Looking for feedback if this is a reasonable venture to pursue. In my bike stable i'm short a suitable mountain bike and the wife isn't very keen on me adding another bike. Here is an old link for the bike I have that i'm considering modifying.
I have already swapped out the road tires with some more trail friendly 700x37 knobby tires. I'm pretty sure I have additional clearance to go to a 42 and possibly a 45 width. Now i'm considering going with a front suspension fork to make it a bit more hardy off road. Not looking to be doing any hardcore downhill assaults or anything.
So would putting a decent 29'er suspension fork on this thing be a reasonable pursuit? Any opinions on a decent fork, say about a $350-$400 ceiling?