WOW! First Ride Report

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WOW! First Ride Report

Postby joelpace » November 5th, 2012, 10:17 am

Well, my Flo's came in last week. Pulled them out of the boxes and they were very nice. Spinning them in my hands they just felt substantial, smooth and very well put together. They looked awesome too! I must say that the smoothness of regular bearings is amazing. You guys were right about not needing the ceramic upgrade.

First ride was this weekend. I put the two 60's on my new Wilier Cento Uno SR and off we went. First off - love the sound these things make. Bearings are really smooth. Once up to speed these wheels hold speed really well. It was a fairly windy day here in Austin and I didn't have any problem handling the wheels or being blown around. They climb surprisingly well for a slightly heavier wheel. I noticed that I was holding 2-3mph faster than normal. The ride quality was excellent as well. Very reassuring and stable is the only way I can describe them.

Overall, could not be happier with the wheels. Can't wait to buy the 30's when they come out. Great wheels.

Joel.
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Re: WOW! First Ride Report

Postby Chris Thornham » November 5th, 2012, 5:41 pm

joelpace wrote:Well, my Flo's came in last week. Pulled them out of the boxes and they were very nice. Spinning them in my hands they just felt substantial, smooth and very well put together. They looked awesome too! I must say that the smoothness of regular bearings is amazing. You guys were right about not needing the ceramic upgrade.

We are very happy to hear that you are satisfied with the fit and finish of the wheels. The standard bearings are really nice.

First ride was this weekend. I put the two 60's on my new Wilier Cento Uno SR and off we went. First off - love the sound these things make. Bearings are really smooth. Once up to speed these wheels hold speed really well. It was a fairly windy day here in Austin and I didn't have any problem handling the wheels or being blown around. They climb surprisingly well for a slightly heavier wheel. I noticed that I was holding 2-3mph faster than normal. The ride quality was excellent as well. Very reassuring and stable is the only way I can describe them.

Your feedback is very similar to what almost everyone says after riding the wheels. We hear the reassuring/stable comment and the 2-3mph faster comment on a regular basis. We are happy to know that you feel the same way.


Overall, could not be happier with the wheels. Can't wait to buy the 30's when they come out. Great wheels.

Joel.


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Re: WOW! First Ride Report

Postby cyberjunkie21 » November 20th, 2012, 10:18 am

Joel, you're an austin boy? Maybe us locals could see them in action. I'm strongly considering getting a pair. Which did you go with?
Chris, what is the solid difference between ceramic and the basic? I've read all the stats, etc. But don't know...
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Re: WOW! First Ride Report

Postby Chris Thornham » November 20th, 2012, 11:39 am

cyberjunkie21 wrote:Joel, you're an austin boy? Maybe us locals could see them in action. I'm strongly considering getting a pair. Which did you go with?
Chris, what is the solid difference between ceramic and the basic? I've read all the stats, etc. But don't know...


cyberjunkie21,

We offer the ceramic bearings because they support our Bike for a Kid program and because some people simply have to have them. In all honesty it would be hard for me to argue a performance benefit by using them. If you are passionate about ceramic bearings or feel inclined to support our Bike for a Kid program (http://www.flocycling.com/bike_for_a_kid.php) then I would suggest you get the ceramic bearings. If not... the stainless steel bearings are the best choice. They are great bearings and you won't be 'losing' anything by selecting them.

Let me know if you have any additional quesitons.

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Re: WOW! First Ride Report

Postby cyberjunkie21 » November 21st, 2012, 7:30 pm

That pretty much answers it. It confirms my thoughts & discussions with others about it. Looking forward to Friday morning!
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Re: WOW! First Ride Report

Postby Chris Thornham » November 21st, 2012, 7:52 pm

Great! Glad I could help.

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