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The front FLO 60 Carbon Clincher is the best front wheel for most triathletes and time trialists. It offers the optimal blend of aerodynamics and crosswind stability. Even though a 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 bike. This will make you 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 our Carbon Clincher FLO 45 if you are very sensitive to crosswind, or our FLO 90 for an extra aero benefit ONLY if you can stay in the aerobars while riding it. For a more affordable option, consider our Aluminum + Carbon FLO 60 or FLO 90.
The front FLO 60 Carbon Clincher makes an excellent front wheel for crits and stage races because it's both aero and lightweight. Also consider our Carbon Clincher FLO 45 if you want a lighter wheel that is less affected by crosswinds, and our FLO 90 if you want an extra aero advantage. If you are looking for a more affordable option, consider our Aluminum + Carbon FLO 60 or FLO 90, or our Aluminum FLO 30.
The front FLO 60 Carbon Clincher is an excellent front wheel for recreational riders. It's lightweight and offers a great aerodynamic benefit. If you're looking for a lighter wheel that is less affected by crosswinds, consider our Carbon Clincher FLO 45. For a more affordable option, consider our Aluminum + Carbon FLO 60 or our Aluminum FLO 30.
* 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.
|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||700c Carbon Clincher|
|Brake Track Width||24.4mm||24.4mm|
|Max Fairing Width**||26.9mm||26.9mm|
|Internal Rim Width||18.0mm||18.0mm|
|Carbon Finish||Matte UD Carbon Fiber***||Matte UD Carbon Fiber***|
|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 2||FLO VORTEX 2|
|Free Hub||n/a||Shimano 9/10/11 OR Campy 9/10/11|
|Bearings||6900 Japanese EZO Stainless||6802 Japanese EZO Stainless|
|Recommended Tire Pressure||See our Tire Pressure Guide (Max pressure 120 PSI)||See our Tire Pressure Guide (Max pressure 120 PSI)|
|Recommended Tire||Continental GP4000s II / 23mm x 700c||Continental GP4000s II / 23mm x 700c|
* 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."