July 24, 2014

Order 14 - All the Details


Order 14 - All of the Details!

It's official!  Order 14 will begin Thursday, July 31st at 10:00am PDT.  We will be selling FLO 30s, 60s, 90s, and DISCS.  PLEASE NOTE: FLO 30's will be in very limited stock.  Details below.

Every wheel purchased within the first hour will receive a FREE Silca Valve Extender (FLO 60's and 90's) or a free Continental tube (FLO 30's and DISCS).  Please read the details below for "General Information" and FAQ about Order 14.  We can't thank you enough for your support and patience.   

General Information
  • Order 14 begins July 31, 2014 at 10:00am PDT.  Access the store here.  You will need a store account to checkout.  We recommend creating your account here before the order starts to save time.
  • On July 31, 2014 the "Store" page will feature a countdown timer.  When it hits 00:00:00:00 refresh your page to begin shopping.
  • 500 wheels will be available during Order 14.  
  • We will have FLO 30s, 60s, 90s, and DISCS.  There will be 40 FLO 30's available during Order 14 due to a delay in production.
  • Wheels are estimated to ship by August 8th.  
  • There are currently 1,130 people signed up for Order 14.    
  • All sales are on a first-come-first-serve basis.  We are working hard to eventually have stock.  For more information, please read this blog article.
  • Orders tend to sell out quickly.  All 2013 and 2014 Orders have sold out in less then one hour and popular wheels can go in under 5 minutes.  We suggest being online at 9:55am PDT if you are interested in buying wheels.  Please know there is no pressure to buy, we just want to be honest.
  • Order 15 is scheduled to take place in early September 2014 and is estimated to have approximately 700 wheels.
  • You are not guaranteed a wheel when adding it to the cart.  You must check out to confirm your order.  
  • International shipping rates to some countries are quoted very high in our shopping cart.  This is because a bug exists in the USPS.com API.  We are not able to change this.  We recommend checking out and we will issue a refund after we process the order.  Shipping rates never exceed $115 for two wheels though you may see rates as high as $700.  Import tax/duty/VAT is the responsibility of the buyer.  We are sorry for the trouble.  If we could fix it we would.
Questions About Order 14

Q1.  How and where do I place my order?

A1.  The store opens at 10:00am PDT.  On the morning of the order, the store page will have a count down timer on it.  When the count down timer hits 00:00:00:00, refresh your page to access the store and begin shopping!

Note*  You will need to create an account to shop in our online store.  We highly recommend creating an account before next Thursday to save time during Order 14.  You can create your account here.  

Q2.  Do we have live up to date inventory on our site?

A2.  That’s sort of a yes and no question.  When you select the product you will see how many are available under the “Bearings or Bearing/Build” pull down menus (The “Sticker Color” pull down does not show how many wheels are in stock.).  If there is one left and you add it to your cart it does not mean you have secured the wheel.  You must make it all the way through the cart before the wheel is yours.  If someone else has bought the wheel in that amount of time, you will receive an out of stock warning when you hit the confirm order button.

Q3.  My page is really slow.  What should I do?  (We hope this doesn’t happen!)

A3.  We have done all we can to beef up the server to prevent crashing.  That said there are no guarantees.  When you click to add a wheel to your cart it may take a second or two to load.  Please do NOT hit the "Add to Cart" button multiple times.  If you do you will add more then one wheel to your shopping cart.  If there are any technical difficulties during the sale, please be patient, we will be working to correct them as soon as humanly possible.  If you page is slow after hitting “confirm order” PLEASE DO NOT HIT REFRESH or your card may be charged twice.  If you do hit refresh by mistake and are double charged, please let us know and we will be sure to refund your second order.

Q4.  About the Silca Valve Extenders and Continental Tubes?

A4.  A FREE Silca Valve extender will be given for each FLO 60 and 90 and a free tube will be given for each FLO 30 and FLO DISC.  Please see the pictures below. 

 



Q5.  When will the wheels ship to me?

A5.  Wheels are estimated to ship by August 8th.

Q6.  How much are ceramic bearings?

A6.  Ceramic wheels are an additional $100 per wheel.  Ceramic bearings support our Bike for a Kid Program and have excellent durability.  Learn more about our Bike for a Kid Program.

Q7.  Do you offer Shimano 11 speed hub bodies?

A7.  All of our wheels ship with 9/10/11 speed compatible hub bodies.  The wheels also ship with 10 speed spacers for people running 9 or 10 speed cassettes.

Q8.  What payment methods do you accept?

A8.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  We do not accept PayPal.

We hope that this answers your questions about the upcoming pre-order.  If we have left anything out please let us know.

Thanks again for your patience and support.

Take care,

Jon and Chris

June 9, 2014

FLO Cycling - Taiwan Trip 2014



During the end of May we made our annual trip to Taiwan.  For those who don't know, our products are produced in Taiwan, which is where I've heard 90% or more of bicycle components are made.  We like to visit our factories to discuss current production, future production, and if necessary, future products.  A few days of fun at the end of our trip are always welcomed as well.  Here's a quick recap of our trip.

The Flight
It takes about 20-24 hours to get to Taichung - the city where we stay - from Las Vegas.  We left at 12:00pm on a Friday and arrived at our Hotel at 1:00am on Monday.  The 15 hour time change really messes up your internal clock.  The longest flight is about 13.5 hours.  For those who haven't flown that far before, don't be fooled... coach seats are the same size even on international flights.  Yes it get's pretty tight!  Thankfully, there is a full selection of movies to watch on your own personal TV, which really help pass the time.



The Food
Food in foreign countries always has plenty of opportunity to be "interesting".  A lot of the food in Taiwan is quite, good.  The only problem is that our North American stomachs are not always used to these types of foods.  We didn't have any disasters this time around so that was good!

One of factories took us to lunch at a restaurant where they grew/raised all of their own food.  The meal was excellent and I thought the concept was really cool.  Here a few pictures.  

Chicken

Fish

Vegetables

Very Cool Presentation of Fish.  Very Tasty Too!

The Chicken.  Guess what we didn't eat!

Current Production
Without trying to completely jinx ourselves, production this year has been going very well.  With any new product there is a learning curve that the factory goes through.  Over time, they get really good at making something, and I feel that our products are getting to that point.  This isn't to say that FLO wheels a year ago were held to a lower standard of quality, this simply means our factory is able to produce the same level of quality, quicker.  This is a really good thing.

Future Production
Assuming our sales stay on track this year, we plan to increase our quantity of wheels again next year.  Our current estimates will have us aiming to produce 7,000-8,000 wheels.  Time will tell.  Our discussion with our factory made us feel confident that we could hit these numbers easily.  Of course, some up front planning will have to be done, but we are starting to get the hang of that too.

Future Product(s)
As many of you know, we are working on a new product.  This was the main focus of our trip.  While we can't give you any details yet, we can say that factory meetings went really well.  We are using an existing factory and a new factory as the potential manufacturers of this product.  We brought the new factory on board after meeting with a handful of potential factories over the last year.  We made our choice based on the quality of their manufacturing, their relationship and experience working with our current factory, and the fact that they are just easy to do business with.  We are hopeful we can tell you about this new product in the near future.  At this point, we are making 100% sure that this is viable project/product before releasing any news.  

Fun
After our tropical trip to Kenting last year, we wanted to try something new.  We visited the popular Sun Moon Lake for a quick get away.  The area is beautiful and there is even a triathlon held there.  We did some sight seeing, eating, and of course had a quick swim in the lake.  Here is a fun video of our impressive diving skills ;).

  

I hope you enjoyed this article.

All the best,

Chris


June 3, 2014

FLO Cycling - Order 13 - All of the Details


Order 13 - All of the Details!

 
It's official!  Order 13 will begin Thursday, June 12th at 10:00am PDT.  We will be selling FLO 30s, 60s, 90s, DISCS and FLO 30 rims (20, 24, 28 and 32 hole).  

Every wheel purchased within the first hour will receive a FREE 26 oz FLO Cycling Specialized Purist Water Bottle (see picture below).  Please read the details below for "General Information" and FAQ about Order 13.  We can't thank you enough for your support and patience.   

General Information
  • Order 13 begins June 12, 2014 at 10:00am PDT.  Access the store here.  You will need a store account to checkout.  We recommend creating your account here before the order starts to save time.
  • On June 12, 2014 the "Store" page will feature a countdown timer.  When it hits 00:00:00:00 refresh your page to begin shopping.
  • 700 wheels will be available during Order 13.  
  • We will have FLO 30s, 60s, 90s, DISCS and FLO 30 rims (20, 24, 28, 32 hole).  There will be 75 FLO DISCS available during Order 13 and they will have an upgrade option for 11 speed that will cost $30.
  • Wheels are estimated to ship by June 20th.  
  • There are currently 1,071 people signed up for Order 13.    
  • All sales are on a first-come-first-serve basis.  We are working hard to eventually have stock.  For more information, please read this blog article.
  • Orders tend to sell out quickly.  All 2013 and 2014 Orders have sold out in less then one hour and popular wheels can go in under 5 minutes.  We suggest being online at 9:55am PDT if you are interested in buying wheels.  Please know there is no pressure to buy, we just want to be honest.
  • Order 14 is scheduled to take place at the end of July 2014 and is estimated to have approximately 700 wheels.
  • You are not guaranteed a wheel when adding it to the cart.  You must check out to confirm your order.  
  • International shipping rates to some countries are quoted very high in our shopping cart.  This is because a bug exists in the USPS.com API.  We are not able to change this.  We recommend checking out and we will issue a refund after we process the order.  Shipping rates never exceed $115 for two wheels though you may see rates as high as $700.  Import tax/duty/VAT is the responsibility of the buyer.  We are sorry for the trouble.  If we could fix it we would.
Questions About Order 13
 
Q1.  How and where do I place my order?
 
A1.  The store opens at 10:00am PDT.  On the morning of the order, the store page will have a count down timer on it.  When the count down timer hits 00:00:00:00, refresh your page to access the store and begin shopping!

Note*  You will need to create an account to shop in our online store.  We highly recommend creating an account before next Thursday to save time during Order 13.  You can create your account here.  
 
Q2.  Do we have live up to date inventory on our site?
 
A2.  That’s sort of a yes and no question.  When you select the product you will see how many are available under the “Bearings or Bearing/Build” pull down menus (The “Sticker Color” pull down does not show how many wheels are in stock.).  If there is one left and you add it to your cart it does not mean you have secured the wheel.  You must make it all the way through the cart before the wheel is yours.  If someone else has bought the wheel in that amount of time, you will receive an out of stock warning when you hit the confirm order button.
 
Q3.  My page is really slow.  What should I do?  (We hope this doesn’t happen!)
 
A3.  We have done all we can to beef up the server to prevent crashing.  That said there are no guarantees.  When you click to add a wheel to your cart it may take a second or two to load.  Please do NOT hit the "Add to Cart" button multiple times.  If you do you will add more then one wheel to your shopping cart.  If there are any technical difficulties during the sale, please be patient, we will be working to correct them as soon as humanly possible.  If you page is slow after hitting “confirm order” PLEASE DO NOT HIT REFRESH or your card may be charged twice.  If you do hit refresh by mistake and are double charged, please let us know and we will be sure to refund your second order.
 
Q4.  What Water Bottle is going to be available?
 
A4.  A FREE 26oz FLO Cycling Specialized Purist Water Bottle will be given for each wheel purchased during the first hour of Order 13.   
 
 
Q5.  When will the wheels ship to me?
 
A5.  Wheels are estimated to ship by June 20th.
 
Q6.  How much are ceramic bearings?
 
A6.  Ceramic wheels are an additional $100 per wheel.  Ceramic bearings support our Bike for a Kid Program and have excellent durability.  Learn more about our Bike for a Kid Program.
 
Q7.  Do you offer Shimano 11 speed hub bodies?
 
A7.  All of our wheels except the FLO DISC now ship with 11 speed hub bodies.  The FLO DISC is 11 speed compatible but requires an upgrade during checkout.  The upgrade is $30 and you will receive both the 11 speed and 10 speed hub bodies.
 
Q8.  What payment methods do you accept?
 
A8.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  We do not accept PayPal.
 
We hope that this answers your questions about the upcoming pre-order.  If we have left anything out please let us know.
 
Thanks again for your patience and support.
 
Take care,
 
Jon and Chris

April 23, 2014

FLO Cycling - Pre Order 12 - All of the Details


Order 12 - All of the Details!

 
It's official!  Order 12 will begin Thursday, May 1st at 10:00am PDT.  We will be selling FLO 60s, 90s and DISCS.  We unfortunately will not have any FLO 30's for sale during Order 12.  We plan to have more in June during Order 13.

Every wheel purchased within the first hour will receive a FREE 26 oz FLO Cycling Specialized Purist Water Bottle (see picture below).  Please read the details below for "General Information" and FAQ about Order 12.  We can't thank you enough for your support and patience.   

General Information
  • Order 12 begins May 1, 2014 at 10:00am PDT.  Access the store here.  You will need a store account to checkout.  We recommend creating your accounthere before the order starts to save time.
  • On May 1, 2014 the "Store" page will feature a countdown timer.  When it hits 00:00:00:00 refresh your page to begin shopping.
  • 450 wheels will be available during Order 12.  
  • We will have FLO 60s, 90s, and DISCS available during Order 12.  There will be 75 FLO DISCS available during Order 12 and they will have an upgrade option for 11 speed that will cost $30.
  • Wheels are estimated to ship by May 10th.  
  • There are currently 836 people signed up for Order 12.    
  • All sales are on a first-come-first-serve basis.  We are working hard to eventually have stock.  For more information, please read this blog article.
  • Orders tend to sell out quickly.  All 2013 and 2014 Orders have sold out in less then one hour and popular wheels can go in under 5 minutes.  We suggest being online at 9:55am PDT if you are interested in buying wheels.  Please know there is no pressure to buy, we just want to be honest.
  • Order 13 is scheduled to take place in mid June 2014 and is estimated to have approximately 650 wheels.
  • You are not guaranteed a wheel when adding it to the cart.  You must check out to confirm your order.  
  • International shipping rates to some countries are quoted very high in our shopping cart.  This is because a bug exists in the USPS.com API.  We are not able to change this.  We recommend checking out and we will issue a refund after we process the order.  Shipping rates never exceed $115 for two wheels though you may see rates as high as $700.  We are sorry for the trouble.  If we could fix it we would.
Questions About Order 12
 
Q1.  How and where do I place my order?
 
A1.  The store opens at 10:00am PDT.  On the morning of the order, the store page will have a count down timer on it.  When the count down timer hits 00:00:00:00, refresh your page to access the store and begin shopping!

Note*  You will need to create an account to shop in our online store.  We highly recommend creating an account before next Thursday to save time during Order 12.  You can create your account here.  
 
Q2.  Do we have live up to date inventory on our site?
 
A2.  That’s sort of a yes and no question.  When you select the product you will see how many are available under the “Bearings or Bearing/Build” pull down menus (The “Sticker Color” pull down does not show how many wheels are in stock.).  If there is one left and you add it to your cart it does not mean you have secured the wheel.  You must make it all the way through the cart before the wheel is yours.  If someone else has bought the wheel in that amount of time, you will receive an out of stock warning when you hit the confirm order button.
 
Q3.  My page is really slow what should I do.  (We hope this doesn’t happen!)
 
A3.  We have done all we can to beef up the server to prevent crashing.  That said there are no guarantees.  When you click to add a wheel to your cart it may take a second or two to load.  Please do NOT hit the "Add to Cart" button multiple times.  If you do you will add more then one wheel to your shopping cart.  If there are any technical difficulties during the sale, please be patient, we will be working to correct them as soon as humanly possible.  If you page is slow after hitting “confirm order”PLEASE DO NOT HIT REFRESH or your card may be charged twice.  If you do hit refresh by mistake and are double charged, please let us know and we will be sure to refund your second order.
 
Q4.  What Water Bottle is going to be available?
 
A4.  A FREE 26oz FLO Cycling Specialized Purist Water Bottle will be given for each wheel purchased during the first hour of Order 12.   
 
 
Q5.  When will the wheels ship to me?
 
A5.  Wheels are estimated to ship the first by May 10th.
 
Q6.  How much are ceramic bearings?
 
A6.  Ceramic wheels are an additional $100 per wheel.  Ceramic bearings support our Bike for a Kid Program and have excellent durability.  Learn more about our Bike for a Kid Program.
 
Q7.  Do you offer Shimano 11 speed hub bodies?
 
A7.  All of our wheels except the FLO DISC now ship with 11 speed hub bodies.  The FLO DISC is 11 speed compatible but requires an upgrade during checkout.  The upgrade is $30 and you will receive both the 11 speed and 10 speed hub bodies.
 
Q8.  What payment methods do you accept?
 
A8.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  We do not accept PayPal.
 
We hope that this answers your questions about the upcoming pre-order.  If we have left anything out please let us know.
 
Thanks again for your patience and support.
 
Take care,
 
Jon and Chris

April 22, 2014

FLO Cycling - The Warehouse


Cash is King when starting a business.  On paper it seems very logical that one would get a warehouse when starting a business like ours.  It is logical but it's not always practical.  Much of what we do at FLO is done in the comfort of our own homes.  Until recently our warehouse has been no exception.  Even our new warehouse is a work in progress.  Here is a little history of the warehouse journey while we've started FLO.

The Garage

Yes, I know it's kind of cliche to talk about the garage start-up.  Often it's used even when a company did not start in their garage.  The truth for FLO is that we did start in a garage.  Chris and I were living together at the time and we had a one car garage that was the workshop for our first prototypes.  We learned to build wheels, bond fairings, solve the problem of drilling spoke holes in carbon by hand, and countless other things.  After several months we had our first prototype that we completed by working many late nights after our day jobs ended.  I'll never forget these days.  Ambitious and totally naive about what we were getting into.  I wouldn't change a thing.  

Lining up a fairing to drill spokes holes for the first FLO 60.
Early prototype jigs.
First prototypes before we figured out the spoke hole locations.  The holes were huge!
The first FLO wheel ever built.  Chris still had his work clothes on. 

The Spare Bedroom, Kitchen and Living Room

By the time our first production run of wheels arrived, Chris had moved out.  I was living in a 1,200 sqft two bedroom condo that was on the second floor.  It was the obvious choice for our warehouse, lol.  Needless to say, every room became useful space and we both got a good workout carrying 400 boxes up and down the stairs.  We learned more in these early shipping days then we had ever imagined.  We struggled to process 80 wheels in one day.  We now can process over 300 on a good day.  Henry Ford was onto something.

Command Central, sticker table and all.

The living room.
The dining room and kitchen.

The spare bedroom.

The House

After our first couple of containers, Chris moved into a house.  Fortunately for us there were 15 ft ceilings and there was a unusually large room.  We converted this room into our warehouse and order processing area.  During processing and shipping days the rest of the house was taken over as we sorted and organized the orders.  We were pretty comfortable here and we learned how to become efficient.  We used this space for about 15 months and it gave us the opportunity to keep more cash in the bank.  Here are a number of shots of our "the house warehouse" with wheels stacked by type.







The new command central.

Orders processed and ready for UPS pick up

The New Warehouse... Well Sort Of

At the end of last year, Chris was moving out of the house he was renting and we were too big for my 1,200 sqft condo.  We officially needed to rent space.  The question was where.  We have a good friend in town that owns a building.  The basement of the building had a 5,000 sqft space that needed a floor poured and heat/AC.  The heat was not big deal but the AC was a serious issue for two Canadians living in the Las Vegas heat.  We took a look at the space and it was perfect.  We agreed to have a floor poured and we would move in.  Well, last minute it was decided the floor would not be poured.  The space is in a medical office building, and the space will likely be used for a surgical center.  Surgical centers need pipes in floors, which is why we had to hold off on the floor.  With no time to spare and Order 10 wheels on their way from LA we made the decision to move in.  We used what we had and built a temporary space to process wheels.  For now it's perfect.  It's rough around the edges but it's perfect.  Soon enough we will move into a new place, but to be honest I wouldn't have it any other way.  


The new warehouse before we moved in.  Not too bad!

Wheels after we unloaded a container.  Sorted but type and build.

Setting up the new order processing area.  Construction scraps rock!

Set up and ready to go.

We added lights for late night processing.

Wheels processed and ready to be picked up by UPS.

I've always been amazed by businesses that start day one in a brick and mortar location.  There is a lot to be said for people who are willing to take that risk.  Maybe we are a product of the internet age but ironically for us, we felt right at home starting our business this way. 

Take care,


Jon

March 16, 2014

FLO Cycling - Order 11 Starts March 20, 2014


It's official!  Order 11 will begin Thursday, March 20th at 10:00am PDT.  We are also excited to let everyone know that we will be selling FLO 30 rims by themselves so you can build your own wheel if you like.  Each rim will cost $80 USD.  For full details on the FLO 30 Rim please see our blog post here.

Every wheel purchased within the first hour will receive a FREE 26 oz FLO Cycling Specialized Purist Water Bottle (see picture below).  Please read the details below for "General Information" and FAQ about Order 11.  We can't thank you enough for your support and patience.   

General Information
  • Order 11 begins March 20, 2014 at 10:00am PDT.  Access the store here.  You will need a store account to checkout.  We recommend creating your account here before the order starts to save time.
  • On March 20, 2014 the "Store" page will feature a countdown timer.  When it hits 00:00:00:00 refresh your page to begin shopping.
  • 600 wheels will be available during Order 11.  
  • We will have FLO 30s, 60s, 90s, DISCS and FLO 30 rims available during Order 11.  There will be over 100 FLO DISCS available during Order 11.  11 Speed compatibility news will be released as soon as we complete testing.  If all goes according to plan that should be early next week before Order 11 starts.
  • FLO 60s, 90s and DISCS are estimated to ship the first by April 1st and the FLO 30's and FLO 30 rims are estimated to ship by April 18th.  
  • There are currently 1,171 people signed up for Order 11.    
  • All sales are on a first-come-first-serve basis.  We are working hard to eventually have stock.  For more information, please read this blog article.
  • Orders tend to sell out quickly.  All 2013 and 2014 Orders have sold out in less then one hour and popular wheels can go in under 5 minutes.  We suggest being online at 9:55am PDT if you are interested in buying wheels.  Please know there is no pressure to buy, we just want to be honest.
  • Order 12 is scheduled to take place in early May 2014 and is estimated to have approximately 600 wheels.
  • You are not guaranteed a wheel when adding it to the cart.  You must check out to confirm your order.  
Questions About Order 11

Q1.  How and where do I place my order?

A1.  The store opens at 10:00am PDT.  On the morning of the order, the store page will have a count down timer on it.  When the count down timer hits 00:00:00:00, refresh your page to access the store and begin shopping!

Note*  You will need to create an account to shop in our online store.  We highly recommend creating an account before next Thursday to save time during Order 11.  You can create your account here.  

Q2.  Do we have live up to date inventory on our site?

A2.  That’s sort of a yes and no question.  When you select the product you will see how many are available under the “Bearings or Bearing/Build” pull down menus (The “Sticker Color” pull down does not show how many wheels are in stock.).  If there is one left and you add it to your cart it does not mean you have secured the wheel.  You must make it all the way through the cart before the wheel is yours.  If someone else has bought the wheel in that amount of time, you will receive an out of stock warning when you hit the confirm order button.

Q3.  My page is really slow what should I do.  (We hope this doesn’t happen!)

A3.  We have done all we can to beef up the server to prevent crashing.  That said there are no guarantees.  When you click to add a wheel to your cart it may take a second or two to load.  Please do NOT hit the "Add to Cart" button multiple times.  If you do you will add more then one wheel to your shopping cart.  If there are any technical difficulties during the sale, please be patient, we will be working to correct them as soon as humanly possible.  If you page is slow after hitting “confirm order” PLEASE DO NOT HIT REFRESH or your card may be charged twice.  If you do hit refresh by mistake and are double charged, please let us know and we will be sure to refund your second order.

Q4.  What Water Bottle is going to be available?

A4.  A FREE 26oz FLO Cycling Specialized Purist Water Bottle will be given for each wheel purchased during the first hour of Order 11.   



Q5.  When will the wheels ship to me?

A5.  FLO 60s, 90s and DISCS are estimated to ship the first by April 1st and the FLO 30's and FLO 30 rims are estimated to ship by April 18th.

Q6.  How much are ceramic bearings?

A6.  Ceramic wheels are an additional $100 per wheel.  Ceramic bearings support our Bike for a Kid Program and have excellent durability.  Learn more about our Bike for a Kid Program.

Q7.  Do you offer Shimano 11 speed hub bodies?

A7.  All of our wheels except the FLO DISC now ship with 11 speed hub bodies.  We are currently testing the FLO DISCS for 11 speed compatibility and hope to have a final answer just before Order 11 starts.  We are waiting on the container to show up so testing can begin.  If they are acceptable, 11 speed hub bodies will be available for a $30 upgrade fee on the FLO DISC.  We will update everyone as soon as we know more.

Q8.  What payment methods do you accept?

A8.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  We do not accept PayPal.

We hope that this answers your questions about the upcoming pre-order.  If we have left anything out please let us know.

Thanks again for your patience and support.

Take care,

Jon and Chris

March 11, 2014

FLO Cycling - The FLO 30 Rim is Here!


We are happy to announce that we will start shipping FLO 30 rims by themselves.  There are a number of people who want to build the FLO 30's with their own spokes and hubs and we understand.  Sales will start during Order 11 on March 20, 2014 and will be on a first-come first-serve basis.  Check out the details below.



Rim Drilling Options:  20, 24, 28, 32 (32 will not be available during Order 11)
Rim Weight:  570g +/- 20g
Rim ERD:  586
Rim Type:  Aluminum Clincher
Rim Depth:  30mm
Max Rim Width:  26.92mm
Brake Track Width:  Angled, starts at 24.0mm and ends at 25.82mm
Rim Fit Issues:  There are no known fit issues with the FLO 30's
Rim Price:  $80/rim




Road Cycling and Cyclocross Use
When building a wheel make sure you take the wheels to a qualified builder who can build a set of wheels that will support your weight and be safe for you to ride.  The FLO 30 Rim can be used for cyclocross but you must ensure the rims are built properly for cyclocross use.  

Sticker Colors
Everyone has a favorite color.  Just like the rest of our FLO wheels, you will be able to pick from 18 color options.  

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Take care,

Jon