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The front FLO 45 Carbon Clincher is a great front wheel for most triathletes and time trialists who are sensitive to cross winds. It's faster than our first generation FLO 90, but it's shallow 45mm depth makes it nearly invisible to crosswinds. Consider our other front Carbon Clincher wheels, the FLO 60 if you want the best all around front wheel for triathletes and time trialists, OR our FLO 90 for an extra aero benefit ONLY if you can stay in the aerobars while riding it.
The front FLO 45 Carbon Clincher 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 60 or FLO 90 Carbon Clincher.
The front FLO 45 Carbon Clincher is an excellent front wheel for recreational riders. It offers a great blend of aerodynamics and crosswind stability, combined with being ultra lightweight for long days in the saddle. For an extra aero advantage, consider the front FLO 60 Carbon Clincher.
* 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||700c Carbon Clincher|
|Brake Track Width||24.0mm||24.0mm|
|Max Fairing Width**||24.2mm||24.2mm|
|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||24||24 Standard (<198lbs) / 28 Clydesdale (<242lbs)|
|Spoke Pattern||2 Cross||2 Cross Standard / 3 Cross Clydesdale|
|Hub||FLO VORTEX 2 Disc||FLO VORTEX 2 Disc|
|Brake||6 Bolt or Centerlock||6 Bolt or Centerlock|
|Skewer||Quick Release and 12mm Thru Axle||Quick Release and 12mm Thru Axle|
|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 Size||23mm-28mm||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."