BWW Commuter HD 700c Hybrid Rear 135mm Wheel Set


Road Commuter HD/Asphalt wheel set 700C, great for heavy duty riders, carrying max payloads using larger volume road tires, (700×25 – 50mm)

QR Hub Set Options w/135mm Rear MTB HG 8/9/10/11 Spd *

Spoke Options *

Nipples Select *


The Pure Commuter HD rim as a philosophical entity can be thought of as an exaggeration or extension of the Pure Commuter’s ethos, only untampered by generally predefined limits of cycling on paved surfaces and within average rider weights/load factors.  The Pure Commuter HD pushes beyond the standard Pure Commuter’s already competent levels of strength, endurance, and capability; simply stated, the Pure Commuter HD is a beastly rim. 

At this far end of the spectrum of rim strength, there are only a few other rims orbiting in the near vicinity of the Commuter HD, such as the DT Swiss RR585, Pure Tour, and Velocity Chukker, (we don’t stock the Chukker).  If you’re interested in understanding the specific strengths and weakness between these in a comparative sense, feel free to ask us, but let it be known that these four rims are really in a class by themselves.

The Pure Commuter HD rim is 26mm tall, 23mm wide, and has a nice 18.5mm inner width that makes tire mounting a breeze.  At 9.5mm tall, the CNC precision machined sidewalls are extra tall for easy brake adjustment, and the stainless steel spoke hole eyelets help these wheels withstand spoke tension.  Just in case you log miles by the tens of thousands, there’s a refined wear line indicator recessed in the CNC sidewall to help you gauge your progress.

We are building these Pure Commuter HDs up with your choice (please select) of Shimano loose ball or Speed Tuned sealed bearing hubs, laced three cross front and rear.  This lace pattern offers excellent lateral strength while still allowing each wheel to absorb a fair amount of road vibration.  Thanks for taking a moment to check out these wheels.  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.

* All listed weights are based on an approximate average, actual weights may vary

*Wheels will ship with QR levers and Velox 16mm cloth rim tape.

BWW Commuter HD Clincher Specs

700c Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Weights (approx)
Rim Info Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall, welded
ETRTO 622 x 18.5
Weight ≈475g average ≈475g average
Sidewall CNC machined, rim brake compatible
Inner Width 18.5mm
Outer Width 23mm
Rim Depth 26mm
Rim ETRTO 622 x 18.5mm
Rim ERD 587 (without washers)
Rim Tape Velox 16mm Cloth Rim Tape ≈ 30 – 35g/wheel (varies based on overlap)
Washers Built with 3D internal stainless steel washers ≈4g F, ≈4g R
Valve Type Presta
Tire Type Standard Clincher with inner tube
Tire Volumes 700 x 25mm – 700 x 50mm (sweet spot is 700×32 and 700×42)
Nipple Info 12mm Brass Chrome Plated @ ≈ 1g ea 32H = 32g
Spoke Info Sapim Leader 2.0mm (14g) Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 6.5g ea 32H = 208g
Spoke Info Race Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.65g ea 32H = 180g
Spoke Count Front: 32H Rear: 32H
Spoke Pattern Front: 3 Cross Rear: 3 Cross (32H)
Lengths 286/288mm (32H), 284/286mm (36H) 286/288mm (32H), 284/286mm (36H)
Hub Info (option) Shimano Deore HB-M525 Shimano Deore FH-M525
Hub Weight 248g 428g 248g F, 428g R
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy
Axle Info QR 9mm x 100mm OLD QR 10mm x 135mm OLD
Hole Ct 32H or 36H 32H or 36H
DriveS PCD
61 61
DS Ctr to Flange 21.5 19.5
Non-DriveS PCD 61 61
NDS Ctr to Flange 33 32
Axle Material Steel Alloy
Bearings Loose Ball Bearings
Bearing Size 3/16″ x 10 1/4″ x 9
Freehub Shimano/SRAM “Splined” MTB 8/9/10/11 speed
FH Option 1 Shimano/SRAM Road 8/9/10 speed
FH Material Steel Alloy

Wheel Weights

(without QR’s or rim tape)

HD w/ Deore 32h F ≈ 962g R ≈ 1143g Set ≈ 2105g
HD w/ Deore 36h F ≈ 992g R ≈ 1173g Set ≈ 2165g
HD w/ XT -Race F ≈ 925g R ≈ 1110g Set ≈ 2035g
HD w/ ST170/300 -Race A F ≈ 835g R ≈ 965g Set ≈ 1800g
  • All options include rim tape and QR levers.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 26 in


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