Looking to upgrade stock '03 wheelset (Matrix 550 rims /M40-8 hubs). LBS is trying to sell me a set of camino rims laced to M475 hubs for $160. The reviews on the M475 hubs at Mtbr are scathing. I'm wondering whether people here have had similar bad experiences with these hubs or if there was just a problem with one model year. It also seems overpriced.
I am also looking at a set of handbuilt wheels from Bicycle Wheel Warehouse, but I am a little hesitant because their deals seem too good to be true and I have never done business with them before. Intended use of wheels is XC and singletrack. I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks.