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    Are thru axle hubs heavier, generally speaking?

    Are thru axle hubs heavier, generally speaking?

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    Not usually, the 15mm axles aren't included in the weight, for example.

    DT 240S 9mm CL hub 130gms
    DT 240S 15mm TA CL hub 126gms.

    20mm TA hubs are heavier
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    It gets complicated. You have to compare the weight of:
    Hub, skewer, and fork
    Hub, thru-axle, and fork

    If the 9mm setup uses a Ti bolt-on skewer it's gonna be lighter. With a steel QR skewer it's gonna be close, but that depends on the fork. This is a pointless exercise anyway cuz QR15 works better and is stiffer. It's worth the extra 10-50g.
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    Generally speaking, yes, because the bearings are larger as are the hub shells to hold those bearings, and support the larger thru-axle. Unless you're buying high end hubs (like Hope or DT or Chris King) then chances are you're into the 200g range for a hub to fit a 20mm thru-axle. A 9mm axle QR hub for a similar price level will be a couple ounces lighter.
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