front fork compatibility question
I had a few questions, first of all I'm wondering whether this front fork would fit on my bike:
I have a Specialized Crosstrail Sport 2007, which is very similar component wise to the 2008 model listed here:
From my reading, my understanding is that to use a threadless fork you need a threadless headset, which seems to be the case here. Also, they both list a 1 1/8" steerer. Is there anything else I need to know to figure out if it's compatible for my bike?
Second question: is that a reasonable price for a front fork? And finally: is it a good idea to replace my suspension fork with this front fork? Or is this fork intended for a road bike? This is the first "real" bike I've owned, I do pretty much exclusively road and bike path riding. I realize that I probably would have been better off with a road bike or perhaps a Specialized Sirrus fitness bike in the first place, but at the time I got a very good price on the bike I bought. I figure that a solid fork will save me a bit of weight and be easier to maintain in the long run.