I've searched on this but not come up with anything. I'm wondering if there are any cup and cone hubs that aren't super heavy (or super expensive) compared to their cartridge bearing brethren.
I can see that there is inherently more weight in the design but something about the elegance and serviceability of traditional hubs appeals to me.
Taking front hubs, you can get something with cartridge bearings that weighs 80g or less fairly cheaply. As far as I can tell, mid-range cup and cones tend to be 150g+ and even quite expensive ones are generally well over 100g.
Are there any exceptions to the rule?
Just got a new DA 7800 rear for around $85 on ebay 270 grams and of course bullet proof and durable. The only drawback is its shamano 10 speed cassette only and I have some 9 speed and Sram 10 spd cassettes, so i'll have to modify it to work with everything.