FLO Cycling – The Importance of a Testing Protocol Part 1

Did you know the way you inflate your tires can ruin the results of a wind tunnel study all together?  Data from a wind tunnel test, or any test for that matter, is only as good as the protocol used to collect it.  Jon and I have always been very transparent with our testing protocol […]

FLO Cycling – A2 Wind Tunnel Tire Study Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the aerodynamic drag created by different tires on a front FLO 60 Carbon Clincher wheel.  As many of you know, when searching for the fastest tire, aerodynamic drag is only half of the equation.  In order to know how much power is required to rotate your […]

FLO Cycling – How Much Time Will FLO Wheels Save Me?

The benefit of aero race wheels is that they reduce your overall drag and make you faster.  In 2012, I wrote a blog article that discussed how much time you’d save by reducing your drag while traveling at speeds between 1-30mph.  In that article I discussed how there is a common misconception that you have […]

FLO Cycling – Does Tire Pressure Change Aerodynamic Drag?

The first time I heard someone say tire pressure would change aerodynamics, I questioned if this would be true.  The more I thought about it, the more I questioned how aerodynamics would be effected by tire pressure.  When you change the air pressure in a tire, you change the shape of the tires contact patch, […]

FLO Cycling – Aerodynamic Difference between Sapim CX-Ray and Round Spokes

Years ago when, Chris and I were starting FLO, we made the decision to use Sapim CX-Ray spokes.  We’d heard that they were faster than round spokes or bladed spokes.  The CX-Ray’s have a unique aero shape, which likely explains part of the reason the spokes are used on so many aerodynamic cycling wheels.   […]

FLO Cycling – A2 Wind Tunnel Tire Study Part 1

In Part 1 of this series, we are going to look at the effect tires have on aerodynamic drag.  The first time we visited the A2 Wind Tunnel back in April of 2011, we were shocked by how much of a difference tires could make.  We always wondered how much better our results could have […]

FLO Cycling – Does Covering the Valve Cutout on a DISC Wheel Matter?

If you’ve ever owned a disc wheel, you will know that the only part of the wheel that is not covered, is the valve cutout.  We are often asked if covering this valve cutout will improve aerodynamics.  To be honest, we didn’t know the answer, so we studied it. If you are interested in our […]

FLO Cycling – How Much Drag Does a Clydesdale Build Add to Cycling Wheel

Back in November, when Chris and I went to the A2 Wind Tunnel to test the new FLO 45, 60, 90, and DISC, we decided to study a few things we’ve thought about over the years.  Today’s article looks at the difference in aerodynamic drag between a standard build and a clydesdale build wheel.   […]

FLO Cycling – Wheel Design Series Step 5 – Wind Tunnel Results

In 2014 we sat down to redesign our FLO Cycling wheel line. This five-step design process took 15 months to complete and this blog series covers the design process in detail. This is Step 5 of our five-step design process. To learn more about Steps 1-4, please check out the links below. FLO Cycling – […]

FLO Cycling – Wheel Design Series Step 1 – Data Collection

In 2014 we sat down to redesign our FLO Cycling wheel line. This five-step design process took 15 months to complete and this blog series covers the design process in detail. This is Step 1 of our 5 step design process. To learn more about Steps 2-5, please check out the links below. FLO Cycling […]