I need to replace my front suspension forks with hard forks (no suspension). My bike has disk brakes, a dynamo (that seems to attach to the wheel hub), and mud flaps. Are these sorts of things easily added to any non-suspension fork or do I need to find something specifically designed for these needs? If so, what should I look for?
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The wheel should attach to the new fork with the current hub.
You just need to match the tube diameter and height.
You need to match the height for a bike designed for shock. Like look at a Salsa Vaya compared to Fargo. The Fargo comes with solid but can take a suspension.
You did not post the size of the wheel or fork but this is an example of fixed fork that replaces a suspension. OrgeFork
You need to match brakes. Often they will support more than 1 brake type. That Orge supports disc I think - most 29" most do.
And checked used. Most people go the other direction (solid to shock).
You also posted a question on mounting a rack. Look for fork with mounts for fender and rack. Why did you decide to not put a rack on the suspension?
As for if you are on a budget should you go ahead and put a rack on shock?