# BLOG

• ## Bike Tire Pressure and Elevation

I was recently at 11,000 ft elevation.  While I was sucking wind running up a set of stairs, I started thinking about what happens to tire pressure when elevation increases or decreases. If you’ve read the title and these first few sentences, I bet you can guess what this article is about.    …

• ## What I’ve Learned from My Time in a Wind Tunnel – Part 2

This article is a follow up to Part 1 What I’ve Learned from My Time in a Wind Tunnel – Part 1.  I suggest reading the previous article before you read this one, especially if you want a bit of background on wind tunnels. Here we go with the rest of the lessons I’ve learned.…

• ## What I’ve Learned from My Time in a Wind Tunnel – Part 1

The first time we visited the A2 Wind Tunnel we were under the assumption that testing a wheel was a simple as placing it in the wind tunnel and reading the results. What we didn’t know was that there were a large number of things that can alter the results. We also didn’t really know…

• ## FLO 30, 60, 90, DISC Wind Tunnel Results

LEGACY BLOG POST: Please note this data is from our original generation of wheels. Many things have been changed and updated. We spent an awesome day testing at the A2 Wind Tunnel last week.  We spent more time testing than ever before and we are excited to share the results with you. Here’s a breakdown…

• ## Computational Fluid Dynamics

LEGACY ARTICLE: This article shows CFD work done on our first generation FLO Wheels CFD Results For Cycling Wheel Profiles I wanted to take a minute and put up a few shots of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) data we are getting back. The results for the 60mm fairing are in and we are…

• ## Aerodynamics for Gravel Cycling

Aerodynamics in gravel? We must be crazy right? I can promise you we are not. If you understand the basics of aerodynamics for gravel you may just afford yourself bragging rights over your buddies because you saved yourself minutes at your next race.  It’s true, even most pros are not using aerodynamics to their advantage…

• ## Cycling Efficiency for Gravel Cycling

Let’s start with the number one thing we want you to know: The goal for any gravel cyclist is to use the watts you put into pedals to move you forward, efficiently. Aerodynamics, rolling resistance, watts, etc, all fall into the “being faster efficiently” category but they don’t matter much if you don’t understand why…

• ## Wheel Selection for Gravel Cyclists

In the grand scheme of things gravel cycling is relatively new. Development of gravel specific gear has exploded in the last few years. No more Frankenstein set ups, there are now dedicated bikes, wheels, and more. If you’re wondering if you even need aero gravel wheels, the answer is, “Yes!” A deep profile gravel wheel…

• ## Welcome To FLO Cycling

First things first, let me introduce myself and give you a little history on FLO.  My name is Jon Thornham, Cofounder, CEO, head engineer, all the things, at FLO. I was born and raised in Canada and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada full time after University. I am a mechanical engineer by trade and entrepreneur…

• ## Tubeless Tires for Triathletes

Years ago, tubeless tires had little to offer triathletes, but today it’s the popular choice, and for good reason.  Tubeless and Mechanical Efficiency No wasted watts. How can going tubeless make you faster? Tubeless tires have lower rolling resistance values compared to butyl tubed tires. And lower rolling resistance makes you more efficient, which saves…

• ## Tire Pressure for Triathletes

Tire pressure seems to be personal. It makes sense, given that the tire pressure you should be riding takes into account your tire, your bike, your weight, and the road you’re riding on. But we often find the rider isn’t taking all those variables into account but inflating based on old theories or feel instead.…

• ## Tire Selection for Triathletes

“You complete me.” This is what I envision when thinking about wheel/tire combinations. Not really, but choosing the right tire for your wheel does matter. We’ve spent countless hours in the wind tunnel, talking to experts, and understanding the nuances of tires and how they can affect your ride. We’ve designed our wheels with specific…

• ## Rolling Resistance for Triathletes

“Lower your rolling resistance” doesn’t slide off the tongue as well as “be aero” but it’s just as important!  Rolling Resistance and Mechanical Efficiency No wasted watts is our new motto. The higher the rolling resistance, the more energy (heat and sound) produced, the more watts wasted, therefore, if we lower rolling resistance, fewer watts…