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  • Using Bike Tires as Shocks on Gravel Terrain and Rough Roads

    Using Bike Tires as Shocks on Gravel Terrain and Rough Roads

    Mountain bikes have shocks to help absorb obstacles on the trail. Roads do not usually contain those obstacles so no shocks are needed on road bikes. What about gravel? Cycling shocks were heavily debated for several years through the “Frankenbike” phase and the bikes people rode in the early gravel days were entertaining. Ultimately, the…

  • Why Lower Tire Pressures for Wider Cycling Tires and Rims

    Why Lower Tire Pressures for Wider Cycling Tires and Rims

    Wider wheels = faster wheels. However, the key to getting the most out of a wider internal rim width wheel is accurate tire pressure. If you haven’t lowered your tire pressure, you’re losing time. This article walks you through why lower pressures are required for larger tires or wider rims. Casing Tension in Cycling Tires…

  • How a Cycling Wheel Supports its Load

    How a Cycling Wheel Supports its Load

    You probably know that wheels are an essential component of a bike’s design, but have you ever wondered how the spokes of the wheel work to keep it rolling? In this article, we’ll explore the highly debated question, “Does a Cycling Wheel Stand on the Bottom Spokes or Hang from the Top Spokes?” Does a…

  • How Carbon Fiber Wheels Lower Vibration and Make You Faster

    How Carbon Fiber Wheels Lower Vibration and Make You Faster

    Cycling wheels are one of the closest components to the surface of road and their design and materials can significantly impact the ride quality. (Note: a wheel does not include a tire.) One of the factors that affects the ride quality is the wheel’s ability to absorb vibration generated from the road surface. Carbon fiber…

  • Getting Ready for the Belgian Waffle Ride California

    Getting Ready for the Belgian Waffle Ride California

    Every April, the Belgian Waffle Ride California delights race competitors from around the globe. This unique course is a blend of “Road” and “Unroad” sections and changes every single year. Many make the mistake of believing the unroad terrain is gravel but it’s defined as “extremely technical” and known for its difficulty, making gear selection…

  • Bike Handling for Gravel Cyclists

    Bike Handling for Gravel Cyclists

    Gravel cycling is one of the fastest-growing areas in the industry. Many cyclists are coming from different divisions of cycling and crossing over to gravel. With that comes a learning curve. FLO started as a road/tri wheel company and we have since expanded to gravel. If you are currently transitioning or adding gravel to your…

  • IM Oceanside Wheel Selection for Coastal Courses

    IM Oceanside Wheel Selection for Coastal Courses

    On April 1, 2023, Ironman Oceanside kicks off. For many, this represents the start of a new triathlon season after a long winter. If you are participating in Ironman Oceanside you’re likely making your final preparations for the big day. This post is to help you prepare your ideal wheels, tires, and tire pressure to…

  • FLO Cycling + Alpha Win Triathlon Series

    FLO Cycling + Alpha Win Triathlon Series

    We are thrilled to announce that FLO Cycling has become the official wheel partner of the Alpha Win Triathlon Series. This is an 11 race series across California, Florida, and New York, perfectly suited for FLO Wheels. Find FLO at Races At each race starting in July of 2023, you will find a display of…

  • Setting Tire Pressure On A Nascar Track – Clash Miami

    Setting Tire Pressure On A Nascar Track – Clash Miami

    Last week I was invited to Clash Miami to run a wheel pit for the pro races. To make a long story short, Clash Endurance created a triathlon series that takes place on Nascar track. I was on site at Homestead-Miami Speedway, host of Clash Miami, with a number of FLO wheels incase a pro…

  • Lower Wheel Prices – Affordable DNA

    Lower Wheel Prices – Affordable DNA

    To be frank, COVID and the resulting supply chain issues really sucked for FLO. Ultimately, we made two price increases to weather the storm but both times felt wrong. Well-engineered cycling wheels at affordable prices have always been a part of our DNA. We promised that if the costs started coming down, yours would too.…

  • Introducing FLO Air Gauge – Save Time with Tire Pressures

    Introducing FLO Air Gauge – Save Time with Tire Pressures

    Rethinking the Pump – The FLO Air Gage A couple years ago a good friend and fellow researcher, John Mercer, called me voicing a frustration he had recently ran into during transition at his race. John’s name may be familiar to you, he and his team at UNLV worked side by side with me for…

  • FLO Cycling + Big River Gravel Series

    FLO Cycling + Big River Gravel Series

    We are thrilled to announce that FLO Cycling has become the official wheel partner of the Big River Gravel Series. This is a four race series across Iowa and Illinois, perfectly suited for FLO gravel wheels. Special Series Winner Prizes Among other prizes, the male and female season winners will receive a set of FLO…

  • Welcome 2023 and Big Changes for FLO

    Welcome 2023 and Big Changes for FLO

    Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2023 marks our 11th year in business at FLO. We’ve been able to do something we love for more than a decade and it’s all thanks to people like you.  In late 2019, we had a full line of new products that were in development but well, we…