The Cane Creek Helm fork is a personal favorite of mine but even good things need an upgrade. The Helm MKII was announced this morning, featuring a newly-designed damper with a new compression and mid-valve circuit for even better control. There’s also a new SKF oil seal head and 2.5 weight damper oil which reduces friction and provides a more supple ride-feel.
Even the air spring has seen a redesign with new air pistons which reduce friction, more air volume, and a threadless seal head for easier travel change. Helm MKII also has low-friction SKF wiper seals as a stock feature.
Helm MkII maintains its tokenless air volume adjustment design, independently adjustable positive and negative air chambers on the air spring and rider-adjustable travel which allows HELM MKII owners to change the travel of their fork at home with just a few common tools.
The 29er Helm MKII comes in gloss black and the 27.5 in matte black. There’s also this Hot Pink limited release, with only 50 units available.
Weight: 2080g (29 Air) | 2340g (29 Coil)
Wheel Size: 29” and 27.5”
29” – 64mm wide by 749mm tall
29” w/ 27.5+ – 75mm wide by 739mm tall
27.5” – 65mm Wide by 714mm tall
Hub Spacing: 15x110mm BOOST spacing
ATC / Offset:
29” – 568mm at 160mm Travel / 44mm and 51mm options
27.5” – 553mm at 160mm Travel / 44mm Only
High Speed Compression – 10 Positions
Low Speed Compression – 17 Positions
Low Speed Rebound – 10 Positions
Axle: “D-Loc” 15mm Bolt-on thru-axle, Unique to HELM
29” – Gloss Black
27.5” – Matte Black
Limited edition neon pink
“Double Air” Spring System with independent positive and negative chamber Traditional Coil Spring