BWW Commuter HD Fixed-Single


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

Hubs (Rear 120mm) *

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 HD rims with your choice of Formula high flange (track) fixed / single speed hub set, in loose ball or sealed cartridge bearing.  The sealed cartridge bearing hubs have an extra nice touch of flange hole cut outs, but the two variants are cut from the same cloth.  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 288mm (32H) 288mm (32H)
Hub Info (option) Formula High Flange Track Formula High Flange Track Single / Fixed
Hub Weight 268g (with axle nuts) 325g (With axle nuts) 268g F, 325g R
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy
Axle Info Bolt-On (1x) 9mm x 100mm OLD, 140mm Axle Bolt-On (1x) 10mm x 120mm OLD, 160mm Axle
Hole Ct 32H 32H
DriveS PCD
61.5 61.5
DS Ctr to Flange 34.5 31.5
Non-DriveS PCD 61.5 61.5
NDS Ctr to Flange 34.5 36.5
Axle Material Steel Alloy
Bearings Loose Ball or Sealed Cartridge Bearings, please select
Bearing Size TBD TBD
Single Speed Thread 1.375″ x 24 tpi
Fixed Thread English/ISO 1.29″ x 24 TPI
Thread Material Aluminum Alloy

Wheel Weights

(without QR’s or rim tape)

Leader w/ Brass F ≈ 1000g R ≈ 1057g Set ≈ 2057g
Race w/ Alloy F ≈ 933g R ≈ 990g Set ≈ 1923g
  • All options include rim tape and QR levers.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 26 in


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