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 – Gravel Wheel Customer Feedback

We announced the development of our gravel wheels last week.  As we have done with the development of previous products, we asked for your suggestions.  We know that your suggestions will ultimately make a better product and we appreciate all of the feedback we have received so far.  We wanted to take a minute and […]

FLO Cycling – Our Next Adventure – Gravel Wheels

Why do businesses start?  The list of reasons is endless.  For us, the desire to start FLO revolved around solving a problem.  That problem was that good quality cycling wheels were expensive. We wanted to produce a cycling wheel that was as good as the best in the industry but cut the cost by up […]

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 – Carbon Clincher Brake Track Testing

If you’ve been researching carbon clinchers, you’ve likely come across a thread on a forum where someone has melted their wheels while braking.  That’s a scary thought.  Do all carbon clinchers melt?  The quick answer is no.   We’ve done a lot a testing to ensure our new Carbon Clinchers pass safety standards so you […]

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 – Wheel Design Series Step 4 – Optimization Algorithm

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 4 of our five-step design process. To learn more about Steps 1, 2, 3, and 5, please check out the links […]

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 […]