Scoops Arm Cups
  • Scoops
    Arm Cups
    Closed Back: Ships in 4-5 wks
    Open Back: Ships in 4-5 Wks
    Replacement Pads: In Stock


    Version:

  • Scoops Ultimate
    PREORDER CLOSED
    Coming Feb 2021


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Open-Back and Closed-Back Scoops



  • Closed-Back Scoops
    for the ultimate support


  • Closed-Back Scoops
    for the ultimate support


  • HUGE adjustment range


  • Open-Back Scoops
    for ultimate adjustment


  • Open-Back Scoops
    for ultimate adjustment


  • Comparison: Scoops
    vs older cups


  • Comparison: Scoops
    vs older cups
Scoops Ultimate



  • Scoops Ultimate:
    The Perfect Front End


  • Scoops Ultimate:
    The Perfect Front End


  • Scoops Ultimate:
    The Perfect Front End


  • Scoops Ultimate:
    The Perfect Front End


  • Scoops Ultimate:
    The Perfect Front End


  • Scoops Ultimate:
    The Perfect Front End


  • Scoops Ultimate:
    The Perfect Front End


  • Scoops Ultimate:
    The Perfect Front End


  • Scoops Ultimate:
    The Perfect Front End


  • Scoops Ultimate:
    The Perfect Front End


  • Optional Angled Spacers
    for Scoops Ultimate


  • Optional Angled Spacers
    (available separately, soon)


  • Alpha One Dragonfly
    for Scoops Ultimate (optional)


  • Alpha One Dragonfly
    for Scoops Ultimate (optional)

Scoops: Comfort Redefined

The all-new TriRig Scoops are an absolute revelation, and provide something that no other product on the market does. They take our existing Ergo Cups and dial everything good about them up to 11. With a total length of over 200mm and a substantial degree of arm wrap, Scoops have more surface area than any other production cup ever made. Up top, Scoops feature the same textured neoprene pad which has been so popular on our Ergo Cups, providing a great combination of grip and cushion.

Scoops come in three versions:

  1. Open-Back Scoops: These cups function much like standard cups, but the extra length means more support and comfort than anything else.
  2. Closed-Back Scoops: These still function like standard cups, but also provide additional support at the back of the cup, wrapping behind the elbow, perfect for high-hands or upward-tilt positions. They keep you locked in to your position while allowing your entire upper body to relax.
  3. Scoops Ultimate: A complete cup/extension solution that offers the ultimate in comfort and aerodynamics. Read more about these below.

    Without exaggeration, we can say that Scoops offer the most substantial comfort upgrade you can make to your triathlon or TT bike. And when you're comfortable, you stay in the aero position longer, which only makes you faster. So these might be the most cost-effective upgrade of anything on the market in terms of converting dollars into speed (although our Styx skewers would be a strong contender for that title too)!

    Moreover, we took advantage of the massive length of the cups, and increased the adjustment range by adding more holes in the bottom of each cup. You can see the full bolt pattern by printing out this document at 100% scale. Then, compare to your current mounting points to see if Scoops will be compatible with your rig.

Key Features

Maximum Comfort

Scoops dramatically increase the reach, arm wrap, and surface area of the cup compared to anything on the market. At the same time, they also increase adjustment range with additional mounting points, slotted bolt holes, and keep the superior textured neoprene pad material of our current Ergo Cups. These are perhaps the most universal cups ever made, allowing virtually any ride to get a major ergonomic upgrade. Of course, we think they work particularly well with Alpha One.

Game-Changing Design

The Closed-Back Scoops share an identical ergonomic design with their Open-Back sibling, but the rounded/cupped allows the rider to completely relax the upper body and lock in to the position. In testing, we could hardly believe how much they changed the muscle recruitment of the rider, allowing complete concentration and effort on the power going into the pedals rather than on maintaining the aero position.

Plug-and-Play

Scoops work with almost any bar on the market, and comes with everything you need to fit them. A small kit of spacers are included, to raise up the cups if needed to clear any aerobar hardware in the way of their considerable length, and a variety of M5 and M6 bolts are included as well. Just unbox, bolt on, and go!

Scoops Ultimate PREORDER

PREORDER INFO: All preorders are NON-CANCELABLE, and will ship in two parts. The first shipment will be your Gamma 24 extensions, which insert into the end of the Scoops for you to trim to size. The second shipment will contain the Scoops, Angled Spacers (if ordered), and Dragonfly (if ordered). Expected ship date for the Scoops is late February 2021. Preorder discounts do not combine with any other promotions or sales.

Scoops Ultimate

They're finally here!! Scoops Ultimate is the perfect front-end solution, offering all the superlative aerodynamics of custom-molded extensions, but retaining all the adjustability, comfort, and practicality of our beloved Scoops.

Each set of Scoops Ultimate comes with the Scoops themselves, made of the same hollow carbon construction as our other Scoops, plus our textured neoprene pads. The images here show a pre-production sample, with hand-cut pads made of our current material. However, production pads will be machine cut, and the textured neoprene material will be upgraded with a pattern of 1mm sweat drain holes throughout.

In addition to pre-order bonus pricing, each pre-order for Scoops Ultimate will receive a set of Gamma 24 extensions to act as the end grip. You can use any extension you like, with reach and roll adjustment as usual. Scoops Ultimate features a simple clamping mechanism that is invisible to the wind, but always accessible to your wrench.

To further enhance the adjustment range of Scoops Ultimate, we have developed a set of Angled Spacers, which will also be available separately and compatible with most cups and most aerobars. However, they are available right here to Scoops Ultimate preorder customers before anyone else.

Scoops Ultimate has the largest range of adjustment of any cup we have ever produced, offering 100mm of fore-aft position adjustment, and 100mm of stance width adjustment, plus angulation in and out, extension reach, and extension roll. And while they work beautifully on Alpha One, Scoops Ultimate are compatible on nearly ANY aerobar on the market.

Pre-order your Scoops Ultimate today!

SCU Dragonflies

The SCU Dragonfly parts are only for use with our Alpha One aerobar. But they are not required. Because Scoops Ultimate has an integrated extension, you no longer need the extension clamps on the standard Alpha One Dragonfly. Note, the SCU Dragonfly parts are not required, even if using Alpha One. However, then you will just have the extra clamp hardware dangling in the wind. So, in short, if you have Alpha One, you definitely want one of the SCU Dragonfly parts. Which one is just a matter of personal preference: v1 retains the BTA mounting points, while v2 eliminates them.

SCU Dragonflies will eventually be available for purchase separately in Spring 2021. Before that time, they will only be available as an optional extra when bundled with Scoops Ultimate.

Compatibility + Additional Info:

Scoops have a large array of slots designed to work with the widest possible variety of bicycles, aerobars, and mounting positions. However, Scoops must be mounted using M5 or M6 countersunk bolts (included). If your handlebar has smaller M4 threads (which is the case with some newer Speed Concept models), you can tap the holes to expand the threads to M5 or M6.Consult your manufacturer before attempting to expand the threads, to ensure it is safe. If it is safe, then tapping can be done with a hand tool from the local hardware store, or by a local bike shop or machine shop.

Please check your bars before purchase to ensure compatibility. And to ensure the bolt spacing will work for you, please print out this document which demonstrates the bolt pattern for Scoops. Make sure you print at 100% with no scaling. Then you can easily determine which bolt spacings will work for your setup.

Note, the Angled Spacers will only work on aerobars with fore-aft mounting points (most aerobars). For bars with side-to-side mounting points (like the 2013-and-newer Trek Speed Concept), mount the Scoops directly to the handlebar. Or, you can use side-by-side angle spacers such as the ones made by Speedmetrics.

UCI Regulations:

We do not know if Scoops Ultimate are UCI legal. On the one hand, they exceed the specification for arm cup dimensions. On the other hand, they would seem to fall more under the category of an integrated cup/extension like Speedbar or similar products, which have been cleared and used in many UCI events including recent Hour Record attempts as well as the Tour de France. At this point, we do not know whether they are legal.