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The front FLO 60 is the best front wheel for most triathletes and time trialists. If offers the optimal blend of aerodynamics and crosswind stability. Even though the front FLO 90 may be faster on paper, some riders will have a hard time controlling the wheel in crosswinds and will need to leave their aerobars to control the wheel. Your body is the biggest component of drag on your bike. If you are sitting up in the wind to control your front wheel, you will be slower. Most athletes can comfortably ride in crosswinds with a front FLO 60 making it the best front wheel for the majority of riders. Consider the front FLO 90 for an extra aero benefit ONLY if you can stay in the aerobars while riding it.
The front FLO 60 makes an excellent front wheel for crits and stages races because it's both aero and lightweight. For an extra aero advantage, consider the front FLO 90. If you are looking for a more affordable option, consider the front FLO 30.
The front FLO 60 is an excellent front wheel for recreational riders. It's built with Sapim CX-Ray spokes making it super durable and it offers a great aerodynamic benefit. If you're looking for shallower more affordable option, consider the front FLO 30.
|Rim||700c Aluminum Clincher||700c Aluminum Clincher|
|Brake Track Width||24.4mm||24.4mm|
|Fairing||Matte 3k Carbon Fiber||Matte 3k Carbon Fiber|
|Max Fairing Width**||27.2mm||27.2mm|
|Spokes||Sapim CX-Ray||Sapim CX-Ray|
|Spoke Count||20||24 Standard (<198lbs) / 28 Clydesdale (<242lbs)|
|Spoke Pattern||Radial||2 Cross Standard / 3 Cross Clydesdale|
|Hub||FLO VORTEX||FLO VORTEX|
|Free Hub||-||Shimano 9/10/11 OR Campy 9/10/11|
|Bearings||EZO Stainless or TPI Ceramic||EZO Stainless or TPI Ceramic|
* Wheel weights are subject to a +/- 5% variance.
** Our wider rims do not fit all frames. See our fit guide.