I just picked up a Surly Ogre frame and I already have a set of 12mm thru axle wheels (12x142 rear, 12x100 front). The Ogre rear dropout is thru axle ready, but I'm trying to figure out my options for the fork (I don't have a fork yet):
1) Find a 12mm through axle touring fork (would want IS disk mounts, fender and rack mounts, and geometry similar to that of the Ogre fork, I think its ~448mm axle to crown, non-suspension corrected). This seems like a good way to go, but I'm having trouble finding a fork that fits these requirements.
2) Get a Surly Ogre fork, and install the front wheel with a 12mm to quick release adapter. I think this might be a good option given that the Ogre fork meets all my requirements already and allows me to use the wheel I already have. My only worry is whether using the adapter negates the point of a thru axle, or if it will be unsafe (I have no idea whether this is true)
3) Get a QR front wheel compatible with the Ogre fork. (don't want to have to spend more money to replace a wheel I have already)
Any thoughts are much appreciated!