After pointing a owner in the right direction today (pun intended) regarding the way his suspension forks werein his £90 bike, I got thinking - Does it really matter?
This bike had (albeit cheap) disc brakes. Cotic put the caliper on the front of their roadhog forks - and that works.
Regarding the brace - manitou put there's at the back. Plus these cheap forks are such lumps of metal - they're never going to go anywhere anyway - so whats the biggy?