I'm posting this here instead of the fixit forums because ya'll are handy.

I'm thinking of getting Alex DM24 wheelset w/Redline hubs [they're on sale, supposed to stand up to a beating], but I'll need to swap out the rear wheel's skewer for a thru axle because my Spesh P has horizontal drops.
My first question: Is this more trouble than it's worth? If so, do you know of an affordable, strong wheelset with axles.
If it's not much trouble, can anyone refer me to a tutorial that'll talk me through it? [I've rebuilt through axle hubs often, but not skewers.]

Wide thanks.