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Helm MKII AIR 27.5

29" - $1,099.99
27.5" - $1,099.99 $659.40



The Helm MKII is our first major revision of the Helm fork lineup and improves on its predecessor in nearly every way.

The Helm MKII includes a newly designed damper featuring a new compression and mid-valve circuit for increased support and control while a new SKF oil seal head and 2.5 weight damper oil reduce friction and provide a more supple ride-feel.

All Helm MKII forks are built to order by hand in our facility in North Carolina, USA.  Helm MKII Air 27.5’s will ship in March 2022.

Orders containing suspension are made to order and ship in 5-10 days.

All 29″ fork returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee.

All 27.5″ forks are final sale.

Limited Edition: Check out our full collection of these highly sought-after Helm forks.

Build your perfect ride

"Mixing incredible levels of control, impressive levels of small-bump sensitivity and bucket loads of adjustability leaves the door wide open when searching for that ultimate set up."

– Jim Bland, World Cup mechanic

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Description

Features

Fully Revised Damper Tune

  • New compression and midvalve circuit for increased support and control
  • New SKF low friction oil seal head cartridge
  • High performance damper oil from Motorex

New SKF low friction wiper seals installed in the castings.

Redesigned Air Spring

  • Increased air volume for better traction and suppleness
  • New air piston for reduced friction
  • New threadless air seal head for easier travel change

Technical Documents

Additional information

Weight

2070 grams

Damping

High Speed Compression, Low Speed Compression, Low Speed Rebound

Adjustments

High speed compression (10 positions)
Low speed compression (17 positions)
Low speed rebound (10 positions)
Air volume adjust (8-positions)
Independent positive air spring
Independent negative air spring
Indexed travel adjust system

Spring

Double-Air spring system. High volume positive and negative air springs

Stanchion Diameter

35mm

Minimum Brake Rotor Size

180mm.  *If you are using a Hope Tech brake on a Helm fork, you will need to use a 200mm rotor with appropriate adapter.

Travel

Optimized for 130 – 170mm of travel

Axle / Spacing / Offset

"D-Loc" 15mm Bolt-on thru axle system / 15mm x 110 BOOST spacing / 44mm

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Features

The Helm MKII is our first major revision of the Helm fork lineup and improves on its predecessor in nearly every way.

Fully Revised Damper Tune

  • New compression and midvalve circuit for increased support and control
  • New SKF low friction oil seal head cartridge
  • High performance damper oil from Motorex

New SKF low friction wiper seals installed in the castings.

Redesigned Air Spring

  • Increased air volume for better traction and suppleness
  • New air piston for reduced friction
  • New threadless air seal head for easier travel change

Technical Documents

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4.8
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Bret L.
Bret L.us
Verified OwnerVerified Owner
5/5

Great fork

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2 months ago
Joshua M.
Joshua M.us
Verified OwnerVerified Owner
5/5

Love this fork. Very plush, supple off the top, without sacrificing the progression for bigger hits and compressions. Whenever I go back to my Lyrik, my hands hurt in a way they never do on the Helm Mkii. Guess I will need to buy another for my 27.5 bike. My only complaint would be the weight, at 1950grams it is heavy for a 130mm fork, when a Fox 34 Factory comes in around 1750. The finish on the Galaxy limited edition is exceptional.

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3 months ago
Frederick Duggan
Frederick Dugganus
Verified OwnerVerified Owner
5/5

I’ve used the big two brands for a long time, they were good but never great. I got a Smokin deal on a Helm MK2. Holy smokes why did I wait so long! Better tracking, supple and supportive. It is the fork I had been needing for a long time. This paired with the Kitsuma coil on my Stevo is an amazing trail/enduro setup

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4 months ago

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