I've got a steel Dimension cross fork on mine. The geometry is exactly the same as the stock fork. It's cheap, it's heavy, and it is loads of fun.
I can stand it on end with little effort. But that can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it. Road bike tires will break loose way earlier than mountain bike tires. So you have to use a light touch.
The real reason that I went with a disc brake up front was so I could swap front wheels between my mountain bikes and cross bike. I'm not sure why I wanted to do that, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
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