The BWW Commuter is one of our best selling Pure road wheel sets. The spirit of cycling manifests in many forms, from the exhilaration of speed when tucked in tight on long descents, the thrill of pacing traffic between stop lights, to the simple quiet sense of pleasure and enjoyment of watching the sun rise above the horizon on your early morning ride in to work. The BWW Commuter wheel set has been designed to offer a stable, reliable platform to offer those whom commute and partake in the spirit of cycling on a daily basis.
The BWW Commuter rim is 24mm tall, not because it’s trying to fulfill its aero tapered shape, but because the rim profile needs a calculated height above the CNC precision machined sidewalls to form a triangulated, super strong bar structure. The welded rim seam, and the rim's sidewalls are precision machined to offer maximum stopping power when needed most. Last but not least, these wheels are assembled using premium spoke prep on every spoke and nipple, and there is a nice little 3D shaped stainless steel washer inbetween the rim and every nipple, to help support the nipple against the rim while promoting longer rim life expectancy.
We are building these BWW Commuters up with super smooth, BWW RT100 (front) and RT300 (rear) 8/9/10/11 spd hubs. These hubs are finished to today's exacting standards, incorporate aluminum hub shells, but use steel axles and a steel freehub for durability. The thing that sets them apart from the pack are their bearings. These are premium sealed cartridge bearings, meant to roll smooth and hold up for a really long time. A spacer is included with every shipment, so running 8/9/10 spd is no problem. No spacer means you'll be running these things at 11. The wheels are laced three cross front and rear, using Sapim Race double butted stainless steel black 2.0mm/1.8mm 14g/15g spokes and brass nipples. This lace pattern offers excellent lateral strength while still allowing each wheel to absorb a fair amount of road vibration. The double butted spokes further serve to that end, helping dampen road vibration while contributing to each wheel's durability over time.
Wheel set weights may vary a bit, but approximately you'll find that the front weighs (on average) 760g, the rear at 960g, or about 1720g for the wheel set.
Thanks for taking a moment to check out these wheels. Given the qualtiy of the rims, hubs and spokes used in this wheel set, they may represent one of the best values on our site at the moment. If you happen to find a pair on your door step, it just may be one of the best, longest lasting upgrade you ever decide to invest in for your bicycle.
Brief: Road Commuter/Asphalt wheel set 700C
Rim: Bicycle Wheel Warehouse Commuter® 700c, 32 holes, welded, black, 15mm Non-Tubeless inner, 440g
Hub Front: BWW RT100 – aluminum shell with steel axle, sealed cartridge bearings, 100g, 32 holes
Hub Rear: BWW RT300 – aluminum shell with steel axle and freehub, 300g, 32 holes, Shimano/Sram road 8/9/10 or 11 speed compatible
Nipples: Brass nipples
Valve Type: Presta
Tire Sizes: 700 x 23 - 700 x 32
* All listed weights are based on an approximate average, actual weights may vary