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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.



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


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.


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.

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

Technical Specifications

Helm MKII Coil

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