Max temperature for FLO 60's

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Max temperature for FLO 60's

Postby rayman54 » February 21st, 2013, 12:40 pm

Hello,

I successfully got my pre order 4 for FLO 60's front and back!!!

Planning ahead as I do group rides after work. During the summer months it can get quite hot in my car where I would be likely to store the wheels.

Is that a problem?
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Re: Max temperature for FLO 60's

Postby rayman54 » February 27th, 2013, 2:23 pm

Bumping this.

My main concern is the differential thermal expansion of the Carbon rims versus the aluminum braking surface.
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Re: Max temperature for FLO 60's

Postby Chris Thornham » February 28th, 2013, 11:00 am

rayman54,

First of all I'm sorry that I missed this message. I wouldn't recommend leaving the wheels in direct sun/heat of a car. It can get very hot in the direct sunlight. If you can bring the wheels inside that would be the best option, if not I'd try and keep them out of the direct sunlight by possibly putting them in the trunk or you could lock the bike and wheels to a rack on the outside of the car. FLO wheels can definitely take the heat of summer (we live in Vegas ;), but cooking them through the glass of your car may not be the best idea.

Does that help?
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Re: Max temperature for FLO 60's

Postby rayman54 » February 28th, 2013, 12:16 pm

Thanks Chris,

I was hoping you'd say no problem they can take the heat!! :>)

I figured that your answer would be as it was. Looks like I'll have to get in the habit of keeping the wheels separate from the bike during hot weather.

Chris Thornham wrote:rayman54,

First of all I'm sorry that I missed this message. I wouldn't recommend leaving the wheels in direct sun/heat of a car. It can get very hot in the direct sunlight. If you can bring the wheels inside that would be the best option, if not I'd try and keep them out of the direct sunlight by possibly putting them in the trunk or you could lock the bike and wheels to a rack on the outside of the car. FLO wheels can definitely take the heat of summer (we live in Vegas ;), but cooking them through the glass of your car may not be the best idea.

Does that help?
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