BWW Commuter HD 700c 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)

Hub Options

Spokes *

Nipples *


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 untempered 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 32 or 36 hole Shimano 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 Sapim Alloy Double Square Silver Alloy @ ≈ .34g ea 32H = 10
Spoke Info Race Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.65g ea 32H = 180
Spoke Info Dlight Sapim D-Light TCS 2.0/1.65/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.16g ea 32H = 165g
Spoke Count Front: 32H Rear: 32H
Spoke Pattern Front: 3 Cross Rear: 3 Cross (32H)
Lengths 290mm (32H), 288mm (36H) 288/290mm (32H), 286/288mm (36H)
Hub Info (option) BWW RT100 BWW RT300
Hub Weight 100g 300g 100g F, 300g R
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy
Axle Info QR 9mm x 100mm OLD QR 10mm x 130mm OLD
Hole Ct 32H 32H
DriveS PCD
38 45
DS Ctr to Flange 34 18.5
Non-DriveS PCD 38 45
NDS Ctr to Flange 34 35.5
Axle Material Steel Alloy
Bearings Sealed Cartridge Japan EZO Bearings
Bearing Size Japan EZO TBD Japan EZO TBD
Freehub Shimano/SRAM Road 8/9/10 speed
FH Option 1 Shimano/SRAM Road 11 speed
FH Option  Campagnolo 8/9/10/11 speed
FH Material Aluminum Alloy

Wheel Weights

(without QR’s or rim tape)

RT w/ Race/Brass 32h F ≈ 787g R ≈ 987g Set ≈ 1774g
RT w/ DLight/Alloy 32h F ≈ 750g R ≈ 950g Set ≈ 1700g
RT w/ Race/Brass 36h F ≈ 814g R ≈ 1013g Set ≈ 1827g
RT w/ DLight/Alloy 36h F ≈ 793g R ≈ 993g Set ≈ 1786g
  • All options include rim tape and QR levers.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 26 in


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