Longtime mtn. biker, newbie to cross. I'm looking at an 04' Kona, Jake the Snake as my first bike. The only knock i've been reading here in the forum is that the steel fork is the only weakpoint on an otherwise solid platform.
The shop is willing to swap/deal parts at purchase. I don't need a fork that is more expensive than the entire rest of the bike. I'm looking for suggestions as to a solid middle of the road Carbon fork for cross bikes. Any suggestions?