Don't get over concerned with the weight of hubs. Unless you're going for something like DT240s (240g rear hub) hubs are much of a muchness weightwise at the rear, 300-400 g ish. Some of the very best hubs, Phil Wood for example, weigh a ton! It's the rim weight that counts, but as has been said light rims tend not to be strong, and strong rims tend not to be light.
Are the spokes Double butted? they help a bit weightwise, and I think they help the ride a wheel gives. I can't understand people who'll happily shell out on fancy hubs and ano nips and then save a tenner by building with straight gauge spokes...
I think you're right
I'm obsessed with being able to lift the bike up with a finger or two without much effort
I expected my Mtrax to be comparable in lightness with my dynatech and RSP Ti.
But it's heavier
The forks are heavier and hubs are probably heavier too.
After reading these posts I think I will stick to what I have and just change the forks when I can afford to ie in a few weeks. Unless someone wants some lovely TF Tuned polished marzocchi z3 80mm travel 175mm steerer to swap for magura quake air? I'd probably end up keeping them if not magura quake air as the z3s are lovely my only issue is they're on the heavy side and 80mm is probably bit too much for my frame.
How do I check whether the spokes are butted?