I'm looking for a cheap ($80 or less, and not more than $100) rigid 29er fork for the slop season here in Oregon. I'm looking at the Zion ($39), Kona P2 ($70), and the Surly Karate Monkey fork ($75-100).
I'm not worried about the quality of the Surly or Kona forks, but the Zion worries me a little. It's the lengthen, color, and price I want, but I'm concerned about quality, mostly alignment. Who's ridden a Zion fork, what'd you think? Is it worth the $30+ for the Surly or Kona forks?
Are there any other sub $100 29er forks I'm not thinking of? Any links or advice would be greatly appreciated.