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Front FLO 90 Carbon Clincher

The all new FLO 90 Carbon Clincher. The fastest front wheel for confident bike handlers and nearly a 1/2lb lighter than our Aluminum + Carbon version. Perfect for triathletes, time trialists, and road racers looking for the fastest front wheel available.

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Price: $549

Next Sale Early June

Rider Type

Is this wheel for you?

Triathlon/Time Trial

The front FLO 90 Carbon Clincher is our most aerodynamic front wheels for confident bike handlers. If you have a hard time controlling a deep front wheel in crosswinds, our FLO 60 Carbon Clincher will be a better choice. This is because, getting out of your aero bars to control your bike in windy conditions, 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. Riders who are very sensitive to crosswinds should consider our Carbon Clincher FLO 45. If you are looking for a more affordable option you should consider our Aluminum + Carbon FLO 60 or FLO 90, or our Aluminum FLO 30.

Road Racing

The front FLO 90 Carbon Clincher makes a good front wheel for crits and stages races because it is very aerodnamic. Those looking for a shallower option to improve handling in crosswinds, may consider our Carbon Clincher FLO 45 or FLO 60. For a more affordable option consider our Aluminum + Carbon FLO 60 or FLO 90, or our Aluminum FLO 30.

Recreational

The front FLO 90 Carbon Clincher is not our first recommendation for recreational riders. It's depth can be hard to control in crosswinds during everyday riding. Recreational riders would likely be better suited with our Carbon Clincher FLO 45 or FLO 60. For a more affordable option, consider our Aluminum + Carbon FLO 60, or our Aluminum FLO 30.

What's best for me? Carbon Clincher OR Aluminum + Carbon?

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Data Driven Design

Rim Shapes Optimized Using Real World Data

Using 110,000 data points collected while riding on the road, we developed a custom optimization algorithm that intelligenty tested 500 prototypes to find the fastest rims shapes we've ever created. For more information on this process, visit our Aero page.

FLO Aero Data

GRAMS OF DRAG vs. DEGREES OF YAW

DEGREES YAW

* 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.

Time Savings with FLO Wheels

Wheel 40k Ironman
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

The above time savings were calculated using our Net Drag Reduction Value (NDRV) equation. The NDRV equation is designed to give cyclists an accurate estimate of expected time savings using FLO wheels. Learn more about our Net Drag Reduction Value equation.

Wheel Specs

FLO 90 Front Rear
Weight* 861g 997g
Rim 700c Carbon Clincher 700c Carbon Clincher
Tubeless Compatible Yes Yes
Rim Depth 94.7mm 94.7mm
Brake Track Width 24.0mm 24.0mm
Brake Track Angled Angled
Max Fairing Width** 26.0mm 26.0mm
Internal Rim Width 17.0mm 17.0mm
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.

FLO VORTEX 2 Hubs

Reliable Performance

The new FLO VORTEX 2 hubs come with Japanese EZO stainless steel bearings, and are highly serviceable.

Sapim CX-Ray Spokes

World Class Spokes

Sapim spokes are used around the world by top wheel builders.

What People are Saying

"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."