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    Are these decent wheels/a decent upgrade for my older MTB?

    I have a 94 Giant Yukon with a rear wheel that I put a flat spot on hoping onto an unusually high curb. I found a wheel-set on CL that I think will work, but I'm not sure about the hubs. The bike currently has an 8sp hub with a spacer and 7 gears and shifts great. If this hub will accept that gear-set/spacer then I think it's a good upgrade/deal. The other concern being the front through axle hub. I know nothing about these and didn't find much in my search here for using one on a bike designed for regular quick release hubs. Is there a way to work around it? Anyone know if it will work and have an opinion of if it is a good deal or not?
    This is the wheel-set. I already emailed the guy just in case...
    http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/2091113153.html
    Here's my bike, if that helps.
    http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...ukon&Type=bike

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    I would ask this question on the mechanics page. Redline makes some decent products, but I don't have a clue about the gearing.
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    Front hub won't fit.

    As a side note, I'm wondering why the lister is billing a 20mm front hub as a "cyclocross" wheelset.

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    From your description, the rear wheel on that bike has already been replaced at least once. It didn't come from the factory with an 8 speed freehub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
    Front hub won't fit.

    As a side note, I'm wondering why the lister is billing a 20mm front hub as a "cyclocross" wheelset.
    Yeah, good point. Are they 26" or 700C? I know he said 26", but is he/she correct?
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