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  • The FLO 49 AS – Shallow But Speedy

    The FLO 49 AS – Shallow But Speedy

    The FLO 49 AS is the shallowest wheel in our lineup. When trying to decide what wheel to select, you may wonder who the FLO 49 is best suited for, or under what circumstances. Good news! This is your in-depth look into the shallow—but speedy—FLO 49 AS.  Wheel Depth and Time Savings You probably know…

  • Being An Efficient Cyclist – Aerodynamics

    Being An Efficient Cyclist – Aerodynamics

    This is part two of the series Secret To Fast Cycling: How To Be An Efficient Cyclist. In part 1, we discussed cycling efficiency and mechanical systems. Today, we apply these concepts to aerodynamics.  Aerodynamics is important for you as a cyclist because regardless of how fast you are on the bike, understanding how to…

  • Secrets To Fast Cycling

    Secrets To Fast Cycling

    The goal for any cyclist is to use whatever you put into pedals to move you forward, efficiently. In my 10 years in this industry, it never fails that the fastest athletes find every mechanical advantage they can. This article is the introduction for how to be an efficient cyclist. Throughout this series we will…

  • When The Rule of 105 Can Make You Slower

    When The Rule of 105 Can Make You Slower

    The rule of 105 for a cycling wheel states the following: The Rule of 105 states that the rim must be at least 105% the width of the tire if you have any chance of re-capturing airflow from the tire and controlling it or smoothing it. This was originally coined by Josh Poertner, who spent…

  • How Psychology Impacts Wheel Selection In Cycling

    How Psychology Impacts Wheel Selection In Cycling

    Here’s a scenario: You are getting ready for a race and decide to buy race wheels. You check out wheels and see that FLO’s fastest wheel set up is the front FLO 77 AS and the FLO DISC. You want the fastest wheels so you buy them. Now, it’s race day and you’re beginning the…

  • The Best Cycling Tires Are Like A Three Legged Stool

    The Best Cycling Tires Are Like A Three Legged Stool

    Which bike tires are best? What are the fastest bike tires?  Over the years we’ve done a lot of work with tires. I’ve learned that there are three key elements that make the best and fastest tires for cyclists, which I compare to a three legged stool. The three legs together provide support and stability,…

  • Getting Faster with Dan Lorang (Faster by FLO Podcast #55)

    Getting Faster with Dan Lorang (Faster by FLO Podcast #55)

    PODCAST TRANSCRIPTION Jon: This is “Faster,” a podcast by FLO Cycling. In each episode, we interview industry experts to educate you, challenge you, and even change the way you train, so you become faster. A few episodes ago, we spoke with Sebastian from INSCYD on the amazing work they’re doing with metrics and sports science.…

  • FLO Rolling Resistance and Bike Wheels

    FLO Rolling Resistance and Bike Wheels

    PODCAST TRANSCRIPTION This is “Faster,” a podcast by FLO Cycling. In each episode, we interview industry experts to educate you, challenge you, and even change the way you train, so you become faster. When we’re not creating this podcast, we’re working on other ways to make you faster. At FLO, we design and manufacture some…

  • Polarized Training – A Detailed Look with Stephen Seiler

    Polarized Training – A Detailed Look with Stephen Seiler

    PODCAST TRANSCRIPTION Chris: Welcome to the “Faster” podcast by FLO Cycling, the podcast where we talk about anything and everything that makes you faster on your bike. This is Season 1, Episode 13, and today we have Dr. Stephen Seiler joining us on the show. Dr. Seiler is a vice rector at the University of…

  • Road Bike Spokes: Frequently Asked Questions

    Road Bike Spokes: Frequently Asked Questions

    Most road bike wheelsets feature spokes. But what do you really know about these “wires” that play such an integral part of your bicycle riding experience? Why spoked wheels? Something must connect a bike hub to the rim. Every spoke serves the fundamental purpose of linking the hub to the rim. The tensioned wire-spoke wheel…

  • FLO Aerodynamics and Bike Wheels (Faster by FLO Podcast #57)

    FLO Aerodynamics and Bike Wheels (Faster by FLO Podcast #57)

    PODCAST TRANSCRIPTION This is “Faster,” a podcast by FLO Cycling. In each episode, we interviewed industry experts to educate you, challenge you, and even change the way you train so you become faster. When we’re not creating this podcast, we’re working on other ways to make you faster. At FLO, we design and manufacture some…

  • Road Cycling Wheels For Winter Riding

    Road Cycling Wheels For Winter Riding

    Can you use your carbon road bike wheels during the winter? Should you use training wheels for the offseason? Which wheels are best for winter riding? These are all great questions, the answers to which depend on factors that include your weather during winter, snow control methods (if you get snow), temperature range, your brake…

  • FLO Releases Guide to Help Road Cyclists Pick Best Wheels

    FLO Releases Guide to Help Road Cyclists Pick Best Wheels

    We are excited to announce the 2021 Road Bike Wheel Guide. The guide aims to help cyclists in road disciplines learn more about road bike wheels. The guide covers the full gambit of questions and concerns road racers and road recreational cyclists have about wheels. With over 650 FLO Factory Team riders racing on FLO…