If they made the frame for 1&1/8" fork, made the fork with 1&1/8" steerer, the people who want to keep it rigid can do so (and have a stiffer stronger steerer) and be happy, and those other people who want to slap an old Jnr T in there can do so too.Why let you run any old fork when they can sell you a frame specific fork?
Did not catch that. Think you can easily have some custom bearing cups made to bring it down to 1 1/8. That or chop that headtube off and weld whatever size you want in, it is a steel frame.Head tube needs to be 1&1/8" so you can throw any old downhill fork on it.
Pity they went to all the trouble and missed that.