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Helm MKII COIL 27.5

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.  Questions on build times? Click HERE



Suspension Fork

The HELM MKII Coil includes all of the innovative features of the original HELM Coil fork including rider-adjustable travel which allows HELM MKII owners to change the travel of their fork at home with just a few common tools.

Accessory Free Coil spring change for cane creek Helm fork

Accessory Free Travel Change

No additional accessories or parts are needed to change travel lengths on all Helm MKII Coil forks.


Updated Damper

The updated damper features a new compression and mid-valve circuit for increased support and control while a new SKF oil seal head and 2.5 weight Motorex damper oil reduce friction and provide a more supple ride-feel

SKF low-friction wiper seals

The fork includes low-friction SKF wiper seals on the castings. These seals are typically seen as an after-marketing upgrade on most suspension forks, however they are a stock feature on the HELM MKII.


The HELM MKII comes in 29/27.5+ and 27.5 wheel sizes with both air and coil sprung versions available. The 29/27.5+ version of the fork is available in 51mm and 44mm offset and is adjustable from 130mm to 160mm of travel while the 27.5 fork is available in 44mm offset only and is adjustable from 130mm to 160mm of travel.

29/27.5+ models of the fork will come in a gloss black finish with matte black stickers and the 27.5 model will come in a matte black finish with gloss black stickers. Aftermarket sticker kits are available in brushed silver and gold.


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.

Additional information


2260 grams


High Speed Compression, Low Speed Compression, Low Speed Rebound


High speed compression
Low speed compression
Low speed rebound
Indexed travel adjust system
Spring pre-load adjust


55 lb Lightweight Coil Spring included from factory

 35-45-55-65 lbs/in springs available on our Parts and Accessories Page

Stanchion Diameter


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.


Optimized for 130-160mm of travel

Travel Adjustments

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

(No additional parts required)

Axle / Spacing / Offset

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

Spring 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)

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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Helm MKII Decal Kits

Cane Creek Ride Tee

Helm Fender

Cane Creek Purist Bottles

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