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HAND-BUILT IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

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.

 

HELM coil MKII

The Helm MKII Coil combines the innovative damper and chassis features Cane Creek forks are known for with next-level coil sensitivity and predictability.  The coil sprung version of the Helm MKII brings consistent confidence to attack the roughest most off-camber sections of trail with ease.  

  • 4 Coil spring rates to choose from 
  • 130mm – 160mm Travel settings
  • Easy to use Preload adjuster
  • Set it and shred it

Hand-built in North Carolina

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: 

  • Individual Damper Assemblies compression and rebound verification.
  • Helm Chassis validation of the spring and damper
  • Final hand dyno to ensure quality and supple feel.

Updated Damper

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.

Helm MKII suspension fork

Helm MKII suspension fork

E-bike Ready

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Helm MKII InternalsDamper Internals are made from machined aluminum parts, not plastic.

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Helm MKII suspension fork

SKF Low-Friction Wiper Seals

  • Reduced seal drag
  • Additional protection from the elements
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Stacked HELM Decal Kits

Customizable Helm Decals

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Fender for Helm Suspension fork

Optional Bolt-On Fender

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Accessory Free Coil spring change for cane creek Helm fork

Accessory Free Travel Change

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Spring Rate Recommendations:

35lb spring – AAG0421 RED – (90-120lbs rider)
45lb spring – AAG0422 BLACK – (120-160lbs rider)
55lb spring – AAG0424 GREEN – (160-200lbs rider)
*55lb spring comes pre-installed from the factory
65lb spring – AAG0426 BLUE –  (200-240lbs rider)

Additional Springs Available HERE

With changes in internal travel amount, rider positioning on the bicycle, bicycle head angle, and rider ability/style, spring rates will vary. For assistance please contact Cane Creek or your nearest Certified Service Center

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Reed Mann

Design Engineer
Name: Reed Mann
Position: Design Engineer
Year started: 2022
Best part of being a part of the Cane Creek family:  It’s very refreshing to work for a small, tight-knit company where we all share the same passions and to develop new products that make cycling better for everyone.
What you’ll find me doing on the weekends: Obviously riding bikes, but also wrenching on bikes or cars, exploring the mountains, and watching F1 races.
How I got here (at Cane Creek): Feeling pretty unfulfilled with a corporate engineering job, I happened to see that Cane Creek was hiring. I jumped at the opportunity to get my hands dirty working on the latest bike tech and was fortunate enough to be offered the position.