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That Rockhopper looks really nice. Just don't forget about sizing and spacing with an older frame. New wheels won't fit unless you stretch the rearend. I kept my old wheels as they were decent 7spd Deore XT hubs and Ritchey rims. Not to mention new low gear stuff is alot cheaper too then what is currently new on most new mountain bikes. I was actually checking out the Vuelta Zerolite MTB wheels at Nasbar for $80 but then I would have to upgrade everything(shifters, chain, derailleurs) so I passed. But just a heads up as they are decent wheels for extremely cheap. if my wheels were toast I would go for some nice older wheelsets on eBay(Ringle, Nuke Proof, XTR, Kooka, etc) instead of going brand new. Just another option to build a nice bike for cheap.
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