Nyc Bike Cyclocross fork: Junk?
I'm trying to put together a fixed gear commuter starting from a cheap road frame I picked up and I saw this:
It's cheap, it has 45mm rake which closely matches the intended fork for the frame, and I like that it is unpainted. I was wondering if this fork is complete trash, or if it is usable. The twenty dollar prices makes me question it's quality. And should the fork length of this cyclocross fork be comparable to most standard road forks? I asked NYC bikes for the fork length and weight, but I rarely see fork length listed, so I doubt that they will answer that question.
Also, since it has mounts for a cantilever brake, what are the pros/cons of using one over a caliper brake? I know that they are widely used in touring, cross, and MB but I don't see many road bikes with them.
(Sorry if this is in the wrong section. It's very confusing trying to choose where in the forums this should go, since I'm asking about a cyclocross fork that is going to be put on a road frame, that will be converted to a fixed gear, that I will mainly use for commuting.)