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In almost any race situation aside from climbing the Alpe d'Huez, a disc will always be the fastest rear wheel. The general rule of thumb is always use a disc when racing in a triathlon or time trial. Choose the FLO DISC if getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible is your goal.
Unless you are racing the time trial discipline, disc wheels are typically not allowed in road racing events. Our other Carbon Clincher wheels, the FLO 45, FLO 60, or FLO 90, would be better choices for road racing. Our Aluminum + Carbon FLO 60 or FLO 90, or our Aluminum FLO 30, are also excellent choices.
* All wheels tested at the A2 Wind Tunnel with a 700c x 23mm Continental GP4000S II tire.
* Tunnel wind speed set to 30mph.
* Tare removed. Learn More.
* Mavic Open Pro was a front wheel with 32 round spokes and a 700c x 23mm Continental GP4000s II tire.
* All aero data recorded with rim brake wheels.
|2013 FLO 30||38s||2m 51s|
|2016 FLO 60 Aluminum + Carbon||55s||4m 9s|
|2016 FLO 90 Aluminum + Carbon||1m 0s||4m 29s|
|2016 FLO DISC Aluminum + Carbon||1m 14s||5m 31s|
|2016 FLO 45 Carbon Clincher||55s||4m 6s|
|2016 FLO 60 Carbon Clincher||1m 3s||4m 41s|
|2016 FLO 90 Carbon Clincher||1m 4s||4m 48s|
|2016 FLO DISC Carbon Clincher||1m 11s||5m 19s|
|Rim||700c Carbon Clincher|
|Brake Track Width||25.0mm|
|Max Fairing Width**||26.0mm|
|Internal Rim Width||18.0mm|
|Fairing||Matte 3k Carbon Fiber***|
|Spoke Count||24 Standard (<198lbs) / 28 Clydesdale (<242lbs)|
|Spoke Pattern||2 Cross Standard / 3 Cross Clydesdale|
|Hub||FLO VORTEX 2|
|Free Hub||Shimano 9/10/11 OR Campy 9/10/11|
|Bearings||6802 Japanese EZO Stainless|
|Recommended Tire Pressure||See our Tire Pressure Guide (Max pressure 120 PSI)|
|Recommended Tire Size||23mm-28mm|
* Wheel weights are subject to a +/- 5% variance.
** Our wider rims do not fit all frames. See our fit guide.
*** Small surface imperfections are normal with a matte carbon finish.
"What a story they are telling with these wheels. The design process was, as far as I can see, the most comprehensive and advanced this industry has ever seen, bar none."
"When you look closely at the data and run these new wheels through the models, they are aerodynamically as sound than anything created by the big players in the industry. What sets FLO apart is that their wheels come in at half the price without sacrificing performance."
"When a company tells you their new product is 2-3% faster than their original, you take notice. When FLO tells us that their new FLO 60 Carbon Clincher is 22.20% faster than their previous model, you shut up and ask whom to make the check out to."