olympic Road Race champion Greg van Avermaet of CCC and Chris Lawless of Ineos to take the win on stage 3, thus putting himself up for a top5 finish in the overall classification of the race.

Another outstanding result is the victory of Andreas Strokbro at the u23 edition of the infamous Ronde van Vlaanderen.

These are only two of the notable results Riwal Readynez was able to score this season. However, they outline the team’s approach towards the races they take to the start. Whenever the riders pin a number on, they aim to be visible, to make the race, to take position and influence the final outcome.

Performance Aspects

To be able to perform well on the highest level of the sport, it needs a fair amount of aspects that need to be factored in and that set the frame for an optimal performance when it counts.

One of these key aspects is the equipment the team and its riders use. With riders from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the Faroe Islands, the team clearly has a Scandinavian feel to it.

Given the often rainy and cold weather in the northern part of Europe, the riders know how important high quality wheels and puncture proof tires are. Everyone who has been able to go for a road spin in the wet in one of the riders home countries will certainly have experienced how easy it is to puncture with plenty of tiny flintstone splinters to be found on the tarmac. A hassle-free setup for Scandinavian roads is a reliable one for most roads in any other part of Europe. A crucial matter, especially at races.

New Focus

Approaching the 2019 season the team, therefore, made a game-changing decision. Together with the riders, the management chose to use a tubeless optimized wheel setup. And the statistics would prove that decision right. To date, the Riwal Readynez’s 16 professional riders have accumulated more than 60.000 race kilometers, or, in other words, have covered 1.5 times the length of the equator, and only had to lament 25 punctures along the way.

“Our riders are really happy with the setup. The tires have a lot more grip and the fit with the wheels is a not to underestimate part of that, especially with tubeless”, says Jesper Deluer, team mechanic of Riwal-Readynez. “We also have far fewer problems with punctures, than we’ve had in the past with tubular tires.”

The favorite wheelset of the team’s riders is the Scope R5c paired with Vredestein Fortezza Tubeless Ready tires. With a width of 25 millimeter, the tires fit perfectly into the tire bed of our tubeless optimized Scope rims.

“I really enjoy riding the Scope R5c together with the tubeless setup. The setup is a bit heavier than what I’m used to, but once you get some speed, they’re rolling like a dream”, states Torkil Veyhe, one of the teams key domestiques. And Swedish National Road Race champion Lucas Eriksson adds: “I think the wheels are really good, and it’s very exciting to be riding tubeless. The handling of the wheels feels very, very good!”

The R5c has received numerous great reviews from renown magazines. And it’s the same for the Fortezza Tubeless tire. German RoadBike magazine recognized the balanced performance of the tire. [It] runs very smooth and gives a great sense of security, even on gravel”, concluded their review.  

Getting close with Tubeless

To get the most out of a well performing tubeless tire, one needs, however, a wheel that is optimized for this kind of tire. The rim bead hook of all Scope wheels is shaped to be the perfect fit for the tire bead hook. That way the wheels allow for an easy yet secure mounting of tubeless tires. In addition, the internal rim width of 19 millimeters is designed to work best with 25 to 28 millimeter wide tubeless tires, thus offering both great riding comfort and a maximum sealing capacity. That’s not all, though. Aerodynamic advantages are guaranteed due to the outer rim width of 26 millimeters.

Tubeless setups are getting more and more recognition, both among amateur, professional, and recreational cyclists. They offer the ability to lower air pressure, which results in a better grip and more comfort. Further, they’re a lot more resistant to punctures. Aspects, that many rate as the above mentioned game-changing ones.

Scope has its roots in professional cycling. Using the complete line-up of our R-series wheels in combination with Vredestein’s Fortezza Tubeless Ready tires, Riwal-Readynez have a setup on hand that benefits their way of racing. Not needing to worry in crucial moments can make the difference. And their season to date is proof of that.

Riwal-Readynez uses the following products

Scope R3c

The Scope R3c performs best in the mountains and on challenging terrain.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Scope R4c

The Scope R4c is our outstanding all-rounder, a wheelset without any limitations.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Scope R5

The Scope R5c is our most aerodynamic wheelset, a rider’s favorite.

From 1.398,00 EUR

Photography by Karen M. Edwards and Torsten Christensen