Water drainage

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Water drainage

Postby davidhoy » July 27th, 2012, 12:55 pm

Hi Jon & Chris,

Seems that drainage is a little finicky on my wheels, my rear FLO90 in particular. Rode through a huge rainstorm last Sunday, and after getting home I tried to make sure that the drainage holes were at the lowest point for both wheels. 5 days later and there is still water in the rear FLO90, while the front FLO60 seems dry. Any ideas on how to better drain the wheels?

Thanks,
David
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Re: Water drainage

Postby Chris Thornham » August 3rd, 2012, 8:30 am

David,

Thanks for writing. If you got a lot of water in wheel, and it sounds like you did since you were in a huge rain storm... it may be wise to take the tire/tube/rimstrip off for a night to let any additional water out. With the tire/tube/rimstrip off, the water will easily drain out of the valve hole.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

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Re: Water drainage

Postby Steve777 » May 19th, 2013, 7:54 pm

Hey Jon & Chris,

Firstly just wanted to say that the wheels (Flo 60 & 90) are great, they ride really well,
I have been having the same water drainage issue, got caught in a couple of heavy rainstorms the last couple of rides, noticed the wheels were filled up with water when I got home, but after a night trying to drain them through the drain hole, still a substantial amount of water left in them, as you mentioned below ended up having to take the tire / tube off to drain the water out the valve hole, just a little frustrating having to do it this way !!, not sure if this is something you can look at redesigning the wheel for ??, otherwise really happy with the wheels.
Also wanted to mention that the black colour on the braking surface came off during that wet rides, not sure how long it was expected to stay on ??.

Take care

Thanks

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Re: Water drainage

Postby Chris Thornham » May 20th, 2013, 8:34 am

Steve777 wrote:Hey Jon & Chris,

Firstly just wanted to say that the wheels (Flo 60 & 90) are great, they ride really well,
I have been having the same water drainage issue, got caught in a couple of heavy rainstorms the last couple of rides, noticed the wheels were filled up with water when I got home, but after a night trying to drain them through the drain hole, still a substantial amount of water left in them, as you mentioned below ended up having to take the tire / tube off to drain the water out the valve hole, just a little frustrating having to do it this way !!, not sure if this is something you can look at redesigning the wheel for ??, otherwise really happy with the wheels.
Also wanted to mention that the black colour on the braking surface came off during that wet rides, not sure how long it was expected to stay on ??.

Take care

Thanks

Steve.


Steve,

Thanks for writing. How quickly the black brake tracks wear is highly dependent upon your riding conditions and the type of brake pads you use. Wet conditions will really speed up the wearing process. Your amount of wear is normal and does not effect the wheel or the braking performance. Regarding the water in the wheel, if you were caught in a heavy rainstorm and really filled up the wheels it may take a little more effort to make sure they are dry. I know taking the tires off will be a little more work but it is the best solution and worth it in the long run.

I hope that helps,
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