The Cane Creek Helm offers impressive adjustability

First look at this new entrant into the suspension fork fray

Cane Creek recently added a new product to its website. No, it’s not a dropper seatpost with an integrated Thudbuster (thankfully). The company has made the leap from rear to front suspension with the introduction of the Helm suspension fork.

Cane Creek Helm details

  • Internally adjustable from 100-170mm
  • Designed for 27.5in wheels
  • 110x15mm axle spacing 
  • Claimed weight: 2,070g / 4.56lb
  • MSRP: $1,100 (UK and Australian pricing TBD)
  • Available now

More than the standard adjustments

The Cane Creek Helm offers an array of user-tuneable adjustments
The Cane Creek Helm offers an array of user-tuneable adjustments

This new fork is aimed at trail riders and enduro racers. For now at least, it's only available in a dedicated 27.5in chassis. Look for a 29er version down the road.

The Helm ships from Cane Creek set at 160mm of travel. The fork can be adjusted down to 100mm or up to 170mm through the addition or subtraction of 10mm spacers.

The Helm continues Cane Creek’s trend of offering riders substantial adjustability. In contrast to current Fox and RockShox forks, the Helm uses separate positive and negative air chambers, which allows riders to fine tune the feel of the air spring.

In addition to two tunable air chambers, the volume of the positive air chamber can be adjusted with an 8-position indexed system to give the fork a more linear or more progressive feel.

Damping adjustments include high- and low-speed compression as well as low-speed rebound.

Pricing and availability

The Helm has a claimed weight of 2,070g / 4.56lb
The Helm has a claimed weight of 2,070g / 4.56lb

The Helm is available now directly from Cane Creek for $1,100. (UK and Australian pricing to be confirmed.)

The company is producing a limited run of Helms in rally blue. If blue is not your bag, you can also purchase this new fork in basic black.

Cane Creek made 300 Helm forks in blue to celebrate the launch
Cane Creek made 300 Helm forks in blue to celebrate the launch

Visit www.canecreek.com for more information.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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