Edit: mtbrv profanity filter scrubs d1cks from d1cksportinggoods in the url so you have to correct the link to see what I'm seeing.
1) it's a $300 bike. What would he upgrade to? Even a bottom end (legitimately dirt ready) aftermarket fork is $300. Does that make any sense to do?
2) existing travel is 60mm. You can't add a lot of travel without risking frame failure at the head tube junction. So he's limited to 80mm forks most likely. That's not a lot of upgrade options.
3) existing brakes are caliper. You almost can't find a good fork with caliper posts any more. He'll need to buy a front disc brake and a front wheel with a disc hub. Again we're getting waaay into "does that make any sense on a $300 bike" territory
4) hard to tell from the pics:
Is the steerer tube 1" or 1 1/8th?
If it's a 1" steerer that further limits his choices.
All in all, it's really not practical and will cost more than the bike is worth and you're still stuck with 7 speed department store bike.
Being worth it doesn't mean that it can't be done.
For a $100 or less on ebay you could get a secondhand Rockshox, Marzocchi or Manitou fork or a brand new Suntour fork of a lower quality then the secondhand ones, either way you'd end up with a better fork then the stock one on that bike.
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