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Helm MKII AIR

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.

29 inch Helm forks come in a gloss black finish with matte black stickers and 27.5 Helm forks will come in a matte black finish with gloss black stickers.

All forks are built to order by hand in our facility in North Carolina, USA.  

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

Technical Specifications

Additional information

Weight

2080 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)
Independent positive air spring
Independent negative air spring
Indexed travel adjust system (8 positions)

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 130-160mm of travel

Travel Adjustments

Internal, 10mm Increments (160mm down to 130mm)

2 Travel spacers included

AXLE / SPACING / OFFSET

"D-Loc" 15mm Bolt-on thru axle  / 15mm x 110 BOOST spacing / 51mm and 44mm

Max Tire Size

64mm wide by 749mm tall (29) / 75mm wide by 739mm tall (27.5+)

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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.