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Rigid Fork on 29er?

So, since selling off all my road bike stuff (I was hit by a car and had a couple of other close calls; I don't want to ride in traffic any more) I've been toying with getting into MTBing on my local (very flat, very beginner friendly) trails. For Xmas, my GF got me a Cannondale Trail 7. I'm a tinkerer and can't leave a bike well enough alone, so I've already converted it to 1x9.

I really dislike the fork; if it had lockout it would be OK, but it doesn't. I'm seriously considering going with a rigid fork, since the riding I do wouldn't really need a full suspension fork.

So here are my questions:

1. Does the Trail 7 have a tapered head tube?
2. What are my options for a rigid fork? I've seen talk of "suspension corrected" forks, I'm not sure if that's actually a thing, or if any 29" fork that is close to the geometry will work.

Anyway, any feedback, tips, or pointers you all have would be great.
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