Im confused, the xc was a 9mm qr hub anyway? Nice rads on it I guess. Cost much?
Unlike a standard quick release front wheel the skewer is 9mm diameter and effectively works as a though axle:http://www.dtswiss.com/Components/RWS/RWS-Thru-bolt-en
or SuperStar do a cheaper one:http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=286
How much did you pay out of interest?
Lets just say less than it should have cost, it took the chap an hour to make it given the tolerances but he very kindly charged me a considerably less than an hours work.