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 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 3 – 3D Modeling

In 2014 we sat down to redesign our FLO Cycling wheel line. This five-step design process took 15 months to complete and blog series covers the design process in detail. This is Step 3 of our five-step design process. To learn more about Steps 1, 2, 4, and 5, please check out the links below. […]

FLO Cycling – Wheel Design Series Step 2 – Data Analysis

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

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 […]

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 – What is a Net Drag Reduction Value

We’ve always believed in trying to be as realistic as possible when estimating time savings for a given wheel. To do this we use our Net Drag Reduction Value equation. If you’re wondering what the Net Drag Reduction Value equation is, you’ve come to the right place.   Setting the Baseline When you calculate time savings, you […]