I'm doing some ebay-action right now and if all goes well, I'll have some $$$ to play with. I want to save some weight in my wheelset w/o costing myself too much durability. Right now I'm running the old "XT Rhyno Lite's" and they weigh around 2470g.
1. Hope Pro II hubs with DT EX5.1d rims and DT Super Comp Spokes (1810 w/o skewers) $520-$620
2. Easton AM Havoc (1875g) $450
3. Mavic Crosstrail (1810g) $475
My fear with the Easton's and Mavic's is that they only have 24 spokes and I do some fairly agressive riding. I don't wanna be truing them up every other day. The Hope / EX5.1d's will be 32 spokes and hand built by a local dude that built my XT Rhyno Lite's. I trust his build...I know they're tough.
One thing I like about the Hope's and Easton's is the convertable QR to 20mm front in case I decide to go with a through-axle later on.
What are your opinions?