David Potter jr. on a 6 day tour in France. Dave toke the scorpion SCC50 on his Trek Madone 6.0 to an adventure across the best known mountains of the pro peloton. He road every day 100 miles+ and, bullet down the Alps clocking over 50 mph. In 2014 in total close to 10,000 and got into the podium many times during the season on this set of the Scorpion Carbon 50 wheels.
Launching a sprint at Boston Mayor's Cup with Scorpion Big Deeper rear and SCC38 front
Some words about Scorpion Bike Wheels. No, we did not reinvent the wheel, and there are many good products out there. We just find that some are very expensive due to overhead, with top paid engineers, or sales managers, marketing and some bling that costs YOU more, but doesn't make you faster.
I remember dropping a rider in my club rides with Madfiber wheels, and thinking..."some one use to have $3000" I felt sorry for him. Some wheel sets, have very high quality rims, but the hubs fall apart in less then expected time. Others, exact the opposite, Hubs that last and last but rims or spokes not so much.
Now we all know that nothing lasts for ever, but at Scorpion, we try to make a good well balanced product worth the money, and to top it off, we put a smile on your face when you drop the rider with a $3000 wheel set.
We use alloy rims made in USA, for quick supply access and better quality control, right here at home. We also use reputable products from Taiwan made by KINLIN, Carbona and Gigantex
For hubs we offer Chris King, White Industries, Hope Hubs made in England, and our house brand Scorpion made in Taiwan featuring a patent design and EZO bearings for smooth and fast spin. Spokes from Sapin made in Belgium and used by top wheel brands like ZIPP, Bontregar and others.
All our wheels are hand made and inspected and tested by human beings, not machines. The models we offer have been tested by our racing teams across the tough roads of New England, Alpduhez, Mount Vetoux France, Cylocross racing and across in Arizona.
The choice of lacing, and spoke tension, is were we spent most of our time, to make sure the wheel performs to it's best taking in consideration the customer needs, style and abilities.