I've got a 1999 GT Backwoods hardtail, and I think the fork (RoxShox Jett) is trashed. Going off any drop it totally takes a dive. I've gone over the bars a couple times already, but fortunately have been able to unclip in time and somehow leapfrog the bike and land on my feet! I don't expect to always be so lucky, and I'm getting really tentative riding trails.
So rather than scraping up hundreds to replace the bike (or $1000+ to get a full-sus), I'm thinking about replacing the fork, maybe it can get me a few more years of use.
Can anybody recommend a good value (cheap, but not crap) suspension fork (1 1/8", threadless, 26", rim brakes)? Since the whole bike is worth only like max $200, I'd want to budget like $40 or $50. Being 250lb, I think I'd want it stiffer, or at least adjustable towards stiffer.