The Helm MKII is our first major update of the Helm fork lineup and improves on its predecessor in nearly every way. Hand-built in Western North Carolina and rigorously tested and developed in the Appalachian Mountains.
Featuring an updated damper design with new compression and mid valve circuits, a new SKF oil seal head, and Motorex 2.5 weight damper oil. All of these elements work to reduce friction and increase sensitivity.
Tuning your suspension starts with dialing in your spring. The independent positive and negative air chambers – along with the self contained indexed volume adjustment system allow all Helm air forks to be set up for any rider and any style.
The Helm MKII air spring has a redesigned air piston which increases air volumes and reduces friction, greatly improving traction and suppleness on trail. The threadless seal head and manual negative air charge button designs allow for easy travel setting adjustments and the ability to properly set up riders of all different sizes and abilities.
Every single Helm fork is designed, built, inspected, tested and packed by a dedicated team of suspension professionals at our facility in Fletcher, North Carolina. Our suspension team’s attention to detail is illustrated in our three step Dyno testing, ensuring that our hand built products reach high standards of precision and performance.
This process includes:
The HELM’s Damper is the control center of the fork – highly sensitive check springs, valves and shims control the flow of oil with every compression and rebound as you ride down the trail. Cane Creek’s Development Team equips the MKII with new compression and mid valve circuits to maintain control during heavy braking and square edge scenarios.
A redesigned SKF Oil Seal Head and Motorex damper oil work together to protect the internal damper components while simultaneously reducing friction.
E-bike Ready1 of 5
Damper Internals are made from machined aluminum parts, not plastic.2 of 5
SKF Low-Friction Wiper Seals
Customizable Helm Decals4 of 5
Optional Bolt-On Fender5 of 5