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Cane Creek releases the Helm fork

Hot as Helm

Well this one snuck up on us! Cane Creek has just released its first ever suspension fork – the Helm

The price, size, travel and weight puts in bang in line with some of the best in the business. We’re talking Fox, RockShox, Ohlins DVO etc – no pressure boys!

So far details are a bit sketchy but we’ve gathered together some key facts from around the web so you can get the lowdown:


The travel will be factory set at 160mm and the fork is optimised for 140-170mm. However, the fork can be adjust in 10mm increments right down to 100mm if you want. Cane Creek reckons that the travel adjustment procedure can be done at home with 13mm, 18mm and 22mm wrenches.

How big is it?

At the moment, only a 27.5″ version is available however it’s rumoured that a 29″ version will be close behind. It has clearance to fit up to a 2.6″ tyre. It is also only available in BOOST sizing. The stanchions have a diameter of 35mm and the offset is 44mm.

How much does it weigh?

2070 grams (4.56 pounds).

How does it work?

The Helm doesn’t use the Double Barrell technology from the shock because forks don’t have a leverage ratio (body weight directly applies the fork’s travel). Basically there’s no benefit in using it. Instead, the Helm’s damper is a closed cartridge mono-tube design that provides control of high speed compression, low speed compression, and rebound.

What colours is it available in?

There will be 300 blue launch edition forks available, the rest will all be black.

How much will it cost?

US price is $1,100 (£892) but UK pricing is yet to be finalised.


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